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February 18, 1967

In his Winter Alumni Day address, President Kingman Brewster of Yale, spoke to 1,000 Yale alumnae and wives about the proposed Yale-Vassar study. Yale, he said, could make a crucial contribution to higher education with Vassar’s move: human, library and laboratory resources would be better utilized and a coordinate college situation would better suit the increasing pace of the change in society.

“Bringing women in,” Brewster declared, “will enrich and enlarge the variety of interests, points of view and values taken into consideration in the classrooms and seminar rooms of Yale…. The presence of the opposite sex is a constructive stimulus to a higher level of performance on everyone’s part, students and faculty of both sexes.”

The New York Times

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