The President of Harvard

In "Introducing Myself," the first piece in The Wave in the Mind, I said,

"... and on the day when a Radcliffe woman is president of Harvard University, you wake me up and tell me, will you?"

Well, I'm very pleased that I didn't have to wait till after I was dead for Harvard to have a woman president, but I'm not exactly retracting my statement. A Bryn Mawr woman is a very fine thing, of course, but she's not a Radcliffe woman. And since Harvard reduced Radcliffe College to an institute, which emits men and women but cannot produce a Radcliffe woman, I can almost certainly die without expecting to get waked up — at least not on this account.

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Updated Tuesday, 18-Jun-2019 10:14:40 EDT