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Quotation by Virginia Crocheron Gildersleeve
Barnard's greatest war service ... was the continuance of full-scale instruction in the liberal arts ... It was Barnard's responsibility to keep alive in the minds of young people the great liberal tradition of the past and the study of philosophy, of history, of Greek.
Virginia Crocheron Gildersleeve (1877–1965), U.S. educator. Many a Good Crusade, part 2 (1954).
Gildersleeve, Dean of Barnard College, was describing what she saw as the College's greatest contribution to America's World War I effort.
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