Quotation by Pearl S. Buck

We were soundly taught and the curriculum carried no hint that we were young women and not young men. We were not corrupted by home economics or dressmaking or cookery or any such soft substitute for hard thinking. We were compelled to take sciences whether we liked them or not, and mathematics and Latin were emphasized and excellently administered. Each year the student body petitioned for a course in home economics, for in that day no girl thought it possible that she might not marry, and each year the faculty sternly refused to yield to the request.
Pearl S. Buck (1892–1973), U.S. author. My Several Worlds (1954).

On the excellence of the education she received at Randolph-Macon College (Ashland, VA), which she entered as a freshman in 1910. Then a women's college, it is now coeducational.
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