Report on the conclusions of the Task Force on Barnard and the Educated Woman, 1971, page 5

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That much of the study of the history, the psychology, and the talents
of women has been either false or superficial.

That women, because of the demands of marriage and motherhood, often
have irregular job patterns.

That Barnard has a rich resource, now largely untapped, in the talents
and energies of its alumnae and women living in New York.

That as an undergraduate college, Barnard lacks the facilities for improving
post-graduate academic opportunities for women, but it can work with other
divisions of the University toward this end.

That students want and need a livelier, more personal sense of the world
apart from the classroom. They should be brought into contact with women,
both professional and otherwise, outside of the college. Moreover, too
often members of the college community hold depressing illusions about
women's intellectual skills, such as that women are both less rational
and less adventurous than men; and that educating women is a less
prestigious job than educating men. Only a systematic, yet sensitive,
community self-scrutiny can end such myth-making.

These assumptions led the Task Force to the central conclusion that
Barnard should move toward the creation of a Women's Center as a focal