Report on the conclusions of the Task Force on Barnard and the Educated Woman, 1971, page 9

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          Many students believe that the college should provide some informal
training in skills which a prevailing culture thinks "unfeminine", such
as plumbing, auto mechanics, electrical circuitry, and other day-to-day
technology. Though this may seem a frivolous request, such training
would have great validity in destroying the "helpless female" image
and be of great practical use as well.

A second kind of fellowship program might be developed, to use
Barnard's library about women, to bring interesting people to the
campus, and to encourage the intellectual and creative accomplishments
of women. This program might also help provide the financial aid which
is acutely needed by women doing work on the post-doctoral level, and
by those doing community work relevant to women, such as abortion law
reform.

As this outline indicates, the role of our alumnae in these projects
will be enormously important, both as contributors and as recipients.
The Women's Center will, we hope, provide meaningful ways to bind our 
graduates to the college.

All the evidence points to the need of a great many women for help
in resolving the social and psychological conflicts in which they find
themselves engaged at different times in their lives, as well as in raising
their own awareness of their enormous potentials as people. Many difficulties