Report on the conclusions of the Task Force on Barnard and the Educated Woman, 1971, page 11
-11- Alma Mater, some time ago, in a report on attitudes of seniors toward alumni, quoted a Simmons student as saying: "I think one of the handicaps that present alumni organizations face is that they have never been a vehicle for effecting social change. I think the people who are going to be entering an alumni organization are going to need an agency through which they can effect social change." And in addressing an AAUW Convention in 1969, Barnard's own President Peterson made the same point more succinctly: "I really must question whether we have contributed, as women, what we are able to contribute to society... There are unlimited opportunities for things we should and must do... We need to establish a society in which... we can move ahead positively and strongly..." We at Barnard hope that in our efforts to provide opportunities for women to learn about themselves and their great untapped potential, we may be taking a meaningful step toward these goals.