Report on the conclusions of the Task Force on Barnard and the Educated Woman, with edits, 1971, page 7

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          5) Barnard, as an undergraduate college, lacks the facilities
either to help older women resume work toward the B.A. or to grant
any woman the M.A. , Ph.D., or professional degree. However, Barnard
can work with other divisions of the University to devise ways to
break down the obstacles to the education of women.

6) 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 college. Moreover, too often members of the college community
carry over into the classroom and office depressing illusions about
women's intellectual skills: e.g. that women are both less rational
and less adventurous than men: that educaciilé; women is a less
prestigious job than educating men. Only a sytematic, yet sensitive,
community self-scrutiny can end ‘such myth-making.

These assumptions led inescapably to the central conclusion
that Barnard should move toward the creation of a Woman's Center,
a focal point for the study of women and their interests. with

a growing research library, a competent director and staff, its

natural close connections to the college and its undergraduate