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