January 15, 2008

Main Building Praised


Main was mentioned in The New York Times' Education Supplement last week, as the noted beautiful and historic "epicenter" of Vassar.

The article reads:
Just about every historic campus has an Old Main, usually a musty warren of registrars' and deans' offices. Once they were the epicenter of campus live. Vassar's Main housed dorms, classrooms, the dining hall, the chapel, the art gallery and the infirmary. Its wide corridors could be used for exercise in wet weather. The college's president and 'lady principal' lived in the central pavilion, the better to keep an eye on students...
Main embodies the intention of Matthew Vassar to establish a college for women on a par with Yale and Harvard.

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