The college announced that it was in a state of “practical readiness” for war, should it come, “with nearly all of its 1,120 girl students signed for war service in the National League for Women’s Services as nurses, wireless telegraphers and clerks. Hospital classes of the American Red Cross are ready to be graduated at once.  Sewing and knitting classes have been at work for months.”

Wellesley and Smith reported similar preparations.     The New York Times