The invitation to Vassar from the student debating committee at Princeton to join in a debate was roundly condemned by The Daily Princetonian in a series of rhetorical questions:

“Why not a knitting or sewing tilt with Bryn Mawr?  Why not a pingpong match with Barnard, or a spelling-bee with Wellesley, or a tea-pouring contest with Miss So-and-So’s finishing school?  Or, even better, why not take on the International Correspondence School for a heated skirmish in penmanship?”    The New York Times

Five years later, in its first coeducational debate, Princeton lost to Vassar on April 25, 1924.