September 20, 1919
Fall Convocation inaugurated the academic year. 1,117 students were enrolled, about 300 of them freshmen. We know this year," Professor of Psychology Margaret Floy Washburn '91 told the freshmen in the Class of 1923, "that there is nothing which society so needs in its bewilderment and its disillusionment—nothing which it so needs as accurate, impartial thought, based upon a full and critical weighing of the facts."
A gift to the college was announced: $100,000 from Blanch Ferry Hooker ‘94 and Queene Ferry Coonley ’96 for the erection of an Alumnae House.