Fall Convocation marked the beginning of Vassar’s 75th year and of President MacCracken’s 25th year in office. “There is no ban,” he told the students, “upon the subject of war in any course of study, nor in our college society.  We need only to remember that the contribution we can make is that of the thinker.  We teachers will try to see to it that your studies shall seem not remote but a part of life today, with meaning pertinent.”     The New York Times