December 8, 1941
The House of Representatives, with one opposing vote, and the Senate in unanimity adopted a resolution of war with Japan.
The Vassar faculty adopted a resolution:
“We, the president and members of the faculty of Vassar College, in deep sense of the gravity of the national crisis, reaffirm our loyalty to our country and pledge our united support of the cause declared by the Congress in its declaration of this date, Dec. 8, 1941. In so far as our skills and our special training may prove useful, we wish to offer them to the service of the nation as a whole.” The New York Times