Professor Emeritus of Greek Grace Harriet Macurdy died after an illness of several weeks, at the age of 80.  Joining the Vassar faculty in 1893, she chaired the department from 1920 until her retirement in 1937.  At that time, her colleague Professor Theodore Erck said “Grace Macurdy was a splendid representation of that generation of emancipated women who distinguished the faculties of American women’s colleges during the first third of the Twentieth Century, women who spurned marriage and devoted their entire lives and their entire energies to their chosen professions and careers.”