June 7, 1949
President Blanding announced a grant of $37,500 from the Carnegie Corporation for the development of fieldwork in the curriculum. The departments of economics, sociology and anthropology, political science, psychology and child study participated under the grant. “This generous gift,” the president said, “…will enable Vassar greatly to enhance an aspect of its teaching program which is vitally important, and with which the college has experimented with considerable success.”
Clarice Leavell Pennock ’19 was appointed director of the Field Work Office.
The president also announced a gift of $24,000 in memory of Eleanor Dodge Child ’25, warden of the college from 1931 until 1941 and a trustee from 1942 until her death in 1948. The gift was used to furnish a student lounge and to establish a fund for special aid to students.