Education: Pants Preferred

For the first time in its 116 years Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, oldest engineering college in the U.S., has opened its doors to women.

Many other collegiate overtures are being made to women—especially from engineering schools, which hope to train them to replace draftees. But the girls are not enrolling. Hoboken's Stevens Institute of Technology reported that the women's division of its War Industries Training School was only a third full. Women, it seemed, wanted to start either at the bottom or the top of war industry, refused to train for anything in between.


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