Education: Woman of the World

When slim, brown-haired Martha Lucas took over the presidency of Virginia's Sweet Briar College for women in 1946, she announced that she would "promote world awareness in every possible way." She planned new instruction "on the Orient, Russia, South America," a broad curriculum which would include "the intellectual experience of the whole of mankind." Sweet Briar soon learned that President Lucas was a woman deeply concerned about the world.

To her 450 students she brought lecturers of every nationality. She organized an annual UNESCO day, started forums on international problems, packed juniors off for a year of study abroad. Sweet Briar, founded...

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