Education: New Man in the Ladies' Den

Like many a mere man, James Madison Wood likes to say that a woman is a woman. What makes his truism noteworthy is his insistence on applying it to women's education. After all, says he, 72% of all women ultimately marry. As president of Missouri's Stephens College (for women), Dr. Wood has trained 2,000 young women in the arts & sciences of wifehood, motherhood and homemaking. Even the college's psychology, literature and economics courses are, as he says, "geared . . . to its homemaking objective." He seems to be on the right track, for at...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!