The 1949 Microcosm discussed the "Ten-Year Development Program" that President William W. Edel presented on the 175th Anniversary of the college. The yearbook reproduced excerpts from the speech. In one excerpt, President Edel admits that the female students' living quarters are old and that the college has provided no dormitory for the students since the institution became co-educational in 1884. He identified the "first definite need of the college" as erecting a "modern woman's dormitory which will house, in an adequate fashion, at least half of the women students of the College." He finishes by proclaiming that Dickinson "ought to offer them [the female students] the best."
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