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Hannah Lyman, Vassar's first Lady Principal, was born January 29, 1816 in Northampton, Massachusetts. After completing her education in Northampton and Ipswich, she taught at Gorham Academy in Maine and Mrs. Gray's Seminary and served as principal of another girls' school in Montreal. vcencyclopedia.vassar.edu/matthew-vassar/hannah-lyman/ind...
Maria Mitchell's first group of six astronomy students, known as the Hexagon. Mary Whitney, Maria Mitchell's successor, is seated in the center. C.1860s. vcencyclopedia.vassar.edu/alumni/mary-watson-whitney.htmlvcencyclopedia.vassar.edu/faculty/original-faculty/maria-...
When Vassar College opened in 1865, it faced a number of challenges. The question of curriculum posed a very basic and immediate problem. Matthew Vassar had decided to found a college for women equivalent to colleges intended for men, but it was initially somewhat unclear what form this equivalence would assume.…