Sage Hall: Experiments In Coeducation And Preservation At Cornell University (ebook)

Sage Hall: Experiments In Coeducation And Preservation At Cornell University (ebook)

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Sage Hall: Experiments in Coeducation and Preservation at Cornell University tells the story of Sage Hall, built as a women's residence in 1874, which made coeducation at Cornell possible. The history of the building, which was financed and endowed by Henry Sage on the condition that the University would provide an education for women equal to that of Cornell men, reflects the early feminist movement in upstate New York, and the social reformism of the founders of the University. The book also relates the controversial 1996-98 renovation of the building that “melon-balled” the structure, completely replacing the dilapidated interior while retaining the historic brick exterior walls, to create a new home for the Johnson Graduate School of Management. The story of the authors' courtship is woven into the narrative of the challenging renovation project, which was managed by the coauthor, and incorporates the entertaining project updates that he sent out to the Cornell community. Controversy was not new to Sage Hall, originally built as a residential and dining hall for women students at Cornell. At the inaugural ceremony for the university in 1868, Ezra Cornell, founder of the university, and A.D. White, its first president, had declared their belief in the need for women's education, but also felt that they did not have the facilities to accommodate women students at that time. Henry Sage, an entrepreneur with a fortune made from logging, was a major benefactor of the university, and a staunch supporter of women's right to an education, and proposed to donate funds to build a residence hall expressly for women, as well as an endowment for its maintenance. The funding would be contingent on the admission of women to Cornell University, and also stipulated that “instruction shall be afforded to young women, by the Cornell University, as broad and as thorough as that now afforded to young men.

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