Esther Raushenbush

  • A Larger Role for the Small College

    “The small college of the future cannot afford to be the special privilege of the especially privileged,”says Mrs. Raushenbush, who taught at Wellesley, Barnard, and Columbia before she joined the faculty of Sarah Lawrence College. Since 1946, she has served successively as dean, faculty trustee, director of the Center for Continuing Education, and president of the college. This article comes from THE UNFINISHED JOURNEY,a volume commemorating the one-hundredth anniversary of the U.S. Department of Education,to be published this month by John Day. It is part of a continuing examination in our pages of the pains and problems and prospects of higher education.