Vietnam-era Barnard President dead at 90
Written by Bwog Staff
Martha Peterson, the 7th president of Barnard, died at her home in Wisconsin on Friday. She was 90 years old. Back in the 60’s, she worked to compromise with students who were protesting the war in Vietnam.
From the New York Times:
“In Miss Peterson’s estimation, she once told a reporter, her most
significant achievement was working out an arrangement between
Barnard and Columbia that allowed students at both colleges to take
an unlimited number of courses at the other school while retaining