David Brooks Praises Frances Perkins

New York Times columnist David Brooks’s speech at the Council of Independent Colleges’ 2014 Presidents Institute in January paid homage to MHC alumna and first female US cabinet member, Frances Perkins, class of 1902. His presentation, “Fostering a Life of Inquiry, Virtue, and Social Commitment,” praised the College for firing Perkins “with this passion to live a life of service, but also of steadfastness.”

This article appeared in the spring 2014 issue of the Alumnae Quarterly.

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