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The Legacy of Katharine D. McCormick

Champion of women’s rights, Katharine D. McCormick '04 donated a women's dormitory, named after her husband Stanley A. McCormick, that changed MIT. The generous act ushered in a new era at MIT and signaled the Institute’s commitment to the professional development of women. Constructed in two phases, McCormick Hall's first residential tower, called the West Tower, opened in 1963 while the East Tower was completed in 1967. Looking back on McCormick Hall’s history, MIT alumni and past presidents remember this special place as well as the extraordinary philanthropist-activist, Mrs. McCormick, who left much of her wealth to MIT and its female students. Excerpted from the MIT150 Infinite History project, this video features Karen W. Arenson '70, Paul E. Gray ’54, Howard Johnson, and William J. Hecht ’61.

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