Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sign in | Create Account

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.

Comments (0)

It looks like no one has posted a comment yet. You can be the first!

You need to log in, in order to post comments. If you don’t have an account yet, sign up now!

Elemental MIT

Elemental MIT

Category: Life at MIT | Updated over 3 years ago

Created
March 10, 2011 09:55
Category
Tags
License
All Rights Reserved (What is this?)
Additional Files


Viewed
10596 times

More from Elemental MIT

Automatically Programmed Tools (APT)—Science Reporter TV Series (1959)

Automatically Programmed Tools (APT...

Added over 3 years ago | 00:02:31 | 18573 views

MIT Museum: Ideas in the Making

MIT Museum: Ideas in the Making

Added over 3 years ago | 00:01:37 | 6721 views

MIT Announces OpenCourseWare—April 4, 2001

MIT Announces OpenCourseWare—April ...

Added over 3 years ago | 00:00:00 | 5436 views

William J. Mitchell: Revitalization of MIT campus

William J. Mitchell: Revitalization...

Added over 3 years ago | 00:03:54 | 18788 views |

Ellen Swallow Richards

Ellen Swallow Richards

Added over 3 years ago | 00:00:50 | 9682 views

6.270 Autonomous Lego Robot Competition

6.270 Autonomous Lego Robot Competi...

Added over 3 years ago | 00:01:20 | 12465 views