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Alice Schafer, 94; math professor breached social barriers

By Emma Stickgold
Globe Correspondent / November 2, 2009

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A lake at the University of Richmond marked the physical and cultural divide between the men’s and women’s colleges in the early 1930s, but when Alice Turner Schafer arrived as a young student, the dean advised her to challenge the historical social barrier. “You are going to be a mathematics major, and take mathematics courses on the boys’ side of ... (Full article: 1026 words)

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