Baroness Uriu—a student in the School of Music from 1878 to 1881—and her husband, Vice-Admiral Baron Uriu Sotokichi visited Vassar.  Speaking at the alumnae banquet, the baroness extended greeting to them from Princess Oyama—Stematz Yamakawa ’82.  Noting that while the spirit of the college hadn’t changed, she observed that Vassar had obviously changed.  “We, too, have changed,” she said, “Japanese women have come forward, and each year finds new and great advances.  There is no Vassar among us, yet, but education for women and educational methods are progressing….  Many of your own women have good schools in Japan for our girls, helping them to become good and influential wives.”     The New York Times