President Blanding conferred the bachelor of arts degree on 188 seniors, the last group to complete their degree under the three year plan.  In her commencement address, Agnes Ernst Meyer—with Miss Blanding, one of two women on President Truman’s Commission on Higher Education—promised the graduates that they were entering upon “the most promising era of all human history,” with possibilities that “stagger the imagination.”

In her remarks, Katharine Blodgett Hadley '20, chair of the board of trustees, conveyed the board’s highest tribute and its gratitude to Dean C. Mildred Thompson ’03, who was retiring after 40 years on the faculty, 25 of them as dean.     The New York Times