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法萨尔大学 (Vassar College) 的创办人--马修.法萨尔 (Matthew Vassar) 生于1792429





这首对马修.法萨尔致敬的歌曾经一度受到欢迎,她是法莎大学的创办人,于1792429日出生于英格兰的诺弗克 (Nortfolk) ,他因为酿酒事业能成为富豪。在他的外甥女莉蒂雅.布斯 (Lydia Booth) 游说之下,他捐出一半的财富、以及在纽约朴基西 (Poughkeepsie) 地区广达200英亩的土地,成立一所女子大学。他之所以成立这所学校,就是为了要和当时拒绝女性入学的那些名校相比。

And so you see, to old V.C.
Our love shall never fail.
Full well we know that all we owe
To Matthew Vassar's ale.

This once-popular song pays tribute to Matthew Vassar, founder of Vassar College (V.C.), who was born on April 29, 1792, in Norfolk, England. He had made a fortune in the brewing business. His niece, Lydia Booth, inspired Vassar to donate half of this fortune, as well as 200 acres of land in Poughkeepsie, New York, to create a women's college. He intended for it to be comparable to the best universities of the day, most of which excluded women.

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