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His pedagogy was based upon the "southern sensibility that a lady was to be trained to submit to the order of men".Cocke considered the higher education of young women in the South to be his life's calling; in 1857, he wrote that "young women require the same thorough and rigid mental training as that afforded to young men".Estes Cocke, handle the school's financial dealings entirely.Miss Cocke shared the opinion of president John Mc Bryde of Sweet Briar Women's College, who in 1907 decried the "independence" sought by Vassar and other members of the Seven Sisters and suggested instead that women's education focus on "grace [and] refinement".Hollins University is a private university in Hollins, Virginia.Founded in 1842 as Valley Union Seminary in the historical settlement of Botetourt Springs, it is one of the oldest institutions of higher education for women in the United States. Other prominent alumnae include pioneering sportswriter Mary Garber, 2006 Man Booker Prize winner Kiran Desai, UC-Berkeley's first tenured female physicist (and a principal contributor to theories for detecting the Higgs boson) Mary K.
Miss Cocke was not interested in waging any battles for women's education; indeed, she let her nephews, Joseph Turner and M.
Its remote location far from the better respected and funded men's institutions put Hollins in contrast with the Seven Sisters in the Northeast.
Despite its academic rigor, Hollins and other southern women's colleges were smaller and poorer than women's college such as Smith College and Mount Holyoke in the north.
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