Education in Early Troy:1820s Note from Campus

Rensselaer County native and former Washington Park resident Nancy Edwards Casteras ’69 and her husband – an RPI alumnus – collect postcards, maps, engravings and photographs of Troy and its surroundings. They recently acquired a letter written by a young woman studying on Russell Sage’s campus when it was home to the Troy Female Seminary (the […]

From the Spring Issue: Why Do Few Women Today Align Themselves With Feminism?

Artist-in-Residence Leigh Strimbeck spoke to Connections and described asking longtime professors – men and women – if they are a feminist. They almost always answer “Yes.”  But when she asked a classroom of 29 young women, only four raised their hand. “Young women hesitate before answering the question,” said Strimbeck. That hesitation was the stimulus […]

From the Spring Issue: RSC & the Girl Scouts

Sage President Susan Scrimshaw was the honorary chairperson for the Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York’s 2010 community health and wellness symposium, “Healthy Living for Life,” addressing issues such as childhood obesity, eating disorders, and media influences on body image and self esteem — held on campus in March. The symposium brought educators, parents and […]