College News and Departmental Notes: Household Economics
by Departmental notes - 1922
On March 22 Professor Benjamin R. Andrews was a guest of the alumnae of the Garland School of Homemaking, Boston, at their annual luncheon at the Women's City Club, in New York. On March 23 Professor Andrews spoke before the students of Meredith College, Raleigh, N. C., on the “Professional Education of Women”; and on Friday, March 24, before the North Carolina State Home Economics Association meeting at the North Carolina College for Women, Greensboro, on “Progressive Movements in Home Economics.” The latter meeting brought together college and high-school teachers of home economics and county extension workers from all over the state. Dr. Andrews outlined among other new undertakings in the home economics field the growing interest in housing reform. He presented the possibilities of a state housing law which would set standards for local communities as to the types of detached houses which can be built and which would help to check the construction of tenement houses and to rigorously enforce standards of light, ventilation, sanitation, and fire protection in such multiple houses as may be built. The problem of better houses for farm laborers and more adequately equipped farm homesteads was presented. It was pointed out in the discussion that there are already under way in North Carolina, as in other states, movements to speed up housing construction and that this is, therefore, a particularly opportune time to secure the adoption of housing standards since it will affect a large part of the housing program of the future.
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