In 1846, Taylor University was established as Fort Wayne Female College — a college meant to give women a chance in higher education when most of the country failed to see the value in educating women.
“March, march, many as one. Shoulder to Shoulder and friend to friend.” from “The March of the Women” by Ethel Smyth (1914)
For International Women’s Day on March 8, we wanted to create something that highlighted some of the accomplishments of women — in leadership, in the classroom, in history and in fairly unrecognized places.
The Taylor University Life Together Covenant (LTC), begins with a simple summary of what we’d all hope Taylor to be: “A community of Christians intentionally joined together for academic progress, personal development and spiritual growth.”
Since October 2009, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s TED Talk, “The Danger of A Single Story” has accrued over 9 million views. It is safe to say that many of those viewers have been Taylor students.