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1910 to 1919

The 1910s saw a continuation of the prosperity of the previous decades, with steady growth and expansion of the school's buildings, faculty, and student body. President Julius I. Foust proved as instrumental in these developments as McIver, attracting speakers such as United States President Theodore Roosevelt. It was the students, however, that would come to personify this era of the College.

Women's suffrage became a popular issue for the women of the College, and the decade saw an increase of demonstrations and other student led initiatives pushing for voting rights. Students also began to celebrate yearly May Day Pageants, which blossomed into elaborate (and often extremely expensive) celebrations with costumes, parades, and dramatics. With the advent of the First World War, students mobilized to help with the war effort by growing vegetables on a farm owned by the College. If nothing else, the Normal was undoubtedly having an effect on the education of women, who were coming increasing involved not only in the home but in the world at large.


1914 - The Student Government Association (SGA) was organized
1919 - The College's name was changed to North Carolina College for Women