Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Reflections On Our Time in Paris

We will be wrapping up our time here in Paris tomorrow morning and I felt it was a good time to reflect on what we have done and seen here. For me, the most touching experience was our visit to the Katherine Baker memorial at the Henri Rollet Association. I was personally responsible for researching Ms. Baker and have become quite attached to her and her story. I feel like I have gotten to know her somewhat through the many letters, newspaper articles, and even mentions in books that I have read. Her friends and family clearly thought highly of […]

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Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Honoring Katherine Baker’s Legacy

We were fortunate enough to spend our first full day in Paris honoring the work and legacy of Bucknell Institute alumnae Katherine Baker, class of  1892. Ms. Baker had served in Paris as a nurse during the First World War, where she traveled with French troops and worked in dangerous conditions that would lead to her death later in life. She was awarded a the rank of corporal (a rare appointment for those not in the military) and multiple awards for her tireless, passionate service to the French troops. Additionally, as we learned today, Ms. Baker also assisted Henri Rollet, a French attorney […]

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