Throughout 2013, in order to celebrate the 90th Anniversary of the Class of 1923, there will be alumnae profiles of women who graduated in that year. These profiles are drawn from interviews conducted with the women on the occasion of their 60th class reunion and originally published in the Emmanuel Quarterly in the fall of 1983.
Ida G. Finn Hackett was a graduate of Emmanuel College where she studied French and English and was the editor-in-chief of the 1923 Epilogue. After graduating from Emmanuel College she went on to study at Boston University and the Sorbonne where Ms. Hackett undertook lessons in French 19th century art, literature and history. After concluding her studies she began a career as a teacher at the Washington Irving School in Roslindale. Aside from her teaching responsibilities, Ms. Hackett was a prolific writer, producing articles for publications from the Park way Transcript to The Pilot. In the 1980s this alumna’s interests included playing bridge, traveling and volunteering at her church and Faulkner Hospital.