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Women's College in North Carolina Removes Name of Former Trustee From Campus Building

Women’s College in North Carolina Removes Name of Former Trustee From Campus Building

The board of trustees of Meredith College in Raleigh recently announced that  “Joyner Hall, is named for an individual who advocated for white supremacy and unequal funding for schools based on race. The racist ideas James Yadkin Joyner, who served as a trustee for 55 years, stood for throughout his lifetime, are antithetical to Meredith College’s mission, vision, and values.”

Cathy Young Will Be the Next President of Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia

Cathy Young Will Be the Next President of Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia

Cathy Young currently serves as executive director and senior vice president of Boston Conservatory at Berklee in Massachusetts. Earlier, she was a tenured professor of dance at Ursinus College in Pennsylvania. She will begin her new job on July 1.

Cottey College Enters Partnership With the University of Missouri-Kansas City

Cottey College Enters Partnership With the University of Missouri-Kansas City

The University of Missouri-Kansas City and Cottey College, a women’s college in Nevada, Missouri, have partnered together to offer Cottey students an easy transfer into the university’s School of Computing and Engineering. 

Texas Woman's University to Offer a New Bachelor's Degree Program in Gender Studies

Texas Woman’s University to Offer a New Bachelor’s Degree Program in Gender Studies

The multicultural women’s and gender studies program at Texas Woman’s University in Denton has offered a master’s degree and a doctoral degree program as well as a graduate certificate and an undergraduate minor. Now, pending an expected approval from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Texas Woman’s University will have a new bachelor’s degree in gender studies.

Meredith College Teams Up With William Peace University for a Joint Bachelor's/MBA Degree Program

Meredith College Teams Up With William Peace University for a Joint Bachelor’s/MBA Degree Program

Meredith College, an institution that focuses on the education of women in Raleigh, North Carolina, and William Peace University, also in Raleigh, have formalized an agreement that provides a new, accelerated degree option where students at William Peace University will be able to complete a bachelorʼs degree and earn an MBA from Meredith College in five years.

Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia, Receives the Largest Donation Ever Made to a Women's College

Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia, Receives the Largest Donation Ever Made to a Women’s College

Hollins University, the liberal arts educational institution for women in Roanoke, Virginia, received a $75 million gift from an alumna of the university who prefers to remain anonymous. The gift is the largest donation in the history of the university and is thought to be the largest gift ever made to a women’s college.

Barnard College Looks to Expand Opportunities for Women in the Investment Industry

Barnard College Looks to Expand Opportunities for Women in the Investment Industry

Bridgewater Associates, an asset management firm, has entered into a partnership with Barnard College, a highly selective liberal arts educational institution for women in New York City. The “New Pathways Powered by Bridgewater” initiative will provide financial support for young women pursuing academic study in economics, math, statistics, and computer science, with the goal of encouraging more women to enter the investment industry.

A New Home for the Institute of Women's Leadership at Texas Woman's University

A New Home for the Institute of Women’s Leadership at Texas Woman’s University

The institute was originally created and funded by the Texas Legislature in 2015 as the Center for Women in Business. In 2017, the Legislature expanded the mission of the institute to include leadership training for women in the areas of business, public policy, public service, and scholarly research. The university recently opened a new headquarters for the center on campus.

A New $100 Million Health Science Center to Be Built on the Denton Campus of Texas Woman's University

A New $100 Million Health Science Center to Be Built on the Denton Campus of Texas Woman’s University

Carine M. Feyten, chancellor of Texas Woman’s University stated that the building would include classrooms, offices, clinical space, and laboratories and would replace existing health sciences facilities that require major repairs or renovation, or expansion to accommodate growing enrollment.

Leading Women's College Eliminates Loans From Its Undergraduate Financial Aid Packages

Leading Women’s College Eliminates Loans From Its Undergraduate Financial Aid Packages

Smith College’s financial aid program will make a new annual investment of $7 million, projected to bring the college’s total aid awarded next year to more than $90 million. All students receiving need-based institutional aid, which represents more than 60 percent of the student body, will receive an increase in their grant from the college.

Mills College Board of Trustees Approves Merger With Northeastern University

Mills College Board of Trustees Approves Merger With Northeastern University

On September 14, the board of trustees of Mills College approved a merger of the women’s college with Northeastern University. The merger is expected to take effect on or about July 1, 2022, subject to regulatory and other approvals. When completed, Mills will become Mills College at Northeastern University, and the campus will be gender inclusive.

Sweet Briar College Reports Its Largest Incoming Group of Students Since 2013

Sweet Briar College Reports Its Largest Incoming Group of Students Since 2013

After almost closing its doors in 2015, there were just 79 first-year women at Sweet Briar College in Virginia in 2017. This fall, Sweet Briar welcomed 205 new students, the college’s largest incoming group since 2013.

Mills College's Proposed Merger With Northeastern University Hits a Roadblock

Mills College’s Proposed Merger With Northeastern University Hits a Roadblock

This past June, Northeastern University in Boston reached an agreement to acquire Mills College, a liberal arts educational institution for women in Oakland, California. The Save Mills College Coalition, a group of students, faculty, alumnae, and other friends of the college contends that the college has the resources to continue operations without the merger. A California judge has now blocked the merger until a hearing can be held.

Mississippi University for Women to Offer a New Degree Program in Psychology

Mississippi University for Women to Offer a New Degree Program in Psychology

Students at the Mississippi University for Women in Columbus will have the opportunity to earn a bachelor of science degree in psychology starting in the fall 2021 semester. The new program will require more math and sciences courses and fewer foreign language courses than the bachelor of arts degree program in psychology.

Northeastern University Throws a Lifeline to Mills College

Northeastern University Throws a Lifeline to Mills College

In March 2021, Mills College, a liberal arts educational institution for women in Oakland, California, that was founded in 1853, announced plans to end degree programs and transition to an academic institute. Now Northeastern University in Boston has made a proposal to bring Mills College into its global community.

New Legislation Creates the Nation's First Woman-Focused University System

New Legislation Creates the Nation’s First Woman-Focused University System

The legislation, signed into law by Texas Governor Greg Abbott, paves the way for the newly created Texas Woman’s University System to enhance operations, expand programming, accelerate community and corporate partnerships, increase philanthropy and have a greater impact on the state’s workforce.

Meredith College to Offer a New Bachelor's Degree Program in Music Performance

Meredith College to Offer a New Bachelor’s Degree Program in Music Performance

Meredith College, an educational institution for women in Raleigh, North Carolina, has announced the addition of a new bachelor’s degree program in music performance. Students will be able to choose from three concentration options: instrumental studies; piano/keyboard studies; and vocal studies.

Another One Bites the Dust: Nation's Fifth Oldest Women's College to Close

Another One Bites the Dust: Nation’s Fifth Oldest Women’s College to Close

In the 1960s there were about 280 women’s colleges in the United States. Many have closed and a large number have become co-educational. Today, there are slightly more than 30 women’s colleges remaining in the United States. Judson College in Alabama is the latest to close its doors.

Judson College Alumnae Have Stepped Up to Save the Women's College in Alabama

Judson College Alumnae Have Stepped Up to Save the Women’s College in Alabama

Over the month of March, the “All In for Judson” campaign brought in a total of $1,255,273 in statements of financial support from friends, alumnae, and students. Alumnae donated more than half of the total. As a result, the college’s board of trustees approved an operating budget for the 2021-22 academic year.

Mills College Announces Plans to End Degree Programs and Transition to an Academic Institute

Mills College Announces Plans to End Degree Programs and Transition to an Academic Institute

The board of trustees of Mills College, the liberal arts educational institution founded for women in Oakland, California, in 1852, announced that after this fall the college will no longer admit new undergraduate students and that the college will probably no longer confer degrees after 2023.

Salem College Announces Plan to Focus on Training Leaders in Women's Health

Salem College Announces Plan to Focus on Training Leaders in Women’s Health

The transition will make Salem College the only liberal arts institution to establish a distinct focus on elevating and expanding women in health leadership.

To Remain Open, Judson College in Alabama Has Achieved  Its Fundraising Goal

To Remain Open, Judson College in Alabama Has Achieved Its Fundraising Goal

On December 15, W. Mark Tew, president of Judson College, an educational institution for women in Marion, Alabama, that is affiliated with the Baptist Church, warned that the college would close if it did not raise $500,000 by the end of the year. By December 28, the college had raised $527,665.36.

New Women's Leadership Program Launched at Alverno College In Milwaukee

New Women’s Leadership Program Launched at Alverno College In Milwaukee

The Thea Bowman Institute for Excellence and Leadership, a program designed to serve Black women through academic leadership programming. The institute is named for a Franciscan, Catholic sister, teacher, and scholar educated in Wisconsin who made significant contributions to the church’s ministry to Blacks.

Hollins University Creates Graduate Opportunities for Its Alumnae

Hollins University Creates Graduate Opportunities for Its Alumnae

Hollins University, the liberal arts educational institution for women in Roanoke, Virginia, has finalized admission agreements with Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences at Mary Baldwin University in Staunton, Virginia, and the Virginia Tech College of Engineering.

Texas Woman's University Announces New Book Series on Women Leaders

Texas Woman’s University Announces New Book Series on Women Leaders

The TWU Book Series — Pioneering Women: Women Who Blazed Trails and Women Who Lead — has been developed in coordination with Texas A&M Press. The university aims to publish two books a year in the series.

Texas Woman's University to Offer Joint Master of Social Work Degree With the University of North Texas

Texas Woman’s University to Offer Joint Master of Social Work Degree With the University of North Texas

Students of the program are considered members of both university communities, and they will have access to resources on both campuses. Upon successful degree completion, program graduates will be jointly awarded a degree from Texas Woman’s University and the University of North Texas.

Cedar Crest College to Launch a Occupational Therapy Doctorate Program

Cedar Crest College to Launch a Occupational Therapy Doctorate Program

The full-time, doctoral program, which can be completed in 33 months, aims to develop ethical occupational therapy leaders who are committed to clinical excellence, scientifically informed practice, advocacy for occupational justice and positive social change, and serving the health and occupational needs of diverse populations.

Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri, to Offer New Nursing Degree Program

Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri, to Offer New Nursing Degree Program

Stephens College and Boone Hospital Center, a 392-bed, full-service hospital located in Columbia, Missouri, are cooperating in the new program. The bachelor’s degree program is designed to be completed in three years including two summers of study.

A Women's College to Offer a New Undergraduate Major in Cybersecurity Risk Management

A Women’s College to Offer a New Undergraduate Major in Cybersecurity Risk Management

Bay Path University, a women’s college in Longmeadow, Massachusetts, has announced that it is launching a new undergraduate major in risk management and cybersecurity. The new program will include coursework in data privacy, project management, crisis management, and incident recovery.

Texas Woman's University to Add New Master's Degree Program in Biotechnology

Texas Woman’s University to Add New Master’s Degree Program in Biotechnology

Texas Woman’s University will launch a new program this fall that combines biology and business with an industry internship. This professional science master’s (PSM) degree in biotechnology is only the second of its kind in Texas and one of only 39 in the United States.

Texas Woman's University to Launch a New Ph.D. Program

Texas Woman’s University to Launch a New Ph.D. Program

Texas Woman’s University plans to launch the new Ph.D. program in education, leadership and organization this fall. The program will be offered entirely online.

Ursuline College in Ohio Announces Three New Degree Programs Beginning This Fall

Ursuline College in Ohio Announces Three New Degree Programs Beginning This Fall

Ursuline College, a liberal arts educational institution for women in Pepper Pike, Ohio, has announced the establishment of new bachelor’s degree programs in exercise science and engineering and a master’s degree program in curriculum, instruction, and assessment.

Examining Degree Attainments at the Nation's Women's Colleges

Examining Degree Attainments at the Nation’s Women’s Colleges

In the 2017-18 academic year, women’s colleges in the United State awarded 534 associate’s degrees, 12,176 bachelor’s degrees, 6,123 master’s degrees, and 522 doctorates. All graduate degree programs (and some bachelor’s degree programs) at women’s colleges are open to men and women.

A Snapshot of Enrollments at Women's Colleges in the United States

A Snapshot of Enrollments at Women’s Colleges in the United States

New data from the U.S. Department of Education shows that in 2018, there were 72,649 women enrolled at women’s colleges in the United States. These colleges also enrolled more than 2,600 full-time men.

Three Women Scholars Earn Promotions at Ursuline College in Pepper Pike, Ohio

Three Women Scholars Earn Promotions at Ursuline College in Pepper Pike, Ohio

Ursuline College, the educational institution for women in Ohio, has announced the promotions of three women faculty members: Regina Prosser in nursing, Sarah Preston in chemistry, and Jennifer Schwartz Mrazek in art therapy. Dr. Prosser was also granted tenure.