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Mary Dana Hinton Appointed President of Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia

Mary Dana Hinton Appointed President of Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia

Since 2014, Dr. Hinton has served as president of the Collge of St. Benedict in St. Joseph, Minnesota. Before becoming president at the College of St. Benedict, Dr. Hinton was vice president for academic affairs at Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, New York.

Columbia College in South Carolina to Admit Men to Residential Programs for the First Time

Columbia College in South Carolina to Admit Men to Residential Programs for the First Time

Columbia College in Columbia South Carolina has announced that or the first time in the school’s 166-year history, it will allow men to enroll as residential students. However, the college states that it hopes to offer two tracks, one for just women and one that will be co-educational.

Stephens College in Missouri Is Starting a Three-Year Accelerated Nursing Degree Program

Stephens College in Missouri Is Starting a Three-Year Accelerated Nursing Degree Program

Stephens College, an educational institution for women in Columbia Missouri, has announced that it will establish a nursing program in collaboration with the Boone Hospital Center. The college hopes to enroll about 20 students in the program this fall.

Another One Bites the Dust: Converse College to Transition to Co-Educational Undergraduate Education

Another One Bites the Dust: Converse College to Transition to Co-Educational Undergraduate Education

The president and board of trustees cited ongoing changes in student preferences, a nationwide decrease of interest in enrollment at women’s colleges, and proactive preparation for a decline in high school graduates beginning in 2025 as prompts for a re-envisioned Converse.

Cedar Crest College to Offer a New Accelerated Bachelor's Degree in Nursing Program

Cedar Crest College to Offer a New Accelerated Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing Program

The new full-time program is designed for students who already hold a bachelor’s degree in a non-nursing specialty but who now want to pursue a career in nursing. The new program will be in an accelerated, 15-month format.

Simmons University Partners With Columbia University in Dual-Degree Program in Engineering

Simmons University Partners With Columbia University in Dual-Degree Program in Engineering

Simmons University in Boston, where traditional undergraduate programs are reserved for women, has announced the launch of a new five-year, dual-degree program in engineering with Columbia University. Successful graduates earn a bachelor’s degree from Simmons University and a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Columbia University.

Stephens College Debuts a New Master's Degree Program in Health Information Management

Stephens College Debuts a New Master’s Degree Program in Health Information Management

The master’s degree program at the women’s college was designed to prepare graduates for executive-level positions in the nation’s rapidly growing medical and health service management industry.

Endowed Scholarship Fund at Brenau University to Honor Long-Time Faculty Member Louise Bauck

Endowed Scholarship Fund at Brenau University to Honor Long-Time Faculty Member Louise Bauck

Dr. Bauck was a faculty member in biology at Brenau University from 2005 to 2012. She served as chair of the department of math & science from 2008 to 2010. After moving to Nebraska, she continued to support Brenau’s programs by teaching online and accompanying study abroad trips to the Yucatan.

Cottey College to Open a Stock Trading Lab on Campus and Will Debut E-Sports

Cottey College to Open a Stock Trading Lab on Campus and Will Debut E-Sports

Cottey College is a liberal arts educational institution for women in Nevada, Missouri, recntly announced that it will become the first women’s college to have a stock trading lab on its campus.

Salem College Gets Good News From Its Accrediting Agency

Salem College Gets Good News From Its Accrediting Agency

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), which accredits colleges and universities in 11 Southern states, has deemed Salem Academy and College fully compliant on all requirements.

St. Mary's College in Indiana Enters Into Partnership With a Women's University in China

St. Mary’s College in Indiana Enters Into Partnership With a Women’s University in China

Under the agreement with Shandong Women’s University in Jinan, China, each semester, both institutions can send two students to the opposite host university, free of tuition. Faculty will participate in a similar exchange program.

Simmons University to Offer a New Minor Degree Program in Health Humanities

Simmons University to Offer a New Minor Degree Program in Health Humanities

The new minor program will focus on ethical leadership practice, sensitivity to cultural impacts on health and wellness, and communication skills, helping future practitioners bridge the gap between patients and providers.

Simmons University to Offer Inter-Professional Informationist Certificate Program

Simmons University to Offer Inter-Professional Informationist Certificate Program

Informationists are librarians or information specialists qualified to engage in research and knowledge management services in clinical care or biomedical research.

Hollins University in Virginia Updates Its Policy on Transgender Students

Hollins University in Virginia Updates Its Policy on Transgender Students

The new Hollins University policy states that “in recognition of our changing world and evolving understanding of gender identity, Hollins will consider for admission those applicants who consistently live and identify as women, regardless of the gender assigned to them at birth.”

Changes in Leadership at Stephens College's Master of Fine Arts Degree Program in Television and Screenwriting

Changes in Leadership at Stephens College’s Master of Fine Arts Degree Program in Television and Screenwriting

The master of fine arts program in television and screenwriting at Stephens College, a liberal arts educational institution for women in Columbia, Missouri, has made changes to its leadership. Rosanne Welch as the new executive director and Khanisha Foster is the new associate director.

Salem College in North Carolina Partners With Forsyth Technical Community College

Salem College in North Carolina Partners With Forsyth Technical Community College

Salem College, the liberal arts educational institution for women in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, is teaming up with Forsyth Technical Community College to enhance and expand the educational opportunities for students who earn associate’s degrees at the community college.

Cedar Crest College Enters Partnership With Salus University to Provide Graduate Opportunities for Women

Cedar Crest College Enters Partnership With Salus University to Provide Graduate Opportunities for Women

Under the agreement, women at Cedar Crest who complete a pre-audiology curriculum at Cedar Crest with a 3.3 GPA for three years or above can apply for admission to complete a doctor of audiology degree at Salus University with four additional years of study. A similar 3+4 program will be available for student in optometry.

LaSalle University Study Examines Gender Diversity of College and University Boards of Trustees

LaSalle University Study Examines Gender Diversity of College and University Boards of Trustees

A new report from La Salle University and the Women’s Nonprofit Leadership Initiative examined the gender make up of the boards of directors of the 50 largest medical and educational institutions in the Philadelphia area. Only four of the area’s 25 largest colleges and universities had a board where a majority of the members were women.

Texas Woman's University Reports Record Enrollments

Texas Woman’s University Reports Record Enrollments

At a time when many public universities are reporting significant declines in enrollment, Texas Woman’s University reached a record of 15,846 students this fall. This a 2 percent increase from a year ago.

Cedar Crest College to Offer Qualified Students Same Tuition They Would Pay at Flagship Public Campus in Their State

Cedar Crest College to Offer Qualified Students Same Tuition They Would Pay at Flagship Public Campus in Their State

The State Tuition Access Rate (STAR) program will offer a private liberal arts education at Cedar Crest College in Allentown, Pennsylvania, to qualified women students at the same tuition they would pay at the flagship public university in their home states.

Where Do Women's Colleges Stand in the New <em>U.S. News</em> Rankings?

Where Do Women’s Colleges Stand in the New U.S. News Rankings?

The magazine U.S. News and World Report recently issued its annual rankings of the best colleges and universities in the United States. Several women’s colleges are included in the rankings of the top 35 best liberal arts colleges in the nation.

Wellesley College Hosts Workshop Aimed at Teaching Middle Schoolers About Healthy Social Media Use

Wellesley College Hosts Workshop Aimed at Teaching Middle Schoolers About Healthy Social Media Use

Throughout the workshop, the participating students engaged in discussions on how apps are created and learned about basic coding concepts. They also contributed to the design of a research-based app Dr. Charmaraman and Dr. Delcourt are developing to teach middle school students about healthy social media use.

Texas Woman's University Launches First-of-its-Kind Graduate Certificate in Biliteracy

Texas Woman’s University Launches First-of-its-Kind Graduate Certificate in Biliteracy

Biliteracy is the ability to read and write proficiently in two languages, as opposed to bilingualism, which is the ability to fluently speak in two languages.

College Consensus Announces Its Picks for the Best Women's Colleges in the United States

College Consensus Announces Its Picks for the Best Women’s Colleges in the United States

According to the College Consensus formula, Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, is the best women’s college in the United States. Wellesley College in Massachusetts ranks second and Scripps College in Claremont, California, is third.

Meredith College Has Entered Into Partnership With the Law School of Elon University

Meredith College Has Entered Into Partnership With the Law School of Elon University

Under the agreement, women students at Meredith College will be able to earn a bachelor’s degree and a law degree in an accelerated five and a half years. Women students would spend their first three years on the Meredith College campus and then the next two and a half years on the Elon Law campus in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Mount Holyoke College to Offer a New Bachelor's Degree Program in Data Science

Mount Holyoke College to Offer a New Bachelor’s Degree Program in Data Science

The highly rated liberal arts educational institution for women in South Hadley, Massachusetts, will offer the new data science major to students this fall.

Sweet Briar College to Offer a New Bachelor's Degree Program in Elementary Education

Sweet Briar College to Offer a New Bachelor’s Degree Program in Elementary Education

Since 2004, the college has offered a five-year master’s degree in teaching degree. But new legislation will allow students who have four-year degrees in teacher education to become teachers in the state’s public schools.

Women's College in Missouri Partners With Healthcare Firm to Produce Mental Health Professionals

Women’s College in Missouri Partners With Healthcare Firm to Produce Mental Health Professionals

Stephens College, a liberals arts educational institution for women in Columbia, Missouri, has entered into an agreement with Burrell Behavioral Health, the second-largest behavioral health center in Missouri, to develop behavioral and mental health professionals to serve in central Missouri.

Another Women's College Is Considering the Transformation to Co-Education

Another Women’s College Is Considering the Transformation to Co-Education

Converse College in Spartanburg, South Carolina, is one of the oldest women’s colleges in the United States. The college announced recently that it is considering adding co-educational undergraduate programs as a way to expand enrollment. Now, there are just over 900 women enrolled in the undergraduate college.

Amanda Williams Is the Inaugural Artist-in-Residence at Smith College

Amanda Williams Is the Inaugural Artist-in-Residence at Smith College

The new program aims to expand the presence and scope of contemporary artists and art at the college by inviting an emerging or mid-career artist to campus for a period of creative exploration and experimentation.

Smith College Launches $75 Million Fundraising Initiative to Support Student Financial Aid

Smith College Launches $75 Million Fundraising Initiative to Support Student Financial Aid

The fundraising effort, “Here For Every Voice,” seeks to secure immediate-use gifts through The Smith Fund, as well as planned gifts and endowed funds that will benefit students at Smith in perpetuity. So far, the campaign has raised close to $32 million.

Simmons University Establishes Three New Certificates for Master of Social Work Students

Simmons University Establishes Three New Certificates for Master of Social Work Students

Simmons University in Boston, Massachusetts, has created three new certificates for online masters of social work students: practice with groups and families, mental health practice, and trauma practice.

Hollins University President Prohibits Digital Access to Four Yearbooks Containing Racist Imagery

Hollins University President Prohibits Digital Access to Four Yearbooks Containing Racist Imagery

Pareena Lawrence, he president of Hollins University, a liberal arts educational institution for women in Roanoke, Virginia, has restricted online access to four yearbooks that include photos of students and faculty in blackface and other racist imagery.

Simmons University in Boston Launches a Leadership Institute For Women

Simmons University in Boston Launches a Leadership Institute For Women

The new institute will continue the university’s success in developing empowered women leaders. Susan MacKenty Brady has been named the managing director of the leadership institute.

Cottey College Partners With Central Methodist University to Establish Pipeline Program for Aspiring Music Teachers

Cottey College Partners With Central Methodist University to Establish Pipeline Program for Aspiring Music Teachers

Through this new agreement, students who earn an associate’s degree in music from Cottey College will be able to enroll in the bachelor of music education program at Central Methodist University without leaving the Cottey campus.