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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.

Bennett College Loses Accreditation Appeal, But Vows to Fight On

Bennett College Loses Accreditation Appeal, But Vows to Fight On

Despite the fact that Bennett College raised $8 million in a short period, the Appeals Committee of the College Delegate Assembly of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges upheld the decision to revoke the college’s accreditation. The college is challenging that decision in court.

Bennett College Smashes Fundraising Goal in Effort to Retain Accreditation

Bennett College Smashes Fundraising Goal in Effort to Retain Accreditation

In order to demonstrate to the commission that Bennett is financial stable, President Dawkins initiated an emergency “Stand With Bennett” fundraising drive that had a goal of raising $5 million by February 1. The college raised at least $8.2 million.

Barnard College and Columbia University Team Up for Accelerated Degree Program

Barnard College and Columbia University Team Up for Accelerated Degree Program

Barnard College, the highly selective liberal arts college for women in New York City, has announced an accelerated program where women students can earn a bachelor’s degree at Barnard and a master of public health degree at Columbia University in just five years.

Stephens College Evolves Its Admission Policies on Transgender Students

Stephens College Evolves Its Admission Policies on Transgender Students

Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri, recently announced that the college would now consider applications for admission from students “who were not born female, but who identify and live as women.”

Brenau University Takes Step to Strengthen Its Women's College

Brenau University Takes Step to Strengthen Its Women’s College

Recently, the university announced that it is “reimaging” its women’s residential college and will launch a group of “signature” programs this coming fall. The university will also launch an executive women’s MBA program.

Sweet Briar College Partners With the Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation

Sweet Briar College Partners With the Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation

Under the agreement, women students from Sweet Briar College will have the opportunity to spend a semester studying at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Fort Royal, Virginia. Participating students can choose concentrations in conservation, biodiversity and society, endangered species conservation, or wildlife ecology and conservation.

Mount Holyoke College Proposes, Then Scraps, New Logo

Mount Holyoke College Proposes, Then Scraps, New Logo

The proposed logo when turned on its side shows the Venus symbol of a circle with a cross below it that is often used to represent women. But some members of the college community said that the logo was offensive to transgender students and graduates.

Another All Women's College Is Fading Into History

Another All Women’s College Is Fading Into History

The Sage Colleges in Troy and Albany, New York, have announced a new strategic plan to combine its separate colleges into one, unified coeducational school. Currently the institution describes itself as five separate colleges spread over two campuses, one of which is Russell Sage College, an all women’s school.

Sweet Briar College Partners With Google to Offer Computer and Data Science Courses to Women Undergraduates

Sweet Briar College Partners With Google to Offer Computer and Data Science Courses to Women Undergraduates

The program is designed to attract women students who might not consider themselves destined for a technology career. Participants will learn the foundations of computer and data science through hands-on, project-based coursework.

Barnard College Partners With Columbia University to Offer Graduate Degrees in Engineering

Barnard College Partners With Columbia University to Offer Graduate Degrees in Engineering

Through a new partnership between the two institutions, students will be able to earn a bachelor’s degree from Barnard followed by a master’s degree from Columbia’s School of Engineering and Applied Science. This 4 + 1 initiative makes Barnard one of the first colleges for women to offer a program of this kind in engineering.

Hollins University Reports a Significant Increase in First-Year Enrollments

Hollins University Reports a Significant Increase in First-Year Enrollments

Hollins University, an educational institution for women in Roanoke, Virginia, reports that its new first-year class is made up of 225 students. A year ago, there were 182 women in the first-year class. This is an increase of nearly 24 percent.