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Wesleyan College Ends the Use of Class Names That Once Had Ties to the KKK

Wesleyan College Ends the Use of Class Names That Once Had Ties to the KKK

In the early twentieth century one of every four undergraduate classes at Wesleyan College, an educational institution for women in Macon, Georgia, was designated the Ku Klux Klan class.

Mills College in Oakland to Offer Guaranteed Admission to Graduates of California Community Colleges

Mills College in Oakland to Offer Guaranteed Admission to Graduates of California Community Colleges

Under the agreement, students who complete an associate degree for transfer at a member of the California Community College System will be guaranteed admission to Mills College as a junior. Mills will assign a minimum of 60 credit hours to these students toward their bachelor’s degree.

Meredith College Offers New Child Care Option for Students, Faculty, and Staff

Meredith College Offers New Child Care Option for Students, Faculty, and Staff

The after school program will be available for faculty and staff at the college but also for children of degree-seeking students who need child care while they are on campus. The program will operate between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. on weekdays and will accommodate children ages 5 to 12.

Cedar Crest College in Pennsylvania Establishes a School of Nursing

Cedar Crest College in Pennsylvania Establishes a School of Nursing

Cedar Crest College, the selective liberal arts college for women in Allentown, Pennsytlvania, has announced the establishment of the School of Nursing that will house the college’s extensive undergraduate and graduate programs in nursing. Dr. Wendy Robb will be the inaugural dean of the new School of Nursing.

Sweet Briar College Reports Encouraging News on New Enrollments

Sweet Briar College Reports Encouraging News on New Enrollments

As of late June, a total of 129 new students have enrolled for the fall semester. This includes 114 new, first-year students and 15 transfer students. The number of new students on campus this fall will be at least 42 percent higher than was the case a year ago.

New Smith College Online Archive Documents the History of Social Work Education

New Smith College Online Archive Documents the History of Social Work Education

The special collections unit of Smith College Libraries in conjunction with the college’s School of Social Work has created a new website documenting the 100-year history of the nation’s first training school for social workers.

Meredith College to Offer a New Bachelor's Degree Program in Hospitality Management

Meredith College to Offer a New Bachelor’s Degree Program in Hospitality Management

Students seeking a bachelor’s degree in hospitality management at Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina, will be able to select from three concentration options: culinary management; hotel and lodging management; or event planning.

Six Women Scholars Awarded Tenure at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota

Six Women Scholars Awarded Tenure at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota

St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota, where undergraduate residential education is restricted to women, has awarded tenure to seven faculty members. Of these, six are women.

Wellesley College's New Website Highlighting Faculty Research

Wellesley College’s New Website Highlighting Faculty Research

The new webpage aims to publicize the path-breaking and creative work of faculty from across the college and to celebrate the many competitive fellowships, grants, and awards Wellesley faculty receive throughout the year. The research is widely diverse and is organized by academic discipline.

Simmons College Is Transitioning to Simmons University

Simmons College Is Transitioning to Simmons University

With its emphasis on graduate education, Simmons College will become Simmons University on September 1. In the new structure, Simmons University will continue to offer an undergraduate program for women and numerous graduate programs open to all.

Texas Woman's University Creates the Institute for Women's Leadership

Texas Woman’s University Creates the Institute for Women’s Leadership

The new institute and its three centers will focus on encouraging more women to run for political office, to become successful entrepreneurs and corporate executives, and to gain professional leadership skills and experience.

Meredith College Is Offering Women Two New Accelerated Master's Degree Options

Meredith College Is Offering Women Two New Accelerated Master’s Degree Options

The women’s college in Raleigh, North Carolina, has partnered with Campbell University of offer students a six-year path to a juris doctorate. And Meredith will offer a five-year program for students to earn a bachelor’s degree and an MBA.

Encouraging News From Sweet Briar College

Encouraging News From Sweet Briar College

Meredith Woo, president of Sweet Briar College in Virginia, has announced that the number of students who have made deposits for the class that will enter this fall are up 40 percent from a year ago. This is good news for a women’s college that was on the verge of clsoing three years ago.

Women's College in North Carolina Examines Its Historical Ties to Slavery

Women’s College in North Carolina Examines Its Historical Ties to Slavery

A new report finds that two enslaved African American students attended the school in the late eighteenth century and that officials at the institution bought and sold slaves and rented them to work on campus.

Sonya Stephens Appointed the Nineteenth President of Mount Holyoke College

Sonya Stephens Appointed the Nineteenth President of Mount Holyoke College

In 2016, the board of trustees of Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts, appointed Sonya Stephens to the post of acting president. She was scheduled to serve for three years in that role. But now, the board has appointed Dr. Stephens as the permanent president of the highly rated liberal arts college for women.

Mount Holyoke College Launches a New Dual Degree Program With Swiss Institute

Mount Holyoke College Launches a New Dual Degree Program With Swiss Institute

Mount Holyoke College, the selective liberal arts educational institution for women in South Hadley, Massachusetts, has announced the establishment of joint bachelor’s/master’s degree program in conjunction with the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland.

Mills College in Oakland to Launch New Bachelor's Degree Completion Program

Mills College in Oakland to Launch New Bachelor’s Degree Completion Program

The program will allow working adults to complete their bachelor’s degree at night with some online and weekend classes. Mills College will offer students six degree completion majors to choose from including, business administration, English, ethnic studies, interdisciplinary studies, politics, economics, policy, and law, or sociology.

Four Women Scholars Promoted to Senior Faculty Posts at Cedar Crest College

Four Women Scholars Promoted to Senior Faculty Posts at Cedar Crest College

The four women appointed to either associate professor or full professor at Cedar Crest College in Allentown, Pennsylvania, are Christine Lombardo-Zaun in business, Mae Ann Pasquale and Wendy Robb in nursing, and Martine Scannavino in nutrition.

Two Women's Colleges Make the List of the "Most Amazing College Museums"

Two Women’s Colleges Make the List of the “Most Amazing College Museums”

The Mills College Art Museum in Oakland, California, ranks 45th and the Smith College Museum of Art in Northampton, Massachusetts, ranks in 11th place.

Ursuline College Is Launching a New Online Bachelor's Degree Program in Social Work

Ursuline College Is Launching a New Online Bachelor’s Degree Program in Social Work

Ursuline College, a women’s college in Pepper Pike, Ohio, has announced that it is launching a new bachelor’s degree program in social work that will be offered exclusively online. The new program is aimed at working professionals such as case workers and home healthcare aides who can complete their degree while continuing to work.

Three Women’s Colleges Among the Top Producers of Peace Corps Volunteers

Three Women’s Colleges Among the Top Producers of Peace Corps Volunteers

Spelman College in Atlanta ranked in a tie for fourth place. Spelman College has 14 alumnae currently serving in the Peace Corps. Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia, is tied for 10th place and Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts is in a tie for 16th place.

Barnard College Boosts Efforts to Prepare Students for Life After Graduation

Barnard College Boosts Efforts to Prepare Students for Life After Graduation

The Beyond Barnard Initiative is designed to expand and integrate the resources the college provides to prepare students and alumnae for life after graduation and to increase their chances for success in their chosen fields.

For the 11th Consecutive Year, Smith College Has a Record Number of Applicants

For the 11th Consecutive Year, Smith College Has a Record Number of Applicants

This year, 5,780 students applied for admission to Smith, a 6 percent increase from a year ago. Over the past five years, the number of applicants to Smith is up 31 percent. Smith received applications from 49 states and the District of Columbia.

Mills College to Ease the Pathway to College for Women From Oakland Public Schools

Mills College to Ease the Pathway to College for Women From Oakland Public Schools

All women graduates of Oakland high schools who are admitted to Mills College and have at least a 3.2 grade point average will receive a minimum of $7,000 in scholarship grants. The college will also provide career guidance, mentoring, and a summer bridge program.

Meredith College Expands Its Partnership With Golden Door Scholars

Meredith College Expands Its Partnership With Golden Door Scholars

Meredith College, a liberals arts educational institution for women in Raleigh, North Carolina, has announced an expanded partnership with Golden Doors Scholars, a nonprofit organization that promotes economic mobility and educational opportunity for undocumented students.

Sweet Briar College Partners With Central Virginia Community College in Dual-Enrollment Plan

Sweet Briar College Partners With Central Virginia Community College in Dual-Enrollment Plan

Students in associate’s degree programs at Central Virginia Community College will be able to enroll in classes at Sweet Briar College at the same credit hour tuition rate they would be charged at the community college. If they complete their associate’s degree, they will be able to transfer to Sweet Briar to continue their education.

Sweet Briar College Provides Details on Its New Core Curriculum

Sweet Briar College Provides Details on Its New Core Curriculum

Sweet Briar College, the liberal arts educational institution for women in Virginia, has announced its new core curriculum which is focused on women’s leadership. The new core curriculum was designed to meet student demands for academic interests and career training.

University of St. Joseph Is Retaining Its Commitment to Further the Education of Women

University of St. Joseph Is Retaining Its Commitment to Further the Education of Women

The University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford, Connecticut, was founded in 1932 by the Sisters of Mercy of Connecticut. The university will become fully co-educational for the first time in the fall of 2018. Yet, the university is not abandoning its commitment to the education of women.

Hollins University to Offer a New Bachelor's Degree Program in Creative Writing

Hollins University to Offer a New Bachelor’s Degree Program in Creative Writing

Up to now, the women’s university has offered a co-educational master of fine arts degree in creative writing and a minor degree program for undergraduates.

St. Catherine University Signs Partnership Agreements With Two Community Colleges

St. Catherine University Signs Partnership Agreements With Two Community Colleges

St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota, includes a women’s residential college and a coeducational College for Adults and coeducational graduate programs. The new partnerships will allow students who complete associate’s degrees in several fields to transfer into bachelor’s degree programs at the university.

Smith College's Calculus Training Groups Aim to Increase Retention in STEM Disciplines

Smith College’s Calculus Training Groups Aim to Increase Retention in STEM Disciplines

The calculus training groups were established in 2016. Four women training groups meet for an hour each week outside of class to review assignments and practice skills, Peer mentors, who are paid for their work, help guide first-year students through their mathematics assignments.

St. Catherine University Receives a Major Donation of Property

St. Catherine University Receives a Major Donation of Property

St. Catherine University, a woman-oriented educational institution in St. Paul, Minnesota, received the donation of a property in Minneapolis that has been owned by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet for the past 130 years.

Texas Woman's University Partners With Shandong Women's University in China

Texas Woman’s University Partners With Shandong Women’s University in China

Under the agreement the two universities have agreed to cooperate in research, create joint academic events, and establish undergraduate exchange programs for five years.

Sweet Briar College Names Directors for Its New Centers of Excellence

Sweet Briar College Names Directors for Its New Centers of Excellence

Sweet Briar College, the liberal arts educational institution for women in Virginia, has appointed women to direct the college’s three new Centers of Excellence. Raina Robeva and Carrie Brown will lead two of the centers and Bethany Brinkman and Linda Fink will share the leadership of the third center.

Mills College Signs Partnership Agreement With the University of California, Berkeley

Mills College Signs Partnership Agreement With the University of California, Berkeley

The partnership grants Mills students access to Berkeley’s Summer Abroad and Global Internship programs. Some Berkeley students will be able to live at Mills College in Oakland, nine miles away from the Berkeley campus.