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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.

St. Joseph University in Connecticut Has Men Living on Campus for the First Time

St. Joseph University in Connecticut Has Men Living on Campus for the First Time

This fall, St. Joseph University in West Hartford, Connecticut, became fully co-educational. The Class of 2022 will have about 100 male students, which is double what the university expected. The ratio of male to female undergraduate students on campus is about 1 to 9.

Bryn Mawr College Takes Action to Confront the Racism of a Former President

Bryn Mawr College Takes Action to Confront the Racism of a Former President

M. Carey Thomas served as the second president of Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania from 1884 to 1922. During this period she refused to admit Black students and refused to hire Jewish faculty.

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.