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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.

Women's College in Georgia Confronts Its Racist Past

Women’s College in Georgia Confronts Its Racist Past

At Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia, hazing rituals which included women in robes and blackface and wearing nooses around their necks continued into the late 20th century.

Three Women Scholars Who Are Leaving Their Posts in Higher Education

Three Women Scholars Who Are Leaving Their Posts in Higher Education

Kathleen Keane is retiring as director of the Johns Hopkins University Press. Professor of kinesiology Patty S. Freedson has retired from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and Ruth A. Knox is stepping down in June from the presidency of Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia.

Wesleyan College in Georgia Appoints Vivia Fowler as Its Next President

Wesleyan College in Georgia Appoints Vivia Fowler as Its Next President

Since 2007, Dr. Fowler has served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Wesleyan College, the liberal arts educational institution for women in Macon, Georgia. Dr. Fowler is an ordained deacon in The United Methodist Church.

After 15 Years, Ruth Knox to Retire From the Presidency of Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia

After 15 Years, Ruth Knox to Retire From the Presidency of Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia

Ruth Knox is the first alumna of the college to serve as president. President Knox’s mother was a 1940 graduate of the college and her father served on the board of trustees. She will retire next June after serving 15 years as president of her alma mater.