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Christmas Vespers, Concerts, and Candlelight Services at Women's Colleges

Diane Propsner | Posted 12.11.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

On December 6, 2014, thanks to live-stream technology, I enjoyed the 88th Annual Spelman‒Morehouse Christmas Carol Concert from the comfort of my abode. I was not disappointed.

We Still Need Women's Colleges

Dr. Judy Rogers | Posted 11.17.2014 | College
Dr. Judy Rogers

I am convinced that educators should work aggressively to save women's colleges because they offer a significantly differ learning experience that is valuable to many women.

Why Transgender Students Belong at Women's Colleges

Helen Drinan | Posted 11.10.2014 | College
Helen Drinan

Sometimes the fear of consequences appears so great that we hold on to tradition much longer than we need to. That was surely the case more than 100 years ago when the revolutionary idea of higher education for women was introduced. We are at another such groundbreaking moment now as women's colleges face the decision of whether and how to admit transgender women.

10 Fantastic Autumn Traditions Celebrated at Women's Colleges

Diane Propsner | Posted 11.12.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

There's something about college traditions that I find appealing. Perhaps it's because past experience has shown me that the traditions celebrated at women's colleges foster community, school spirit, empowerment and sisterhood while cementing life-long friendships.

Why Attending A Women's College Was The Best Decision I've Ever Made

Sofia Lyons | Posted 11.04.2014 | Women
Sofia Lyons

Truthfully, I did not apply to Barnard because it's a women's college -- I applied in spite of it. There are hundreds of perfectly good co-ed colleges in the world! Yet in only one year at Barnard, I've learned my lesson: women's colleges are not only relevant, but necessary in today's society.

From Music Festivals to College Campuses: Trans* and Women's Communities

Mona Shattell | Posted 10.24.2014 | Gay Voices
Mona Shattell

There are a number of complicated perspectives and positions on trans inclusion in women's spaces, and these dialogues illustrate some of the complexities of combating patriarchy.

5 Reasons Why You Should Apply to a Women's College

Gianna Sen-Gupta | Posted 12.01.2014 | College
Gianna Sen-Gupta

ith such a high volume of women already exceeding the rigorous demands of higher education, why should young women consider attending an all-female college? Here are the top five benefits of attending a women's college.

Things Are Changing On Campus For Transgender Students

AP | PHILIP MARCELO | Posted 11.10.2014 | College

BOSTON (AP) — Women's colleges are revisiting policies around enrolling transgender students as institutions of higher learning — single-sex, coed...

Pomp and Partisanship

Debora L. Spar | Posted 11.09.2014 | College
Debora L. Spar

Despite the bad polyester and pompous circumstance, graduation is a big deal. It is the start of our students' adult lives, and the moment for them to begin putting into action all their hard-won truths.

Move-in Day at Women's Colleges

Diane Propsner | Posted 11.08.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

I hope you enjoyed the collection of Move-In Day visuals I've shared with you today. Here's to all students (new and returning), and wishing each of them a 2014‒2015 academic year filled with joy, inspiration, fun, discovery, and learning!

College Presidents Must Lead On Sexual Assault

Patricia McGuire | Posted 11.01.2014 | College
Patricia McGuire

Haven't we fought for several centuries to overcome such disempowering stereotypes about the inherent fragility of women in college?

Women's Colleges Welcome the Class of 2018

Diane Propsner | Posted 10.28.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

Welcome Class of 2018! Relish your time as a college student and take part in the rich college experience your women's college provides. You've been handed the keys to the kingdom, so enjoy and appreciate this wonderful opportunity! Memories created during these years will last forever.

Recapping the Women's College Advantage

Diane Propsner | Posted 10.13.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

As a women's college alumna, my contention is that women's colleges are today's best kept secret in higher education. It's the main reason I started blogging and with so many advantages, it would be remiss of me not to continue to do so.

College Women Gain Valuable Career Experience This Summer

Diane Propsner | Posted 09.23.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

The summer months are the perfect time for college students to add relevant experience to their resume. This experience, whether you're going on to graduate school or launching your career after graduation, gives you a chance to stand out.

What These STEM College Women Are Doing This Summer

Diane Propsner | Posted 09.15.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

Having graduated from a women's college with a degree in biology, I thought it would be fun to see what my fellow STEM sisters are doing this summer.

The Top Five Myths About Attending An All-Women's College

Nora Turriago | Posted 09.13.2014 | College
Nora Turriago

As soon as I leave the bubble of Smith College, I find myself having to explain or clarify various misconceptions that friends from high school -- and even the parents of these friends -- have about what it's really like to attend a school without any boys.

College Students Provide Update to Their "50 States in 50 Days" Travel Adventure

Diane Propsner | Posted 08.21.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

In mid-May I introduced, Madeline Carl and Meredith Jacob, the traveling filmmakers from Stephens College. On schedule (more or less) and already ha...

The Privilege of Empowering Women of Influence

Susan C. Scrimshaw | Posted 08.20.2014 | College
Susan C. Scrimshaw

Women's colleges have a treasured responsibility to empower and inspire young women to be confident, articulate and success-oriented. Such institutions offer a unique experience where women can learn and grow together.

Memorable 2014 Graduation Images From Women's Colleges

Diane Propsner | Posted 08.12.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

Having viewed numerous commencement photographs from women's colleges across the country, in this blog post, I'll share with you several of the images I found memorable.

Leaning In To The Presidency: Hillary, Sheryl And Me

Rabbi Carole B. Balin, Ph.D. | Posted 08.11.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Carole B. Balin, Ph.D.

Will Hillary Clinton take Sheryl Sandberg's advice and lean in? Will she announce her candidacy for president even as she awaits the birth of her first grandchild? Would we ask such a question of Bill? The answers are of more than passing interest to me.

First-Generation Student Graduates With Honors and Shares Her College Experience

Diane Propsner | Posted 08.09.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

College graduation was especially sweet for Jennifer Eadie. A first-generation student, she's the first woman in her family to graduate from college.

Graduating College Women Talk About "The Douglass Difference"

Diane Propsner | Posted 07.28.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

On May 17, 2014, Margaret Frimpong, Gabrielle Rossi, Dawn Angelicca Barcelona, Jenae Keith, and Khoobi Gangdev graduated from Douglass Residential College along with 439 other women. These graduates joined a long list of alumnae (more than 36,000) since its founding in 1918.

Crazy Cool Commencement Caps and the Women Who Designed Them

Diane Propsner | Posted 07.27.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

Photo Credit: Meredith College Decorating commencement caps is a tradition that college students across the United States participate in. It's one w...

Their Dream Becomes a Reality: 50 States in 50 Days

Diane Propsner | Posted 07.20.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

Photo Credit: Meredith Jacob Meet Madeline Carl and Meredith Jacob, two college filmmakers who are traveling 50 states in 50 days by car. Although...

Inspirational Senior Art Show at Ursuline College

Diane Propsner | Posted 07.07.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

If you find yourself in the Cleveland, OH, area this week, take a short drive to Pepper Pike, home of the only women's college in Ohio, Ursuline College. Here you'll experience a unique student art show, filled with form diversity that will inspire and delight you.