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Sweet Briar College's Second Chance

Mark Yzaguirre | Posted 08.04.2015 | College
Mark Yzaguirre

A new school year will start in a few weeks. All over the country, first-year students will be arriving on campus to start an important new chapter of their lives and returning students will be remaking some aspects of their collegiate lives while continuing others.

Samantha Lachman

How Students At Women's Colleges Are Working To Expand Our Understanding Of Gender

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.06.2015 | College

CLAREMONT, Calif. -- The feminist heart of Scripps College, a women’s college about a half hour east of Los Angeles, is the Motley, a coffee shop th...

Samantha Lachman

Women's Colleges Are Admitting Trans And Gender-Fluid Applicants. Now What?

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.13.2015 | College

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Ten years ago, Erin Armstrong was forced to drop out of college in Utah because her parents refused to pay her tuition when she cam...

Why Adult Women Returning to College Choose a Women's College

Diane Propsner | Posted 06.23.2015 | Women
Diane Propsner

But what about women who decide to attend college years after high school graduation? For adult women looking to earn or complete an undergraduate degree or even get a second bachelor's degree, the good news is you can expect the same quality, affordable education, with an additional benefit: schedule flexibility.

Science Majors Develop Effective Communication Skills at Women's Colleges

Diane Propsner | Posted 06.09.2015 | College
Diane Propsner

If you're thinking about a STEM career or know of a college-bound high school girl who is, I encourage you to investigate women's colleges.

Amid Sweet Briar Battle, Women's Colleges Remain Important and Relevant

Helen Drinan | Posted 05.27.2015 | College
Helen Drinan

When I first heard the news that Sweet Briar College would close, I thought it was a mistake. How could this be true? Shuttering this respected, 114-year-old women's liberal arts institution seemed implausible.

Women's Colleges: The Launchpad to a Life of Leadership and Service

Stephanie Mitchell Hughes | Posted 05.24.2015 | Women
Stephanie Mitchell Hughes

For me, Spelman College is more than an academic institution. It is the place where I first tasted the freedom to be myself without the fear of rejection or judgment. Spelman has become my North Star.

Sweet Briar College and the Homogenization of U.S. Higher Education

Mark Yzaguirre | Posted 05.23.2015 | College
Mark Yzaguirre

While in the end every school must be a good steward of its resources, a society in which any college is largely interchangeable with another will be a poorer one, and the closure of schools like Sweet Briar College moves us further in that direction.

Mentoring More Women in Music Production

Diane Propsner | Posted 05.17.2015 | College
Diane Propsner

In 2013, Gender Amplified produced a highly successful music festival, which was held at her alma mater, Barnard College in NYC. Ebonie is at it again, this time partnering with the Apollo Theater Education Program to facilitate a music engineering and production workshop.

Disrupting the Daisy Chain: What Modern Women's Colleges Really Do

Patricia McGuire | Posted 05.10.2015 | College
Patricia McGuire

Educating women is essential to alleviating poverty, fostering economic development, improving the health and education of children. Women's colleges have long served as gateways for educational and economic opportunity for women.

NYC Feminist Zine Fest

Jenna Henry Hansen | Posted 05.06.2015 | New York
Jenna Henry Hansen

After reading just a handful of Twitter comments aimed at Arquette and pages directed toward E! and Rancic, clearly there is still an obvious need and immense desire for a platform of open dialog and feminist critique of our culture.

Wellesley College Will Accept Trans Students

AP | Posted 03.05.2015 | College

WELLESLEY, Mass. (AP) -- Wellesley College is joining a growing list of women's colleges that accept transgender students. President H. Kim Bottoml...

New College Cool: Women's Colleges

Diane Propsner | Posted 04.06.2015 | College
Diane Propsner

For the past two-years I've connected with women's colleges across the country as well as with their future students, current students, and recent alumnae intending to blog about my findings. During this time I learned about the many wonderful things going on in the world of women's colleges, all contributing to this cool influx.

Learning to Be Loud

Ellen Goodlett | Posted 03.31.2015 | Women
Ellen Goodlett

Part of it was college. We were older, less afraid. But part of it, I am sure, was being in the majority for once. We were in a specific space set aside for us. Guys were allowed in, but this was our turf, and they knew it.

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

Diane Propsner | Posted 02.10.2015 | 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 01.13.2015 | 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 01.10.2015 | 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 01.06.2015 | 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 01.03.2015 | 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 12.24.2014 | 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?