October 23, 2009

125 Years of Co-Education

By Sara Jenks and Erica Schiffres

The University will celebrate 125 years of coeducation during Homecoming weekend, marking the landmark year the University opened its doors to women.

"It is difficult to capture in a concise way what this celebration means, but the answer will come through in the stories," said Tracy Shaynak, Interim Director of the Women's Resource Center. "Speakers and attendees alike will share the experiences that led to an environment where male and female students study together without question."

The University was the first of any school in the Patriot League to begin coeducation, nearly 85 years before many other private colleges and universities, including Princeton and Yale Universities, began to do so. (read more)



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