No peace at Peace College

Just over the mountains in Raleigh, a women's college turns co-ed university.  Protests ensue.  I believe that for some time, Peace College has offered an adult evening program that enrolled men.  From the

Transition at Peace bumps up against tough women
At the edge of the historic Peace College campus near downtown, the signs at the stately brick entrances are covered with white banners proclaiming a new identity: William Peace University.

The women's college won't admit full-time male students until fall 2012, but the transition is under way.
College officials will soon redesign catalogs and brochures to incorporate the new name and recruit men to the campus. They'll consider what male sports to offer and where to put a men's locker room. And this fall, the faculty will start a discussion about courses that could be tailored for male or female audiences, a plan that experts say is likely to run into legal trouble.
At the same time, the furor over the change shows no sign of dissipating among many students and alumnae.

More than 1,000 have organized on Facebook, where they push petitions, plan protests and take orders for T-shirts that read "Preserve the Peace College Legacy." They have posted a copy of William Peace's handwritten will from the 1800s; the founder donated $10,000 and eight acres for the education of women.


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