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All-Female Smith College OKs Transgender Students

College says 'concepts of female identity have evolved'

(Newser) - Smith College, the largest of the all-female Seven Sisters schools, is changing its policy to accept transgender women. The new policy, which takes effect for those applying this fall, followed a year of study. The women's college had previously asked undergraduates to have consistently identified as female since birth.... More »

Women's College Rejects Transgender for Being 'Male'

Smith turns down Calliope Wong because home state considers her a boy

(Newser) - A transgender student had her application to Smith College rejected because a government financial aid form indicated she was a "he," reports USA Today . Calliope Wong, who was born male but has identified as female for years, got this letter in reply to her application:
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'Sisters' Colleges Recruit in Middle East

Single-sex education remains strong in region

(Newser) - Facing fewer applicants than comparable co-ed institutions around the US, representatives of top women’s colleges toured the Middle East this spring on a recruiting mission, the New York Times reports. While women’s colleges have become a niche market for US applicants, single-sex education remains widespread in the Middle... More »

Colleges Don’t Care if Kids Can Write

At least on the SAT, where you may need only write long words

(Newser) - The hours and dollars spent on SAT writing preparation might be for naught, the Boston Globe reports, as 56% of four-year colleges don’t even use the newest section of the aptitude test. Skeptics find fuel in a study showing that big words were all it took to achieve near-perfect... More »

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