Chatham Still Committed to Single-Sex Education
In 2014, Chatham is more focused on the graduate program and the School of Sustainability.
Chatham is foregoing 145 years of history and a dedication to educating young women in the region.
Chatham claims that they will still focus on women’s leadership somehow, but for how long? What will they do when other things take priority?
Obviously not important enough.
The co-ed proposal before the Board of Trustees is exactly the kind of knee-jerk reactionary response that Dr. Barazzone claims the board has been able to avoid before.
When Dr. Barazzone arrived at Chatham, the college was coming from a period of low enrollment, a diastrous attempt at going co-ed, and major financial concerns. Mr. Rust claims that she has turned the college around, and yet…here we are again. Perhaps the problem is not that women no longer want women’s colleges but that the leadership of Chatham has just given up trying to protect one of the oldest women’s colleges in the country.
While we realize that today is April Fools’ Day, the situation at Chatham is no laughing matter. In just 30 days the Board of Trustees, will make a momentous decision. A decision that can not be overturned once made. Please join with us as we fight to save the Chatham College that generations of women have known, loved, and commited themselves to as students and then alumnae.