“Since January 13th, many have been asking whether there is a legal basis to challenge the Board of Trustees' decision. Tonight I can tell you that counsel has been retained and is evaluating the basis for a legal challenge to this decision. The outcome of the legal evaluation will depend, in part, upon whether the Board of Trustees decides to reconsider the coed vote at its upcoming meeting on February 21-23. If the co-ed decision is reversed, or is tabled by the Board and proper evaluation and independent review of the decision taken, the Board may avoid legal action. Preparations are underway should the Board fail to reconsider the decision.”For updates, please visit the Wilson College Women group on Facebook.
“I worked on the group that saved Wilson last time around. Now that I am in my 90's, I do not have the energy to lead the fight again. However, I believe in Women's education more strongly than ever.”~Julia Billings Crothers, Class of 1938
“A 143 year old mission changed in under 9 months without feasibility studies, without consideration of the consequence to our education as women in [sic] abhorrent. That I was told by an administrator that the decision has ‘nothing to do with the merits of a women's college’ is repugnant. The education that a women [sic] receives at an women's college is different than what she would receive at a coeducational institution: she is more likely to continue on to her masters degree, there are more opportunities for leadership positions, and are more likely to succeed in areas traditionally underrepresented by women such as politics, sciences, and mathematics. By signing this petition, I am not declaring myself a ‘man-hater’ as many of us have been called over the last several months, I am advocating for my right to the most beneficial education for myself and other women.”These and 200+ other comments can be read on the petition webpage. Anyone can sign the petition, regardless of her/his affiliation (or lack thereof) with Wilson.~Ariel Huffman, Class of 2013