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  • November 20, 2012

    Wilson College options set for Dec. 1 unveiling

    Educational programs in health services may be offered at Wilson College in the near future.
    The move would require additional classrooms for anatomy and other lab courses, according to Wilson College
    President Dr. Barbara Mistick.

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  • October 18, 2012

    Public Opinion: Committee on Wilson College's future considers letting men attend an option for enrollment goals

    Making Wilson College a co-educational institution for both women and men was one of several main topics discussed during an open campus meeting today about the future of the college.

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  • October 18, 2012

    Wilson College Debates Idea of Admitting Men

    Wilson College, a women's institution in Pennsylvania, is considering the strategy of becoming coeducational, The Chambersburg Public Opinion reported. At a campus forum Wednesday, officials said that no final decision has been made, but that they would like to see enrollment increase from the current level (695) to 1,500. Several alumnae at the meeting spoke -- to applause -- of the value of keeping Wilson a women's college.

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  • October 18, 2012

    Wilson College hopes to boost student numbers

    Wilson College hopes to nearly double the size of its student population over the next five years to help put the school in a better financial position for the future. A commission was formed by Wilson -- led by President Barbara Mistick -- to find ways to help the college reach a strategic enrollment goal of more than 1,300 students and ensure long-term financial sustainability.

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  • October 18, 2012

    Seeking a Sound Future, Wilson College Debates Admitting Men

    The panel charged with mapping a route to fiscal stability for Wilson College outlined a preliminary list of recommendations Wednesday morning at an all-campus meeting that attracted numerous concerned alumnae. The possibility that the 695-student college could decide to admit men to its traditional undergraduate program drew the most attention, and the most resistance, but the biggest surprise was a revised estimate of how many students Wilson would need to break even.

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  • October 18, 2012

    A Struggling College for Women Puts ‘Everything on the Table’

    Wilson College opened for the fall semester in what students and faculty members have come to accept as its usual condition: threadbare. The library has been closed for more than a year because of a steam-heat leak that undermined a floor, and the pool is closed too, because it needs repairs that would cost thousands. There are only 316 undergraduates in Wilson’s College for Women, and total enrollment—counting the coed adult-degree and graduate programs—is just 695, a far cry from the fiscal break-even point.

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  • October 16, 2012

    COMMISSION ON SHAPING THE FUTURE OF WILSON COLLEGE EXAMINES WAYS TO EXPAND ENROLLMENT

    A commission formed by Wilson College to find ways to help the college reach a strategic enrollment goal of more than 1,300 students and achieve long-term financial sustainability is holding a series of open campus meetings this fall to present data and gather feedback before making recommendations.

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