Chatham Will Be Fully Co-ed by Next Fall

After making the switch, the university will reorganize its academics and establish the Chatham University Women’s Institute.


Chatham will be fully co-ed by fall 2015
On May 1, Chatham University’s Board of Trustees passed a resolution to admit men to the university’s historically all-women’s undergraduate college. Though graduate and online programs have been co-ed for 20 years, Chatham maintained the college as an all-women’s institution. The university’s operating budget covered a portion of the college’s costs. Chatham officials now say it is financially impractical to continue operating the college in that way, in light of economic conditions, a decline in college-age population and falling interest in single-sex schools.

By doubling the pool of potential applicants and going co-ed, the change will encourage growth and further Chatham’s mission to serve society’s educational needs. Simultaneously, Chatham will reorganize its academics and establish the Chatham University Women’s Institute. The institute will continue Chatham’s commitment to fostering the development of women and combating social inequality.

Duquesne uses Heinz Foundation grant to establish new center 
With help from a $600,000 grant from the Heinz Foundation, Duquesne University’s School of Education created the Canevin Center for Educational Transformation and Social Justice. The center promotes cooperation between education professionals, nonprofit organizations, and government to create equal opportunity for all in Pittsburgh schools. Community forums have helped the center to identify issues on which to focus.  

The university will hold the Dr. Barbara A. Sizemore Summer Conference May 27-28 and also will focus on issues of equality in education. For more information on the conference, call 412/396-1852 or email

Saint Vincent College, Small Business Development Center
May 29 from 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.; Computer Security Issues
This half-day seminar covers how to leverage the power of the Internet for business while protecting your information and identity. Topics will include firewalls, anti-spyware and other programs for information protection. The workshop costs $40. To register, or for more information, call 724/537-4572 or email

Seton Hill University, Performing Arts Center—Reichgut Concert Hall
May 30 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m., free; May 31 6:30 p.m.-8:30p.m., $8
The Seton Hill University Dance Academy presents a weekend of dance performances. Friday night will feature solos, duets and trios, while Saturday’s program will spotlight a full recital.

West Virginia University, Creative Arts Center
June 5, 7:30 p.m.; $33 (students), $47-65
Broadway waltzes back into Morgantown with a national-tour production of “Beauty and the Beast.” The musical of love and enchantment is based on the animated feature film, brought to life for the stage with spectacular costumes and sets.

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