Essential Pittsburgh
8:28 pm
Wed May 7, 2014

Thursday Rundown: Admitting Undergraduate Men at Chatham and the Coed Transition

Chatham University has a very long history in Pittsburgh, the school was women only for much of that history. But Chatham's board of trustees has voted to admit undergraduate men starting in 2015. We'll talk about the transition plans.
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These topics air Thursday May 8, 2014 at noon and 8pm on 90.5 WESA.

Going Coed, Seton Hill Shares Their Story

In the United States, single-sex colleges and universities have seen a steady decline in enrollment over the past few decades. With fewer students, these institutions are struggling to finance their schools and many have had to change the makeup of the student population.  Due to enrollment difficulties, Seton Hill University officially became coeducational in 2002, opening all academic programs to male students. We’ll talk with Mary Ann Gawelek, Provost and dean of the faculty at Seton Hill University, about what it was like becoming coeducational and the takeaways they have from the experience. 

Transitioning to Coed at Chatham

Last Thursday the Chatham University Board of Trustees approved a three-part resolution which would include the admission of men to the undergraduate community in the Fall of 2015. This would make Chatham completely co-ed for the first time in nearly 145 years. The controversial decision comes as a result of a steady decline in the university’s enrollment and subsequent financial woes. We’ll talk with Bill Campbell, Vice President of Marketing and Communications for Chatham University, about how the resolution will affect the school, and the campus community.

Out of State Amusement Parks

People chase their endless summer in different ways. Some visit ballparks, others beaches. A dedicated group of fun seekers visit amusement parks in search of the perfect roller coaster thrill ride. This week, travel contributor Elaine Labalme, suggests some out of state coasters to visit.

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