1912: Wesleyan Co-Eds Turn Tables and Give Men Snub

Middletown, Conn., June 5.–Indignant at the snubs which they say their sisters have received from male students, Wesleyan’s last class of co-eds have decided not to accept the invitation to sit with the men on class day and accordingly will hold their exercises by themselves.

For twenty years or more the women have been boycotted socially at Wesleyan as a protest against the continuance of co-education. Accordingly, in 1909, the trustees voted to make Wesleyan strictly a men’s college commencing with September, 1912.

The men in the present senior class decided to lift the ban a few weeks ago and invited the fair ones to unite with them in their commencement exercises.

From the Santa Anna Register (Santa Anna, California), Wednesday, June 5, 1912.
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