IT WAS FIFTY YEARS AGO TODAY- NOVEMBER 14, 1968- YALE UNIVERSITY TO ADMIT WOMEN STUDENTS FOR FIRST TIME

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It was fifty years ago today- November 14, 1968- Yale University which had been an all-male university during its 267 year history made the announcement that women would be admitted for the first time beginning in the 1969-70 academic year. The proposal was made by Yale University President Kingman Brewster Jr- and referred to the faculty for ratification. The vote was 200 to 1 in favor. Vassar College- Yale’s sister institution which had been an all-women would begin admitting male students that same year.

 

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