|Rea Hall, Chatham College by CampusExplorer|
|Photo of Rea Coffeehouse from The Communique'|
|One of the greats - Don Adam|
Which is why it hit me so hard this afternoon when I received an email from Chatham's Alumni Office about the upcoming vote to change Chatham over to a co-ed institution. Although I understand that these are difficult times for small, private institutions of high education, I am deeply saddened to hear that another one of the sister schools may be lost. After surviving attacks on the usefulness of women's education, after surviving the Great Depression, after surviving through such a long and complex history, thriving for over 140 years, it is troubling that it has come to this. Fortunately, Chatham's fate is not yet sealed. There are a number of regional meetings taking place prior to the board's vote in June. And, if you would like to learn more about the importance of Chatham, of what she means to her alumnae, and of the significance of a women's college education, I would encourage you to check out savechatham.com to learn more.
I may be an accidental women's college graduate, but I am a damn proud one.