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Graduate studies in women's studies and/or LGBTQ studies
by Whitney (wwhittneyy)
at May 13th, 2012 (02:21 pm)

Hey everyone!
I'm currently researching graduate schools for the future. I'm looking for women's colleges in the U.S. that have Master's programs in women's studies. Also, women's colleges with graduate studies in queer theory or LGBTQ studies? The schools do not have to have both programs. I am just interested in seeing my options and receiving opinions and advice from others. Does anyone have any input on which schools are best?

Also, which schools are less conservative? My views are more in the leftist direction and I'm a lesbian, so a less conservative women's college would serve me best.

Thank you for any help you can offer me. 

Kate [userpic]
by Kate (katetherobot)
at May 5th, 2012 (04:11 pm)

Mood:: giddy

Hello! I'm hoping you all can help me find a few good schools to look into. I definitely want to go to a predominantly female college for grad school (co-ed is fine, but all-ladies is preferred!) and I'm not sure where to start. Some facts:

I'm currently a junior at the University of Iowa. My gpa is somewhere in the 3.5 range (eh, I'm going to try to raise it next year!) and I'm not at all the type to get involved (hate clubs/people/resume-packing!) but have done a few things in my field which should look nice to admissions folks. And I have an undying passion for the field of study I want to pursue: Classics (Latin and Greek, ancient Mediterranean culture in general). To me, grad school sounds like the most fun I could possibly have (reading even more Euripides? Teaching an elementary Latin class??), and I hope my enthusiasm will help.

So, here's what I'm looking for:
1. a school that will likely take me in despite my less-than-stellar resume
(My dream school since 7th grade has been Vassar. I'd also die to get into Mt. Holyoke or Bryn Mawr. I don't think any of those schools are within reach. A school that's less "selective"/well-known, I guess?)
2. a great Classics program, ideally with a focus on literature and women's studies
3. a location in the southwest US would be nice, though not at all necessary
4. tons of lesbians is a must, though I'm sure it won't be much of a problem for any school! :)
5. a great music scene would be nice, but again, not at all necessary!

I hope you can help me. Thanks in advance!

lala [userpic]
Chatham Alums?
by lala (ls56)
at January 10th, 2012 (08:27 pm)


The Rea Coffeehouse History Project is the labor of love of a core group of women who ran the all-ages music venue from 2000-2003 on the campus of Chatham University (then Chatham College) in Pittsburgh, PA.
The mission of the Rea Coffeehouse History Project is to document and collect decades of ephemera (flyers, set lists, photos, videos, stories) in a single archive to preserve the history of one of Pittsburgh's most vibrant grassroots entertainment venues.

Did your band play its first show at Rea? Do you still listen to mix tapes from a Rea Coffeehouse tape swapping party? Whether you have a stash of flyers in your attic or added some graffiti to the wall with a Sharpie, we want you to share your stories here[at the facebook page]!

Scott P [userpic]
April Fools Day
by Scott P (purplesquirrel)
at April 1st, 2011 (04:00 pm)

Be sure visit Bryn Mawr College's home page today! I love schools where the administration has a sense of humor.

A [userpic]
Oral Histories Project
by A (beginning)
at February 17th, 2011 (12:08 pm)

Hi, everyone!

I am working on an oral histories project involving women who attended closed (not merely now co-ed) women's colleges of the 1970s and earlier. I am particularly interested in coordinate colleges of male institutions that closed their coordinates once they went co-ed. (Example: Pembroke College, which closed when it was absorbed into Brown.)

I know it's a long shot, but if you happen to know any older alums who attended defunct women's colleges, please let me know!

katie bowie [userpic]
Question about Sweet Briar
by katie bowie (atmosfears)
at August 11th, 2010 (07:23 pm)

Mood:: curious
Music:: width of a circle | david bowie

Hello, everyone!

I've been really interested in Sweet Briar for a few months now, and I'm looking at applying next year. However, the more I look into it, the more skeptical I get. I'm all about Sweet Briar's academics and I love their traditions and all, but at the same time, I'm a little worried.

I've been judged by people a lot since I was about twelve due to my piercings, and now that I've gotten a tattoo, that sort of doubled the pressure on me to be so-called "normal." While I feel like I could sort of blossom and find a place at Sweet Briar, I'm also not sure because I've read a lot about that a lot of the girls are sort snooty or conservative or whatever. It'd be really hard for me to travel all that way and visit the campus to see what it's really like for myself because I live in Maine.

So what do you guys think? Should I listen to what other people are saying? If I'm going to spend four years of my life in one place, I want to be happy. Would some of my liberal views and my style be accepted there?

squee [userpic]
Free Amazon Prime for students
by squee (theonlytime)
at August 8th, 2010 (02:39 am)

Amazon is currently giving free 1 year memberships to Amazon Prime (free 2 day shipping, $3.99 overnight shipping) to current students with a .edu email address: http://www.amazon.com/gp/student/signup/info I'm not sure how long they're offering this (it doesn't say on the site).

Just thought i'd give fellow students the heads up on this in case you haven't heard about it yet. This is going to save me a ton on shipping textbooks this year!

lala [userpic]
taking away space from the undergrads
by lala (ls56)
at July 27th, 2010 (10:40 am)


"there was en e-mail sent out recently that told the students that next year they will be putting male and female grad-students on the top floor of woodland. integrating older males into an supposed all female undergraduate space. i for one am not happy that they are not only kicking out people that had already signed up to live there, but are now taking away the comfort of a safe space for women. the grad students already have 5 buildings on 5th ave, and are now also being put in the apartments of fickes and the top floor/s of woodland."

more at the facebook page

My question here is, is this part of a trend in women's colleges or small liberal arts colleges?

I know there's a trend to make colleges more grad friendly, because they make the college money, but this seems to be a bit beyond the pale.

Liz [userpic]
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods
by Liz (cant_wake_up)

Hi there, I was wondering if anyone could help me. I am a junior transferring to SMWC as an external degree student and I was wondering how registration for classes works. I can't seem to find a course catalog or anything. I am still waiting for my advisor to contact me about this. I am a planner and, at my other schools, I usually have every quarter planned in advance so, without knowing what the heck I'm doing, I feel a little lost. I feel like time is ticking away until the first day of spring quarter (April 8th) and I don't even know what classes are available to me so I feel like I won't get to go. I have a feeling SMWC is run a little different than the schools I have attended in the past. Any help?

A [userpic]
by A (beginning)
at February 26th, 2010 (09:01 pm)

I thought you'd all like this, assuming you haven't found it yet: Can you name all of the American women's colleges? :)

For anyone wondering, the top most-recognized ones are: Spoiler; gives quiz answers, obviouslyCollapse )

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