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Mount Holyoke Student Group Continues Conversation on Transgender Admissions

Caroline Clowers / Via Twitter: @CarClow


This week, the president of Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts, announced that the all-female liberal arts college has revised its admission policy to include transgender students. The move makes it the second single-sex institution in the country to do so, following a similar policy change by the all-female Mills College near San Francisco in August.

WAMC’s Jessica Bloustein Marshall spoke with Jennie Ochterski, a senior at Mount Holyoke who heads up Open Gates, a student-led community organization dedicated to the full inclusion of trans women at the school. She says while the revised policy is a victory for students at Mount Holyoke, the conversation about the inclusion of transgender students at single-sex institutions is far from over.