Peace College To Change Name, Allow Men Undergrads

Peace College will admit male students to all programs for the first time in the school's 154-year history as part of a significant overhaul that also includes changing its name.

The board of trustees announced the decision Thursday, saying that the school plans to rename itself William Peace University.

Founded in 1857 as Peace Institute, the school offered education for girls and women from kindergarten through college. It later became a two-year, and then a four-year college for women, although men have been able to attend some nighttime classes.

Other recent changes range from a buyout offer to faculty members last fall to plans for new programs.

Trustee Beth Cherry says Peace is changing to meet the evolving needs of students.


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  • by Virgin Location: pirate territory on Jul 22, 2011 at 10:28 AM
    And if you want to party with some sexy girls go to ECU!
  • by The Original ENC Location: enc on Jul 22, 2011 at 08:49 AM
    Bad move. Guess it is about the almighty buck.
  • by Sayin.... Location: Raw Lee on Jul 22, 2011 at 06:06 AM
    The saying used to be "Want a Saint, go to Peace -- want a piece, go to Meredith" Saints can be men or women, right?
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      by Anonymous on Jul 22, 2011 at 07:50 AM in reply to Sayin....
      you are sick...
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      by Anonymous on Jul 22, 2011 at 09:26 AM in reply to Sayin....
      BTW Sayin' the old saying is "Want a Saint go to Peace, Want a piece go to Saint. Want a wife go to Meredith." The saying ivolved all 3 all girl schools in the downtown Raleigh area. St. Mary's, Peace and Meredith.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 22, 2011 at 02:05 AM
    OH YEAH! I want to live in the dorms!
    • reply
      by Anonymous on Jul 22, 2011 at 04:58 AM in reply to
      Male only dorms. Ha
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