Some St. Mary-of-the-Woods students against admitting men

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ST. MARY-OF-THE-WOODS, Ind. (AP) — An all-women’s Catholic college in western Indiana has called off a planned meeting with graduates and the parents of current students as some are opposing the decision to enroll its first male undergraduates on campus this fall.

St. Mary-of-the-Woods College officials decided to allow only current students at Thursday evening’s meeting about the decision announced Tuesday.

Kelsey Hollis of Terre Haute tells the Tribune-Star that many of her fellow students disagree with the decision and believe it is unfair to take away the all-women’s college experience they were promised.

School President Dottie King says the change is needed because studies have found fewer than 2 percent of college-age women will consider attending a single-gender institution.

King says the college will have meetings soon with graduates and parents. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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