In the Media: Gretchen Edwalds-Gilbert Discusses the Future of Women’s Education in CalMatters

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Gretchen Edwalds-Gilbert, acting vice president for academic affairs and professor of biology, spoke with CalMatters about the challenges facing women’s colleges in light of the merger between Mills College, a women’s college in Oakland, and Northeastern University in Boston. “The elite, liberal arts colleges are still doing okay, and they’re not going to go anyplace,” Edwalds-Gilbert says. “But it’s other ones that have less name recognition, lower endowments, cannot make the affordability case, those are going to be ones that are going to be struggling.”