Cash-strapped California college makes layoffs, bans men

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A cash-strapped San Francisco Bay Area college is laying off tenured professors rather than allowing men into the all-women's college.

KCBS reports (http://cbsloc.al/2ud9bED ) Mills College President Beth Hillman says rather than admitting male undergraduates to boost admission and raise money, the school trustees voted to fire five tenured professors.

The college says it doesn't anticipate future reductions. In addition to the layoffs, some faculty members are looking at retirement options.

The college was established in 1852 as an all-women's campus. It is one of 36 women's colleges remaining in the United States.

In 1990, students resisted efforts to make the school co-ed. Hundreds of students occupied the campus for 13 days until the school's trustees reversed their decision.

The school has roughly 1,345 undergraduate and graduate students.
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Information from: KCBS-AM.

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