SEXES: Not Coed - Or Dead

Not Coed -- Or Dead

When the trustees of Mills College announced three weeks ago that the only hope of saving the 138-year-old women's school in Oakland from a looming financial crisis would be to begin admitting undergraduate men next year, they were probably unprepared for the severity of the reaction. Students wept, boycotted classes and mounted noisy demonstrations, chanting, "Traitors!" and "Better dead than coed!"

To help close the budgetary gap, graduates raised $3 million in a week-long telephone campaign, and started a rescue plan that would add $10 million to the college's $72 million endowment by doubling the yearly gift from the alumnae association....

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