RMWC hopes to attract men with sports

<p>Ground floor opportunity here.</p>

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<p>Barrons, to be honest if I was an 18 year old male again with a desire to be at an LAC, the whole 90+% women thing would be quite enough incentive for me. The fact that it's a quality school plus the idea that someone might go out with me? I'd have been on that like a duck on a Junebug.</p>

<p>Well, I doubt they want to put THAT in their brochures.</p>

<p>Marketing. Hey , everyone loves that AFLAC duck. ;)</p>

<p>LOL! :) </p>

<p>Forget the sports. Open up a computer engineering department. Nerdy males everywhere will be thrilled at the opportunity to be in the midst of a zillion women with no competition.</p>

<p>a zillion women who hate the men for being there . . .</p>

<p>I think it is a wonderful idea to add men's sports. There are many young men who want to play and enjoy the fraternity of their team.Now, let's see WHAT THE COACHES are like.Will they give young American boys a chance or will winning be so important that they seek out foreign players.</p>

<p>Well, in the last year they've had some articles in the higher ed & national press about the enrollment boost offered by adding football teams. I know those have been discussed here.</p>

<p>One thing that is upsetting to alums (from what I have seen) and to students too (I assume) is that renovating and adding to athletic facilities represents some serious cash outlay. It's galling to have your board say "we're in too much financial trouble to stay all-women" but then turn around and spend a large amount of money to attract & serve male students. I think those who loved R-MWC as a single-sex school, and who believed that mission was important, would have liked to see such monies spent in ways designed to preserve it as a woman's college. They believed such expenditures would be worth it--whereas the board presumably saw it as betting on a losing horse.</p>

<p>So true, hoedown...</p>