Peace University http://wunc.org en Men at Peace http://wunc.org/post/men-peace <p></p><p>Last month, <a href="http://www.peace.edu" target="_blank">Peace College</a> announced that, for the first time in its 154-year history, it will begin admitting men to its undergraduate programs. Along with a new approach, the school has a new name: William Peace University. Many alumnae were outraged and caught off guard by the Board of Trustees’ decision. We take a look at the future of Peace and consider the role that single-sex education plays in our increasingly co-ed world. Host Frank Stasio talks with Debbie Cottrrell, Peace University Provost; Omisade “Billie” Burney-Scott, a Peace graduate from the class of 1987; Jane Stancil, higher education reporter for <a href="http://www.newsobserver.com/" target="_blank">The News &amp; Observer</a> in Raleigh; Jo Allen, president of <a href="http://www.meredith.edu" target="_blank">Meredith College</a>, the lone remaining all-women’s college in Raleigh; and Rosemary Salomone, professor of law at St. John’s University and author of the book “Same, Different, Equal: Rethinking Single-Sex Schooling” (Yale University Press, 2003). Tue, 02 Aug 2011 16:33:00 +0000 Amber Nimocks & Frank Stasio & Anna Cassell 8119 at http://wunc.org Men at Peace Peace Making Major Changes http://wunc.org/post/peace-making-major-changes <p>One of Raleigh's oldest colleges is making some major changes. Peace College will change its name to William Peace University and admit men for the first time.</p><p>The changes are being made to strengthen a college that has taken its lumps of late. Earlier this year, Peace eliminated its music department and laid off a number of faculty members.</p><p>The decision to admit men is the latest and most significant change in the school's recent history. In the 1970s the school became a junior college and in the 1990s it awarded its first four-year degree.</p> Fri, 22 Jul 2011 09:35:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 8320 at http://wunc.org