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Mills students and alumnae commemorate a victory for women-only education

May 10, 2010 3:00:00 AM - latimes.com
In 1990, administrators at the Oakland liberal arts college dropped plans to go coed after the student body revolted. Sticking to its roots turned out to be a wise, if risky, move.

Twenty years ago, they made educational history. The students at Mills College in Oakland revolted against the administration's decision to go coed. The women chanted, they blockaded buildings, they argued their case on television talk shows and they helped produce financial plans for the school's future.

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