Prettyman, Cornelius W.

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No Action Taken

In response to President Prettyman's call for coeducation "in the true sense of the term," the Board of Trustees did not take any action. They considered the recommendation to change the ratio of male and female students but chose to do nothing because "action had already been taken sufficient to cover the case." The minutes do not explain to which action this statement refers.

Date: December 9, 1944
Get in line with the best colleges in the country

President Cornelius William Prettyman argues in a letter to the Board of Trustees that Dickinson College should become "a coeducational college in the true sense of the term." He points out that 163 of the 253 students at the college were women and that, in the future, this number would only continue to grow. He adds that women "are entering college in ever greater numbers." Thus, he recommends that Dickinson College educate both male and female students in equal numbers and wishes to enforce a 50-50 ratio of female to male students.

Date: December 9, 1944
The Trustees Order that Lloyd Hall be Repaired before Selling

On motion of. W. L. Woodcock seconded by C. W. Prettyman, the Board of Trustees decided to repair and "put in tenatable condition" the old women's dormitory, Lloyd Hall. The motion was authorized.

Date: June 8, 1914