Smith College will now admit transgender women.

Smith College, one of the largest women’s colleges in the United States, will now admit transgender women.

The new admissions policy, announced Saturday, makes Smith the sixth women’s college in the U.S. — in addition to Mount Holyoke, Simmons, Mills, Bryn Mawr and Wellesley colleges — to make similar policy reversals. But the work of trans inclusion at women’s colleges isn’t over yet.

The next women’s college to announce it will accept trans women as students is a big one: Smith College, the largest of the Seven Sisters. 

In a statement on the college’s website, Smith president Kathleen McCartney and board chair Elizabeth Mugar Eveillard explained that “concepts of female identity have evolved” since the school’s founding in 1871. “The board’s decision affirms Smith’s unwavering mission and identity as a women’s college, our commitment to representing the diversity of women’s lived experiences, and the college’s exceptional role in the advancement of women worldwide,” they wrote. Smith’s announcement follows decisions by Wellesley, Bryn Mawr, Mount Holyoke, Mills, and Simmons college to admit some trans applicants.

The policy change follows the school’s 2013 decision not to admit Calliope Wong, a trans woman who was denied admission from Smith because a federal financial aid form indicated she was male. In an FAQ released with the announcement, Smith clarified that it still considers itself a women’s college, and, as such, will only accept applications from students who self-identify as female — meaning trans men and students with non-binary gender identities are not eligible for admission.

Finally. Finally. Finally. Keep ‘em coming. 

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Brave waitress sends a message directly to the Kansas governor on his meal check

Chloe Hough decided to leave work with a bang. Her last day as a waitress at the Topeka, Kansas, restaurant Boss Hawg’s became a lot more interesting when the state’s governor, Sam Brownback, stopped by on Saturday. As the meal was wrapping up, Hough decided to share a little more than the dessert menu with him. It was the perfect thing to say.

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