September 23, 2012
A Struggling College for Women Puts 'Everything on the Table'
Matt Roth for The Chronicle
Wilson College opened for the fall semester in what students and faculty members have come to accept as its usual condition: threadbare.
The library has been closed for more than a year because of a steam-heat leak that undermined a floor, and the pool is closed too, because it needs repairs that would cost thousands. There are only 316 undergraduates in Wilson's College for Women, and total enrollment—counting the coed adult-degree and graduate programs—is just 695, a far