‘Randy Mac’ needs new name
On Saturday, the trustees of Randolph-Macon Woman's College, despite the chants of critics and a possible legal threat by former gubernatorial hopeful Wyatt Durrette, voted to admit men to the Lynchburg institution. Yesterday's showdown comes to life in an Associated Press story. Left unstated is what a coed R-MWC might be called. They can't just call it Randolph-Macon College because–- believe it or not–- there's already an institution by that name over in Ashland.
Maybe they'll do what Christopher Newport College, Mary Washington College, Hampton Institute, and Hollins College did: just upgrade themselves to "university" status before the folks in Ashland beat them to the punch.
Also left unsaid is what becomes of that possible legal challenge sent in a multi-page letter earlier this week by Durrette. On behalf of a group of alumnae, he wrote that trustees would have to get the institution's charter changed before making such a monumental move.