New president of Indiana's Wabash College says no thoughts of changing all-male tradition

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Wabash College has no plans to change its all-male tradition of 181 years by starting to admit women, the Indiana institution's new president said.

Gregory Hess, who was inaugurated this month as president of the 900-student private liberal arts college in Crawfordsville, said Wabash expects to remain one of three all-male colleges left in the country.

Hess told the Journal & Courier that stance isn't meant to limit the opportunities for women in higher education, pointing out that he has a daughter in college and another who is a high school senior.

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