Bringing Higher Education Into the Wild in Alaska
Anya Kamenetz, NPR
For Laura Marcus, dreams of college began with a rejection. As a high schooler in Indiana, she wanted to attend Deep Springs College, a small institution located on a working cattle ranch in California. Students practice self-governance. That is, they help run the school.
There was one problem: From its founding in 1917 up until 2018, Deep Springs accepted only men.
By the time she got to Yale University, Marcus had decided that if she wouldn't be allowed into Deep Springs, she'd create a new one—and it would be open to all.