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The Last All-Male Class
Philippe Gouamba
Columbia College 1982

I am proud to say that the Class of '82 is a very special class indeed. We made history because CC '82 was the very last all-male class to graduate from the College. Even though I personally voted against the admission of women to the College on the simple grounds that men were not, and are still not, even allowed to apply to Barnard, the Class of '82 and all who participated in that historic vote made a generous and wise decision in allowing women to attend the College. I believe that both the young men and the young women who attend our illustrious College benefit from sexual diversity in the classroom as well as from that certain competitiveness that women bring to the table. Go Lions and Lionesses!

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