In a short press conference this afternoon, Chancellor Tien officially announced that UC Berkeley, starting next semester, would be co-ed. He said that the decision to start admitting males to the university was made “after weeks and weeks of painful deliberation.”
Tien said that “this decision may shock several people, but my mind is made up. The boys are coming in.” After talking for several more minutes about the plan to admit men next semester, Tien suddenly stopped and said, “wait, I’m thinking of Mills. We’ve already got boys, haven’t we?”
Before an abrupt ending of the press conference he added that he was considering making Fridays “free dress days” when students would not have to wear the school uniform to classes.