University drops term ‘freshman’ in favor of gender-inclusive language

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Date: October 25th, 2012

Category: Nutty News

North Carolina – What do you call a first-year student at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill? If you said freshman, you’re living back in the Stone Age.

The antiquated term freshman has been excised from official university documents, along with other “non-gender inclusive” terms as part of a commitment “to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our community.”

Consistent with that commitment, gender inclusive terms (chair; first year student; upper-level student, etc.) should be used on University Documents, websites and policies.  Full Article


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4 Responses to “University drops term ‘freshman’ in favor of gender-inclusive language”

  1. Carol Says:


  2. As seen from the eyes of a babe... Says:

    chair; first year student
    Love Seat; Second year student
    Ottoman; Third
    Recliner; forth
    Idiots; All of them

  3. Anonymous Says:

    I and no other Real Woman I have ever known was insulted by the word “freshman”.

  4. FedUpWithIt Says:

    just call them smart-azzed know-nothings & leave it at that !

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