Nobles Magazine Spring 2015

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Celebrating 40 Years of Women and Coeducation at Nobles



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IN FALL 2015, Nobles will begin its sesquicentennial celebration. Thank you, George Washington Copp Noble, for founding a remarkable school in 1866. Many Nobles magazine readers owe much knowledge, joy and occupation to your energy and ambition. A more recent milestone came in the 1974–75 academic year, when, under the leadership of Headmaster Ted Gleason and Board President Robert Lawrence ’44, Nobles transitioned from a boys’ school to a coeducational school. Sept. 18, 1974, marks the moment when 84 young women became Nobles’ first female students. And what a difference the women have made. Full disclosure: A lot of remarkable people—men and women—have contributed to what Nobles has become since that bold decision. Here we claim only to capture a suggestion of the significance of that historic decision and its implementation. So we are missing about 7,381 or so relevant and related stories. (If you think they are ones we should cover soon, send the magazine staff a note at By sharing 40 facts, stories and people profiles, we recognize and thank George Washington Copp Noble, Ted Gleason, Bob Lawrence and those who came after and in between, who shaped a place that inspires women and men to give their best.

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