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Penn State will stop using male-specific terms like ‘freshman’


Faculty at Penn State University voted to remove male-specific terms like “freshman” and ”upperclassman” in favor of referring to students by year to be more inclusive. The school’s president will get to weigh in before changes could be enacted.

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