Collin Binkley, "He? She? Ze? Colleges add gender-free pronouns, alter policy", AP 9/18/2015
Welcome to Harvard. Feel free to pick a pronoun on this form: __ He. __ She. __ Ze. __ E. __ They.
During the registration process at Harvard University, students are now allowed to indicate which pronouns they use, with suggested gender-neutral options like "ze" or "they." Harvard isn't the first college to embrace gender-neutral pronouns, but it's among a wave of major institutions that are widening their policies and pronouns to acknowledge transgender students, as well as "genderqueer" students, who don't identify as male or female.
The AP article includes this misleading paragraph:
Grammarians, too, have chafed at the idea of pronouns that stretch modern English. Some individuals who don't identify as male or female use the pronoun "they," which some academics say should be reserved for plural subjects.
I don't know anyone with any qualifications as a "grammarian" who is not aware of the long history of singular "they" usage, including in elite sources such as the King James bible and the novels of Jane Austen.
Anyhow, the non-traditional choices are so far a minority taste:
At Harvard, 4,000 students have submitted pronouns so far, with slightly more than 1 percent choosing something other than "he" or "she," said Burke, the registrar.
So something like 50 out of 4,000 — and I bet that most of them chose "they" rather than "ze" or "e".
Meanwhile, something went wrong with the quotation-mark encoding in the photo caption, resulting in this apparent message from another galaxy: