Bryn Mawr in the Media: The Philadelphia Inquirer

Posted December 12th, 2008 at 2:10 pm.

In “Bryn Mawr College eyeing campus in Abu Dhabi,” The Philadelphia Inquirer reports on the College’s preliminary exploration of the possibility of opening a campus in Abu Dhabi.

A note to the BMC community about the potential Abu Dhabi initiative:

Bryn Mawr College is in the process of determining whether it will begin negotiations in June with the government of Abu Dhabi to open a campus there. The College is conducting a thorough review of this opportunity, because it presents a number of issues that require consideration and the collective input of the entire Bryn Mawr community.

As part of preliminary explorations of U.S. educational initiatives and women’s education in Abu Dhabi, a group of Bryn Mawr faculty members and administrators visited the emirate in October, during the College’s Fall Break. Upon its return, the group reported on its initial fact finding and recommended further exploration.

Bryn Mawr is interested in opportunities to demonstrate the power of a liberal-arts education for women not just in the United States, but around the world. The College is at a very early stage in its conversations with colleagues in Abu Dhabi and within its own community, seeking to better understand the challenges and possibilities that a partnership would represent.

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