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Nina R. W. Cohen ’12 Named a 2012 Rhodes Scholar

Posted November 21, 2011

Nina R. W. Cohen ’12 is one of 32 outstanding students to be named a member of the American Rhodes Scholar Class of 2012. Cohen and her fellow Rhodes Scholars were selected from a pool of 830 candidates who had been nominated by their colleges and universities. From the Rhodes website… “Nina R.W. Cohen, Newton, […]

TEDxBrynMawrCollegeWomen Event to be Held in Goodhart on Thursday, Dec. 1

Posted November 17, 2011

Bryn Mawr College will be hosting a live stream of TEDxWomen on Thursday, Dec. 1. The all-day event will take place in Goodhart Hall’s  McPherson Auditorium. Registration information can be found on the TEDxBrynMawrCollegeWomen website. TEDxBrynMawrCollegeWomen is being organized by Bryn Mawr College’s Katharine Houghton Hepburn Center, the Self-Government Association, and the College Communications Office. Announced […]

Photo Slideshow: Judith Butler’s Flexner Lectureship

Posted November 17, 2011

During her three-week residency on campus as the 2011 Mary Flexner Lecturer, eminent philosopher and social critic Judith Butler has been thoroughly integrated into Bryn Mawr’s campus life. Butler has made appearances not only at her three public lectures, but in faculty seminars following the lectures, several classes associated with the lectureship, a Center for Visual […]

New Study Finds Graduates of Liberal-Arts Colleges To Be Most Satisfied With Their College Experience

Posted November 17, 2011

When it comes to getting a first job out of college, gaining admission to graduate school, or generally preparing to meet life’s challenges, graduates of residential liberal-arts colleges like Bryn Mawr give their college experience higher marks than do graduates of private or public universities, according to a new national study. The study, which was […]

Geologist’s Grant Offers Bryn Mawr Students Several Research Opportunities, Including a Trip to the Arctic

Posted November 17, 2011

Two Bryn Mawr students will have the chance to join Geology Lecturer Lynne Elkins on a trip to the waters north of Iceland next summer as Elkins and her fellow researchers try to better understand volcanic activity in the area. The researchers plan to explore the mechanisms driving the production of new ocean crust occurring […]

Bryn Mawr-Haverford Rugby Featured on

Posted November 10, 2011

The Bryn Mawr-Gladwyne Patch, a hyperlocal online news source, used the Bryn Mawr-Haverford Horned Toads’ recent match against Ursinus to explain the game of rugby. The article features a photo slide show of the two teams in action. Here’s one of the images (Courtesy of To see the full slide show, go to the […]

Bryn Mawr’s James Wright Appointed Director of American School of Classical Studies at Athens

Posted November 10, 2011

Professor and William R. Kenan Jr. Chair in the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology James Wright, Ph.D. ’78, has been appointed to a five-year term as the director of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, beginning in July 2012. Wright, whose research focuses on the pre- and protohistory of the Aegean […]

Bryn Mawr-Haverford Theater Presents Gertrude Stein’s “Listen to Me”

Posted November 10, 2011

The Theater Program of Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges will present Gertrude Stein’s “Listen to Me” as directed by Mark Lord and designed by Maiko Matsushime Nov. 11-13 and 17-19 at 7:30 p.m. Audience members are urged to wear comfortable shoes, expect the unexpected and to make reservations in advance by emailing or calling (610) […]

Class of 2012 Kicks Off Senior Gift Campaign With Record Numbers

Posted November 10, 2011

On Thursday, Oct. 27, more than 100 members of the Class of 2012 donated to the Senior Gift at its kick-off event.  This record-breaking effort amounted to over 30 percent participation from the class, which aims to best the Class of 2011’s 84 percent participation by Convocation on May 17, 2012. Seniors flooded the senior […]

Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe and Fellow Higher-Education Leaders Call for Increased Global Collaboration

Posted November 10, 2011

A panel of higher-education experts including Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe has issued a report calling for increased and more fully engaged collaboration between U.S. colleges and universities and institutions abroad. Titled Strength through Global Leadership and Engagement: U.S. Higher Education in the 21st Century, the report was commissioned by the board of the American Council on Education. […]

Photos From a Snowy Lantern Night

Posted November 10, 2011

Amelia Lee Zhi Yi ’13 captured some amazing photos of Lantern Night that she’s allowed us to share. As has been the tradition since 1906, the class of 2015 received its lanterns in the Thomas Hall Cloister. Lantern Night marked the first time the Cloister was open to the public since renovation work on Thomas […]

CNN Asks Bryn Mawr’s Jonathan Lanning to Grade Presidential Candidates on Understanding of Econ 101

Posted November 10, 2011
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CNN Money asked Bryn Mawr Assistant Professor Jonathan Lanning and several other economics professors whether, on the basis of their campaign positions, the current crop of presidential hopefuls would get a passing grade in an Econ 101 class. While the candidates’ rhetoric may make for good soundbites, their analysis and understanding of key economic principles […]

Bryn Mawr Student Among “Millennials” Interviewed by NPR’s Morning Edition about Their Support of Obama

Posted November 10, 2011

In 2008, Millennials—those born between 1981 and 1993—voted for President Barack Obama by a ratio of two to one in his race for the White House against Senator John McCain. According to this NPR Morning Edition story, a new report by the Pew Research Center shows that support of Obama among millennials may be slipping. […]

Grad Group to Host Eighth Biennial Symposium, Titled “Feed Your Head: Food as Material and Metaphor”

Posted November 3, 2011

Darra Goldstein, a pioneer in the field of food studies, will deliver the keynote address at “Feed Your Head: Food as Material and Metaphor,” the eighth biennial graduate-student symposium organized and hosted by graduate students in Bryn Mawr College’s interdisciplinary Graduate Group in Archaeology, Classics, and History of Art. Scheduled for next Friday, Nov. 11, […]

Women in Public Service Project to Launch at State Department Colloquium

Posted November 3, 2011

The Women in Public Service Project, a partnership to advance women’s leadership in politics and governance worldwide, will host its inaugural colloquium next month at the U.S. Department of State. Since the initiative was announced last spring, representatives from Bryn Mawr and sister institutions—Barnard, Mount Holyoke, Smith, and Wellesley—have worked with the State Department to […]