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2012 Welcome Letter From President Jane McAuliffe

Posted August 30, 2012

The following email was sent on behalf of President Jane McAuliffe by the President’s Chief of Staff Emily Espenshade on Thursday, August 30: Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff, Welcome to Bryn Mawr’s one hundred and twenty-seventh academic year.  I hope you enjoyed a pleasant summer and are looking forward to the year ahead.  As has become our tradition, […]

Move-In Day for Bryn Mawr’s Class of 2016

Posted August 30, 2012

The Class of 2016 officially arrived on campus Wednesday on a picture perfect day. With the help of customspeople, parents, family, and friends, members of the Class of 2016 unloaded from their vehicles boxes and bags stuffed with everything from cleaning supplies to high-tech electronics; carted everything up flights of stairs or along winding paths; […]

Philadelphia’s ABC Affiliate Reports on Bryn Mawr Earning Top Spot in Washington Monthly Rankings

Posted August 28, 2012

Philadelphia ABC affiliate WPVI-TV is among the media outlets reporting on Bryn Mawr’s #1 spot on Washington Monthly’s 2012 ranking of liberal arts colleges. The news also made headlines in The Philadelphia Inquirer and on Patch.com.

Bryn Mawr Takes Top Spot In Washington Monthly’s Annual Ranking

Posted August 27, 2012
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Bryn Mawr has been ranked number one among liberal arts colleges in the Washington Monthly’s annual ranking of U.S. colleges and universities that contribute most to society. To compile the list, the Monthly‘s editors gathered reams of publicly available data and settled on three criteria: social mobility, research, and service. America’s best colleges, the editors […]

Creative Writing’s Elizabeth Mosier ’84 Writes About Caring for Aging Parents in The Philadelphia Inquirer

Posted August 14, 2012
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In the August 13 Philadelphia Inquirer article “Rethinking Life’s Priorities,” Elizabeth Mosier ’84 writes about the unexpected aspects of her role as “a fulcrum between developing kids and declining parents.” From the article: “Maybe because my grandparents died when my parents (and I) were young, I didn’t know how a longer life curve could change […]

Bryn Mawr Featured in Media Coverage of Changes to College IDs Caused by New Pennsylvania Voter-ID Law

Posted August 3, 2012
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Bryn Mawr was among the colleges and universities featured in this Associated Press article on the ways schools are dealing with new Pennsylvania voter-ID requirements. Kelly Wilkinson ’14 is interning at MSNBC’s “The Last Word” this summer and talked about the changes to the law in this segment (Wilkinson appears at about the 2:20 mark): […]

Creative Writing Program Director Dan Torday Pens Piece for The New York Times

Posted August 1, 2012
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In The Song Remains the Same, Creative Writing Program Director Dan Torday writes about how words of wisdom given to him as a struggling young bluegrass musician by “Tattooed Guitarist” came back to help him years later as he tried to soothe his infant daughter to sleep. From the article: “Suddenly I was just playing, […]

Professor of Education Alison Cook-Sather Returns from Residency at the University of Cambridge

Posted August 1, 2012
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Professor of Education and Coordinator of The Andrew W. Mellon Teaching and Learning Institute Alison Cook-Sather recently returned from her first residency as The Jean Rudduck Visiting Scholar at the University of Cambridge. Cook-Sather, who has been at the forefront of bringing student-voice research and practice into secondary-teacher preparation and college-faculty development, is the first […]