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Students Thank Donors During “Give a Hoot Week”

Posted February 28, 2013

During this year’s Give a Hoot Celebration, students signed a record 5,000 thank you cards to send to donors. In addition to the cards, some students expressed their gratitude via video. Bryn Mawr Give a Hoot symbolically marks the point halfway through the school year when revenue from students’ tuition ceases to support the operational […]

The Philadelphia Inquirer Profiles Former Bryn Mawr President Harris Wofford

Posted February 28, 2013

Bryn Mawr’s fifth president, Harris Wofford, who led the college from 1970 to 1978, was profiled by The Philadelphia Inquirer on Feb. 28. Wofford was profiled in connection with being awarded the Presidential Citizens Medal earlier this month. From the article: Omnipresent as a civil-rights and antipoverty crusader in the 20th century, Wofford remains an […]

Dick Gregory Interviewed by Huffington Post Blogger in Advance of Talk at Bryn Mawr College

Posted February 28, 2013
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Huffington Post blogger Lonna Saunders interviewed legendary comedian and social activist Dick Gregory in advance of his keynote address today at 7:30 p.m. in Thomas Great Hall in celebration of Black History Month. Gregory’s sure-to-be fascinating talk (sponsored by Sisterhood and the Pensby Center) is free and open to the public. From the interview: Q. […]

New Book from GSSWSR Professor Dana Becker Asks, “Have We Become Too Stressed about Stress?”

Posted February 28, 2013
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From the mundane beep of a cell phone announcing the arrival of yet another new message to the horrors of the evening news, stress, it seems, is all around us. But what if we’ve become too stressed about stress? Might it be keeping us from paying more attention to the problems that are making us […]

English Professor Bethany Schneider Talks About Bryn Mawr Students in Promotion of Debut Novel

Posted February 28, 2013
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“Stubborn, amazing, brilliant, exciting, fun, stubborn.” Those are the words Bryn Mawr Professor of English Bethany Schneider (aka Bee Ridgway) uses to describe Bryn Mawr students in a video produced to promote her debut novel, which is coming out in the U.S. and U.K. and which is being translated into five other languages. The River […]

Harvard President Drew Gilpin Faust ’68 Critiques New “College Scorecard”

Posted February 22, 2013

In a New York Times letter to the editor, Harvard President Drew Gilpin Faust ’68 critiques the federal government’s new “College Scorecard.” From the letter… I graduated from Bryn Mawr College in 1968, and my first job was working for the Department of Housing and Urban Development. My starting salary was low, but I was […]

Hannah Smith ’14 Talks Publishing, Politics, and Activism at Bryn Mawr

Posted February 21, 2013

On Feb. 12, the Huffington Post published junior Hannah Smith’s article, “Women’s Underrepresentation in Politics Makes Women’s Colleges Relevant.” In 2011, a piece by Smith was published on the New York Times blog “The Choice” about her experience choosing and attending a women’s college. The College Communications Office asked Smith to share her thoughts on […]

Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program Now Offers Master’s Opportunity

Posted February 21, 2013
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The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program continues to grow, introducing a new component in which Bi-Co undergrads can attend one year at the University of Pennsylvania to complete a master’s degree in education. Students can use their Noyce scholarship to pay the additional one-year tuition to complete the degree.

BMC Noyce Scholars Talk About Teaching Experiences

Posted February 21, 2013

The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program is funded by the National Science Foundation and seeks to encourage talented science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) majors and professionals to become K-12 mathematics and science teachers. At the end of this academic year, the first three Bryn Mawr Noyce scholars will graduate. Did you have a favorite […]

Media Coverage of Patti Smith Being Awarded the Hepburn Medal

Posted February 14, 2013

The awarding of the 2013 Hepburn Medal to Patti Smith made both local and national headlines. The Associated Press reported on Patti Smith being awarded the 2013 Hepburn Medal and the article was picked up by media outlets across the nation, including the Detroit Free Press, The San Francisco Chronicle, and The Washington Post. Locally, […]

Chemistry Professor Michelle Francl Takes on “Chemophobia” in Slate Article

Posted February 14, 2013
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In the Slate article, “Don’t Take Medical Advice From the New York Times Magazine: The Dangerous Chemophobia Behind its Popular Story About Childhood Arthritis,” Bryn Mawr Professor of Chemistry Michelle Francl points out the possible dangers of benignly named alternative medicines. Francl’s article created a lot of buzz online, with more than 6,500 Facebook “likes” and […]

I was Patti Smith’s Roadie (for a day)

Posted February 14, 2013

Bryn Mawr Now guest blogger Laura Reeve is a Bryn Mawr senior studying English and Creative Writing. She also works part-time as a program assistant at Girls Rock Philly, a local music and mentoring organization dedicated to empowering girls and young women through music education and other creative activities. On campus she has been a […]

Hannah Smith ’14 Writes About the Importance of Women’s Colleges in The Huffington Post

Posted February 14, 2013
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An opinion piece by Hannah Smith ’14 about the relevancy of women’s colleges in the current political age was posted by The Huffington Post on Feb. 12. In the article, titled “Women’s Underrepresentation in Politics Makes Women’s Colleges Relevant,” Smith argues that women’s colleges can play a major role in remedying the substantial gender gap […]

Patti Smith Receives 2013 Hepburn Medal and Performs for Students

Posted February 14, 2013
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Whether she was meeting with students in the afternoon or accepting the 2013 Hepburn Medal in the evening, Patti Smith showed the warmth, humility, and plain-spoken authenticity when she came to campus last week that makes her memoir Just Kids such an irresistible read. And though at times when she spoke you could hear the […]

Generous Gift Leads to Paid Internship Opportunities For Graduating Bryn Mawr Seniors

Posted February 14, 2013
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Thanks to the generosity of one of the members of the board of trustees as well as several other donors, Bryn Mawr seniors have an opportunity to take advantage of two $30,000 paid internships after they graduate- one at international relief and development organization CARE and the other at Women’s World Banking, the only microfinance […]

Student Photos Appear in New York Times Slide Show

Posted February 7, 2013
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The latest “Education Life” supplement in The New York Times features photos from students of memorable class assignments. Two photos submitted by Bryn Mawr students made the online slide show and one, submitted by Dorothy Shu ’13, made the print edition. Go here to see the slideshow. Shu submitted a photo of a project she’d […]

Patti Smith Accepts Hepburn Medal Feb. 7

Posted February 7, 2013
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Patti Smith will accept the 2013 Hepburn Medal at a ceremony in Goodhart Hall this evening. To follow along with events occurring throughout the day search the hashtag #BMCHepburn on Twitter. We plan to post some photos on Facebook tomorrow and to have a complete wrap-up next week. Smith will be performing at 4 p.m. […]

Bryn Mawr Chemists’ Synthesis of Key Molecule Highlighted in the Journal of the American Chemical Society

Posted February 6, 2013
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The work of Chemistry Professor Sharon Burgmayer’s research group was recently highlighted by the Journal of the American Chemical Society. “This article is the culmination of decades of research in my labs devoted to creating a model compound for the reactive center in molybdenum enzymes,” says Burgmayer. Molybdenum is a chemical element found in all […]

Owl Investment Group Ranked Fourth in Adirondack Cup

Posted February 5, 2013

The Bryn Mawr College Owl Investment Group (OIG) is currently ranked fourth in the Adirondack Cup, an initiative through which college and graduate students can create their own hypothetical small cap portfolio for six months. The Adirondack Cup runs from October 2012 to April 2013 and at the end of this time, the portfolio with […]