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Ellen Vari ’13 Receives Fulbright Teaching Assistantship to Argentina

Posted March 28, 2013
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At age six, Ellen Vari ’13 was less than happy that her parents enrolled her in an elementary school across town with a partial-immersion Spanish program. “All the people that I knew up to that point were going to our neighborhood school, and I was going about 45 minutes away to a school with nobody […]

Admissions Officers Review “Admission” on

Posted March 28, 2013

Bryn Mawr College Admissions Officers, accompanied by Susan Snyder, an education reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer, saw and reviewed the new Tina Fey/Paul Rudd comedy Admission last night. In the film, Fey (who created and portrayed Liz Lemon, a character who attended Bryn Mawr College and the University of Maryland ‘on a partial competitive jazz […]

Meenakshi Gopinath, President of India’s Lady Shri Ram College, to Give Commencement Address on May 18

Posted March 28, 2013
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Meenakshi Gopinath, president of India’s Lady Shri Ram College and an advocate for women’s education and empowerment and peace in the region, will give Bryn Mawr’s Commencement address on Saturday, May 18. A political scientist with expertise in Gandhian thought, security, gender, peacebuilding, and Indian politics, Gopinath was the first woman to serve on the […]

360° Offerings for Fall 2013 Announced

Posted March 28, 2013

Bryn Mawr is offering four 360° course clusters for the fall 2013 semester. “Contemplative Traditions” will be the first repeat 360° and “To Protect the Health of the Public,” “Modern Art in Exhibition,” and “Perspectives on Sustainability: Disasters and Rebuilding in Japan,” will be offered for the first time. “The 360° clusters offered this fall […]

Samyuktha Natarajan ’15 Named Newman Civic Fellow

Posted March 26, 2013

Samyuktha Natarajan ’15 was awarded a 2013 Newman Civic Fellows Award by Campus Compact. This award honors inspiring college student leaders who have demonstrated their investment in finding solutions to the challenges that face our communities throughout the country. Natarajan is a student leader active in issues of public education and environmental justice. During her first two […]

Creative Writing Director Daniel Torday Interviewed on

Posted March 21, 2013

Bryn Mawr Director of Creative Writing Daniel Torday recently discussed his award-winning book, The Sensualist, in the “Art Attack” column on Torday’s novella, a coming-of-age story about a Baltimore teenager, won a 2012 National Jewish Book Award — the 2012 Foundation for Jewish Culture’s Goldberg Prize for Outstanding Debut Fiction. From A big […]

Project Dorm Room Winners Announced

Posted March 21, 2013

Last month, the winners of Bryn Mawr’s Project Dorm Room competition were announced. This is the fifth year that Residentials Life has held this photo contest, which is open to all resident undergraduate students. Rooms entered into Project Dorm Room are first judged by the student body, and then the grand prize winner is chosen […]

Students Travel to Marseille, France, as Part of 360°

Posted March 21, 2013

As part of “The Mediterranean as a Crossroads: History, Migrations, Identities,” one of three 360° course clusters being offered this spring, students traveled to Marseille, France, during spring break. In addition to touring the area, they spent time with social workers to get a better understanding of the challenges facing modern immigrants in the region. […]

Melanie Rowe ’13 Focuses Thesis Research on Personal Experiences

Posted March 21, 2013

Growing up in a rural, working-class family, Melanie Rowe ’13 never imagined that she would be graduating from Bryn Mawr College and pursuing her MBA/MPH at Case Western Reserve University. Her parents instilled in her a strong respect for hard work and an understanding that some people may relate certain mannerisms or appearance to a person’s […]

Today’s the Day For Bryn Mawr’s Class of 2017

Posted March 21, 2013

For the 2,700+ students who applied for admission to Bryn Mawr’s Class of 2017, the wait is finally over as of 4 p.m. today. That’s when decisions are posted online and applicants can find out if they have been accepted. With the highest number of applicants in Bryn Mawr’s history vying to join this year’s […]

Philip L. Kilbride Memorial Celebration Held at Bryn Mawr College

Posted March 21, 2013

Family, friends, colleagues, and students are invited to celebrate Philip L. Kilbride at Bryn Mawr College on April 5 & 6, 2013.  Please RSVP to Academic Administrative Assistant Karen Sulpizio at; 610-526-5030. Click on the below image to enlarge.

Bryn Mawr Economist Publishes Research on Democracy and Economic Development in Connection With Course

Posted March 21, 2013

In the course “Democracy and Development,” Professors Michael Rock (Economics) and Marc Ross (Political Science) join students in examining democracy’s “third wave,” which occurred from 1974 to 1990 and during which the number of democracies in the world grew from 39 to 117. The aim of the course is to get students to examine what […]

Bryn Mawr Board of Trustees Announces President Jane McAuliffe Will Step Down After Term Concludes in June 2013

Posted March 19, 2013

The Board of Trustees of Bryn Mawr College today announced that Dr. Jane McAuliffe will step down as President of the College upon the completion of her current term on June 30, 2013. The Board of Trustees will appoint an Interim President for the 2013-2014 academic year, and will conduct a national search for the […]

President Jane McAuliffe Mentioned in Huffington Post Article About “Symposium on Gender Inequality in Emerging Markets”

Posted March 14, 2013

This Feb. 27 Huffington Post (U.K.) article on the “Symposium on Gender Inequality in Emerging Markets” mentions Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe as one of the attendees.

TEMA Youth Choir and Bi-Co Chamber Singers Reunite For Bryn Mawr Concert

Posted March 14, 2013

The TEMA Youth Choir of Ghana joined the Bi-Co Chamber Singers in an open rehearsal and informal concert last Thursday, held in the Campus Center. This is the second time the two choirs have sung together; the Chamber Singers traveled to Ghana in 2007 as part of their international touring program for a joint concert. […]

GSSWSR Professor Dana Becker’s New Book on Stress Makes Headlines

Posted March 14, 2013

GSSWSR Professor Dana Becker is making lots of news with her new book “One Nation Under Stress.” Becker has an opinion piece in Time, a review in the New Republic, and she was interviewed on NPR’s “All Things Considered.” In addition, influential blogger Andrew Sullivan picked up on the New Republic review. From the New […]

Meet Your New SGA President: Natalie Kato ’14

Posted March 11, 2013

When students united to form the Bryn Mawr College Self-Government Association (SGA) in 1892, the College became the first institution of higher education in the United States to give students responsibility not only for enforcing rules of behavior upon themselves, but also for deciding what those rules should be. It was considered a radical experiment […]

Bryn Mawr Named to President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction For Fifth Year

Posted March 11, 2013

The Corporation of National and Community Service has honored Bryn Mawr College with a slot on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction. This is the fifth year Bryn Mawr has been honored with this award. The Community Service Honor Roll, launched in 2006, is the highest federal recognition a school can achieve […]

Bryn Mawr Holds Digital Humanities Workshop in Connection With Project on Cold War-Era Mind Control

Posted March 8, 2013
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Bryn Mawr College is holding a digital humanities workshop on Thursday, March 21 and Friday, March 22, in the Benham Gateway Conference Room. All are invited to attend. The workshop, titled “Traces of Mind Control From Cold War America: Exploring the Challenges of International Digital Humanities Initiatives,” covers the challenges of completing small scale cooperative […]

Bryn Mawr Mourns the Passing of Beloved Dean Karen Tidmarsh

Posted March 3, 2013
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UPDATE: A memorial service for Dean Karen Tidmarsh will be held the afternoon of Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013 in Thomas Great Hall. More details will be added when available. Karen MacAusland Tidmarsh, beloved long-time Dean of the College at Bryn Mawr College, died at age 63 in her Haverford home on March 2, 2013, of […]