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English Professor Bethany Schneider Appears on NBC’s Today Show

Posted May 30, 2013

The Today show enlisted the help of Bryn Mawr Associate Professor of English Bethany Schneider for a hidden-camera piece on term paper ghost writers. When asked at the end of the piece what professors can do to combat this problem, Schneider replies, “Well, I can teach my butt off and make my students want nothing […]

Bryn Mawr College Commencement 2013

Posted May 22, 2013

Undeterred by the threat of rain, hundreds of family members and friends gathered on Merion Green on Saturday, May 18, to celebrate Bryn Mawr’s Class of 2013. To see photos from the above slide show, visit this online gallery. Prior to receiving their degrees, the Class of 2013 heard from Commencement Speaker Meenakshi Gopinath, president […]

Commencement Celebration Continues at Garden Party

Posted May 22, 2013

Each year, as the seniors are preparing to receive their diplomas, a whole other kind of preparation is going on across campus. Garden Party, a tradition first mentioned in a College publication in 1916, is a tea party held to celebrate the new graduates. It provides an opportunity to introduce their families to their professors […]

Growth and Structure of Cities Associate Professor Ellen Stroud Receives ACLS Fellowship

Posted May 16, 2013

Growth and Structure of Cities Associate Professor Ellen Stroud was recently named a Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellow by the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS). The Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowships for Recently Tenured Scholars support scholars in the humanities and social sciences in the crucial years immediately following the granting of tenure, and provide potential […]

A Snapshot of the Class of 2013 as They Ready to Receive Their Degrees

Posted May 16, 2013

Bryn Mawr’s Class of 2013 is set to make its mark on the world. The 326 undergraduate members of the class and the graduating members of Bryn Mawr’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research will receive their degrees at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 18. Meenakshi […]

Owls Care Blog Chronicles Community Service

Posted May 9, 2013

Owls Care, the community service initiative of the Bryn Mawr College Athletics Department, recently launched a blog to chronicle the efforts of each team to support local charitable organizations and causes. The blog is edited by field hockey player Maddy Beckmann ’15 and field hockey and basketball player Holly Constants ’15 with the cooperation of […]

Keshia Koech ’14 Awarded Davis Project for Peace to Help Disabled in Kenya

Posted May 9, 2013

While many children were relaxing during their summer vacation, Keshia Koech ’14 spent the summer between third and fourth grade aiding children with disabilities. That summer, Koech attended a summer program at Boston College, which encouraged youth participation in community service. The class visited the Boston College Campus School, a school for students with disabilities. […]

BMC English Professor Michael Tratner Discusses The Great Gatsby on WHYY

Posted May 9, 2013

Bryn Mawr English Professor Michael Tratner was among the guests on WHYY radio’s “Radio Times” today for a discussion of the latest Hollywood adaptation of The Great Gatsby. Tratner teaches courses in Bryn Mawr’s Film Studies program  and his second book, Deficits and Desires: Economics, Sexuality and Literature in the Twentieth Century, examines how morality […]

May Day 2013 in Pictures

Posted May 9, 2013

Sunny skies and seasonal temperatures set the stage for a perfect 2013 May Day. From the strawberries and cream in the morning to the evening screening of A Philadelphia Story, May Day 2013 was a huge success. To see select photos from the day, visit this online gallery. Those interested in reliving the day in […]

Bryn Mawr Chemistry Professor Writes About the Explosive Allure of Unsupervised Science

Posted May 8, 2013

In a recent piece for Slate, Bryn Mawr Chemistry Professor Michelle Francl writes about how “doing chemistry that pushes beyond the boundaries of the classroom” inspired her to pursue the life of a scientist. Writing in connection to the case of Kiera Wilmot, a 16-year-old who has been expelled and may even face criminal charges […]

Students Honored at 2013 Awards Ceremony

Posted May 2, 2013
Award Photo

At a ceremony on Thursday, April 25, President Jane McAuliffe announced the winners of a host of awards given to Bryn Mawr students. The awards and scholarships cited include honors bestowed by Bryn Mawr as well as those given by outside organizations. Here is the complete list of awards and honorees: NATIONAL AWARDS Fulbright Fellowship […]

English Professor Bethany Schneider (aka Bee Ridgway) Continues to Garner Press in Connection with Book

Posted May 2, 2013

Bryn Mawr English Professor Bethany Schneider continues to garner press coverage in connection with her book The River of No Return. A review of the book appeared in the Philadelphia City Paper. Schneider (under her Bee Ridgway pseudonym) wrote about the writing process in The Huffington Post and in a blog post for Psychology Tomorrow […]

Two New Rankings Recognize Bryn Mawr

Posted May 2, 2013

As “MoneyWatch” reports, the Center for College Affordability and Productivity has named the College to its list of “25 Colleges with the Best Professors.” Bryn Mawr was also recognized by the website, which has named Bryn Mawr to its list of “The 25 Healthiest Colleges in the U.S.”.

Bryn Mawr Geologists and Students Study the Causes of Key Biodiversity Event

Posted May 2, 2013
Marenco article

After looking to better understand Earth’s most devastating mass extinction, Assistant Professor of Geology Pedro Marenco and his students have now turned to a period in which life flourished dramatically. “Contrasting long-term global and short-term local redox proxies during the Great Ordovician Biodiversification Event: A case study from Fossil Mountain, Utah, USA” is the second […]

May Day 2013 Scheduled for Sunday, May 5

Posted May 1, 2013

The merry respite before finals week is upon ye Bryn Mawr students! The College’s traditional May Day Celebration will be held the Sunday following the last week of classes, on May 5. At 5:45 a.m. seniors receive a sweet serenade and bouquets of flowers from sophomores kicking off a day of mirthful activities rooted in […]