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Acclaimed Author Zadie Smith Coming to Campus as part of Emily Balch Speaker Series

Posted June 27, 2013
Credit: Stephen Sartori

Bryn Mawr’s Emily Balch Speaker Series for first-year students is once again bringing a highly celebrated young author to campus. The 2013-14 speaker is Zadie Smith, whose latest book, NW, made the “best of 2012” lists of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Time. NW was also nominated for a number of […]

Hillary Rodham Clinton to Speak at Bryn Mawr on July 9 as Part of Women in Public Service Project Institute

Posted June 24, 2013
HRC Photo

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will address emerging women leaders from post-conflict countries as part of the two-week Women in Public Service Project Institute being held at and organized by Bryn Mawr College from July 7-19. Clinton, who launched the Women in Public Service Project (WPSP) as Secretary of State in 2011, is […]

Reunion 2013

Posted June 24, 2013

The Bryn Mawr Alumnae Association welcomed back a record-breaking 1,100 alumnae/i and guests to Reunion 2013. Alumnae of the ’80s joined graduating classes of years ending in three and eight. See the slideshow above or this online album for a pictorial tour of the weekend. Reunion 2013 offered a variety of activities for personal, professional, […]

Inaugural Pensby Center Internship Honors the History of Diversity

Posted June 24, 2013
Pensby Center Interns

A luncheon and discussion group served as the kickoff event of the inaugural Pensby Center summer internships at the College. The two interns, Alexis De La Rosa ’15  and Lauren Footman ’14, discussed their planned research and projects, centered on uncovering the history of diversity at Bryn Mawr College. The internships are the result of […]

Gina Siesing Named Bryn Mawr College’s Chief Information Officer

Posted June 20, 2013

Gina Siesing, director of Educational & Scholarly Technology Services at Tufts University, will be joining Bryn Mawr as the College’s Chief Information Officer. Gina will officially assume her new role on October 1.

Bryn Mawr Community Mourns the Passing of Trailblazing Alumna Isabel Benham ’31

Posted June 20, 2013

Trailblazing Bryn Mawr alumna Isabel Benham ’31, whose many accomplishments included being the first woman to be named a partner in a Wall Street bond house, passed away on May 21 in her New York City apartment at the age of 103. News of Benham’s passing was noted by a number of media outlets including […]

Sakina Abdus Shakur ’13 Awarded Fulbright Research Grant to Greece

Posted June 20, 2013

Sakina Abdus Shakur ’13 has received a Fulbright Research Grant to travel to Greece, where she will study the works of Camus, Kierkegaard, Sartre, and others while conducting interviews with a diverse group of Athenian youth, ages 20-27. Shakur’s project will explore the emotions of these young people in the context of Camus’ idea of absurdism. […]

Folger Shakespeare Library Picks BMC English Professor’s App for Its Digital Editions

Posted June 17, 2013

Luminary Digital Media, the mobile software company co-founded by Bryn Mawr English Professor Katherine Rowe, has been chosen by the Folger Shakespeare Library to create apps for each one of Shakespeare’s plays. The selection is based on the success of Luminary’s first app, “The Tempest for iPad.” The Folger Shakespeare Library provides the leading Shakespeare […]