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Board Subcommittee Recommends Against Dropping Energy Stocks from College Portfolio: Calls for Renewed Emphasis on Environmentally Responsible Investing

Posted August 29, 2013

In the Spring of 2013, members of the Board of Trustees Investment Policy Subcommittee met with students advocating for a number of changes to the College investment strategy and portfolio aimed primarily at divesting its holdings of publicly traded companies that hold the majority of the world’s proven coal, oil, and gas reserves. In a […]

Students React to Divestment Decision

Posted August 29, 2013

As reported in Bryn Mawr Now, the Board of Trustees Investment Policy Subcommittee announced in a letter to students its decision not to recommend divestment from fossil fuels. A number of the students involved in the campaign for divestment offer their reactions to the decision, their thoughts on engaging with the Board, and the future of […]

BMC Alumna Uses Materials Developed by Computer Science’s Doug Blank for “Girls Who Code”

Posted August 29, 2013
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Since being formed five years ago, the Institute for Personal Robots in Education (IPRE), a joint effort between Bryn Mawr College and Georgia Tech sponsored by the National Science Foundation, has created an entire suite of materials, including textbooks and low-cost robots, for teaching introductory computer science at every level. The bulk of research done […]

Bryn Mawr Welcomes the Class of 2017

Posted August 29, 2013

The majority of the Class of 2017 arrived on campus Wednesday and battled the rain to get their laptops, bedding, clothes, and many other necessities into the residence halls and start the process of turning their first dorm room into a home. In her welcoming remarks to students, Interim President Kim Cassidy made light of […]

Bryn Mawr Remembers MLK on 50th Anniversary of ‘I Have a Dream’ Speech

Posted August 28, 2013
Martin Luther King, Jr. and Bryn Mawr College President Katharine McBride in 1966.

In 1966 – three years after his landmark “I Have a Dream” speech – the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered the Baccaulaureate address to the graduating class of Bryn Mawr College. Invited at the request of the graduating class, Dr. King spoke extemporaneously, leaving no written record of his speech. But in a […]

U.N. High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Angela Kane ’70 Investigating Alleged Syrian Chemical Weapon Attack

Posted August 27, 2013
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U.N. High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Angela Kane ’70, who was on campus in July as a speaker at the 2013 Women in Public Service Project Institute, is in Syria working with the team trying to determine what  chemical weapons might have been used in an Aug. 21 attack near Damascus. The team came under […]

Bryn Mawr Takes Top Spot in Washington Monthly Ranking for Second Year in a Row

Posted August 27, 2013

For the second year in a row, Bryn Mawr has been ranked number one among liberal arts colleges in the Washington Monthly annual ranking of U.S. colleges and universities that contribute most to society. To compile the list, the Monthly editors gathered reams of publicly available data and settled on three criteria: social mobility, research, […]

Sociology Instructor Bridget Rose Nolan Featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer

Posted August 20, 2013

Bridget Rose Nolan, who will be teaching the course “Social Inequality” this fall was featured in an Aug. 19 Philadelphia Inquirer article. The article, titled “Covering the Undercovers,” looks at Nolan’s research into the culture of the CIA’s anti-terrorism center, where she served as a counter-terrorism analyst while pursuing her Ph.D. at the University of […]

Bryn Mawr Ranks High on Several Princeton Review Lists

Posted August 13, 2013

Bryn Mawr made the Princeton Review’s list of the top 10 “LGBT-Friendly” schools for the first time, coming in at #10. The College also came in at #10 on the “Best Campus Food” list and #12 on “Best College Dorms.” The Princeton Review‘s annual lists are published in connection with it’s annual college guide, “The […]

Bryn Mawr Receives NEH Grant to Host Series of Events Tied to Civil Rights Films

Posted August 13, 2013
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Over the next two academic years, Bryn Mawr College will host events highlighting four powerful documentary films (The Abolitionists, Slavery by Another Name, Freedom Riders, and The Loving Story) as part of a National Endowment for the Humanities initiative to mark the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. The initiative, titled Created Equal: America’s Civil […]

Economics Professor Michael Rock’s Research Highlighted by Wilson Center Panel and World Bank Papers

Posted August 8, 2013

Late last month Bryn Mawr Economics Professor Michael Rock was part of a Wilson Center panel titled “Asia: Urban Spaces, the Local Environment and Global Sustainability.” In addition, The World Bank recently published two of Rock’s papers that are based on his current research on China’s development: “Technological learning, energy efficiency, and CO2 emissions in […]

Bryn Mawr Makes Forbes’ Ranking of America’s Top Colleges and Universities

Posted August 1, 2013

Bryn Mawr College has come in at #40 on Forbes‘ 2013 ranking of America’s top Colleges. The ranking differs from many others in that it doesn’t differentiate between colleges and universities. Traditional small liberal arts colleges fare well but are in the minority among the top 50. Among women’s colleges, Bryn Mawr is joined only […]