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Carrie Wofford ’89 on “Why You Should Consider a Women’s College”

Posted October 31, 2013

Carrie Wofford ’89,  a Democratic strategist who served as a senior counsel in the Senate and a policy aide in the Clinton White House and in the Labor Department under Robert Reich, has written an opinion piece for U.S. News and World Report titled “Why You Should Consider a Women’s College.” From the piece: “Studies […]

Photos of Lantern Night 2013

Posted October 31, 2013

Since 1906, first- and second-year students have gathered in the Thomas Hall Cloister every fall for Lantern Night. This hallowed tradition signifies the passing of the light of knowledge from one class to another. For photos from this year’s Lantern Night, see the below slideshow or view the online gallery. For student reflections on Lantern […]

French Praxis Course Helps Give Voice to Women of the Democratic Republic of Congo

Posted October 31, 2013

Activist Neema Namadamu, who visited Bryn Mawr this September, calls her homeland in the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) “one of the worst places in the world to be a woman,” yet it remains an area that much of the world knows little about. The students in Agnès Peysson-Zeiss’ Praxis III […]

Piece on Needs of Low-Income Students Co-Written by Education Lecturer Appears on Washington Post Blog

Posted October 24, 2013

Heather Curl, a lecturer in the Bryn Mawr-Haverford Education Program, co-wrote a piece on the needs of low-income students that appeared in the Washington Post’s “Answer Sheet” blog on Oct. 18. From the blog: Our best schools are places where children learn about the world and begin to imagine life beyond their neighborhoods. They are […]

Bryn Mawr Russian Majors Land Internships With NBCUniversal at Sochi Winter Olympics

Posted October 24, 2013
nbc sochi

Tuesday, Oct. 29, marks 100 days until the torch is lit and the 2014 Winter Olympics gets underway in Sochi Russia. Joining the 6,000 Olympic athletes and team members from around the world at the three-week-long international celebration of sport will be Mawrters Sara Powell ’15 and Tianyuan Zhang ’15, and Haverford student Katherine Mahoney […]

Bryn Mawr Mourns the Passing of Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Professor in the Humanities Gridley McKim-Smith

Posted October 21, 2013

Professor McKim-Smith received her B.A. from Tulane University in Romance Languages and Literatures and her M.A. and Ph. D. in Fine Arts from Harvard University. She came to Bryn Mawr College in 1982 as an assistant professor, was named associate professor in 1985 and full professor in 1992. In 1999, she was honored with an endowed chair as the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Professor in the Humanities.

Photos from 360° Contemplative Traditions Trip to Japan

Posted October 17, 2013

Contemplative Traditions—the first repeated course cluster in the history of the 360° program—brings together historical, cultural, psychological, and religious perspectives in its study of mindful and contemplative traditions. A centerpiece of the Contemplative Traditions 360° is a two-week trip to Western Japan to visit temples and other sacred sites. Photographer Ko Sasaki joined the group […]

Q&A: Meet New CIO and Director of Libraries Gina Siesing

Posted October 17, 2013
Gina Siesing

In advance of the Oct. 23 Academic Technology Fair, Bryn Mawr Now sat down with the College’s new Chief Information Officer & Director of Libraries Gina Siesing to find out more about some of the technologies that will be featured. What are some of the tools and technologies that will be highlighted at the fair? […]

Leadership Working Group Formed to Lead Search for Next BMC President

Posted October 16, 2013

The following email was sent to faculty, students, and staff by Secretary of the College Ruth Lindeborg on behalf of Trustee Leadership Working Group Chair Ann Logan ’76 and Vice Chair Patrick McCarthy, Ph.D. ’81, on Monday, Oct. 7. To members of the Bryn Mawr community: The Board of Trustees of Bryn Mawr College has formed […]

Zadie Smith Visit Enhances Academic Tradition of Emily Balch Speaker

Posted October 11, 2013
Author Zadie Smith at Bryn Mawr College on Oct. 9, 2013. Credit: Photography by Peter Tobia

On Wednesday night, Zadie Smith, critically acclaimed novelist and essayist, spent the evening with Bryn Mawr’s first-year students as the Emily Balch Speaker. Smith’s novel, White Teeth, won the Orange Prize for Fiction and also was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Best Novels published since 1923. She has twice been included on Granta’s list […]

Bryn Mawr Celebrates the Life of Dean Karen Tidmarsh

Posted October 3, 2013

On Saturday, Sept. 28, members of the Bryn Mawr College community gathered to celebrate the life of Dean Karen Tidmarsh, who died at age 63 in her Haverford home on March 2, 2013. Born May 19, 1949, Dean Tidmarsh devoted more than half of her life to Bryn Mawr College, from which she graduated in […]

Physics Majors Chronicle Summer Research and Internships

Posted October 3, 2013

The fall semester may be in full swing but students continue to share the many exciting research and internship opportunities they participated in over the summer. The Department of Physics has posted blog entries from several seniors who took part in summer research programs and internships. Elisa Yang, worked in the Magnetoelectronics and Spintronics group […]

Students Present Research at Summer Science Poster Session

Posted October 3, 2013

Research findings from more than 40 Bryn Mawr students who took part in the College’s Summer Science Research Program were on display in the Campus Center last month, where a steady stream of students, faculty, and staff stopped by to ask questions and find out more from the participants during the program’s annual poster session. […]

Angela Allard ’14 Blends Cultural Awareness with Public Health Studies in Ghana

Posted October 3, 2013
Angela Allard

By Ivy Gray-Klein ‘14 Angela Allard ’14 spent this past summer volunteering for Unite for Sight, a nonprofit health organization devoted to empowering global clinics with a focus on eye health and preventing blindness. Stationed in Ghana, Allard facilitated check-ups and provided educational health talks. “I literally spanned the whole country,” said Allard. “I went […]

Michelle Francl Blogs Contemplative Traditions 360° in Japan

Posted October 2, 2013
Contemplative Traditions Students in Japan

Chemistry Professor Michelle Francl is blogging from Japan as part of the 360° Contemplative Traditions course cluster. Contemplative Traditions, the first repeated course cluster in the history of the 360° program brings together historical, cultural, psychological, and religious perspectives in its study of mindful and contemplative traditions. In addition to Francl, the courses are taught […]