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Archive for August, 2014

Bryn Mawr Welcomes the Class of 2018

Posted August 28, 2014

It’s been one of the mildest summers in recent history but the 90 degree heat returned just in time for move-in day for Bryn Mawr College’s class of 2018. The 354 member class was selected from a pool of 2,706 applicants. Thirty four states and 29 foreign countries—including Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Denmark, Ghana, Haiti, Israel, […]

Tri-Co Institute Brings Students Together Around Social Justice Issues

Posted August 28, 2014
Ann Tran takes part in the 2014 Identity, Equity, and Social Justice Institute.

Throughout their histories, Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Swarthmore colleges have always attracted students interested in social justice. Over the years, the umbrella of social justice concerns has grown and branched out to include issues related to race, class, sexuality, gender, religion, and more. Incoming students from the Class of 2018 particularly interested in these topics […]

Archaeology Professor Peter Magee Quoted in The National (UAE)

Posted August 28, 2014

As archaeologists debate dramatic changes in society during the Bronze Age in south-eastern Arabia, Professor of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology Peter Magee weighs in on the topic in an article in The National (UAE). From the article: “Decades of research in Arabia have highlighted the fact that many of the communities that lived there […]

Geology’s Don Barber Quoted in Baltimore Sun Article on Rip Tides

Posted August 28, 2014

Associate Professor of Geology Don Barber was quoted by The Baltimore Sun for an article on the dangerous rip tides that have been occurring at Maryland beaches this summer. According to the article, 850,000 cubic yards of sand from offshore were pumped across the beaches this spring but no storms came through soon after to redistribute […]

Bryn Mawr Takes Top Spot in Washington Monthly Ranking for Third Straight Year

Posted August 25, 2014
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For the third 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, […]

Documentary on Grace Lee Boggs, M.A. ’37, Ph.D. ’40, Airs on PBS

Posted August 18, 2014

American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs, a documentary focused on political activist Grace Lee Boggs, M.A. ’37, Ph.D. ’40, premiered on PBS’s POV on June 30. A feature highlighting the life and work of Boggs in her adopted hometown of Detroit can be found in the May 2014 Alumnae Bulletin.

Bryn Mawr Recognized in Several Categories by Princeton Review

Posted August 7, 2014

The 2014 Princeton Review College Guide was released this week and Bryn Mawr was recognized in several categories: Best Campus Food #8 Best College Dorms #9 LGBT-Friendly #6 The Princeton Review‘s annual lists are published in connection with its annual college guide, “The Best 379 Colleges.” The guide does not rank the colleges academically or […]

Manahil Siddiqi ’15 Featured in Huffington Post Blog

Posted August 7, 2014

Manahil Siddiqi ’15 is among the students participating in a summer internship featured in this blog post by Huffington Post blogger Diane Propsner. From the blog: Manahil Siddiqi is the community health intern for Bradford Trident, a UK-based organization committed to promoting the well-being of citizens experiencing inequalities and deprivation in the city of Bradford. […]

Bryn Mawr’s Decision to Go Test Optional Makes Headlines

Posted August 7, 2014

Bryn Mawr’s decision to adopt a test-optional admissions policy made the front page of the July 25 edition of The Philadelphia Inquirer. The article was syndicated and ran in a number of other newspapers throughout the state. News of the change also made its way into several articles that dealt more broadly with the test-optional […]

Owls Swim Long Island Sound for Charity

Posted August 5, 2014

On August 2, five members of the Bryn Mawr swim team took the plunge in the 27th Annual SWIM Across the Sound Marathon, sponsored by St. Vincent’s Medical Center Foundation to raise money for cancer prevention, education, and assistance programs. The team—Ruth Logan ’14, Phoebe Jordan ’15, Rebecca Craig ’16, Angela Mastrianni ’16, and coach […]