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Nontombi Naomi Tutu to Give Black History Month Keynote Address on Feb. 5

Posted January 29, 2015
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Nontombi Naomi Tutu will give Bryn Mawr College’s annual Black History Month keynote address on Thursday, Feb. 5, at 7:30 p.m. in Thomas Great Hall. This event is free and open to the public. The challenges of growing up black and female in apartheid South Africa have been the foundation of Nontombi Naomi Tutu’s life […]

Power to the Posse

Posted January 29, 2015
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Fransheska Clara ’17 and Carol Bowe ’17 are among the Bryn Mawr Posse students highlighted in an article in the Winter 2015 edition of the HHMI Bulletin.   From the article: For Bryn Mawr College sophomore Fransheska Clara, going to college wasn’t just a personal goal: it was a family one. Neither her father, who […]

Spotlight on Innovation: How Bryn Mawr is Closing Math Gaps With Targeted Online Modules

Posted January 29, 2015

The Academic Impressions publication Higher Ed Impact takes a look at Bryn Mawr’s “First in the World” (FITW) project. From the “Why You Should Watch the Project” section of the article: “We are excited to watch this project and see how this just-in-time approach increases STEM success for underprepared students. If successful, it may also […]

Rhianna Shaheen ’14 Is Headed to the Oscars

Posted January 29, 2015

Rhianna Shaheen ’14 is headed to the Academy Awards as part of “Team Oscar.” Shaheen is one of six young filmmakers who will hand the Oscars to celebrity presenters during the broadcast. Team Oscar winners were selected based on a creative 60-second video on the subject, “The best piece of advice I’ve ever received.” For Shaheen […]

New “Intensives” to Highlight STEM Careers Outside the Academy

Posted January 29, 2015
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Throughout its history, the percentage of Bryn Mawr undergraduates who go on to earn Ph.D.s in fields like chemistry, physics, and mathematics has been among the highest of any college or university. It is also true, however, that a majority of Bryn Mawr undergraduates in STEM disciplines go on to careers outside the academy. To […]

New Site Updates Community When Bad Weather Hits

Posted January 22, 2015
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After last year’s blizzard of storms, the Communications and Web Services offices worked with Campus Safety and other offices on campus to create a new page for the community to turn to in times of bad weather. Now live, storm.brynmawr.edu, provides updates on transportation, dining services, and many other campus services during inclement weather. Community […]

GSSWSR Professor Ray Albert Hopes Others MIMIC Philadelphia Program to Avoid Future Fergusons

Posted January 22, 2015
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As someone whose most current research deals with group position and racial conflict in an urban area, and on the legal regulation of race, GSSWSR Professor Raymond Albert has closely followed the events surrounding the shootings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner by police, and the protests caused by the lack of indictments in the […]

Bryn Mawr College Celebrates MLK Day

Posted January 12, 2015
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As part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, The Civic Engagement Office is providing transportation for students to help with local service projects, holding a  toiletry drive for an emergency center, and reimbursing travel expense for students who want to take part in a Philadelphia march for “Justice, Jobs, and Education.” Once […]