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President’s Office to Hold Community Day of Learning on March 18

Posted February 27, 2015

The President’s Office has enlisted the help of faculty, staff, students, and outside facilitators to organize, plan, and promote the inaugural Community Day of Learning. The day will feature performances, panel discussions, interactive workshops, and lectures designed to elevate and promote the benefits and challenges of living and learning in a diverse community. Schedule and […]

By Questioning Conventional Wisdom, Archaeology’s Peter Magee Unearths the Arabian Peninsula’s Past

Posted February 27, 2015
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For nearly a quarter century, Magee has worked to bring understanding and attention to the Arabian Peninsula, a vast area that takes in Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, the UAE, Bahrain, Qatar and Kuwait. His groundbreaking research on the region’s unique irrigation systems and on the domestication of camels has added to the growing record that Arabia has a rich archaeological history.

Plans for New Perry House Shaping Up, Committee to Take Last Look at Old Perry

Posted February 27, 2015
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With just about six months left until it opens, plans for the new Perry House are rapidly becoming more concrete. Earlier this week, Perry House Committee member Khadijah Seay ’16 posted the first update to the “Project Perry” blog, detailing information from the on-campus information session that was held last month. Next week, Seay and […]

Chemistry’s Michelle Francl Takes on “The Food Babe” in Slate Article

Posted February 19, 2015

“‘I couldn’t believe there was beaver’s ass in my vanilla ice cream, coal tar in my mac and cheese, yoga mat and shoe rubber in my bread,’ says Vani Hari, also known as the Food Babe. That’s why she started blogging about food additives, she explains in the introduction to her new book, The Food […]

President Cassidy Writes to The New York Times About the Underrepresentation of Women and Minorities in STEM Fields

Posted February 19, 2015

Following up on her recent blog post on the topic, Bryn Mawr President Kim Cassidy sent a letter to The New York Times in response to a recent Charles Blow column on the underrepresentation of women and minorities in science, technology, engineering and math. The letter is reprinted below. To the Editor: Charles M. Blow […]

Partnership with Indiana University Maurer School of Law Creates a Great Opportunity for Bryn Mawr Scholarship Recipients

Posted February 19, 2015
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Bryn Mawr graduates planning on law school now have the opportunity to attend the Indiana University Maurer School of Law on a generous scholarship that will cover approximately half the cost of admission and provide access to a formal mentoring program. Announced earlier this month by the law school, the scholarship and mentoring partnership is […]

With a Dress, Kyra Neiman ’17 Stitches Together Lessons from Linguistics 101

Posted February 18, 2015
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For most of the students in Brook Lillehaugen’s Introduction to Linguistics class, the final project meant a term paper. But when the professor offered the option of a creative project in lieu of an essay, Kyra Neiman ’17 picked up her needle and thread. As Lillehaugen—an assistant professor teaching in the Tri-Co linguistics program—explains, her […]

Psychology Professor Clark McCauley Quoted by Media Covering Violence in the Middle East

Posted February 12, 2015
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Bryn Mawr Psychology Professor Clark McCauley, whose recent research has focused on the process of radicalization, was recently quoted in a New York Times article about the terrorist group ISIS. McCauley’s expertise was also tapped recently by a reporter with the Middle East news organization Al-Monitor for a piece on a Turkish military unit that […]

Children’s Book by Wendy Chen ’14 Grows out of Education Class

Posted February 12, 2015
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The Book of Growing, written by Wendy Chen ’14, illustrated by Jocelyn Tsaih, and edited by Rebecca Lee ’16, grew out of a curriculum created by Bryn Mawr students working in partnership with a class at the Phebe Anna Thorne School. As part of Alice Lesnick’s Education, Technology, and Society class, the students developed a […]

Slate History Blog Highlights Anti-Suffrage Book from Bryn Mawr Archives

Posted February 12, 2015

Bryn Mawr College Special Collections manages extensive collections of art, artifacts, rare books, manuscripts, and photographs, as well as the historical records of the College. One of its many interesting items recently caught the eye of the writer of Slate’s “The Vault,” a blog dedicated to “historical treasures, oddities, and delights.” “I first saw this […]

SAS Culture Show: A Night to Celebrate South Asian Culture

Posted February 12, 2015
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Last weekend Bryn Mawr Colleges’ South Asian Students (SAS) club had their annual culture show. It was a night full of singing, dancing, spoken word, and a fashion show that celebrated the South Asian culture and diaspora. The theme was “Pehchaan,” a word that loosely translates to “identity” in several South Asian languages. There was […]

In Affirming Mission, Bryn Mawr Board Sets Inclusive Guidelines For Undergraduate Admission

Posted February 9, 2015

After months of study and consultation, the Board of Trustees of Bryn Mawr College voted at its Feb. 7 meeting to accept the recommendation of its board working group charged with reviewing the College’s mission with regard to transgender, non-binary and gender nonconforming applicants. Letter from Board Chair Arlene Gibson Letter from President Kim Cassidy […]

A Letter from President Kim Cassidy

Posted February 9, 2015

February 9, 2015 Dear Faculty, Students and Staff, Earlier today Chair Arlene Gibson sent a message about the Bryn Mawr Board of Trustees’ decision on mission that will shape our undergraduate admissions policy as we move forward. At the heart of the Board’s decision is an affirmation of Bryn Mawr’s mission as a women’s college. […]

A Letter from Bryn Mawr Board Chair Arlene Gibson

Posted February 9, 2015

February 9, 2015 To All Members of the Bryn Mawr Community: During its meetings this past weekend, the College’s Board of Trustees discussed and approved a recommendation from a Board working group that was created at the September 2014 Board meeting to examine the mission of the College with respect to transgender, non-binary, and gender […]

Bryn Mawr’s Graduate Students Serve as Valuable Mentors

Posted February 5, 2015
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Bryn Mawr’s liberal arts focus and small classes create the perfect environment for mentorship to flourish. In one chemistry lab, Ben Williams, Ph.D. ’15 has been like “the older brother” who shows undergraduate researchers the ropes. By Kathy Boccella About five years ago, Meredith Skiba ’12 arrived on the Bryn Mawr campus as a transfer […]

Alumnae Share Wisdom at Alumna-in-Residence Program

Posted February 5, 2015
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With LILAC’s Alumna-in-Residence program, alumnae help students to think strategically about life after Bryn Mawr. This fall, a quartet of alumnae came back to campus to meet with students as part of an Alumna-in-Residence program sponsored by the Leadership, Innovation, and Liberal Arts Center (LILAC). Each alumna spent a day speaking with small groups of […]

Bryn Mawr Makes Princeton Review List of Best Financial Aid Schools

Posted February 5, 2015

Bryn Mawr was ranked #22 in a list of Best Financial Aid schools by The Princeton Review and was profiled in the just released Princeton Review book, Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Best Value Colleges and What It Takes to Get In – 2015 Edition. Princeton Review chose the schools in this book based on a […]