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Empowering Learners

Posted June 15, 2015
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They reach for the sky, bend to the floor, and balance on one foot. While the poses change, one constant remains, the look of joy on the faces of the children taking part in yoga exercises as part of Puentes Hacia El Futuro, the after-school tutoring and mentorship program run by the organization Puentes De […]

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 […]

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 […]

Experiential Learning and Community Connections

Posted May 28, 2014
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Praxis courses offer Bryn Mawr students high quality experiential learning  opportunities that combine concrete experience (doing), reflective observation (What happened?), abstract analysis (so what?), and active experimentation (now what?). Praxis is based upon the belief that knowledge is created through the transformation of experience and that it is valuable for some of that experience to […]

Community is Key for Aspiring Advocate and Watson Fellowship Awardee Ashley Hahn ‘14

Posted March 20, 2014
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Ashley Hahn’s lifelong passion for community service began when she was barely a toddler, tagging along with her father at local fire department events in her hometown of Allamuchy, N.J. At Bryn Mawr, the same commitment to community drew the psychology and political science double major to the Praxis program, where she was able to […]

Bryn Mawr College Joins the “It Gets Better” Project

Posted November 15, 2012

Bryn Mawr College has joined the It Gets Better Project, which was created to show young LGBTQ people the levels of happiness, potential, and positivity their lives will reach—if they can just get through their teen years. The It Gets Better Project wants to remind teenagers in the LGBTQ community that they are not alone—and […]

Bryn Mawr’s “She’s the First” Holds First Poetry Night

Posted April 5, 2012

A chapter of “She’s the First,” an organization dedicated to making education accessible to girls in the developing world, has recently been founded at Bryn Mawr. The group will be holding a poetry night at Thomas Great Hall on April 7 from 7:30-9 p.m., with a guest appearance by Tammy Tibbetts, the founder of “She’s […]

Bryn Mawr Named to President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction

Posted March 29, 2012
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The Corporation of National and Community Service has honored Bryn Mawr College with a slot on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction. This is the fourth year Bryn Mawr has been honored with this award. The Community Service Honor Roll, launched in 2006, is the highest federal recognition a school can […]

Sustainability 360° Offers Opportunity for Community Outreach Through Praxis

Posted March 15, 2012

When Bryn Mawr faculty members Victor Donnay, Carola Hein, and Jody Cohen began planning the 360° course cluster “Perspectives on Sustainability,” they knew they had a topic that was perfect for the multidisciplinary approach of the 360° program. Given that sustainability is a global problem that often requires local solutions, it also struck the faculty […]

Golden Baobab Prize Founder Deborah Ahenkorah ’10 Wins Echoing Green Fellowship

Posted June 9, 2011
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The Echoing Green Foundation, which supports emerging visionaries of social change from around the world, has awarded a 2011 Echoing Green Fellowship to Deborah Ahenkorah ’10 of Accra, Ghana. Ahenkorah’s Golden Baobab Prize, an award for children’s literature by and about Africans, is one of fifteen projects Echoing Green has selected for the fellowship in 2011. Ahenkorah began […]

Bryn Mawr Named to Community Service Honor Roll for Third Consecutive Year

Posted June 9, 2011
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The Corporation for National and Community Service has honored Bryn Mawr College with a place on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for exemplary service efforts and contributions to America’s communities. Bryn Mawr is one of only three women’s colleges nationwide that were named to the Honor Roll with Distinction. “We at the […]

Bryn Mawr’s 125th-Anniversary Mural Project Featured on Evening News

Posted June 1, 2011

Action News Reporter Lisa Thomas-Laury of Philadelphia’s ABC affiliate reported on the mural just completed in connection with Bryn Mawr’s 125th-anniversary celebration in a piece that aired on Tuesday, May 31. The mural was created in partnership with Philadelphia’s Mural Arts Program and adorns the Philadelphia District Health Center at 4400 Haverford Avenue. Muralist Shira […]

Bi-Co Community Raises Thousands for Japanese Earthquake Relief Efforts

Posted April 28, 2011

From an email sent on April 25: To the Bryn Mawr Community, In light of the natural disaster that struck Japan on March 11, 2011, students from the Bi-Co acted immediately to help Japan. During the two weeks that followed the tragic event, multiple fundraisers were held in the Campus Center of Bryn Mawr College […]

At Tax Time, Bryn Mawr Student Volunteers Are Good as Gold for Local Community Members

Posted March 17, 2011
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Last year, a dedicated team of Bryn Mawr students, working with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, helped nearly 834 working individuals and families of Norristown receive over $1 million dollars in tax refunds, thanks to the federal government’s Earned Income Tax Credit. As these volunteer tax preparers can attest, the EITC can generate tax […]

Bryn Mawr College, Main Line MLK Association Celebrate MLK Day

Posted January 13, 2011
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In addition to its annual hosting of the Main Line Martin Luther King Association’s celebration of King’s life and legacy, Bryn Mawr College will recognize Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a number of service projects for the college community. Details about College-sponsored day-of-service projects can be found on the Civic Engagement Office’s website. The […]

Exhibition Celebrates Completion of Semester I of First 360°

Posted December 9, 2010
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On Friday, Dec. 10, students from 360°: Changing Education will celebrate the successful first semester of this exciting new interdisciplinary and interactive educational experience for students and faculty with an informal reception and exhibition of work (both visual and textual) from the semester. The reception will take place from 3-5 p.m., Friday, Dec. 10, on […]

Art Club Offers Free Studio Space, Instruction, and a Chance to Exhibit Work

Posted October 28, 2010
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“What we’re really doing is running a nonprofit,” Art Club co-president Ariel Kay ’12 said during a recent Art Club executive board meeting. “It’s essential that everyone here does their part.” Kay’s words were a reminder, not a criticism. By the looks of it, Art Club members are doing their fair share to heighten the […]

Math Course on Environmental Modeling Leads to Real-World Solutions, on Campus and Beyond

Posted October 21, 2010
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On Tuesday, Oct. 12, Bryn Mawr students Katie Link and Yufang Wang, along with Professor of Mathematics Victor Donnay, were officially recognized by the Haverford Township board of commissioners for their work in helping the municipality successfully apply for a $300,000 grant from the state of Pennsylvania to help finance the installation of a geothermal heating and cooling system in the township’s new community recreation and environmental education center.

SJPP Screens Documentary on College Access, Hosts Panel Featuring Film’s Director and Stars

Posted October 14, 2010

The Social Justice Partnership Program and 360° invite the Bryn Mawr Community to a special screening of the documentary film First Person and an opportunity to talk with some of those featured in the movie. First Person unfolds through the eyes of six promising Philadelphia teens. The film opens on the first day of 11th […]

Professor Rhonda Hughes Looks at Football Through the Eyes of a Mathematician

Posted September 9, 2010

Are you ready for some football? How about learning about vectors? Professor of Mathematics Rhonda Hughes is. Hughes, who over the summer received the very first M. Gweneth Humphreys Award for Mentorship of Undergraduate Women in Mathematics, is featured in four of a series of 10 videos produced by NBC and the National Science Foundation […]

K-12 Teachers Investigate Brain, Learning at Bryn Mawr

Posted August 19, 2010
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A diverse group of 12 Philadelphia-area educators recently spent three weeks investigating new approaches to learning at Bryn Mawr’s “Brain, Science, and Inquiry-Based Education,” a summer institute for K-12 teachers. Instructor in Biology Wilfred Franklin and Eleanor A. Bliss Professor of Biology Paul Grobstein hosted the program along with Jessica Watkins ’13, Jenna Pfeiffer ’12, […]

Bryn Mawr College to Sponsor Mural Highlighting Advances in Women’s Education as Part of Its 125th Anniversary Celebration

Posted April 23, 2010

As part of the 125th anniversary celebration of Bryn Mawr College’s “Bold Vision. For Women.For the World,” the College is partnering with the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program to create a mural in West Philadelphia highlighting advances in the education of women. “This project allows us to do two important things in connection with our anniversary,” […]