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May Day Scheduled for May 3

Posted April 27, 2015
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As finals week approaches and Bryn Mawr students bear down on exams and papers, the College’s traditional May Day celebration urges emergence from the library stacks and the lifting of noses from grindstones with a daylong moratorium on academic activity. For several years, Bryn Mawr’s May Day celebration has been held on the Sunday following […]

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor Honored With 2015 Hepburn Medal

Posted April 23, 2015
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The 2015 Katharine Hepburn Medal was awarded to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Friday, April 17 at a ceremony in Goodhart Hall. In accepting the award, Justice Sotomayor noted the influence Bryn Mawr had on the life of the women for whom it is named and the enduring power of sisterhood. “During a […]

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 […]

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 […]

Author Elizabeth Kolbert Visits Campus as Part of The Emily Balch Speaker Series

Posted November 13, 2014
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Elizabeth Kolbert, author of The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History, visited campus on Monday, Nov. 10 for a special talk and book signing especially for members of the Class of 2018. Kolbert came to campus as part of the The Emily Balch Speaker Series. Linked to the Emily Balch Seminars, past speakers have included Alison […]

Bryn Mawr College to Award 2015 Katharine Hepburn Medal to Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor

Posted September 2, 2014
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The Katharine Houghton Hepburn Center at Bryn Mawr College will present the 2015 Katharine Hepburn Medal to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, announced College President Kim Cassidy today at a ceremony marking the start of the academic year.

Tri-Co Institute Brings Students Together Around Social Justice Issues

Posted August 28, 2014
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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 […]

Self-Care Initiative Raises Awareness with Erdman Flash Mob

Posted May 8, 2014

The Self-Care Initiative began at Bryn Mawr in 2013 when students and representatives from a number of offices and departments got together in an effort to promote wellness throughout the community. Some of those involved with the initiative held a flash mob in Erdman on Tuesday, May 6, to raise awareness of the need to […]

Students Eat Fresh, Eat Local at Special “100-Mile Meal”

Posted April 9, 2014
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The meal will be made up entirely of food produced within 100 miles of campus. Among the items on the menu are Colombian roasted chicken using birds from Eberly’s Farm in Stevens, Pa., to a Fudge Chocolate Triple Layer Cake baked at Pellman’s Bakery in Lancaster County.

Bryn Mawr Hosts Ceremony Honoring “Father of Black Aviation”

Posted March 12, 2014
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C. Alfred “Chief” Anderson, the father of black aviation and lead flight instructor of the Tuskegee Airmen, will be immortalized on a stamp during a First-Day-of-Issue dedication ceremony at 1 p.m. in Goodhart Hall this Thursday, March 13. The ceremony is free and open to the public. Anderson, who passed away in 1996, was born […]

Physics Department Welcomes Diverse Group of Alumnae Back to Campus for Panel

Posted January 30, 2014
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Throughout the year, Bryn Mawr’s academic departments and various student groups invite alumnae back to campus to give current students a sense of the diverse paths their degree might take them. The Bryn Mawr chapter of the Society of Physics Students recently welcomed back to campus Padmini A. Menu ’98, Emily Gallagher ’85, Mary Kutteruf […]

Students Seed New Cherry Trees with Wishes at Tree-Planting Event

Posted November 12, 2013

The Facilities Department hosted a campus-wide tree-planting event last Friday to add four new cherry trees to campus. Students were encouraged to write their wishes and dreams  on pieces of paper and seed them with the trees. In the spring, they will be reminded of their dreams as the cherries blossom. The idea for the […]

College Hosts Hundreds for Family Weekend

Posted November 7, 2013

Bryn Mawr welcomed over 200 family members and friends to campus last weekend to celebrate Family Weekend. The weekend featured tours of Bryn Mawr’s landscape and Philadelphia; talks with Bryn Mawr faculty and Interim President Kim Cassidy; choir, orchestra, and theatrical performances; and much more. For photos from this year’s Family Weekend, see the below […]

Reunion 2013

Posted June 24, 2013

The Bryn Mawr Alumnae Association welcomed back a record-breaking 1,100 alumnae/i and guests to Reunion 2013. Alumnae of the ’80s joined graduating classes of years ending in three and eight. See the slideshow above or this online album for a pictorial tour of the weekend. Reunion 2013 offered a variety of activities for personal, professional, […]

May Day 2013 in Pictures

Posted May 9, 2013
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Sunny skies and seasonal temperatures set the stage for a perfect 2013 May Day. From the strawberries and cream in the morning to the evening screening of A Philadelphia Story, May Day 2013 was a huge success. To see select photos from the day, visit this online gallery. Those interested in reliving the day in […]

Bryn Mawr Students and Faculty Get Their Geek On with Author Ethan Gilsdorf

Posted April 25, 2013
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Ethan Gilsdorf, author of Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks, felt right at home visiting Bryn Mawr’s campus last week.

“This place IS Hogwarts,” Gilsdorf told a packed room of Tri-Co students, faculty, and staff who had gathered in Thomas Hall to hear him talk about his book.

Bryn Mawr Community Invited to Events to Mourn the Victims of Boston Attack

Posted April 18, 2013

The Bryn Mawr community joins the nation and world in mourning for those lost and injured this week at the Boston Marathon. The Pensby Center and Counseling Services will provide two opportunities to stop by, talk with each other, share feelings about the Boston tragedy, or just sit quietly tomorrow, Friday, April 19. From 9-11 […]

Meenakshi Gopinath, President of India’s Lady Shri Ram College, to Give Commencement Address on May 18

Posted March 28, 2013
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Meenakshi Gopinath, president of India’s Lady Shri Ram College and an advocate for women’s education and empowerment and peace in the region, will give Bryn Mawr’s Commencement address on Saturday, May 18. A political scientist with expertise in Gandhian thought, security, gender, peacebuilding, and Indian politics, Gopinath was the first woman to serve on the […]

Philip L. Kilbride Memorial Celebration Held at Bryn Mawr College

Posted March 21, 2013
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Family, friends, colleagues, and students are invited to celebrate Philip L. Kilbride at Bryn Mawr College on April 5 & 6, 2013.  Please RSVP to Academic Administrative Assistant Karen Sulpizio at ksulpizi@brynmawr.edu; 610-526-5030. Click on the below image to enlarge.

Students Thank Donors During “Give a Hoot Week”

Posted February 28, 2013

During this year’s Give a Hoot Celebration, students signed a record 5,000 thank you cards to send to donors. In addition to the cards, some students expressed their gratitude via video. Bryn Mawr Give a Hoot symbolically marks the point halfway through the school year when revenue from students’ tuition ceases to support the operational […]

Dick Gregory Interviewed by Huffington Post Blogger in Advance of Talk at Bryn Mawr College

Posted February 28, 2013
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Huffington Post blogger Lonna Saunders interviewed legendary comedian and social activist Dick Gregory in advance of his keynote address today at 7:30 p.m. in Thomas Great Hall in celebration of Black History Month. Gregory’s sure-to-be fascinating talk (sponsored by Sisterhood and the Pensby Center) is free and open to the public. From the interview: Q. […]

Patti Smith Receives 2013 Hepburn Medal and Performs for Students

Posted February 14, 2013
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Whether she was meeting with students in the afternoon or accepting the 2013 Hepburn Medal in the evening, Patti Smith showed the warmth, humility, and plain-spoken authenticity when she came to campus last week that makes her memoir Just Kids such an irresistible read. And though at times when she spoke you could hear the […]

Patti Smith Accepts Hepburn Medal Feb. 7

Posted February 7, 2013
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Patti Smith will accept the 2013 Hepburn Medal at a ceremony in Goodhart Hall this evening. To follow along with events occurring throughout the day search the hashtag #BMCHepburn on Twitter. We plan to post some photos on Facebook tomorrow and to have a complete wrap-up next week. Smith will be performing at 4 p.m. […]

Patti Smith to Accept Hepburn Medal and Perform for Students

Posted January 31, 2013
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The “Godmother of Punk” Patti Smith will be at Bryn Mawr this Thursday, Feb. 7, to accept the 2013 Katharine Hepburn Medal and to perform for students. For more on Smith’s selection as the 2013 recipient of the Katharine Hepburn Medal, see this article. The student performance is at 4 p.m. in McPherson Auditorium, Goodhart […]

Rescheduled by Sandy, This Year’s Pumpkin Carving Held in the Campus Center

Posted November 1, 2012

Once again Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe hosted a Halloween pumpkin carving for students. This year’s event was originally scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 30, but had to be rescheduled because of Hurricane Sandy. Previously held at the president’s house, this year’s event also had to be moved to the Campus Center. In spite of all […]

Photos from Lantern Night 2012

Posted November 1, 2012

Last year it was a freak snow storm, this year it was a once-in-a-lifetime hurricane, but apparently nothing can stop Lantern Night. Since 1906 first- and second-year students have gathered in the Thomas Hall Cloister for this time-honored tradition in which the light of knowledge is passed from one class to another. See photos from […]

Author Alison Bechdel Visits Campus as Part of the Emily Balch Speaker Series

Posted October 4, 2012

Click here To view these photos on Flickr. Bryn Mawr’s first-year students got to spend an evening with acclaimed author Alison Bechdel last Thursday as part of the Emily Balch Speaker Series. Best known for her comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For and her 2006 graphic memoir Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, Bechdel’s latest […]

Patti Smith to be Awarded Bryn Mawr’s Katharine Hepburn Medal on Feb. 7

Posted September 27, 2012
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The Katharine Houghton Hepburn Center at Bryn Mawr College will present the 2013 Katharine Hepburn Medal to acclaimed musician, writer, performer, and visual artist Patti Smith, announced Hepburn Center Director Katherine Rowe. The College will award the medal to Smith at a gala event in Goodhart Hall on Feb. 7, 2013.

Academic Year Officially Gets Underway with Fall Convocation

Posted September 6, 2012

Last Wednesday, Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe and other College officials addressed a crowded Goodhart Hall as they welcomed the Class of 2016. This week, it was the members of the Class of 2013 taking center stage as their final year at Bryn Mawr officially began with the fall Convocation on Tuesday. Convocation is a […]

Move-In Day for Bryn Mawr’s Class of 2016

Posted August 30, 2012

The Class of 2016 officially arrived on campus Wednesday on a picture perfect day. With the help of customspeople, parents, family, and friends, members of the Class of 2016 unloaded from their vehicles boxes and bags stuffed with everything from cleaning supplies to high-tech electronics; carted everything up flights of stairs or along winding paths; […]

Reunion 2012 in Pictures

Posted June 5, 2012

The Bryn Mawr Alumnae Association welcomed nearly 1,000 guests to campus on May 25-27 for Reunion 2012. Alumnae of the ’70s joined graduating classes of years ending in two and seven. See the slideshow above or on Flickr for a pictorial tour of the weekend. Reunion 2012 offered a variety of activities for personal, professional, […]

May Day 2012 Scheduled for Sunday, April 29

Posted April 20, 2012
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As finals week approaches and Bryn Mawr students bear down on exams and papers, the College’s traditional May Day celebration urges emergence from the library stacks and the lifting of noses from grindstones with a daylong moratorium on academic activity. For several years, Bryn Mawr’s May Day celebration has been held on the Sunday following […]

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 […]

Project Spotlight Event Closes Year-Long “Class Dismissed?” Initiative

Posted March 22, 2012
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The main lounge of the Campus Center was filled on Monday night with a mix of students, staff, and faculty, all of whom came out to take part in the culminating event of the year-long “Class Dismissed? Furthering the Dialogue About Class” initiative. The event showcased projects produced by Bryn Mawr community members and funded […]

On “Give a Hoot Day,” Students Will Thank Donors Whose Gifts Make a Bryn Mawr Education Possible

Posted February 9, 2012
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On Friday, Feb. 10, more than 250 brightly colored signs will appear along Bryn Mawr’s pathways, pop up on dining hall tables, and decorate doorways. Faculty and staff will don owl pins. It’s all part of Bryn Mawr’s fourth annual “Give a Hoot Day.” Give a Hoot Day marks the time in the school year […]

Photo Slideshow: Cider With the President at Bryn Mawr

Posted December 15, 2011
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Stress was successfully busted on Tuesday when Bryn Mawr College President Jane McAuliffe welcomed students to Pen y Groes, the presidential residence, for an exam-week study break featuring cookies, cider, and holiday cheer. About 40 students stopped by between 5:30 and 7 p.m., the President’s Office reports; most popped in for 20 or 30 minutes […]

Event Celebrates 10-Year Partnership Between Bryn Mawr and the Posse Foundation

Posted December 8, 2011
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More than 150 alumnae/i and friends of Bryn Mawr joined a number of former and current Bryn Mawr Posse Scholars, Massachusetts Governor Duval Patrick and First Lady Diane Patrick, college officials including President Jane McAuliffe and former President Nancy Vickers, and Posse Foundation representatives at Boston’s Hampshire House on Nov. 29 for a celebration of […]

Judith Butler’s Flexner Lectureship Inspires Bryn Mawr’s Intellectual Community

Posted December 8, 2011
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For many at Bryn Mawr, Judith Butler’s Flexner Lectureship was a prime example of the excitement of belonging to a community focused on intellectual enterprise. The eminent philosopher and critical theorist drew overflow crowds to her public lectures, engaged in discussion with more than 80 scholars from around the region, and spent time with scores of Tri-College students, both in and out of the classroom … Read more»

Ghoulish Good Time Had at President’s Pumpkin Carving

Posted October 27, 2011
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Have you noticed all the pumpkins dotting the College’s dorms this Halloween? While it may seem as if they suddenly appeared from the ether like ghosts in the night, they actually all come from the same sinister lair—the President’s garage. Nearly 75 students gathered at the President’s house on Monday to carve pumpkins (many for […]

Pen y Groes Seminars Offer Lunch, Conversation With Accomplished Professionals in Various Fields

Posted October 20, 2011

President Jane McAuliffe will soon launch the 2011-2012 Pen y Groes Seminar Series, which will bring small groups of students together at Pen y Groes, the president’s house, to meet with accomplished professionals for informal conversation about their field of work, career paths, and connections to their undergraduate experience. The seminars, which take place over […]

Bryn Mawr Alumnae Working in Finance Network at Reception in New York This Summer

Posted September 1, 2011
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It was one of the summer’s hottest days, the temperature topping 100 degrees. But on the rooftop bar at Upstairs at the Kimberly Hotel in New York City, the atmosphere was cool and hip. On July 21, more than 60 Bryn Mawr alumnae/i working in finance gathered together for a reception/networking event hosted by members […]

Scholarship Initiative Tops $5 Million, Quadrupling Goal

Posted June 17, 2011

The 125th Anniversary Scholarship Initiative has exceeded all expectations by raising $5.3 million, more than four times the $1.25 million goal. The Board of Trustees launched this fundraising effort to celebrate the College’s 125th anniversary and meet students’ growing need for financial aid.

2011 Staff Awards Presented at Picnic

Posted June 9, 2011
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President Jane McAuliffe and Human Resources Director Joe Bucci presented the 2011 McPherson Awards for Excellence and Service to three members of the College’s staff at the staff-appreciation picnic earlier this month. A fourth staff member was recognized for environmental stewardship with the Newberry Award. The McPherson Awards: Charles “Chuck” Heyduk, associate dean, Undergraduate College, […]

At New York Gala, President Announces Scholarship Initiative’s Stunning Success

Posted May 5, 2011
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Four hundred alumnae/i, parents, staff, and friends of Bryn Mawr College celebrated the College’s past, present, and future at the 125th Anniversary Scholarship Benefit at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City on April 27.  The fundraising gala attracted Bryn Mawrters of all generations, from the Class of 1943 to the Class of 2011, […]

May Day Celebration in Pictures

Posted May 5, 2011
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A mix of old and new, Bryn Mawr’s May Day celebration is among the College’s most treasured traditions. Below are a few select images from the day. Links to student photos of the day and a thread about how alumnae across the globe celebrated can be found on the College’s Facebook page.

Growth and Structure of Cities Department Concludes 40th-Anniversary Celebration With Exhibition

Posted April 28, 2011
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Bryn Mawr’s Growth and Structure of Cities Department concludes celebrations of its 40th anniversary with a show of student and alumnae/i work and a reception for faculty, students, and graduates on Friday, April 29, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., in the Goodhart atrium and Hepburn Teaching Theater. All interested faculty, students, and staff from the […]

May Day 2011 Scheduled for May 1

Posted April 22, 2011
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One day a year, Bryn Mawrters are urged to cease working hard and begin hardly working: at the College’s annual May Day celebration students eschew books and papers, even in the face of approaching finals week, to frolic on the grass. For several years, Bryn Mawr’s May Day celebration has been held on the Sunday […]

Bryn Mawr College Celebrates Earth Day

Posted April 21, 2011

The student group BMC Greens and the College have planned several events to celebrate Earth Day on Friday, April 22. Noon – 12:30 p.m.: Representatives from the President’s Sustainability Steering Committee will give a presentation about the College’s Climate Action Plan. They’ll talk about what parts of the plan have already been put into place […]

125th-Anniversary Gala in New York Will Raise Funds for Scholarships

Posted March 15, 2011
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On Wednesday April 27, the College will host a fundraising gala at the home of Jazz at Lincoln Center. All proceeds of the event will support scholarships for Bryn Mawr students … Read more »

Hepburn Medal Awarded to CARE CEO Helene Gayle: Photos of the Gala

Posted February 16, 2011

On Saturday, Feb. 12, Bryn Mawr College’s Katharine Houghton Hepburn Center presented the 2011 Katharine Hepburn Medal to Helene Gayle, president and chief executive officer of the international humanitarian organization CARE, in honor of her efforts to fight global poverty and reduce the transmission of HIV/AIDS Read more»

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