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U.N. High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Angela Kane ’70 Investigating Alleged Syrian Chemical Weapon Attack

Posted August 27, 2013
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U.N. High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Angela Kane ’70, who was on campus in July as a speaker at the 2013 Women in Public Service Project Institute, is in Syria working with the team trying to determine what  chemical weapons might have been used in an Aug. 21 attack near Damascus. The team came under […]

Bryn Mawr Takes Top Spot in Washington Monthly Ranking for Second Year in a Row

Posted August 27, 2013

For the second 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, […]

Sociology Instructor Bridget Rose Nolan Featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer

Posted August 20, 2013

Bridget Rose Nolan, who will be teaching the course “Social Inequality” this fall was featured in an Aug. 19 Philadelphia Inquirer article. The article, titled “Covering the Undercovers,” looks at Nolan’s research into the culture of the CIA’s anti-terrorism center, where she served as a counter-terrorism analyst while pursuing her Ph.D. at the University of […]

Bryn Mawr Ranks High on Several Princeton Review Lists

Posted August 13, 2013

Bryn Mawr made the Princeton Review’s list of the top 10 “LGBT-Friendly” schools for the first time, coming in at #10. The College also came in at #10 on the “Best Campus Food” list and #12 on “Best College Dorms.” The Princeton Review‘s annual lists are published in connection with it’s annual college guide, “The […]

Bryn Mawr Makes Forbes’ Ranking of America’s Top Colleges and Universities

Posted August 1, 2013

Bryn Mawr College has come in at #40 on Forbes‘ 2013 ranking of America’s top Colleges. The ranking differs from many others in that it doesn’t differentiate between colleges and universities. Traditional small liberal arts colleges fare well but are in the minority among the top 50. Among women’s colleges, Bryn Mawr is joined only […]

Hillary Rodham Clinton and Women in Public Service Project Garner Significant Media Attention for College

Posted July 25, 2013

Hillary Rodham Clinton’s keynote address at the 2013 Women in Public Service Project Institute garnered a good deal of media attention for the College. The speech was covered by all the major Philadelphia television networks. For an example of the coverage see this piece by WPVI (ABC): Hillary Clinton, in Bryn Mawr, Urges Women to […]

Bryn Mawr Community Mourns the Passing of Trailblazing Alumna Isabel Benham ’31

Posted June 20, 2013
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Trailblazing Bryn Mawr alumna Isabel Benham ’31, whose many accomplishments included being the first woman to be named a partner in a Wall Street bond house, passed away on May 21 in her New York City apartment at the age of 103. News of Benham’s passing was noted by a number of media outlets including […]

English Professor Bethany Schneider Appears on NBC’s Today Show

Posted May 30, 2013

The Today show enlisted the help of Bryn Mawr Associate Professor of English Bethany Schneider for a hidden-camera piece on term paper ghost writers. When asked at the end of the piece what professors can do to combat this problem, Schneider replies, “Well, I can teach my butt off and make my students want nothing […]

Bryn Mawr Chemistry Professor Writes About the Explosive Allure of Unsupervised Science

Posted May 8, 2013
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In a recent piece for Slate, Bryn Mawr Chemistry Professor Michelle Francl writes about how “doing chemistry that pushes beyond the boundaries of the classroom” inspired her to pursue the life of a scientist. Writing in connection to the case of Kiera Wilmot, a 16-year-old who has been expelled and may even face criminal charges […]

English Professor Bethany Schneider (aka Bee Ridgway) Continues to Garner Press in Connection with Book

Posted May 2, 2013

Bryn Mawr English Professor Bethany Schneider continues to garner press coverage in connection with her book The River of No Return. A review of the book appeared in the Philadelphia City Paper. Schneider (under her Bee Ridgway pseudonym) wrote about the writing process in The Huffington Post and in a blog post for Psychology Tomorrow […]

Two New Rankings Recognize Bryn Mawr

Posted May 2, 2013

As CBS.com “MoneyWatch” reports, the Center for College Affordability and Productivity has named the College to its list of “25 Colleges with the Best Professors.” Bryn Mawr was also recognized by the website Greatist.com, which has named Bryn Mawr to its list of “The 25 Healthiest Colleges in the U.S.”.

Psychology Professor Clark McCauley Examines Boston Attacks

Posted April 25, 2013

Clark McCauley is the Rachel C. Hale Professor of Sciences and Mathematics and co-director of the Solomon Asch Center for Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict at Bryn Mawr College. McCauley wrote the post below for the Psychology Today website in response to the Boston attacks. The Radicalization of Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev “Friction” mechanisms at work […]

Bee Ridgway Interviewed in USA Today

Posted April 25, 2013

Bryn Mawr Professor of English Bethany Schneider (a.k.a. Bee Ridgway) discussed the blending of genres in her new novel, The River of No Return, in a recent interview on the USA Today website. Schneider’s love of Regency romance novels fuels her narrative, but she says she consciously jostled the confines of several defined genres during […]

Professor’s Shakespeare App Reviewed in The Times Literary Supplement

Posted April 25, 2013

The app dedicated to William Shakespeare’s play The Tempest—developed by Bryn Mawr College Professor Katherine Rowe and University of Notre Dame Associate Professor of English Elliott Visconsi—continues to garner acclaim, most recently in a review in The Times Literary Supplement. In “Ariel on screen, Caliban on the iPad,” Raphael Lyne, a senior lecturer in English […]

GSSWSR Professor Dana Becker’s New Book Continues to Garner Media Attention

Posted April 11, 2013
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Renowned Scholar Elaine Showalter ’62, who will be on campus April 18 to give a lecture as part of the “Taking Her Place” exhibition, is the latest to write about Graduate School of Social Work Professor Dana Becker’s new book One Nation Under Stress. Showalter’s piece, “Our Age of Anxiety,” appeared in the April 8 […]

GSSWSR Professor Dana Becker Writes About “Five Myths About Stress” for the Washington Post

Posted April 3, 2013
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GSSWSR Professor Dana Becker has written a piece for the Washington Post’s “Five Myths” series in connection with her new book One Nation Under Stress. Becker has also had a recent opinion piece in Time, a review in the New Republic, and she was interviewed on NPR’s “All Things Considered.” In addition, influential blogger Andrew […]

President Jane McAuliffe Mentioned in Huffington Post Article About “Symposium on Gender Inequality in Emerging Markets”

Posted March 14, 2013

This Feb. 27 Huffington Post (U.K.) article on the “Symposium on Gender Inequality in Emerging Markets” mentions Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe as one of the attendees.

GSSWSR Professor Dana Becker’s New Book on Stress Makes Headlines

Posted March 14, 2013
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GSSWSR Professor Dana Becker is making lots of news with her new book “One Nation Under Stress.” Becker has an opinion piece in Time, a review in the New Republic, and she was interviewed on NPR’s “All Things Considered.” In addition, influential blogger Andrew Sullivan picked up on the New Republic review. From the New […]

Bryn Mawr Holds Digital Humanities Workshop in Connection With Project on Cold War-Era Mind Control

Posted March 8, 2013
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Bryn Mawr College is holding a digital humanities workshop on Thursday, March 21 and Friday, March 22, in the Benham Gateway Conference Room. All are invited to attend. The workshop, titled “Traces of Mind Control From Cold War America: Exploring the Challenges of International Digital Humanities Initiatives,” covers the challenges of completing small scale cooperative […]

The Philadelphia Inquirer Profiles Former Bryn Mawr President Harris Wofford

Posted February 28, 2013

Bryn Mawr’s fifth president, Harris Wofford, who led the college from 1970 to 1978, was profiled by The Philadelphia Inquirer on Feb. 28. Wofford was profiled in connection with being awarded the Presidential Citizens Medal earlier this month. From the article: Omnipresent as a civil-rights and antipoverty crusader in the 20th century, Wofford remains an […]

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. […]

Harvard President Drew Gilpin Faust ’68 Critiques New “College Scorecard”

Posted February 22, 2013

In a New York Times letter to the editor, Harvard President Drew Gilpin Faust ’68 critiques the federal government’s new “College Scorecard.” From the letter… I graduated from Bryn Mawr College in 1968, and my first job was working for the Department of Housing and Urban Development. My starting salary was low, but I was […]

Media Coverage of Patti Smith Being Awarded the Hepburn Medal

Posted February 14, 2013

The awarding of the 2013 Hepburn Medal to Patti Smith made both local and national headlines. The Associated Press reported on Patti Smith being awarded the 2013 Hepburn Medal and the article was picked up by media outlets across the nation, including the Detroit Free Press, The San Francisco Chronicle, and The Washington Post. Locally, […]

Chemistry Professor Michelle Francl Takes on “Chemophobia” in Slate Article

Posted February 14, 2013
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In the Slate article, “Don’t Take Medical Advice From the New York Times Magazine: The Dangerous Chemophobia Behind its Popular Story About Childhood Arthritis,” Bryn Mawr Professor of Chemistry Michelle Francl points out the possible dangers of benignly named alternative medicines. Francl’s article created a lot of buzz online, with more than 6,500 Facebook “likes” and […]

Hannah Smith ’14 Writes About the Importance of Women’s Colleges in The Huffington Post

Posted February 14, 2013
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An opinion piece by Hannah Smith ’14 about the relevancy of women’s colleges in the current political age was posted by The Huffington Post on Feb. 12. In the article, titled “Women’s Underrepresentation in Politics Makes Women’s Colleges Relevant,” Smith argues that women’s colleges can play a major role in remedying the substantial gender gap […]

Student Photos Appear in New York Times Slide Show

Posted February 7, 2013
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The latest “Education Life” supplement in The New York Times features photos from students of memorable class assignments. Two photos submitted by Bryn Mawr students made the online slide show and one, submitted by Dorothy Shu ’13, made the print edition. Go here to see the slideshow. Shu submitted a photo of a project she’d […]

The Year in Review: 2012

Posted January 17, 2013

Click to view the 2012 Year in Review slideshow. As the spring semester gets underway, we take our annual look back at the year that was. Faculty News Fellowships. Prestigious fellowships included a Sloan Research Fellowship awarded to Assistant Professor of Physics James Battat, a Guggenheim to History of Art Professor Lisa Saltzman, and two […]

Bryn Mawr Featured in Philadelphia Inquirer Article on College Honor Codes

Posted January 3, 2013
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Bryn Mawr is prominently featured in this December 21 Philadelphia Inquirer article about college honor codes. The article quotes Bryn Mawr student Emily Tong ’12 and Dean of the Undergraduate College Michele Rasmussen. From the article: “The honor code is part of the fabric of what it is to be a Bryn Mawr student,” said […]

Bryn Mawr Environmental Historian’s Book Named a Top Pick for 2012 by History News Network

Posted December 13, 2012
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A new book by Ellen Stroud, who is an associate professor in Bryn Mawr’s Growth and Structure of Cities Department and the director of the Environmental Studies Program, has been named one of the top five history books of 2012 by the History News Network. Stroud’s book, Nature Next Door: Cities and Trees in the […]

Creative Writing Program’s Daniel Torday Interviewed on NPR’s WYPR

Posted December 6, 2012

Creative Writing Program Director Daniel Torday interviewed with WYPR’s “Maryland Morning,” an NPR affiliate, about his new novella, The Sensualist. During the interview, Torday discusses his connection to Baltimore, the setting of the novella. The entire interview, as well as several outtakes, can be found on the WYPR website. For more information about Torday’s The […]

Bryn Mawr Among the Schools Featured in Wall Street Journal Article on Colleges with a Swim Requirement

Posted November 29, 2012

Bryn Mawr Aquatics Director Nikki Whitlock is quoted in this Wall Street Journal article on the handful of colleges and universities that still require students to pass a swim test or take a swimming class. At Bryn Mawr, students have the option of passing the swim test or, if they’re unable to pass the test, […]

Program with BMC Computer Science Connections, “Girls Who Code,” Featured in Forbes

Posted November 15, 2012

A recent post on the Forbes magazine website highlighted the work of “Girls Who Code,” an organization dedicated to educating and equipping teen girls for career opportunities in the fields of technology and engineering. Members of the Bryn Mawr College Department of Computer Science faculty and student body have served as instructors, advisers, and curriculum […]

Professor of Economics Michael Rock Interviewed for Pakistani News Magazine

Posted November 15, 2012
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Pakistani news-magazine Herald conducted a live discussion with Professor of Economics Michael T. Rock on the topic of corrupt governments in unstable democracies, such as Pakistan. From the article: “Democratic governments in Pakistan have almost always been seen as corrupt. Recently, many senior members of the current administration have been facing serious allegations that they misused […]

Bi-Co Director of Public Safety Tom King Talks to the Philadelphia Inquirer about Surviving Sandy

Posted November 1, 2012

Bi-Co Director of Public Safety Tom King was quoted in this Philadelphia Inquirer article on how area colleges dealt with the  effects of Hurricane Sandy. King, who had by chance attended a Federal Emergency Management Agency seminar in New Jersey early last week, stressed the importance of communications during a time of crisis. “Communicate early […]

Bryn Mawr’s President Asks “How Should We Respond to Malala?” in Chronicle of Higher Education Commentary

Posted November 1, 2012

In an Oct. 29 Chronicle of Higher Education commentary centered around the shooting in Pakistan of 14-year-old Malala Yousafzai, Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe writes about the need to “dedicate ourselves anew to the goal of women’s empowerment and the critical role that education must play in that process” From How Should We Respond to […]

Psychology Professor Clark McCauley Talks Ignorance Post 9-11

Posted October 25, 2012
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Bryn Mawr Professor of Psychology Clark McCauley, whose new book Friction: How Radicalization Happens to Them and Us was published last year, is now blogging for Psychology Today. His latest post looks at a mistake that continues today to poison U.S. relations with the Muslim world. McCauley is the Rachel C. Hale Professor of Sciences and Mathematics and […]

Creative Writing’s Elizabeth Mosier ’84 Writes About College Application Essays in The Philadelphia Inquirer

Posted October 16, 2012
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In the Oct. 14 Philadelphia Inquirer article “Oh, those onerous college essays,” Elizabeth Mosier ’84 gives advice to parents and students anguishing over the college application essay. From the article: “Most of our worry is aimed at the application essay because, as admissions reps cheerfully reassure us at every info session, it offers the best […]

English Professor Katherine Rowe’s Shakespeare App for iPad Featured in The Atlantic

Posted October 2, 2012

The Sept. 28 article “Why a 17th-Century Text is the Perfect Starting Point for Reinventing the Book” in The Atlantic looks at an iPad app co-developed by Bryn Mawr English Professor Katherine Rowe that brings Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” into the digital era. From the article: “The features of their Tempest app go far, far beyond […]

Philadelphia Inquirer Tells Inspiring Story of Bryn Mawr Student Undaunted by Tragedy of Her Early Life

Posted October 2, 2012

The Oct. 2 Philadelphia Inquirer article “Zimbabwe teen leaves anguish behind, starts future at Bryn Mawr” tells the story of Gertrude Makurumidze ’16, who in the span of just a few months at the age of eight lost her mother, a newborn sister, and her father, all, she eventually learned, from AIDS. Makurumidze, who hopes […]

Photo by Ivy Gray-Klein ’14 Featured on New York Times Website

Posted September 20, 2012
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This photo, taken by Ivy Gray-Klein ’14, was featured in the education section of the New York Times. The collection of photos explains that the “first few weeks on campus make for vivid memories, the kind reflected on for a lifetime. We invited students to share a photograph that illustrates the point.”

Bryn Mawr’s SGA Vice President Quoted in Inside Higher Ed Article About College Honor Codes

Posted September 10, 2012
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Self Government Association Vice President Tyler Garber is quoted talking about Bryn Mawr’s honor code in this Inside Higher Ed article about possible cheating at Harvard. The article, which discusses the possibility of Harvard establishing an honor code in the wake of the scandal, also quotes Rutgers Professor Donald L. McCabe, an expert on college […]

Extraordinary Gift by Jacqueline Koldin Levine ’46 and Howard Levine Reinvigorates Bryn Mawr’s Art Collection

Posted September 6, 2012
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This summer, Jacqueline Koldin Levine ’46 and her husband, Howard Levine, have reinvigorated Bryn Mawr’s extensive collection of works on paper thanks to an extraordinarily generous gift of nearly 500 pieces. “Over the course of 20 years, Jacqueline and Howard have assembled an unparalleled collection of works by 19th and 20th century artists,” says Brian […]

Philadelphia’s ABC Affiliate Reports on Bryn Mawr Earning Top Spot in Washington Monthly Rankings

Posted August 28, 2012

Philadelphia ABC affiliate WPVI-TV is among the media outlets reporting on Bryn Mawr’s #1 spot on Washington Monthly’s 2012 ranking of liberal arts colleges. The news also made headlines in The Philadelphia Inquirer and on Patch.com.

Creative Writing’s Elizabeth Mosier ’84 Writes About Caring for Aging Parents in The Philadelphia Inquirer

Posted August 14, 2012
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In the August 13 Philadelphia Inquirer article “Rethinking Life’s Priorities,” Elizabeth Mosier ’84 writes about the unexpected aspects of her role as “a fulcrum between developing kids and declining parents.” From the article: “Maybe because my grandparents died when my parents (and I) were young, I didn’t know how a longer life curve could change […]

Bryn Mawr Featured in Media Coverage of Changes to College IDs Caused by New Pennsylvania Voter-ID Law

Posted August 3, 2012
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Bryn Mawr was among the colleges and universities featured in this Associated Press article on the ways schools are dealing with new Pennsylvania voter-ID requirements. Kelly Wilkinson ’14 is interning at MSNBC’s “The Last Word” this summer and talked about the changes to the law in this segment (Wilkinson appears at about the 2:20 mark): […]

Creative Writing Program Director Dan Torday Pens Piece for The New York Times

Posted August 1, 2012
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In The Song Remains the Same, Creative Writing Program Director Dan Torday writes about how words of wisdom given to him as a struggling young bluegrass musician by “Tattooed Guitarist” came back to help him years later as he tried to soothe his infant daughter to sleep. From the article: “Suddenly I was just playing, […]

Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe Quoted in Times Higher Education

Posted June 1, 2012

Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe is quoted in this Times Higher Education article about how rising costs at U.K. colleges and universities are driving more students to look at alternatives in the United States.

NPR Story Focuses on Bryn Mawr Swim Test

Posted May 17, 2012

“I have not, in my six years here, had a student fail to meet the requirement and not graduate,” Bryn Mawr Swim Coach and Aquatics Director Nikki Whitlock tells NPR in this story about the College’s swim test. “A century ago, many colleges required students to pass a swim test,” says reporter Joel Rose. “Today, […]

The Philadelphia Inquirer Quotes 2012 Commencement Speaker Mary Robinson

Posted May 17, 2012

In a Philadelphia Inquirer article about commencement speakers at Philadelphia-area schools, Mary Robinson, the former president of Ireland and Bryn Mawr’s 2012 commencement speaker, touched on the words of wisdom she shared with graduates at the May 12 graduation ceremony. From the article: “Robinson, who attributes her idealism to studying at Harvard during the Vietnam […]

USA Today Quotes Bryn Mawr Student Activist

Posted May 10, 2012
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This USA Today story focusing on college and universities’ policies toward undocumented immigrants quotes Jessica Jessica Hyejin Lee ’13, the co-founder of Students for Undocumented Dreams & Decision Equity Now. Elizabeth Held ’12 contributed reporting to the story.

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