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College Access Partnership Between Bryn Mawr and Latino Community Organization Continues to Grow

Posted July 28, 2015
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Ana Cordova ’13 knows how lucky she was to be recruited in high school to participate in Bright Prospect, a program that helps high-achieving students from low-income families attend college. “Bright Prospect believed I was capable of not only attending but also graduating from a four-year institution. I would have never heard of Bryn Mawr […]

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 […]

“Black at Bryn Mawr” Walking Tours and Discussion

Posted April 16, 2015

For their Praxis III independent study project this year, Emma Kioko ’15 and Grace Pusey ’15 have created a project that brings to light the history and experiences of Black students, staff, and faculty at Bryn Mawr College since its founding. Titled “Black at Bryn Mawr,” the project has several components—a digital historical record in […]

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 […]

BMC Seniors Reflect on Translating Blogs for Women from the Democratic Republic of Congo

Posted April 30, 2014
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Early this academic year we wrote about World Pulse Correspondent Neema Namadamu’s visit to campus as part of Agnès Peysson-Zeiss’ Praxis III French course in which students translated blog posts for the organization. We revisited the class in October to get an even better sense of what the students were doing to help women in the Democratic […]

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 […]

Visit by World Pulse Correspondent Highlights the Many Ways Bryn Mawr Community Connects on Campus and Globally

Posted September 18, 2013
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When World Pulse Correspondent Neema Namadamu comes to campus this week she’ll be meeting with students from Agnès Peysson-Zeiss’ Praxis III French course who are translating blog posts for the organization, having dinner with students from the 360° “To Protect the Health of the Public,” sitting down with students from Political Science Associate Professor Carol […]

Bryn Mawr and Haverford to Offer Enhanced Career and Professional Development Services

Posted April 4, 2013

The pressures on college students to have substantive internship and professional experiences before graduating have never been stronger. This fall, students at Bryn Mawr and Haverford will enjoy an even greater level of career and professional development services as each school launches independent centers that will continue to leverage the strengths of the Bi-Co model […]

Ellen Vari ’13 Receives Fulbright Teaching Assistantship to Argentina

Posted March 28, 2013
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At age six, Ellen Vari ’13 was less than happy that her parents enrolled her in an elementary school across town with a partial-immersion Spanish program. “All the people that I knew up to that point were going to our neighborhood school, and I was going about 45 minutes away to a school with nobody […]

Praxis III Students Celebrate a Semester of Learning with Poster Session

Posted May 17, 2012
List of All Spring 2012 Praxis III Courses

Through Bryn Mawr’s Praxis Program, students integrate theory and classroom practice with active, relevant fieldwork in a way that goes beyond most traditional internship experiences. There are three levels of Praxis courses, which require increasing amounts of fieldwork. Praxis I and II courses are offered within a variety of academic departments and are developed by […]

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 […]

360° for Fall 2012 Looks at the Global Impact of Oil

Posted March 15, 2012
Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Energy

One of three newly designed 360° course clusters being offered for Fall 2012 examines the global impact of oil on the modern city and the world’s socioeconomic networks. “Transforming the Legacy of Oil” combines courses from Growth and Structure of Cities, Economics, and History to assess how oil has affected our built environment as well as local and global economies … Read more»

New Research Project on Affordable Housing Provides Opportunities for GSSWSR Students and Undergrads

Posted August 24, 2009
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Bryn Mawr’s Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research’s Sandy Schram is partnering with the Women’s Community Revitalization Project (WCRP) on an initiative that will involve undergraduates as well as master’s and doctoral students in social work in a continuing research agenda to develop information that helps promote more affordable housing for the poor […]

Bryn Mawr seniors win $10,000 Davis Grant to fund arts project involving homeless men

Posted May 1, 2008
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Bryn Mawr seniors Lucy Edwards and Adaobi Kanu believe in the power of art to transform the lives of those who practice it. This summer, a $10,000 grant from the Davis Projects for Peace foundation will enable them to put that faith to work in West Philadelphia, where they will collaborate with homeless men on […]