Bryn Mawr Celebrates the Life of Dean Karen Tidmarsh

Posted October 3rd, 2013 at 2:35 pm.

On Saturday, Sept. 28, members of the Bryn Mawr College community gathered to celebrate the life of Dean Karen Tidmarsh, who died at age 63 in her Haverford home on March 2, 2013.

Born May 19, 1949, Dean Tidmarsh devoted more than half of her life to Bryn Mawr College, from which she graduated in 1971. After a few years away, during which she earned a Ph.D. in English from the University of Virginia and taught at the Germantown and Shipley Schools, she returned to Bryn Mawr in 1979 as an administrator and later a member of the English faculty. She was Dean of the College for 20 years, 1990-2010.

For those unable to make the celebration, we’ve posted below a video of the event.

For a list of speakers, see the program.

Remembrances of Dean Tidmarsh can still be submitted online.

A volume of talks given by Dean Tidmarsh at Bryn Mawr College and elsewhere between 1990 and 2010 that was prepared by Paul Shorey Professor Emeritus of Greek Richard Hamilton, Jan Trembley ’75, and Harrison Eiteljorg II, former director of Bryn Mawr’s Center for the Study of Architecture, is also available online.

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