Bryn Mawr’s April Fools’ Day Announcement Makes Headlines

Posted April 3rd, 2014 at 2:48 pm.

The April 1 news that Bryn Mawr was dropping the vowels in its name to be more “Twitter-friendly” was picked up by several media outlets including Inside Higher Ed, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and even the The Virginian-Pilot.

The Inside Higher Ed article got so much of a response that the editors posted followup article on April 2 assuring any nervous readers that Bryn Mawr, was, in fact, keeping its vowels.

From the article:
“We thought we dropped enough hints about Bryn Mawr College’s plan to drop vowels from its name (and perhaps literature). But we did hear from some readers who were concerned. So to be clear, the college is not eliminating vowels; it was just having fun on April Fools’ Day.”

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