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Bryn Mawr Remembers MLK on 50th Anniversary of ‘I Have a Dream’ Speech

Posted August 28, 2013
Martin Luther King, Jr. and Bryn Mawr College President Katharine McBride in 1966.

In 1966 – three years after his landmark “I Have a Dream” speech – the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered the Baccaulaureate address to the graduating class of Bryn Mawr College. Invited at the request of the graduating class, Dr. King spoke extemporaneously, leaving no written record of his speech. But in a […]

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

Posted June 20, 2013

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 […]

Students Present Findings in the Humanities and Social Sciences at the Hanna Holborn Gray Conference

Posted October 18, 2012
Photo of some of the Gray Fellows

Fourteen students presented research in the humanities and social sciences at the Hanna Holborn Gray Conference held in the Ely Room on Friday, Sept. 28. This is the first year that the Hanna Holborn Gray Program held a formal conference for its fellows to present their findings. The idea came from graduate student mentors Jessica […]

Two Bryn Mawr Alumnae Make Forbes Columnist’s Short List for Facebook Board

Posted May 3, 2012

An informal pool of women who are tech executives in Silicon Valley by writer Connie Guglielmo yielded a list of 11 candidates for Facebook’s currently all-male board of directors. Two women who appear on the list—Susan Barnes ’76 and Drew Gilpin Faust ’68—are Bryn Mawr alumnae. From the article: • Susan Barnes, former controller […]

Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe Named to American Council on Education Board of Directors

Posted March 15, 2011

Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe was named to the board of directors of the American Council on Education (ACE) at the group’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C., earlier this month. “It’s an honor to be named to the board of ACE, an organization committed to fostering collaboration across the higher-education spectrum,” says McAuliffe. “From community […]

President-Elect of the Association of International Education Administrators To Join Bryn Mawr as Senior Advisor for International Initiatives

Posted October 14, 2010

Bryn Mawr alumna Susan Sutton ’69 will be returning to the College in January as a special consultant. She will serve as the College’s Senior Advisor for International Initiatives, announced Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe today.

Reunion Attendance Expected to Increase by 25 Percent

Posted May 20, 2010
photo of alumnae/i parade

More than 800 Bryn Mawr alumnae/i, including several from the class of 1940, will be returning to campus Friday, May 28, through Sunday, May 30, to take up their lanterns at Reunion 2010 … Read more»

Nobel Peace Prize Winner Jody Williams to Give Commencement Convocation Address on Saturday, May 15

Posted March 26, 2010

Nobel Peace Prize-Winner Jody Williams will give the Commencement Convocation address to Bryn Mawr College’s graduating class on Saturday, May 15, at 2:30 p.m. on Merion Green. Williams received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997 for her work to ban landmines through the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, which shared the Peace Prize with her […]

Would Mad Men’s Betty Draper Have Made it at Bryn Mawr?

Posted October 23, 2009

Widely lauded for its attention to period-specific details, the AMC television series Mad Men has had its slips. The show’s “most egregious stumble” according to Benjamin Schwarz’s article in the November issue of The Atlantic, involves a lead character’s college career at Bryn Mawr: “By far the brainiest of the Seven Sisters—cussed, straight-backed, high-minded, and feminist (its students, so the wags said, preferred the Ph.D. to the Mrs.)—Bryn Mawr was probably the least likely college that Betty Draper … would have attended.” Read more&raquo

Two Bryn Mawr alumnae named top cancer fighters

Posted January 22, 2009

Last fall, the American Cancer Society bestowed its highest award, the ACS Medal of Honor, on four Americans. The two scientists in the group—Berkeley National Laboratory’s Mina Jahan Bissell and Albert Einstein College of Medicine’s Susan Band Horwitz—are both undergraduate alumnae of Bryn Mawr. Read more »

Bryn Mawr Named one of the 50 “Best Value” Private Colleges by The Princeton Review

Posted January 12, 2009

Bryn Mawr College has been named one of the nation’s 50 “Best Value” private colleges by The Princeton Review. In its profile of Bryn Mawr on USA Today’s website, the editors at The Princeton Review said, “Classes here are challenging, boasting some outstanding professors and an impressive student-faculty ratio (8:1!)” The “Best Value Colleges” list, […]

McAuliffe inauguration weds exuberant celebration with a strong sense of purpose

Posted October 9, 2008

From the dance floor to the dais, optimism and high spirits were in evidence as delegates from more than 40 colleges and universities around the nation joined hundreds of members of the extended Bryn Mawr College community to celebrate the inauguration of Jane Dammen McAuliffe as the College’s eighth president last weekend.

“Documenting Ethnic Wedding Traditions” features photographs by Katrina Thomas ’49

Posted September 18, 2008

“Documenting Ethnic Wedding Traditions in America: The Photographs of Katrina Thomas,” an exhibition of work by Katrina Thomas ’49, opened on Tuesday, Sept. 23, in the Canaday Library Class of 1912 Rare Book Room. The exhibition was curated by Tracie Wilson, 2007-08 Postdoctoral Fellow in Scholarly Information Resources, and Jenny Castle ’09. The images in […]

GSSWSR professor, student win award for top policy paper of 2008

Posted September 10, 2008

For the second time in three years, the Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research’s Sanford Schram has won the American Political Science Association’s annual award for the best paper on public policy. Schram and GSSWSR doctoral student Linda Houser presented the paper at the annual APSA meeting last year and received the award […]

Q&A: Bryn Mawr Rowing Coach Carol Bower

Posted September 9, 2008

After the U.S. women’s eight rowing team won its first Olympic gold medal in 24 years at this year’s games, team coxswain Mary Whipple said, “This is for the 1984 girls.” One of those “girls” was Bryn Mawr rowing coach Carol Bower, who recently took a few minutes to talk about competing in the Olympics […]

The Sarah Elizabeths (and others) of the Class of 2012

Posted September 5, 2008

It’s been a heady week and a half for the 377 students who make up the class of 2012. Since arriving for Customs Week, they have moved into dormitories and met with new roommates, faculty members, deans, various student mentors and what probably seemed like every administrator on the campus. There have been diversity workshops; […]

Athletics and fitness facilities and programs to be enhanced; $1 million gift launches $15 million fundraising effort

Posted September 4, 2008

President Jane McAuliffe has announced a $1 million pledge from Ruth “Tulsa” Kaiser Nelson ’58 to inaugurate fundraising for “Smart Women, Strong Women,” a $15 million project to enhance athletics, fitness, and recreation facilities and programs. “Tulsa’s deep and abiding love for Bryn Mawr shines through in this magnificent commitment. She wants the College to […]

Getting to know us: a new president takes a “pillar to post” tour of Bryn Mawr

Posted August 29, 2008

During her first weeks in office, President Jane Dammen McAuliffe has been “enchanted by the stunning beauty” of the Bryn Mawr campus. She has also acquired a familiarity with furnaces, boilers, and ductwork that is unusual in a chief executive. As McAuliffe undertook a thorough walking tour of the buildings and grounds, her guides–Chief Administrative […]

Soil science in wine country: probing the mystery of terroir

Posted August 14, 2008

For centuries wine makers have understood the importance of terroir—or the combination of soil, climate, and geography that gives the grapes of particular regions their distinct qualities—in making great wine. But there remains to this day a great deal of controversy as to just what terroir really means and what environmental factors make the difference […]

Hepburn Fellows Eyakuze, Wood to lead forum on women’s reproductive health at home and abroad

Posted April 3, 2008
Wood photo

Katharine Houghton Hepburn Fellows Cynthia Eyakuze-Di Domenico ’94 and Susan Wood will be the featured speakers at a public forum on women’s reproductive health on Friday, April 11, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. in Haffner’s Dorothy Vernon Room. A discussion facilitated by a panel of Bryn Mawr students will follow talks by the two Hepburn […]