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Rescheduled by Sandy, This Year’s Pumpkin Carving Held in the Campus Center

Posted November 1, 2012

Once again Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe hosted a Halloween pumpkin carving for students. This year’s event was originally scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 30, but had to be rescheduled because of Hurricane Sandy. Previously held at the president’s house, this year’s event also had to be moved to the Campus Center. In spite of all […]

Staff and Students Shine as Bryn Mawr Weathers Hurricane Sandy

Posted November 1, 2012

Yellow caution tape, generators, and downed branches and tree limbs were still visible on campus and talk of how everyone weathered Hurricane Sandy filled the air Wednesday as Bryn Mawr resumed classes and continued to clean up from the “storm of the century.” Hurricane Sandy cancelled classes, temporarily closed dining halls, and knocked out power […]

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 […]

Patti Smith to be Awarded Bryn Mawr’s Katharine Hepburn Medal on Feb. 7

Posted September 27, 2012

The Katharine Houghton Hepburn Center at Bryn Mawr College will present the 2013 Katharine Hepburn Medal to acclaimed musician, writer, performer, and visual artist Patti Smith, announced Hepburn Center Director Katherine Rowe. The College will award the medal to Smith at a gala event in Goodhart Hall on Feb. 7, 2013.

Bryn Mawr Mourns the Passing of Esteemed Professor of Anthropology Philip Kilbride

Posted September 19, 2012

Esteemed Professor of Anthropology Philip Kilbride passed away on Saturday, Sept. 15. On Monday, Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe sent a brief note to the Bryn Mawr community with the sad news. Today, McAuliffe sent the below message, which includes details about a life celebration that’s being held Thursday, Sept. 20, from 7 -9 p.m. […]

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

Posted September 6, 2012
Howard Levine & Brian Wallace, curator and academic liaison for art and artifacts, in the Levines’ home gallery before the collection’s move

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 […]

Academic Year Officially Gets Underway with Fall Convocation

Posted September 6, 2012

Last Wednesday, Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe and other College officials addressed a crowded Goodhart Hall as they welcomed the Class of 2016. This week, it was the members of the Class of 2013 taking center stage as their final year at Bryn Mawr officially began with the fall Convocation on Tuesday. Convocation is a […]

2012 Welcome Letter From President Jane McAuliffe

Posted August 30, 2012

The following email was sent on behalf of President Jane McAuliffe by the President’s Chief of Staff Emily Espenshade on Thursday, August 30: Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff, Welcome to Bryn Mawr’s one hundred and twenty-seventh academic year.  I hope you enjoyed a pleasant summer and are looking forward to the year ahead.  As has become our tradition, […]

Move-In Day for Bryn Mawr’s Class of 2016

Posted August 30, 2012

The Class of 2016 officially arrived on campus Wednesday on a picture perfect day. With the help of customspeople, parents, family, and friends, members of the Class of 2016 unloaded from their vehicles boxes and bags stuffed with everything from cleaning supplies to high-tech electronics; carted everything up flights of stairs or along winding paths; […]

Bryn Mawr Takes Top Spot In Washington Monthly’s Annual Ranking

Posted August 27, 2012

Bryn Mawr has been ranked number one among liberal arts colleges in the Washington Monthly’s annual ranking of U.S. colleges and universities that contribute most to society. To compile the list, the Monthly‘s editors gathered reams of publicly available data and settled on three criteria: social mobility, research, and service. America’s best colleges, the editors […]

Bryn Mawr President Leads Seminars That Help Prepare Newly-Appointed College and University Leaders

Posted July 26, 2012
Jane McAuliffe

Four years ago Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe attended the Harvard Seminar for New Presidents just after taking the reins at Bryn Mawr.

This month she returned to the seminar to lead a session on how presidents cope with the vast diversity of their internal and external responsibilities.

Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe Joins Select Higher-Ed Leaders for Transatlantic Dialogue

Posted July 26, 2012

Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe was among the select few college and university leaders asked to participate in the 13th Transatlantic Dialogue, which was held in Salzburg, Austria, July 4-7. Related News: Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe and Fellow Higher-Education Leaders Call for Increased Global Collaboration Bryn Mawr President and Fellow Senior Scholars Recommend the […]

Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe Explores Collaborative Opportunities in Asia

Posted July 17, 2012
President McAuliffe with Ewha President Sun-Uk Kim

Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe recently traveled to Asia to meet with officials at a number of colleges and universities to discuss opportunities for collaboration and to take part in the 2012 Women’s Education Worldwide Conference at Nanjing University’s Ginling College in China. At Ewha Woman’s University in Korea, McAuliffe and Ewha President Sun-Uk Kim […]

Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe Meets with Alumnae in London and Cairo During Recent Travels

Posted June 14, 2012
Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe Speaks at

After the second meeting of Bryn Mawr’s new International Council, held in London, President Jane McAuliffe continued on to Cairo. There she visited the new campus of the American University in Cairo, met with AUC President Lisa Anderson, and enjoyed lunch with a group of Bryn Mawr alumnae. The lunch was organized by Professor of […]

Bryn Mawr Alumnae, Faculty, and Staff Take Part in Women in Public Service Project Summer Institute

Posted June 7, 2012

UPDATED JUNE 8: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is scheduled to give opening remarks at approximately 9 a.m. on Monday, June 11. Watch streaming video of the speech here. The inaugural Women in Public Service Project (WPSP) Summer Institute begins next week at Wellesley College. Bryn Mawr College is a founding partner of the WPSP […]

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.

Commencement 2012 in Pictures

Posted May 17, 2012

Hundreds of family members and friends gathered on Merion Green on Saturday, May 12, to celebrate Bryn Mawr’s Class of 2012. Mary Robinson, the first woman to serve as president of Ireland and former United Nations high commissioner for human rights, gave the Commencement address. Related Commencement 2012 in Social Media 2012 Graduates: a Snapshot […]

Ambassador and Consul-General of Japan in New York Shigeyuki Hiroki Visits Bryn Mawr

Posted April 19, 2012

Ambassador and Consul-General of Japan in New York Shigeyuki Hiroki visited Bryn Mawr’s campus this week. Hiroki was in the Philadelphia area to take part in the Cherry Blossom Festival of Greater Philadelphia. Hiroki took the opportunity of this official visit to the city to learn more about Bryn Mawr College. He stayed at Wyndham […]

Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe Among Speakers at Conference on the Future of Liberal-Arts Colleges

Posted April 12, 2012

Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe was among the speakers at “The Future of the Liberal Arts College in America and its Leadership Role in Education around the World.” Held this week at Lafayette College, the conference brought together leaders of many of the nation’s top liberal-arts colleges to look at the challenges and opportunities facing […]

Mary Robinson, First Woman to Serve as President of Ireland, to Give Bryn Mawr College’s 2012 Commencement Address

Posted March 22, 2012

Mary Robinson, the first woman to serve as President of Ireland and former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, will give the Commencement address to Bryn Mawr College’s graduating class on Saturday, May 12, at 2 p.m. on Merion Green. Robinson, who received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in July 2009, has spent most […]

Project Spotlight Event Closes Year-Long “Class Dismissed?” Initiative

Posted March 22, 2012
Class Dismissed

The main lounge of the Campus Center was filled on Monday night with a mix of students, staff, and faculty, all of whom came out to take part in the culminating event of the year-long “Class Dismissed? Furthering the Dialogue About Class” initiative. The event showcased projects produced by Bryn Mawr community members and funded […]

McAuliffe Joins Panel Discussion on Globalization and Higher Education at Council on Foreign Relations

Posted February 16, 2012

Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe joined several other college and university presidents and foreign-relations experts at a “Working Group on Global Issues” meeting at the Council on Foreign Relations. The semiannual meeting is sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations and the Forum for the Future of Higher Education and held at the Council on […]

Spring Pen Y Groes Seminars Launch with Visit by Former NSF Director Rita Colwell

Posted February 16, 2012

The spring 2012 Pen Y Groes Seminars got off to a great start on Monday as students met with former director of the National Science Foundation Rita Colwell. Colwell served as the NSF’s 11th director from 1998  to 2004. In her capacity as NSF director, she served as co-chair of the Committee on Science of […]

President McAuliffe Leads Seminars in which Participants Will Link Up with Peers Around the Globe

Posted February 9, 2012

The message below was sent out in an email from the President’s Office on Feb. 9 This year’s President’s Seminar is a series of four IT-facilitated, internationally linked conversations that explore higher education for women as an engine for social change and progressive leadership. President McAuliffe and a small group of Bryn Mawr College students […]

Bryn Mawr College and Posse Foundation Create First Posse Exclusively for Women Pursuing STEM Majors

Posted February 7, 2012

Bryn Mawr College will host the very first women’s STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) Posse in the fall of 2013, announced Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe and Posse Foundation President  and founder Deborah Bial today. Bryn Mawr’s latest partnership with the Posse Foundation is one of the initiatives the White House highlighted today in […]

Bryn Mawr Alumnae and Parents of Students Meet in Singapore to Found International Advisory Council

Posted January 26, 2012

In early January a group made up of Bryn Mawr alumnae and parents of Bryn Mawr students met in Singapore as founding members of the College’s International Advisory Council. The 11 council members in Singapore were joined by three additional council members via video conference. The council is being asked to help increase Bryn Mawr’s  […]

Women in Public Service Project Launches With D.C. Colloquium Featuring Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

Posted December 20, 2011
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and students attending the Women in Public Service Project Colloquium. Clinton is flanked by Bryn Mawr students Meheret Shumet (left) and Jomaira Salas and Isel Otero-Vera (right)

Many of the world’s most influential leaders—including Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Legarde—gathered in Washington, D.C., last week for a colloquium that marked the official launch of The Women in Public Service Project, a joint initiative founded by the State Department and the Sister Schools (Bryn Mawr, Barnard, Mt. Holyoke, Smith, and Wellesley). Read more »

Women in Public Service Project Posts Conference Video

Posted December 16, 2011
screenshot of Ntshadi Mofokeng

A videocast of the speakers at the Women in Public Service Project has been posted on the U.S. State Department’s streaming server. Don’t miss the introduction of former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright by Bryn Mawr senior Ntshadi Mofokeng!

Photo Slideshow: Cider With the President at Bryn Mawr

Posted December 15, 2011

Stress was successfully busted on Tuesday when Bryn Mawr College President Jane McAuliffe welcomed students to Pen y Groes, the presidential residence, for an exam-week study break featuring cookies, cider, and holiday cheer. About 40 students stopped by between 5:30 and 7 p.m., the President’s Office reports; most popped in for 20 or 30 minutes […]

BMC President McAuliffe Pens Chronicle of Higher Ed Blog Entry on Women in Public Service Project

Posted December 15, 2011

As the U.S. State Department and the Seven Sisters Colleges host the inaugural colloquium of the Women in Public Service Project, a post by Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe in The Chronicle of Higher Education explains why an initiative that aims to prepare women for leadership roles in government and public service around the world […]

Event Celebrates 10-Year Partnership Between Bryn Mawr and the Posse Foundation

Posted December 8, 2011

More than 150 alumnae/i and friends of Bryn Mawr joined a number of former and current Bryn Mawr Posse Scholars, Massachusetts Governor Duval Patrick and First Lady Diane Patrick, college officials including President Jane McAuliffe and former President Nancy Vickers, and Posse Foundation representatives at Boston’s Hampshire House on Nov. 29 for a celebration of […]

Dec. 15 Women in Public Service Colloquium to be Streamed Online and Simulcast at Campus Center

Posted December 8, 2011

On Thursday, Dec. 15, Bryn Mawr College will join other top U.S. women’s colleges and leaders from throughout the world for the inaugural colloquium of The Women in Public Service Project (TWPSP).  The colloquium will highlight the urgent need for women in public service and the resources they need to attain positions of leadership. TWPSP […]

Judith Butler’s Flexner Lectureship Inspires Bryn Mawr’s Intellectual Community

Posted December 8, 2011
Butler with students at coffee hour

For many at Bryn Mawr, Judith Butler’s Flexner Lectureship was a prime example of the excitement of belonging to a community focused on intellectual enterprise. The eminent philosopher and critical theorist drew overflow crowds to her public lectures, engaged in discussion with more than 80 scholars from around the region, and spent time with scores of Tri-College students, both in and out of the classroom … Read more»

Bryn Mawr President Travels to Jordan As Part of Interfaith Forum

Posted December 1, 2011
President Jane McAuliffe at the entrance to the king

Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe joined Muslim and Catholic scholars, intellectuals, and clerics from 18 Islamic and non-Islamic countries in a three-day interfaith forum focused on the theme “Reason, Faith and the Human Person.” Read more »

Photo Slideshow: Judith Butler’s Flexner Lectureship

Posted November 17, 2011

During her three-week residency on campus as the 2011 Mary Flexner Lecturer, eminent philosopher and social critic Judith Butler has been thoroughly integrated into Bryn Mawr’s campus life. Butler has made appearances not only at her three public lectures, but in faculty seminars following the lectures, several classes associated with the lectureship, a Center for Visual […]

New Study Finds Graduates of Liberal-Arts Colleges To Be Most Satisfied With Their College Experience

Posted November 17, 2011

When it comes to getting a first job out of college, gaining admission to graduate school, or generally preparing to meet life’s challenges, graduates of residential liberal-arts colleges like Bryn Mawr give their college experience higher marks than do graduates of private or public universities, according to a new national study. The study, which was […]

Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe and Fellow Higher-Education Leaders Call for Increased Global Collaboration

Posted November 10, 2011

A panel of higher-education experts including Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe has issued a report calling for increased and more fully engaged collaboration between U.S. colleges and universities and institutions abroad. Titled Strength through Global Leadership and Engagement: U.S. Higher Education in the 21st Century, the report was commissioned by the board of the American Council on Education. […]

Women in Public Service Project to Launch at State Department Colloquium

Posted November 3, 2011

The Women in Public Service Project, a partnership to advance women’s leadership in politics and governance worldwide, will host its inaugural colloquium next month at the U.S. Department of State. Since the initiative was announced last spring, representatives from Bryn Mawr and sister institutions—Barnard, Mount Holyoke, Smith, and Wellesley—have worked with the State Department to […]

Delegation of Higher-Education Administrators and Faculty from India Visit Bryn Mawr

Posted October 27, 2011

A 12-person delegation of administrators and faculty members from several of India’s top institutions of higher education visited Bryn Mawr’s campus on Friday, Oct. 21, as part of a two-week tour of colleges and universities in the Washington D.C., Philadelphia, and New York City metropolitan areas. At Bryn Mawr, the delegation focused on learning more […]

Ghoulish Good Time Had at President’s Pumpkin Carving

Posted October 27, 2011
The Jane O

Have you noticed all the pumpkins dotting the College’s dorms this Halloween? While it may seem as if they suddenly appeared from the ether like ghosts in the night, they actually all come from the same sinister lair—the President’s garage. Nearly 75 students gathered at the President’s house on Monday to carve pumpkins (many for […]

Bryn Mawr President Joins Higher Education Leaders in England for Forum on Global Collaborations

Posted October 20, 2011

Bryn Mawr College President Jane McAuliffe is among the higher education leaders from the United States and the United Kingdom gathering at Windsor Castle in England this week to explore how existing U.S.-U.K. partnerships can expand to include the higher-education sectors in rapidly developing nations. The meeting has been dubbed “The Higher Education Policy Forum” […]

Pen y Groes Seminars Offer Lunch, Conversation With Accomplished Professionals in Various Fields

Posted October 20, 2011

President Jane McAuliffe will soon launch the 2011-2012 Pen y Groes Seminar Series, which will bring small groups of students together at Pen y Groes, the president’s house, to meet with accomplished professionals for informal conversation about their field of work, career paths, and connections to their undergraduate experience. The seminars, which take place over […]

Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe Offers Commentary on Single-Sex Education in The New York Times

Posted October 19, 2011

Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe is among those asked by the editors of The New York Times to take part in the latest installment of their “Room for Debate” series. In a piece titled “What We’ve Discovered,” McAuliffe takes part in a debate on single-sex education. Others taking part in the debate include noted attorneys; […]

Register Now for Community Forums on Planning for Bryn Mawr’s Future to be Held on Oct. 24, Nov. 4 and Nov. 15

Posted October 13, 2011

A reminder to faculty, students, and staff to sign up to attend one of the community forums being held on Monday, Oct. 24 from 2-3:30 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 4, from 10-11:30 a.m.; and on Tuesday, Nov. 15, from 2:30-4 p.m. Presented by the Thinking Forward Group and the Campaign Planning Committee, these forums will give […]

Bryn Mawr Students Join President Jane McAuliffe at Constitution Center For Inaugural “A More Perfect Union” Event

Posted October 13, 2011

Ten Bryn Mawr students joined President Jane McAuliffe at the National Constitution Center on Oct. 11 for the inaugural event in a series of discussions featuring elected officials, journalists, business leaders, and others, titled “A More Perfect Union: A Dialogue on American Values.” Moderated by George Stephanopoulos and sponsored by the Ford Foundation in partnership […]

Community Forums on Planning for Bryn Mawr’s Future to be Held on Oct. 24, Nov. 4, and Nov. 15

Posted October 6, 2011

As was mentioned in President Jane McAuliffe’s welcome letter to the community in August, a number of groups, committees and task forces have been engaged in various efforts to identify potential themes and objectives for the future direction of the College and our forthcoming capital campaign. Now that many of those groups (including the Committee […]

Bryn Mawr College and Montgomery County Community College Celebrate Transfer Agreement

Posted September 29, 2011
BMC President Jane McAuliffe, MCCC student Jocelyn Moye, Abby Hochman

Bryn Mawr College President Jane McAuliffe, Abby Hochman ’13, and Christina Rose Dubb, who recently joined the College as the coordinator of the community-college-transfer initiative, joined officials from Montgomery County Community College last week to celebrate the new transfer agreement between the two schools. Last spring, Bryn Mawr College received a three-year, $400,000 Community College […]

Bryn Mawr College Hosts ACE Fellow Susan Mackey-Kallis for 2011-12 Academic Year

Posted September 8, 2011

Susan Mackey-Kallis, an associate professor of communication at Villanova University, will spend the 2011-12 academic year at Bryn Mawr as an American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow. The ACE Fellows Program, established in 1965, is designed to strengthen institutional capacity and build leadership in American higher education by identifying and preparing promising senior faculty and […]

At Convocation, President Notes What’s New on Campus: Athletic Field, Dining Hall Makeover, Student Lounge, More

Posted September 1, 2011
bagpipers lead the procession at convocation

At Fall Convocation on Monday, Aug. 29, President Jane McAuliffe welcomed the campus community back to Bryn Mawr with a brief overview of some of the changes that took place over the summer (see photos from Convocation and the community picnic that followed in the slideshow above. If your device doesn’t support Flash, see the […]

Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe’s 2011-12 Academic Year Welcome Letter

Posted September 1, 2011

26 August 2011 Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff, Welcome to a new academic year at Bryn Mawr. I hope you each enjoyed a relaxing and restorative summer. Classes begin Monday, 29 August with the official opening of the 2011-2012 year occurring at Convocation in Goodhart Hall at 4:30 pm. I invite each of you to […]

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