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Digital Media and Collaboration Lab Debuts

Posted April 16, 2015

In today’s workplace, the ability to team up with others is crucial, as is the ability to communicate ideas in compelling ways using contemporary modes of expression. Bryn Mawr’s new Digital Media and Collaboration Lab enables students to hone these skills as they work individually and together on technology-based projects. Housed in Carpenter Library, the […]

College to Take Over Management of Book Store

Posted April 3, 2015

The College will once again manage its own bookstore beginning in May 2015, right after graduation. “An independent store will provide better service to meet the academic program needs of the community and offer merchandise more attractive to all of its customers,” says Chief Administrative Officer Jerry Berenson. The Bryn Mawr College Bookstore has been […]

Self-Care Initiative Raises Awareness with Erdman Flash Mob

Posted May 8, 2014

The Self-Care Initiative began at Bryn Mawr in 2013 when students and representatives from a number of offices and departments got together in an effort to promote wellness throughout the community. Some of those involved with the initiative held a flash mob in Erdman on Tuesday, May 6, to raise awareness of the need to […]

College Names Pelema I. Morrice As Chief Enrollment Officer

Posted May 6, 2014
Pelema Morrice for Michigan Alumbus

Pelema I. Morrice, associate vice chancellor of enrollment management at the University of Nebraska-Omaha (UNO), will be Bryn Mawr College’s Chief Enrollment Officer beginning in July, announced President Kim Cassidy today. “Pelema is a highly successful enrollment professional with a deep understanding of the demographic and cultural trends impacting liberal arts colleges and the entire […]

A Thank You to the Bryn Mawr Community From Interim President Kim Cassidy

Posted February 6, 2014

It’s been a tough couple of days, but once again members of the Bryn Mawr community have come together to take care of each other. Special thanks in particular go to our facilities, dining services, transportation, residential life, housekeeping, and campus safety staff for helping us all weather the storm.

French Praxis Course Helps Give Voice to Women of the Democratic Republic of Congo

Posted October 31, 2013

Activist Neema Namadamu, who visited Bryn Mawr this September, calls her homeland in the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) “one of the worst places in the world to be a woman,” yet it remains an area that much of the world knows little about. The students in Agnès Peysson-Zeiss’ Praxis III […]

Bryn Mawr Mourns the Passing of Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Professor in the Humanities Gridley McKim-Smith

Posted October 21, 2013

Professor McKim-Smith received her B.A. from Tulane University in Romance Languages and Literatures and her M.A. and Ph. D. in Fine Arts from Harvard University. She came to Bryn Mawr College in 1982 as an assistant professor, was named associate professor in 1985 and full professor in 1992. In 1999, she was honored with an endowed chair as the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Professor in the Humanities.

Leadership Working Group Formed to Lead Search for Next BMC President

Posted October 16, 2013

The following email was sent to faculty, students, and staff by Secretary of the College Ruth Lindeborg on behalf of Trustee Leadership Working Group Chair Ann Logan ’76 and Vice Chair Patrick McCarthy, Ph.D. ’81, on Monday, Oct. 7. To members of the Bryn Mawr community: The Board of Trustees of Bryn Mawr College has formed […]

Bryn Mawr Celebrates the Life of Dean Karen Tidmarsh

Posted October 3, 2013

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 […]

Alumnae Association Expands its Career Services

Posted September 5, 2013
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Just a few short years ago, Megan Roudebush ’02 was working at Moody’s Investors Services, rating municipal bonds. But the recently minted J.D./M.B.A., a peace and conflict studies major who describes herself as “passionate” about regulatory compliance, had her heart set on work that helped clients navigate the complex national and international laws and regulations […]

Bryn Mawr Welcomes the Class of 2017

Posted August 29, 2013

The majority of the Class of 2017 arrived on campus Wednesday and battled the rain to get their laptops, bedding, clothes, and many other necessities into the residence halls and start the process of turning their first dorm room into a home. In her welcoming remarks to students, Interim President Kim Cassidy made light of […]

Bryn Mawr College Community Comes Together to Host 2013 WPSP Institute

Posted July 25, 2013

In hosting the Women in Public Service Project (WPSP) Institute 2013, Bryn Mawr College drew on members from every part of its community – faculty, staff, students, and alumnae – to make the gathering a memorable and invaluable experience for the 43 delegates who participated in the Institute. Planning for the Institute began more than […]

New Residence Hall Will Add Rooms and Incorporate Perry House Program

Posted July 22, 2013

The Board of Trustees has approved a plan for a Haffner Student Housing Project, which will provide for the renovation of a portion of Haffner Hall, the demolition of a portion of Haffner, and an addition that will give the College its first new student housing in nearly 45 years.

Gina Siesing Named Bryn Mawr College’s Chief Information Officer

Posted June 20, 2013

Gina Siesing, director of Educational & Scholarly Technology Services at Tufts University, will be joining Bryn Mawr as the College’s Chief Information Officer. Gina will officially assume her new role on October 1.

Bryn Mawr Board Appoints Provost Kimberly Wright Cassidy as Interim President

Posted April 26, 2013

The Board of Trustees of Bryn Mawr College is delighted to announce today that the College’s Provost, Dr. Kimberly Wright Cassidy, will become Interim President of Bryn Mawr College on July 1, 2013. A distinguished scholar and respected leader, Dr. Cassidy was first elected to serve as Provost in 2007 and was reappointed for an […]

Bryn Mawr Community Invited to Events to Mourn the Victims of Boston Attack

Posted April 18, 2013

The Bryn Mawr community joins the nation and world in mourning for those lost and injured this week at the Boston Marathon. The Pensby Center and Counseling Services will provide two opportunities to stop by, talk with each other, share feelings about the Boston tragedy, or just sit quietly tomorrow, Friday, April 19. From 9-11 […]

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 […]

New Events With Alumnae Participating Via Skype Highlight Careers Outside the U.S.

Posted April 4, 2013
Bryn Mawr at Work- Danny 2

In recent weeks, the College has hosted several webinars and on-campus events intended to connect students with international alumnae. As part of a new international initiative called the Bryn Mawr at Work Series: Global Alumnae Career Networking, students have the opportunity to interact with alumnae around the world via Skype webinars and at in-person events […]

The Year in Review: 2012

Posted January 17, 2013

Click to view the 2012 Year in Review slideshow. As the spring semester gets underway, we take our annual look back at the year that was. Faculty News Fellowships. Prestigious fellowships included a Sloan Research Fellowship awarded to Assistant Professor of Physics James Battat, a Guggenheim to History of Art Professor Lisa Saltzman, and two […]

Bryn Mawr Featured in Philadelphia Inquirer Article on College Honor Codes

Posted January 3, 2013

Bryn Mawr is prominently featured in this December 21 Philadelphia Inquirer article about college honor codes. The article quotes Bryn Mawr student Emily Tong ’12 and Dean of the Undergraduate College Michele Rasmussen. From the article: “The honor code is part of the fabric of what it is to be a Bryn Mawr student,” said […]

Bryn Mawr College Joins the “It Gets Better” Project

Posted November 15, 2012

Bryn Mawr College has joined the It Gets Better Project, which was created to show young LGBTQ people the levels of happiness, potential, and positivity their lives will reach—if they can just get through their teen years. The It Gets Better Project wants to remind teenagers in the LGBTQ community that they are not alone—and […]

Bi-Co Director of Public Safety Tom King Talks to the Philadelphia Inquirer about Surviving Sandy

Posted November 1, 2012

Bi-Co Director of Public Safety Tom King was quoted in this Philadelphia Inquirer article on how area colleges dealt with the  effects of Hurricane Sandy. King, who had by chance attended a Federal Emergency Management Agency seminar in New Jersey early last week, stressed the importance of communications during a time of crisis. “Communicate early […]

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 […]

Office of Intercultural Affairs Now the Pensby Center

Posted September 13, 2012
Vanessa Christman

Bryn Mawr’s Office of Intercultural Affairs is now officially the Pensby Center. Why Pensby? “We’re more committed than ever to providing programs and services that address issues of diversity, power and privilege,” says Vanessa Christman, Pensby director. “But we worried that the office’s old name didn’t reflect the full breadth of what we do in […]

Collaborative Effort to Measure Food Waste Moves BMC One Step Closer to Composting

Posted May 17, 2012
Daniele Arad-Neeman and Karen Leitner sponsored a Plenary resolution supporting the composting of food waste

Letting nature take its course sometimes requires a surprising level of effort. Bryn Mawr College produces a substantial quantity of food waste, and composting it—allowing natural processes to transform it into nourishment for growing plants—has long been an appealing prospect to environmentally conscious members of the college community. Last year, a group of students investigated […]

May Day 2012: In Photos and Behind the Scenes

Posted May 3, 2012

Because it is such a valued tradition, expectations of May Day are high, and it takes a well-oiled crew of people to keep May Day running smoothly. “The May Poles don’t go up by themselves, trash cans don’t just appear, sound doesn’t just happen,” says Mary Beth Horvath, director of student activities. “That’s why an event like this is a team effort … Read more»

Emily Kirchner ’12: Meet a Mawrter

Posted May 3, 2012

This week, the “Meet a Mawrter” video series demonstrates that the routes to fun aren’t necessarily the obvious ones: senior history major Emily Kirchner found one that started with a job in the dining hall.

Bryn Mawr Named a “Tree Campus USA” for Second Year

Posted May 3, 2012
photo of a large, old tree

The Arbor Day Foundation has named Bryn Mawr College a 2011 Tree Campus USA in honor of its commitment to effective community forestry management. This is the second year of recognition for Bryn Mawr, which has more than 3,600 trees on campus. Tree Campus USA is a national program launched in 2008 by the Arbor […]

Class of 2016 Receives Acceptance Letters

Posted March 29, 2012
Admissions 2012

The wait is finally over for the more than 2,600 students who applied to be members of Bryn Mawr’s Class of 2016. Decision letters were sent late last week and students could go online as of 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 22, to find out whether they had been accepted. “I screamed once I realized […]

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 […]

Rachel Heiser Joins Bryn Mawr as the College’s First Academic Support and Learning Resources Specialist

Posted February 23, 2012

Last fall, Bryn Mawr College welcomed Rachel Heiser into the newly created position of Academic Support and Learning Resources Specialist in the Undergraduate Dean’s Office. Since joining the Bryn Mawr community, Heiser has engaged with students, faculty, and staff to provide dynamic support to the Undergraduate College. Heiser has been helping administrators create and enhance […]

Move Into Guild by Deans and Other Student-Support Offices Tops List of Winter-Break Changes

Posted January 12, 2012

Several changes have occurred on Bryn Mawr’s campus over the break, but none will be as profound as the consolidation of many of the offices that serve students into the revamped Eugenia Chase Guild Hall.

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’s New Mobile Website Presentation Pioneers Move Toward Responsive-Design Approach for Higher Ed Sites

Posted October 6, 2011
Smartphone screen with lantern icon

Have you visited the Bryn Mawr website on a smartphone lately? If it has been a few weeks since you tried it, you might give it another shot—you’re likely to find the experience much improved. Bryn Mawr’s new mobile style, more flexible than an app and less restricted in the information it offers, is a step toward an emerging, “future-friendly” strategy known as responsive web design.

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 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 […]

2011 Staff Awards Presented at Picnic

Posted June 9, 2011
The 2011 Staff Award Recepients and President McAuliffe. George Williams, President McAuliffe, Ann Ogle, Karen Sulpizio, and Chuck Heyduk (from left to right)

President Jane McAuliffe and Human Resources Director Joe Bucci presented the 2011 McPherson Awards for Excellence and Service to three members of the College’s staff at the staff-appreciation picnic earlier this month. A fourth staff member was recognized for environmental stewardship with the Newberry Award. The McPherson Awards: Charles “Chuck” Heyduk, associate dean, Undergraduate College, […]

Diversity Leadership Group Selects Six “Class Dismissed” Projects for Funding

Posted May 12, 2011

As part of a yearlong initiative titled “Class Dismissed? Furthering the Dialogue About Class,” the Diversity Leadership Group and Diversity Council in early March invited members of the Bryn Mawr campus community to submit proposals for collaborative projects designed to spark dialogue on the topic of class. The group expected to select three proposals to […]

Bi-Co Community Raises Thousands for Japanese Earthquake Relief Efforts

Posted April 28, 2011

From an email sent on April 25: To the Bryn Mawr Community, In light of the natural disaster that struck Japan on March 11, 2011, students from the Bi-Co acted immediately to help Japan. During the two weeks that followed the tragic event, multiple fundraisers were held in the Campus Center of Bryn Mawr College […]

Growth and Structure of Cities Department Concludes 40th-Anniversary Celebration With Exhibition

Posted April 28, 2011

Bryn Mawr’s Growth and Structure of Cities Department concludes celebrations of its 40th anniversary with a show of student and alumnae/i work and a reception for faculty, students, and graduates on Friday, April 29, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., in the Goodhart atrium and Hepburn Teaching Theater. All interested faculty, students, and staff from the […]

Bryn Mawr College Celebrates Earth Day

Posted April 21, 2011

The student group BMC Greens and the College have planned several events to celebrate Earth Day on Friday, April 22. Noon – 12:30 p.m.: Representatives from the President’s Sustainability Steering Committee will give a presentation about the College’s Climate Action Plan. They’ll talk about what parts of the plan have already been put into place […]

Bryn Mawr Hosts Inaugural Certificate in Finance Program Over Spring Break

Posted March 17, 2011

The Bryn Mawr College Certificate in Finance program began with the sort of reserve often encountered in any new classroom as students hesitated to offer answers to basic finance questions about things like estimating the future cost of a college education or figuring out what car could be afforded on a $300 monthly transportation budget. […]

Online Database Makes Bryn Mawr Collections Searchable

Posted March 3, 2011

Now, for the first time, community members can browse through the College’s art and artifact collections online … Read more»

Bryn Mawr’s 2010: the Year in Review

Posted January 20, 2011
woman at posium with 125th-anniversary banner

As the spring semester gets into full swing, we thought we’d take a moment to look back on some of the things that made 2010 special. 125th Anniversary Bryn Mawr’s 125th anniversary officially kicked off on Reunion weekend. The celebration got into high gear during the fall semester with fall convocation, the start of the […]

Teaching and Learning Initiative Featured in Philadelphia Inquirer Article

Posted January 20, 2011

In “Campus Skill Swap”,The Philadelphia Inquirer looks at Swarthmore’s Learning for Life program and Bryn Mawr’s Teaching and Learning Initiative. The article quotes Education Professor Alison Cook-Sather.

Bryn Mawr College, Main Line MLK Association Celebrate MLK Day

Posted January 13, 2011

In addition to its annual hosting of the Main Line Martin Luther King Association’s celebration of King’s life and legacy, Bryn Mawr College will recognize Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a number of service projects for the college community. Details about College-sponsored day-of-service projects can be found on the Civic Engagement Office’s website. The […]

Hogwarts Dinner at Bryn Mawr College Celebrates the End of Classes

Posted December 13, 2010

Hundreds of students filled Thomas Great Hall as dining services hosted a wildly popular Harry Potter-themed end of classes celebration. Bryn Mawr College Dining Services’ December 2010 Hogwarts-themed end-of-the semester dinner in Thomas Great Hall. Dining Services staff members  played the roles of the Hogwarts faculty, and several of their young relatives acted as Hogwarts students. […]

BMC Q&A: Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer John Griffith

Posted October 28, 2010

In an effort to keep the community informed about what’s happening at Bryn Mawr, College Communications has launched a new Q&A column. The column will run about once a month and feature various members of the president’s cabinet and other College officials. This week’s column features Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer John Griffith. When you […]

Math Course on Environmental Modeling Leads to Real-World Solutions, on Campus and Beyond

Posted October 21, 2010
Alyssa Martin and Sasha Bereznak present their findings in Victor Donnay

On Tuesday, Oct. 12, Bryn Mawr students Katie Link and Yufang Wang, along with Professor of Mathematics Victor Donnay, were officially recognized by the Haverford Township board of commissioners for their work in helping the municipality successfully apply for a $300,000 grant from the state of Pennsylvania to help finance the installation of a geothermal heating and cooling system in the township’s new community recreation and environmental education center.

Teaching and Learning Institute Launches Online Journal and Introduces First Fellow

Posted October 14, 2010
photo of Ken Bain

The Andrew W. Mellon Teaching and Learning Institute (TLI) at Bryn Mawr College has launched a new online journal titled Teaching and Learning Together in Higher Education that aims to serve as a forum for the reflections of faculty and students working together to explore and enact effective classroom practice in higher education.

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