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Bryn Mawr Included in Philadelphia Inquirer Article on Colleges' Ebola Preparedness

Posted October 30, 2014

Bryn Mawr President Kim Cassidy is quoted  in the Oct. 23 Philadelphia Inquirer article "Cautious colleges prepare for the possibility of Ebola." From the article: Area campuses began to look at the issue as early as last summer. Bryn Mawr College brought home one week early students who were studying in Ghana even though the [...]

Professor of History and Africana Studies Kalala Ngalamulume on Ebola Myths

Posted October 23, 2014

The Milwaukee Courier spoke with Associate Professor of History and Africana Studies Kalala Ngalamulume for an article on myths associated with the Ebola virus. Ngalamulume specializes in the history of health and disease in West Africa.  His upcoming book, entitled Colonial Pathologies, Environment, and Western Medicine in Saint-Louis-du-Senegal, 1867-1920 (Peter Lang Publishing, Inc.), explores how [...]

Bryn Mawr Featured in Eastern Pa College Round Up by U.S. News

Posted October 2, 2014

Bryn Mawr College was featured in U.S. News & World Reports’ Eastern Pennsylvania College Road Trip, which provides information for colleges in and around the Philadelphia area. The article touches on Bryn Mawr’s small class sizes, Emily Balch Seminars, 360° course clusters, and traditions. From the article, “Most Mawrters share the view that attending a women’s college is empowering, and praise [...]

History of Art Professor Lisa Saltzman Cited in New York Times Article

Posted September 11, 2014

In her review of “From the Margins: Lee Krasner and Norman Lewis, 1945-1952” New York Times art critic Karen Rosenberg notes the "fascinating" catalog essay by History of Art Professor Lisa Saltzman. In the review, Rosenberg writes about what the exhibition's curator refers to as a “magical synergy" between the artists' work. From the article: [...]

Self Care Initiative Featured in Metro

Posted September 11, 2014

Lakshmi Gandhi ’03 recently published an article on well-being initiatives at colleges and universities for the lifestyle section of Metro.us. Among three colleges mentioned, Bryn Mawr was featured for its Self Care at BMC initiative. From the article, “Bryn Mawr College, the small liberal arts college located just outside Philadelphia, unveiled a self-care program for students last [...]

Assistant Dean Christina Rose Quoted in Main Line Today on Helping Students Adjust to College Life

Posted September 11, 2014

Assistant Dean Christina Rose was quoted in a Main Line Today article on services colleges offer to help students transition to college life. The article describes programs offered at several local colleges, including a wellness course offered at Bryn Mawr. From the article: “For the first time this year, Bryn Mawr is offering a twice-weekly [...]

Archaeology Professor Peter Magee Quoted in The National (UAE)

Posted August 28, 2014

As archaeologists debate dramatic changes in society during the Bronze Age in south-eastern Arabia, Professor of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology Peter Magee weighs in on the topic in an article in The National (UAE). From the article: “Decades of research in Arabia have highlighted the fact that many of the communities that lived there [...]

Geology's Don Barber Quoted in Baltimore Sun Article on Rip Tides

Posted August 28, 2014

Associate Professor of Geology Don Barber was quoted by The Baltimore Sun for an article on the dangerous rip tides that have been occurring at Maryland beaches this summer. According to the article, 850,000 cubic yards of sand from offshore were pumped across the beaches this spring but no storms came through soon after to redistribute [...]

Bryn Mawr Takes Top Spot in Washington Monthly Ranking for Third Straight Year

Posted August 25, 2014

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

Manahil Siddiqi '15 Featured in Huffington Post Blog

Posted August 7, 2014

Manahil Siddiqi '15 is among the students participating in a summer internship featured in this blog post by Huffington Post blogger Diane Propsner. From the blog: Manahil Siddiqi is the community health intern for Bradford Trident, a UK-based organization committed to promoting the well-being of citizens experiencing inequalities and deprivation in the city of Bradford. [...]

Bryn Mawr's Decision to Go Test Optional Makes Headlines

Posted August 7, 2014

Bryn Mawr's decision to adopt a test-optional admissions policy made the front page of the July 25 edition of The Philadelphia Inquirer. The article was syndicated and ran in a number of other newspapers throughout the state. News of the change also made its way into several articles that dealt more broadly with the test-optional [...]

Psychology Professor Clark McCauley Questions Research Linking Hurricane Names to People's Responses

Posted June 26, 2014

Researchers made headlines recently with claims that people view hurricanes with traditionally female names as less dangerous and therefore react differently in preparing and heading warnings. However, among those who caution against embracing the findings is Bryn Mawr Psychology Professor Clark McCauley. From Science News: "A larger sample of male and female storms is needed [...]

Bryn Mawr's Russian Language Institute Highlighted in Inside Higher Ed Article

Posted May 1, 2014

In an Inside Higher Ed article about the lack of young Russia experts in the United States, author Mark Lawrence Schrad points to Bryn Mawr's Russian Language Institute as one of the places that continues to provide an intensive immersion program.

Bryn Mawr Book Store Profiled in Boston Globe

Posted April 24, 2014

The Bryn Mawr Book Store, a bookshop founded by alumnae/i, staffed by volunteers and located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, recently garnered a write-up in the Boston Globe. From "The little bookstore tucked away in Cambridge": The Bryn Mawr is a happily abundant mixture of old and recent, serious and fun. ...The Bryn Mawr is stocked entirely [...]

U.K. Media Outlet Highlights Bryn Mawr's Success with Sciences and at Providing Access

Posted April 24, 2014

Times Higher Education reporter Chris Parr recently sat down with Bryn Mawr President Kim Cassidy to talk about a range of issues including the College's involvement with the recent White House summit on college access and its success at creating women scientists.   From the article: “We don’t go around saying ‘you are a woman [...]

English Professor Katherine Rowe Connects Shakespeare and House of Cards on Podcast

Posted April 24, 2014

Professor of English and Director of Digital Research and Teaching Katherine Rowe discussed the connections between Shakespeare and Netflix drama House of Cards on a podcast for The Week. In the podcast, Rowe addresses the interactions between Claire and Frank Underwood, points our Shakespeare inspired inside jokes, and discusses Frank’s use of directly address the audience with privileged knowledge.

Bryn Mawr's April Fools' Day Announcement Makes Headlines

Posted April 3, 2014

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 [...]

Mellon Fellow in Humanities Roya Rastegar to Curate at LA Film Festival

Posted March 27, 2014

Roya Rastegar, an Andrew W. Mellon post-doctoral fellow in the humanities, will be curating a new Los-Angeles-centric section in the Los Angeles Film Festival. The section, titled “LA Muse,” will be devoted to movies made in and about Los Angeles. Along with Rastegar, curators for the section include Elvis Mitchell, film critic and scholar who was [...]

Seven Sisters Style Previewed by Vanity Fair

Posted March 25, 2014

Vanity Fair recently ran a pictorial preview of the book Seven Sisters Style: The All-American Preppy Look, a new fashion photography book by Rebecca C. Tuitte, that hits bookstores on April 8. From the article: Jackie Kennedy. Sylvia Plath. Ali MacGraw. Katharine Hepburn. Meryl Streep. Though these women share many qualities—strength, independence, and ambition, to [...]

Dining Services' "Milkshake Mania" Makes the Wall Street Journal

Posted March 18, 2014

In a humorous Wall Street Journal piece about taking high school juniors to tour colleges, Rob Lazebnik writes: "Colleges generally save their most powerful ammunition for last—food. The stalag-like cafeteria of your generation has been replaced with food courts that offer gigantic buffets catering to every gluten-free and vegan need. Plus they offer special themed [...]

Marcia Cantarella ’68 Discusses College Costs on NPR's "Tell Me More"

Posted March 18, 2014

Marcia Cantarella ’68, the author I CAN Finish College: The Overcome Any Obstacle and Get Your Degree Guide, was interviewed along with Stanford University economist Caroline Hoxby on NPR’s Tell Me More on March 17 for a segment titled "Navigating The College Money Maze." Cantarella, who majored in political science at Bryn Mawr and holds [...]

Bryn Mawr Alumna's Book on Paul de Man Stirs Debate

Posted March 13, 2014

Reviews of The Double Life of Paul de Man by Evelyn Barish ’56 have recently appeared in both The New York Times and The New York Review of Books. From The New York Times: “The Double Life of Paul de Man,” by Evelyn Barish, to be released officially next Monday by Liveright, has already generated [...]

Genevieve Bell '90, MA '92, "Intel's Sharp-Eyed Social Scientist," Profiled by New York Times

Posted February 17, 2014

Genevieve Bell '90, M.A. '92, who earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in anthropology at Bryn Mawr prior to earning her Ph.D. at Stanford, is featured in the Feb. 15 New York Times. In a piece titled "Intel's Sharp-Eyed Social Scientist," Times' reporter Natasha Singer writes about Bell and her team of "some 100 social [...]

Bryn Mawr's Inclusion in White House Summit on College Access Garners Media Attention

Posted January 16, 2014

Bryn Mawr's inclusion in today's White House summit on college access for low-income students was covered by a number of national and local media outlets including NPR, KYW Newsradio, and The Philadelphia Inquirer. From NPR: Bryn Mawr College is located just outside of Philadelphia, but every year the school goes looking for students in Boston. [...]

Dance Magazine Highlights Bryn Mawr's Role in the Philly Dance Scene

Posted December 12, 2013

A recent feature in the December 2013 issue of Dance Magazine (and available on its website) highlights the Headlong Dance Theater and the Headlong Performance Institute's semester away program, which is accredited through Bryn Mawr College. The article, an overview of the expanding Philadelphia dance scene, describes the city and its surrounding area as "an [...]

Trustee Patrick McCarthy, Ph.D. '81, Discusses Poverty on PBS's Tavis Smiley Show

Posted December 5, 2013

Bryn Mawr College Trustee Patrick McCarthy, Ph.D. ’81, president and CEO of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, a leading advocacy philanthropy for at-risk children and families, was recently interviewed on PBS's Tavis Smiley Show for a piece tied to the the 50th anniversary of "The War on Poverty." "One of the most serious problems we [...]

Environmental Historian Ellen Stroud Quoted in Time Cover Story on Wildlife Management

Posted December 5, 2013

Associate Professor of Growth and Structure of Cities and the Johanna Alderfer Harris and William H. Harris, M.D. Chair in Environmental Studies Ellen Stroud is quoted in the December 9 Time magazine cover story "America's Pest Problem: It's Time to Cull the Herd" (available online to subscribers only). An environmental historian, Stroud is the author [...]

LILAC Director Katie Krimmel Discusses Future Plans

Posted November 21, 2013

Katie Krimmel recently marked three months since coming on board as the director of Bryn Mawr’s new Leadership, Innovation, and the Liberal Arts Center (LILAC). Bryn Mawr Now sat down with Krimmel to talk about the Center and her plans for its future. What is LILAC? The Leadership, Innovation, and Liberal Arts Center is both [...]

Bryn Mawr's Leadership in International Education Highlighted by Philadelphia Inquirer

Posted November 14, 2013

As noted in this Nov. 12 Philadelphia Inquirer article, Bryn Mawr College made the top 25 bachelor's degree-granting colleges for both the percentage of students that study abroad and the number of international students on campus. The article quotes Senior Advisor for International Initiatives Susan Sutton and highlights Bryn Mawr's innovative 360° program, course-clusters focused [...]

Chronicle of Higher Education Blog Highlights TriCo Digital Humanities Conference

Posted November 14, 2013

The Re:Humanities symposium's call for papers got a high-profile boost on the Chronicle of Higher Education's ProfHacker blog on Nov. 12. Now in it's fourth year, Re:Humanities is the first national digital humanities conference of, for, and by undergraduates. This year's conference takes place at Haverford College on April 3-4, 2014. The deadline for submissions is [...]

Chemistry Professor Michelle Francl Interviewed by the BBC's "Naked Scientist" About Chemopobia

Posted November 7, 2013

In this Chemistry World podcast, Bryn Mawr Chemistry Professor Michelle Francl is interviewed by Chris Smith, best known as the creator of the BBC radio program "The Naked Scientists," about Chemophobia. Francl first tackled this topic in a the February Slate article, “Don’t Take Medical Advice From the New York Times Magazine: The Dangerous Chemophobia [...]

Carrie Wofford '89 on "Why You Should Consider a Women's College"

Posted October 31, 2013

Carrie Wofford '89,  a Democratic strategist who served as a senior counsel in the Senate and a policy aide in the Clinton White House and in the Labor Department under Robert Reich, has written an opinion piece for U.S. News and World Report titled "Why You Should Consider a Women's College." From the piece: "Studies [...]

Piece on Needs of Low-Income Students Co-Written by Education Lecturer Appears on Washington Post Blog

Posted October 24, 2013

Heather Curl, a lecturer in the Bryn Mawr-Haverford Education Program, co-wrote a piece on the needs of low-income students that appeared in the Washington Post's "Answer Sheet" blog on Oct. 18. From the blog: Our best schools are places where children learn about the world and begin to imagine life beyond their neighborhoods. They are [...]

Bryn Mawr Staffers Sue Pennsylvania in Effort to Have Their Marriage Recognized by the State

Posted September 26, 2013

Assistant Dean and Director of Student Funding Isabelle Barker and Director of Donor Relations and Stewardship Cara Palladino have made headlines for a lawsuit they filed Sept. 26 seeking to have their Massachusetts marriage recognized by the state of Pennsylvania. From the Associated Press article: "Cara Palladino and Isabelle Barker lived in Massachusetts when they [...]

Psychology Professor Clark McCauley on Lone-actor Violence

Posted September 26, 2013

Psychology Professor Clark McCauley, co-director of the Solomon Asch Center for Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict, wrote a blog for the Psychology Today website in response to the recent shooting at the Washington Navy Yard in Washington D.C.. McCauley examines whether the perpetrator of the Navy Yard attack, Aaron Alexis, fits the profile of lone-actor grievance-based [...]

College's NEH Civil Rights Grant Featured in Local Daily

Posted September 12, 2013

A National Endowment for the Humanities grant to Bryn Mawr College to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation was the topic of an article (PDF) featuring an interview with Olivia Castello, the College Outreach and Information Technology Librarian, in the print edition of the Philadelphia Metro, a free, daily newspaper. From the article [...]

Student's Ghana Trip Garners International Media Coverage

Posted September 12, 2013

After sharing an account of her summer trip to Ghana with her hometown newspaper, the Fall River Herald News, Angela Allard ’14, received nationwide coverage when the article was picked up by the Associated Press and featured by news outlets across the U.S. and in Ghana. Allard, a native of Fall River, Mass., volunteered this [...]

Board Subcommittee Recommends Against Dropping Energy Stocks from College Portfolio: Calls for Renewed Emphasis on Environmentally Responsible Investing

Posted August 29, 2013

In the Spring of 2013, members of the Board of Trustees Investment Policy Subcommittee met with students advocating for a number of changes to the College investment strategy and portfolio aimed primarily at divesting its holdings of publicly traded companies that hold the majority of the world’s proven coal, oil, and gas reserves. In a [...]

Students React to Divestment Decision

Posted August 29, 2013

As reported in Bryn Mawr Now, the Board of Trustees Investment Policy Subcommittee announced in a letter to students its decision not to recommend divestment from fossil fuels. A number of the students involved in the campaign for divestment offer their reactions to the decision, their thoughts on engaging with the Board, and the future of [...]

U.N. High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Angela Kane ’70 Investigating Alleged Syrian Chemical Weapon Attack

Posted August 27, 2013

U.N. High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Angela Kane ’70, who was on campus in July as a speaker at the 2013 Women in Public Service Project Institute, is in Syria working with the team trying to determine what  chemical weapons might have been used in an Aug. 21 attack near Damascus. The team came under [...]

Bryn Mawr Takes Top Spot in Washington Monthly Ranking for Second Year in a Row

Posted August 27, 2013

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

Sociology Instructor Bridget Rose Nolan Featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer

Posted August 20, 2013

Bridget Rose Nolan, who will be teaching the course "Social Inequality" this fall was featured in an Aug. 19 Philadelphia Inquirer article. The article, titled "Covering the Undercovers," looks at Nolan's research into the culture of the CIA's anti-terrorism center, where she served as a counter-terrorism analyst while pursuing her Ph.D. at the University of [...]

Bryn Mawr Ranks High on Several Princeton Review Lists

Posted August 13, 2013

Bryn Mawr made the Princeton Review's list of the top 10 "LGBT-Friendly" schools for the first time, coming in at #10. The College also came in at #10 on the "Best Campus Food" list and #12 on "Best College Dorms." The Princeton Review's annual lists are published in connection with it's annual college guide, "The [...]

Bryn Mawr Makes Forbes' Ranking of America's Top Colleges and Universities

Posted August 1, 2013

Bryn Mawr College has come in at #40 on Forbes' 2013 ranking of America's top Colleges. The ranking differs from many others in that it doesn't differentiate between colleges and universities. Traditional small liberal arts colleges fare well but are in the minority among the top 50. Among women's colleges, Bryn Mawr is joined only [...]

Hillary Rodham Clinton and Women in Public Service Project Garner Significant Media Attention for College

Posted July 25, 2013

Hillary Rodham Clinton's keynote address at the 2013 Women in Public Service Project Institute garnered a good deal of media attention for the College. The speech was covered by all the major Philadelphia television networks. For an example of the coverage see this piece by WPVI (ABC): Hillary Clinton, in Bryn Mawr, Urges Women to [...]

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 [...]

English Professor Bethany Schneider Appears on NBC's Today Show

Posted May 30, 2013

The Today show enlisted the help of Bryn Mawr Associate Professor of English Bethany Schneider for a hidden-camera piece on term paper ghost writers. When asked at the end of the piece what professors can do to combat this problem, Schneider replies, "Well, I can teach my butt off and make my students want nothing [...]

Bryn Mawr Chemistry Professor Writes About the Explosive Allure of Unsupervised Science

Posted May 8, 2013

In a recent piece for Slate, Bryn Mawr Chemistry Professor Michelle Francl writes about how "doing chemistry that pushes beyond the boundaries of the classroom" inspired her to pursue the life of a scientist. Writing in connection to the case of Kiera Wilmot, a 16-year-old who has been expelled and may even face criminal charges [...]

English Professor Bethany Schneider (aka Bee Ridgway) Continues to Garner Press in Connection with Book

Posted May 2, 2013

Bryn Mawr English Professor Bethany Schneider continues to garner press coverage in connection with her book The River of No Return. A review of the book appeared in the Philadelphia City Paper. Schneider (under her Bee Ridgway pseudonym) wrote about the writing process in The Huffington Post and in a blog post for Psychology Tomorrow [...]

Two New Rankings Recognize Bryn Mawr

Posted May 2, 2013

As CBS.com "MoneyWatch" reports, the Center for College Affordability and Productivity has named the College to its list of "25 Colleges with the Best Professors." Bryn Mawr was also recognized by the website Greatist.com, which has named Bryn Mawr to its list of "The 25 Healthiest Colleges in the U.S.".

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