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November 2016

In this issue of the Alumnae Bulletin, we celebrate the Defy Expectation campaign as we sit down for a conversation with Alumnae Association President Saskia Subramanian ’88, M.A. ’89, learn about the real magic of a women’s college from Joanna Pinto-Coelho ’09, hear about four Mawrters about what it means to give back.

On the cover: On September 16, students, faculty, and staff gathered to celebrate the start of the public phase of Defy Expectation, The Campaign for Bryn Mawr. The event transformed campus into a joyous carnival, complete with games and rides. At the face-painting booth, Taylor Milne ’17 got a campaign-themed makeover. Photograph by Jim Roese.

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Millicent Bond ’05 Steps Up

Millicent Bond ’05 Steps Up

Bryn Mawr College gets a new director of alumnae relations.

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Documenting the Sisters

Documenting the Sisters

A new, cross-institutional archive preserves the story of Seven Sisters’ students from the 19th century on.

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Wish You Were Here

Wish You Were Here

A trio of students report on their summer internships

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It’s Academic

It’s Academic

On boreal forests, Augustine’s Confessions, baby talk, and more.

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#MichelleAtTheMawr

#MichelleAtTheMawr

The Class of 2017 extends an invitation to the First Lady.

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Studying Museums

Studying Museums

Bryn Mawr’s new Museum Studies program give students a taste of what happens behind the scenes at museums large and small.

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Defy Expectation

Defy Expectation

The enthusiasm was electric at the September launch of Defy Expectation: The Campaign for Bryn Mawr.

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Lifting the Lantern High

Years after Bryn Mawr transformed their lives, campaign leadership has given four alumnae the chance to pay it forward to the next generation.

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Welcome to Bryn Mawr

Welcome to Bryn Mawr

The Class of 2020 and their parents were the guests of honor at 16 parties across the country to celebrate their new Bryn Mawr connections.

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Tell Me Your Story

Tell Me Your Story

In their work as mitigation specialists, two recent alumnae are reviewing the cases of juveniles serving life sentences.

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The Physics of Teaching

The Physics of Teaching

A pair of graduate students share a passion for the lab—and the classroom.

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Hail and Farewell

Hail and Farewell

As the Bulletin prepares for a redesign, we take a look back at issues past.

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Bryn Mawr Woman

Bryn Mawr Woman

What began as passion for basketball transformed one alumna into an activist.

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U-Curve: On Revision

U-Curve: On Revision

If you’d known yourself at Bryn Mawr as well as you know yourself now, what would you have done differently?

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It’s Not the Path You Think

It’s Not the Path You Think

Confucius meets self-help in a new book by Christine Gross-Loh ’90.

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Reading Room

Reading Room

Books from Bryn Mawr alumnae/i.

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News from the Emeriti

News from the Emeriti

The Bulletin talks with the Stephen Salkever about the books he’s reading, his teaching philosophy, and his life (mostly) after Bryn Mawr.

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Anassa Kata

Anassa Kata

Mawrters lend a hand in Nepal and North Philly, get a shout-out from Forbes, and more.