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February 2016

This issue of the Bulletin highlights the generosity of philanthropists Johanna “Nan” Alderfer Harris ’51 and her husband, William Harris (HC ’47), whose support helped make the Bi-Co Environmental Studies program a reality, as well as a sampling of alumnae and students working to address global environmental challenges; The College celebrates the 30th anniversary of the McBride Program; and a Bryn Mawr professor contemplates photography in the digital age.

On the cover: Isna Marifa Soedjatmoko Sjadzall ’85 in Indonesia.

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The Force Awakens

The Force Awakens

Students, faculty and staff have a little Star Wars fun at the end of term dinner.

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Campus Buzz

Campus Buzz

Black Lives Matter Activist Janaya Khan speaks on campus; Mars Rocks; Bryn Mawr files an amicus brief with the Supreme Court.

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Faculty News

Faculty News

History of Art Professor Lisa Saltzman contemplates photography in the digital age; History of Art Professor Homay King looks to reframe the current debate about digital film.

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STUDENT SPOTLIGHT

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT

Shaina Robinson ’17 in Copenhagen; SGA President Charlie Bruce ’16; Swimming sensation Lillian Oyen-Ustad ’19

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ARTS AND CULTURE

ARTS AND CULTURE

Author, Author; Novel Takes Off; Colson Whitehead Talks Writing and Donna Summer.

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President’s Column

President’s Column

President Cassidy writes about the power of small liberal arts colleges to offer exceptional and unexpected opportunities to faculty and students to explore new questions and to build new knowledge across fields of study.

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Where People Meet Ideas

Where People Meet Ideas

Director James Huang talks about the rewards, mysteries, and fun of running Bryn Mawr’s independent bookstore.

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DORM BEAUTIFUL

DORM BEAUTIFUL

Joanna Birkner ’16 takes top prize in this year’s Project Dorm Room contest.

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30 Years of McBride Tradition

30 Years of McBride Tradition

Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Katharine E. McBride Scholars Program.

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GSSWSR: The Elders Speak

GSSWSR: The Elders Speak

A trio of distinguished graduates of the GSSWSR share their stories and their wisdom.

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Climate Math

The Mathematics of Climate Change Answers: Arctic ice in September 1988 was 7.5 million square kilometers; in 1998, 6.5 million km2; and in 2008, 4.65 million km2. The units are in square kilometers measured in millions. The overall trend in the amount of sea ice was to decrease. The line Read more

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Anassa Kata

A shout out to alumnae/i successes.

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BRYN MAWR WOMAN

BRYN MAWR WOMAN

One Alumna’s Journey of Self Re-Discovery after Bariatric Surgery.

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U-CURVE: Mawrters in Midlife

U-CURVE: Mawrters in Midlife

A regular column that takes on questions of life satisfaction, middle age, and the U-shaped curve of happiness.

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Reading Room

Reading Room

Alumnae/i Books and Publications.

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Dusting off Shelves

Dusting off Shelves

Volunteers Revive the Cambridge Bookstore; Nancy Vickers helps group tackle Dante’s “The Divine Comedy.”

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GSAS: A Woman of Firsts

GSAS: A Woman of Firsts

A transformational experience at Bryn Mawr helped launch a pioneering chemist’s career.