President’s Column: Blended Learning in the Liberal Arts

President’s Column: Blended Learning in the Liberal Arts

From the August 2014 issue

Dear Friends, While the frenzy of media attention to MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) has died down since its peak in 2012, higher education institutions, policymakers, and funders continue to focus on digital strategies as a means to address an array of challenges: rising educational costs; the demand for flexibility from returning and adult students who also hold jobs and/or are raising children; the imperative to expand educational access; providing gifted students with opportunities for accelerated study. Innovation through technology can and should be part Read more

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Rethinking the West’s Most Iconic Building

Rethinking the West’s Most Iconic Building

From the August 2014 issue

The Parthenon Enigma has stirred up passions in the scholarly community. Here, a distinguished Classicist takes a closer look at the controversy.

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Alumnae/i Books

Alumnae/i Books

From the August 2014 issue

    After Aha: Stories and Practices for Moving Through Change, Lillian Rozin, M.S.S. ‘94, CreateSpace 2014. Rozin draws on her experiences as a performer, yoga instructor, and psychotherapist to illustrate contemplative traditions and to shed light on the human condition through a collection of stories. She practices psychotherapy in Media, Pennsylvania, and leads workshops, yoga classes, and therapy sessions.       White Pine: My Year as a Lumberjack and a River Rat, Caroline Akervik ‘93, Fire and Ice 2014. After Sevy Anderson’s father breaks Read more

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Picture This: Play the “Where is it Wednesday” Game

Picture This: Play the “Where is it Wednesday” Game

From the August 2014 issue

Where Is It Wednesday Each Wednesday for the past few years, the College has been having a little fun by trying to “stump” its Facebook friends with images of not-too-obvious yet familiar campus “markers.” Here are some of our favorites. How many can you identify?   1. The groundbreaking for this building was on August 4, 1879.                           2. This fixture is located in a building named for Bryn Mawr’s second president.   3. This Read more

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On the Western Front

On the Western Front

From the August 2014 issue

A Mawrter goes to war.   By Nancy Brokaw The guns are banging away at the front…. We’ve got the hardest part of the line near us, where there is terrific fighting and terrific mortality.” So wrote Margaret Hall about her experiences during World War I. An 1899 graduate of Bryn Mawr, Hall worked for women’s suffrage, traveled to Cuba—and, in the waning days of the Great War, sailed across the Atlantic as a Red Cross volunteer. Her first assignment was a desk job, but Read more

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The Bryn Mawr Fund

From the August 2014 issue

Dark Blue Repeats For the second year running, the Dark Blues took home the win in Bryn Mawr’s Class Color Competition. Red gave last year’s victors a run for their money in the last day, surging ahead to take the lead into the evening of May Day. But Dark Blue couldn’t be stopped and came back to win the whole shebang. Is it the beginning of a dynasty? Kicking off on April 25, the 10-day competition among class colors was a race to reach the Read more

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Stay-at-Home Mom Lands Job! Batkid Saves San Francisco!

Stay-at-Home Mom Lands Job! Batkid Saves San Francisco!

From the August 2014 issue

At her job, Jen Watt Wilson ’90 plans dreams—and makes magic—for children with life-threatening illnesses.

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Anassa Kata

Anassa Kata

From the August 2014 issue

Alumnae/i Awards

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Alumnae Career Services

From the August 2014 issue

Mawrter to Mawrter: Career Development Representatives serve as a resource for alumnae navigating their way to new jobs and new careers.

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Student Spotlight

Student Spotlight

From the August 2014 issue

The Incredible Journey of Laila Abdul Nabi ’14

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