In the Beginning

In the Beginning

From the March 2017 issue

In the beginning, there were no rules. For the first few years, according to Annie Crosby Emery Allinson (Class of 1892), when the College was tiny and the students “nearer the gods,” problems of noise and quiet settled themselves. But as the student body grew, more wills came into conflict, and the Golden Age came to a close. So no one was surprised when Dean M. Carey Thomas announced, just before Commencement in 1891, that 
“the social life of the College 
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Posse Power

Posse Power

From the March 2017 issue

When Carol Bowe ’17 arrived on the 
Bryn Mawr campus as the first person in her family ever to leave home for college, she faced more than one challenge. There were the everyday pressures of her demanding studies in physics, but often she simply missed the familiar touchstones of her native Boston—her family, her friends who stayed behind, even her favorite restaurants. It was at moments like these that Bowe was glad she had people who knew exactly what she was going through. They were, Read more

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Generations: First in Family

Generations: First in Family

From the March 2017 issue

Separated by four decades, two first-generation Mawrters find common bonds.

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Books

Books

From the March 2017 issue

Titles from the Bryn Mawr bookshelf.

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Crowd Source: The Right Stuff

Crowd Source: The Right Stuff

From the March 2017 issue

On Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, we asked Mawrters about making the right choice.

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Art and a Revolution

Art and a Revolution

From the March 2017 issue

Ph.D. candidate Mark Castro, M.A. ’10, tells the story of Mexican modernism in an age of civil war.

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Taking Action for Social Justice

Taking Action for Social Justice

From the March 2017 issue

The Social Justice Initiative will be a center of thought and action supporting a more socially just world.

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Anassa Kata

Anassa Kata

From the March 2017 issue

From a North Carolina distillery to a Michigan election, Mawrters come out winners.

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Creative Writing on Rikers Island

Creative Writing on Rikers Island

From the March 2017 issue

“The first time I went to Rikers Island, I felt called. The long corridors with cracked linoleum, the endless mechanical gates, the bags of stinking garbage in the halls, the bleak cement courtyard—spoke to me of an island of discarded people.”

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U-Curve: Mawrters in Midlife

U-Curve: Mawrters in Midlife

From the March 2017 issue

Textile artist Brigid Manning-Hamilton ’78 and art historian Julia Muney Moore ’83 reflect on art and reinvention, renewal, and the long haul.

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