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August 2015

In this issue: the Enid Cook ’31 Center opens and a new dorm rises on campus, Florence Goff looks at the history of African-American women at Bryn Mawr, and four newly minted alumnae set out to around the world. Plus, the Bulletin presents a gallery of photos from Reunion 2015.

On the Cover: Dorm Leaders Danielle Cadet ’16 and Khadijah Seay ’16 outside the Enid Cook ’31 Center.

Photograph by Kate McCann.

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BMC Welcomes the Class of 2019

BMC Welcomes the Class of 2019

Bryn Mawr welcomes its largest class ever!

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Oh, The Places They’ll Go!

Anassa kata to the Class of 2015 as the new graduates launch their careers.

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On Course: The Stuff of Legends

On Course: The Stuff of Legends

In the Medievalisms course, students ponder why we want a history that isn’t our own.

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Faculty News

Faculty News

Alicia Walker ’94 studies Byzantine Iconoclasm, Dan Davidson testifies to Congress, Lisa Saltzman visits MoMA, and two BMC profs head to Wales.

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Ain’t No Party Like a Keys’ Party

Ain’t No Party Like a Keys’ Party

Check out the music video from Bryn Mawr’s oldest a cappella group, the Extreme Keys.

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Campus Buzz

President Cassidy on the road, the College bookstore declares independence, and former President Jane McAuliffe at the Library of Congress.

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The Best Way to Learn

The Best Way to Learn

After 30 years, Marilyn Henkelman ’71 retires from the Phebe Anna Thorne School.

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Reunion 2015

Reunion 2015

A photo gallery from the festivities at Reunion 2015.

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Raise High the Roofbeam

Raise High the Roofbeam

A new residence hall opens on Bryn Mawr’s campus.

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Around the World

Around the World

Diplomas and fellowships in hand, four newly minted Bryn Mawr alumnae set out to conquer the world.

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A Pioneer’s Transformative Gift

A Pioneer’s Transformative Gift

Wall Street pioneer Isabel Hamilton Benham ’31 has bequeathed a gift of $15 million to the school.

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From the President

“Increased and real pressures to succeed and to achieve have dulled our awareness of joy as one of the important aspirational outcomes of work.”

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Student POV: Islamophobia

Student POV: Islamophobia

Mahira Tiwana ’16 considers the value of fear and discomfort in a liberal arts education.

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Backtalk

A reader shares his experience of work-life balance.

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Bryn Mawr Woman

Bryn Mawr Woman

From Graduation Gown to Hospital Gown, by Dakota Fisher-Vance ’11.

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GSSWSR: A Century of Social Work

GSSWSR: A Century of Social Work

At 100, the GSSWSR celebrates the power of the profession.

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The U-Curve

The U-Curve

The U-Curve column by Elizabeth Mosier ’84 debuts with a look at Mawrters at mid-life.

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GSAS: Products of the Past

GSAS students explore focus their studies on everything from the Medieval to the Modern.

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Anassa Kata

The Bulletin celebrates alumnae/i achievements.

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The Reading Room

A round-up of alumnae/i books.

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News from the Alumnae Association

The Alumnae Association introduces the new representatives.

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Final Word: The Last Laugh

Final Word: The Last Laugh

An anti-suffrage pamphlet finds a home at a hotbed of feminism.