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November 2013

On Sept. 28, members of the Bryn Mawr community filled Thomas Great Hall for an emotional memorial celebration of the life and legacy of Dean Karen Tidmarsh ’71. In “One Choice at a Time,” author Elizabeth Mosier ’84 examines Tidmarsh’s speeches delivered during her two-decade term as dean. Mosier writes that she found a font of wisdom about “how time shapes and motivates us, moves us and measures our experience and, finally, is lived one choice at a time.”

Throughout their lives, Mawrters embody Tidmarsh’s belief that time is best invested in “larger, less tangible, and more meaningful rewards than marks on a transcript.” “Ideas in Action” reports on six undergraduates who used their summer breaks to pursue internships in conservation, public health, sustainable farming, and other areas. And in “From Triangle to Tazreen,” you can learn about the work of artist and activist Robin Berson ’67 to promote workers’ rights in the U.S. and abroad.

Tidmarsh once told a group of parents, “We are proud of our alumnae who are living rich, satisfying, and much too full lives.” We hope this pride is evident in every issue of the Bulletin, and we encourage you to share more of your stories.

—Priya Ratneshwar

On the cover: Jacqueline Handy ’14 spent the summer interning at Ping Chong + Company, an experimental theater company that focuses on oral histories. Learn more about the internship experiences of Handy and other students in “Ideas in Action.” Photo by David H. Wells.

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President’s Column

President’s Column

How faculty live out the scholar-teacher model at Bryn Mawr today

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On Course: Found in Translation

On Course: Found in Translation

Student translators help the women of the Democratic Republic of Congo find a global platform for their stories.

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Passing the Light of Knowledge

Images from Lantern Night 2013; meet the lantern makers.

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Happenings

Happenings

Author Zadie Smith comes to campus; Bryn Mawr participates in Created Equal initiative

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Awards: Studying Camus in Greece

Awards: Studying Camus in Greece

Sakina Abdus Shakur ’13 awarded a Fulbright Research Grant to study the plight of Athenians during the Greek economic crisis.

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Campus Buzz

Campus Buzz

BMC names leader for Leadership, Innovation, and Liberal Arts Center.

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From Triangle to Tazreen

From Triangle to Tazreen

More than a century after the Triangle fire, women are still dying in unsafe sweatshop conditions; artist and activist Robin Berson ’67 is making sure we don’t forget.

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Books for a Cause

Books for a Cause

The largest used-book sale on the East Coast supports scholarships at Bryn Mawr.

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A World of Her Own

A World of Her Own

Mawrter connections help Monica Hesse ’03 make the jump from journalist to published novelist.

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Recipes for a Sacred Life

Recipes for a Sacred Life

Excerpt from a new book by Rivvy Neshama ’63.

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From The Archives: Remembering MLK

From The Archives: Remembering MLK

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., delivers 1966 baccalaureate address at Bryn Mawr College.

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Reading Room

Reading Room

Alumnae/i Books

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Bryn Mawr College In Memoriam

Bryn Mawr College In Memoriam

Remembering Edward H. Handy, Jr. (Hfd ’48), director of the Renaissance Choir, and Gridley McKim-Smith, Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities.

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Do Anything

Do Anything

GSAS alumnae/i find career satisfaction in unexpected opportunities and the road less taken.

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Higher-Ed Leaders

Higher-Ed Leaders

GSSWSR alumnae parlay careers as clinicians and researchers into deanships.