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.
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.