The Power of the Pipeline

The Power of the Pipeline

From the June 2017 issue

With its long tradition of preparing students for academic careers, BMC was a natural for the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship program, which aims to diversify the professoriate. Scores of Mellon Mays fellows have graduated from the College and gone on to earn advanced degrees and pursue distinguished academic and professional careers.Bryn Mawr has often been at the forefront of movements toward equality in higher education. Time and again, that impetus comes from students who challenge the institution they love to love them back even more Read more

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Is It Art?

Is It Art?

From the June 2017 issue

The woman Artnet calls “a veritable art world social media sensation” returned to campus this spring to share her story and impeccable style. JiaJia Fei ’08 came at the invitation of Bryn Mawr’s Leadership, Innovation, and Liberal Arts Center to talk with students about her high-powered career in the New York art world as director of digital at the Jewish Museum of New York. The Bulletin’s Ayesha Mir ’17 sat down with Fei to discuss the art world, her career trajectory, and the power of Read more

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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 
could no longer be Read more

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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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I Will Not Be Afraid of Women

I Will Not Be Afraid of Women

From the November 2016 issue

By Joanna Pinto-Coelho ’09 I made the biggest decision of my life when I was seventeen. I was so anxious I gave myself migraines the two weeks before I heard that I got into Bryn Mawr, a small women’s college outside of Philadelphia, and a decidedly odd place for a girl with mostly boys for friends to apply early decision. My first call was to my grandmother, who worked her own way through Simmons and then MIT. The boys remained steadfastly concerned that I’d shrivel Read more

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There’s Something About Bryn Mawr

There’s Something About Bryn Mawr

From the November 2016 issue

By Saskia Subramanian ’88, M.A. ’88 Ask a Mawrter about the Bryn Mawr campus, and you might hear words like magical or amazing. Ask about the academic experience, and you are likely to hear about hard work and intellectual challenge. Most Mawrters will tell you they wouldn’t trade the experience for anything. What is so special about Bryn Mawr? We sat down with Alumnae Association President Saskia Subramanian ’88, m.a. ’89, to talk about her experience and why she still calls Bryn Mawr home. Why Read more

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On Stage

On Stage

From the August 2016 issue

Over Reunion weekend, Maggie Siff ’96 sat down with theater department chair Mark Lord for a wide-ranging
conversation about her time at Bryn Mawr, her approach to acting, and what it’s like to be a feminist in Hollywood.

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The Streets of Philadelphia

The Streets of Philadelphia

From the August 2016 issue

Wander onto campus—an oasis of lush greenery—and it can be easy to forget that the country’s fifth-largest city is just 22 minutes away by train. Bryn Mawr’s close proximity to Philadelphia allows faculty to expand the classroom throughout the city. Art historians and archaeology scholars flock to museums, historians explore the past in places where it unfolded, and sociologists engage with some of the most pressing issues of the day. This issue of the Bulletin explores just a few of those campus-city connections. So pull Read more

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The DIY Music Scene

The DIY Music Scene

From the May 2016 issue

Words by Diana Campeggio. Portraits by Kate McCann. With Step Sing, Song Mistresses, and a long tradition of a cappella groups, music has played an integral role in the Bryn Mawr experience. Add to that a penchant for critical thinking, extensive time spent honing writing skills, and a diverse cultural environment, it’s no wonder that Mawrters are finding their niche in the indie music world. As part of this issue of the Bulletin, we’ll introduce you to just a handful of Bryn Mawr alumnae who are Read more

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By Mawrters, for Mawrters, since 1885

By Mawrters, for Mawrters, since 1885

From the May 2016 issue

Elizabeth Mosier ’84 reflects on the traditions that make Bryn Mawr.

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