Backtalk

From the December 2015 issue

In Black & White I was heartened to read about the progress Bryn Mawr has made in welcoming students of color since I attended in the early 1960s, when the student body was almost all White, and the African-American maids were exiled to the dorm attics and not permitted to socialize with the students [“In Black and White,” Vol. 97, No.1.]. Many students were, however, sympathetic to the civil rights movement and a few of us attended marches in Philadelphia and Washington to protest segregated Read more

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Chicken Curry with Jasmine Rice

From the December 2015 issue

Chicken Curry Ingredients 1 lb boneless chicken thighs, skin removed 1/3 lb onions 1/3 lb celery 1/2 Tbsp margarine 1 Tbsp all-purpose flour 1 1/4 cup chicken broth 1/2 cup tomato juice 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce 3/4 tsp curry powder 1/8 tsp salt 1/8 tsp ground black pepper Preparation Cut chicken thighs into bit-size pieces. Place chicken on an oven-proof pan and roast at 350 degrees for 20 to 30 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees. Wash and trim onion and celery, Read more

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Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

From the December 2015 issue

Ingredients 1/2 cup canola oil 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed 3/4 cup white sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 cup water 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 tsp baking soda 1 tsp salt 4 oz bittersweet chocolate chips Preparation Whisk oil with brown and white sugars, vanilla, and water. Whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt in a bowl. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Break up chocolate into chip-size pieces, and then stir them into the batter. Using tea spoons, scoop dough Read more

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Flourless Chocolate Torte

Flourless Chocolate Torte

From the December 2015 issue

Ingredients 2 sticks butter 16 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips 6 eggs 1 pint strawberries Preparation Set oven temperature at 400 degrees. In a double boiler, melt butter and chocolate. Beat eggs with mixer until they have increased in volume by three times. Gently fold in chocolate mixture to the eggs. The batter should be frothy. Line a 6- to 8-inch round pan with parchment paper and pour in the batter. Cover with plastic wrap and then foil. Have a larger baking pan in the oven half-filled Read more

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From High on the Hog, by Jessica Harris ’68

From the December 2015 issue

The President’s Chef Hercules was brought to New York when his master, George Washington, was displeased with the presidential fare there, and in 1790, when the capital moved to Philadelphia, Hercules moved there with Washington. He won accolades and was noted for his exacting efficiency and the flawless working of his kitchen at 190 High Street. Martha Washington’s grandson, George Washington Parke Custis, called him “as highly accomplished and [as] proficient in the culinary art as could be found in the United States.” Another observer Read more

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GSSWSR: Fostering LGBTQ Equality

GSSWSR: Fostering LGBTQ Equality

From the May 2015 issue

For Sabina Neem, MSS/MLSP ’07, the goal is to create the kind of world she wants to wake up in.

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GSAS: Teaching the David in Dubai

GSAS: Teaching the David in Dubai

From the May 2015 issue

Alumna Sabrina DeTurk M.A. ’96, Ph.D. ’98, jumps feet first into Dubai’s flourishing art scene.

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Campus Buzz

From the May 2015 issue

Announcing a new provost, law school partnership, transgender policy, and more.

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The Balancing Act

The Balancing Act

From the March 2015 issue

Interview by Nancy Schmucker ’98 In 1986, Kathy Luneau Simons ’74 found herself at a crossroads. She had spent the first part of her career as a teacher, then as the director of a child care center serving low-income and at-risk children north of Boston. It was a stressful job, and after having her first child, she decided to take some time off to think about the future, and maybe change direction. After two years of part-time consulting and volunteering, Simons landed a part-time job Read more

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Anassa Kata

Anassa Kata

From the March 2015 issue

Ana Patricia Botín ’81 was named chairman of Spain’s largest bank, Banco Santander, in September. As reported by Fortune, she is one of only six women leading a Fortune Global 100 company—Santander is at no. 73—and the first to chair a global financial organization. She ushers in the fourth generation of Botín leadership at the 157-year old institution. Botín attended Harvard Business School after graduating from Bryn Mawr.         Marie Bernard ’72 was awarded the 2014 Donald P. Kent Award from the Read more

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