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 
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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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Mawrter for a Cause (or Two)

Mawrter for a Cause (or Two)

From the March 2017 issue

A Gates Millennium Scholar, Farida Ilboudo ’18 came to campus by way of the Bronx, but her journey started thousands of miles away in Burkina Faso.

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On the March: Inauguration 1913

On the March: Inauguration 1913

From the March 2017 issue

Mawrters have been on the march for more than a century.

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Languages in Limbo?

Languages in Limbo?

From the March 2017 issue

In a globalized world, language study faces real challenges at U.S. colleges. But at Bryn Mawr, language programs remain strong.

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Positive Energy: Spheromak Bubble

Positive Energy: Spheromak Bubble

From the March 2017 issue

A team of Mawrters tackle the challenge of scaling up nuclear fusion.

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Waves of Power

Waves of Power

From the March 2017 issue

Anthropology professor Amanda Weidman ’92—whose research has focused mainly on music, media, and performance in South Asia—has in recent years broadened her interest beyond traditional notions of music.

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A Brief History of Water

From the March 2017 issue

Bryn Mawr Chemistry Professor Michelle Francl asks, “How old is the water in my tea?

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Faculty Profile: Piper Coutinho-Sledge

Faculty Profile: Piper Coutinho-Sledge

From the March 2017 issue

A new faculty member focuses her research on people who have “the wrong body” for particular kinds of medical care.

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Where are the women in Silicon Valley?

Where are the women in Silicon Valley?

From the March 2017 issue

A panel of Bryn Mawr tech stars weighs in on why there are so few women in tech — and what we can do about it.

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