Friday, March 29, 2013
The school's dean of admissions and interim dean of enrollment is leaving her post.
Laurie Koehler, dean of admissions and interim dean of enrollment at Bryn Mawr College, is leaving the school, reports Philly.com. Earlier this month, the college’s board of trustees announced that Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe would step down June 30. According to Philly.com, "There have been other high-profile administrative departures this academic year. Jenny Rickard, chief enrollment and communications officer, left in the fall. Elliott Shore, the chief information officer, also departed in the fall. And Donna Frithsen, who had been serving as a senior fund-raising adviser, left this winter to become associate vice president for advancement for Drexel's College of Medicine."
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Thousands have created videos that aim to help young members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
In September 2010, syndicated columnist and author Dan Savage created a YouTube video with his partner Terry Miller to help young people facing harassment. The It Gets Better Project has become a worldwide movement, inspiring more than 50,000 user-created videos, recently including staff and students at Bryn Mawr College.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Dr. Jane McAuliffe's departure will make her tenure the shortest in the women's college's history.
President of Bryn Mawr College Dr. Jane McAuliffe will leave her post upon the completion of her current term on June 30, 2013, the college announced this week. The Board of Trustees will appoint an Interim President for the 2013-2014 academic year, and will conduct a national search for the ninth President of Bryn Mawr, a news release states. “I am extremely proud to have served the Bryn Mawr College community as its president for the last five years. It has been an honor to be a part of this vibrant academic institution," McAuliffe stated. "As each one of us advances on our path ahead, I look forward to witnessing what the many talented and exceptionally bright individuals inspired by Bryn Mawr will bring to the world around them.” "In …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Residents of a local college dormitory got a scathing letter from the Dean.
Yesterday, Bryn Mawr College's Undergraduate Dean sent out a "blistering" email that described the actions of some residents of the Radnor dormitory, reports Gawker.com. The controversy centers around an optional, school-sanctioned Bryn Mawr tradition called "Hell Week," in which participating freshman are lightly teased by participating sophomores and then thrown a party by participating juniors, the Web site reports. Amongst the infractions listed by the dean are: Read the article, "Women’s College Students Will Pay in Blood for Throwing the Lamest Party Ever" on Gawker. Do the above actions sound "lame" to you? What were your college parties like? Tell us by commenting below.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The comedian and social activist will present a keynote address at Bryn Mawr College in celebration of Black History Month.
Comedian and social activist Dick Gregory will present a keynote address on Feb. 28 at 7:30 p.m. in Thomas Great Hall of Bryn Mawr College in celebration of Black History Month. This event is free and open to the public. Gregory uses social satire to discuss issues ranging from race relations and women’s rights in the U.S., to violence, world hunger, capital punishment, drug abuse, and health care. Attorney and writer Lonna Saunders interviewed Gregory in preparation for his address. Read an excerpt from the full interview: Q. You were the first African-American stand-up comedian to appear before both black and white audiences.You paved the way for Bill Cosby, Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock. What was your first appearance like at the Chicago …
See which speakers are appearing in the Greater Philly area.
Bryn Mawr College will end its Black History Month with a presentation from a civil rights icon. Dick Gregory, a comedian and social critic, will be giving the keynote address for the college's celebration of Black History Month on Feb 28 at 7 p.m. The speech is being held at the Thomas Great Hall and is open to all. Here are a few other speakers coming to the area: Anne Dinshah, a lifetime vegan and author of Dating Vegans, a book about maintaing relationships with people who have selective diets, will be visiting Villanova on March 13. Dinshah will hold a cooking demonstration, an interactive session titled "Be Socail, Be Healthy," and will judge submissions from the school's "Veggie Mania" competition. Email firstname.lastname@example.org…
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
A recent study looks at the number of colleges that require gym classes and the affect of physical activity on education.
According to a recent study by Oregon State University, the number of colleges and universities that require physical education classes is at 39 percent, a historic low. The study looked at data from 354 randomly selected four-year universities and colleges, beginning in the 1920s when 97 percent of institutions required physical education classes. "Brain scans have shown that physical activity improves the area of the brain involved with high-level decision making,” said Brad Cardinal, lead author of the study. “In addition, we know employers often are concerned about employee health, in part because physically active employees attend work more and tend to perform better." Do Philadelphia Colleges Require PE? Chestnut Hill College …
Sunday, October 14, 2012
See how Bryn Mawr College has changed one foreign teen's life.
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Sunday, October 14, 2012
Monday, October 1, 2012
The rocker will get the school's Katharine Hepburn Medal in February.
Career musician and performer Patti Smith will in February become the newest recipient of Bryn Mawr College's Katharine Hepburn Medal, the college recently announced. The honor goes to contributors in the fields of "the arts, civic engagement, and women’s health," all passions of Hepburn, the Oscar-winning actress and Bryn Mawr graduate, according to the announcement. The ceremony will take place Feb. 7 in Goodhart Hall. In a written statement to Bryn Mawr College, Smith said, "Bryn Mawr is helping shape the futures of young women and providing them with the tools to be dominant forces in our society. The Hepburn Center commemorates two women who had this same passion to make a difference and always blazed their own path, so to be …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Philip Kilbride came to the college in 1969.