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February 22, 2007


Budding Archaeologists Dig into the Past at Bryn Mawr’s New Desert Outpost in Arabia

Bryn Mawr students have accompanied the College's archaeology faculty to excavation sites since the College's early days, but the new program represents the College's first training program in field skills offered for academic credit.


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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright Paula Vogel to Read

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel will give a reading at Bryn Mawr College on Thursday, March 1, at 7:30 p.m., in Thomas Great Hall. Free and open to the public, Vogel's appearance is part of the College's yearlong Creative Writing Program Reading Series.

Barbara Thacher  

Bryn Mawr Mourns Loss of Barbara Auchincloss Thacher '40

Barbara Auchincloss Thacher '40, a former president of the Alumnae Association, chair of the board of trustees and recipient of the College's highest honor, the M. Carey Thomas Award, died early this month.

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Drew Gilpin Faust '68 to Lead Harvard

Historian Drew Gilpin Faust '68 will shatter one of America's oldest glass ceilings when she becomes the first woman to lead Harvard University in the school's 371-year history. Her appointment as president was unanimously approved by Harvard's Board of Overseers on Sunday, Feb. 11.

Hanna Holborn Gray  

Bryn Mawr at Harvard: A History of Blazing Trails

Harvard University President-Elect Drew Gilpin Faust '68 is not the first Bryn Mawr woman to prise open doors of opportunity at Harvard. The first tenured female faculty member at Harvard, the first female curator at the Fogg Museum, and the first woman to edit the Harvard Business Review are among her predecessors.


President Vickers to Retire

When Nancy J. Vickers steps down from the presidency of Bryn Mawr in June 2008, she will have led the college for 11 years, during which time she has presided over a $225 million capital campaign and applications to the College have increased by 40 percent.


Psychology Professor to Become Chief Academic Officer

Associate Professor of Psychology Kimberly Wright Cassidy has been appointed provost-elect of the College. She will assume the duties of provost-elect on July 1, become acting provost in January 2008 and take office as provost in June 2008.

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Bound and Determined Exhibition Opens with a Lecture on the History of Bookbinding

A new exhibition will open Tuesday, Jan. 30, in the Rare Book Room in Canaday Library with a lecture by Daniel Traister, curator of research services at the Annenberg Rare Book and Manuscript Library at the University of Pennsylvania.

Lauren Bacall  

Video From Hepburn Launch Gala Available

At the gala celebration of the launch of the Katharine Houghton Hepburn Center in Philadelphia in September, videographers recorded the awards ceremony at which Lauren Bacall and Blythe Danner received the first Katharine Hepburn Medals. Excerpts from the ceremony are now available for download.



Presidential Search Committee Begins to Form

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