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March 2008

Emily McGlynn

Emily McGlynn '09, a student partner of Joanna Underwood '62, wins prestigious Harry S. Truman Scholarship
Environmental activist Emily McGlynn '09 has been awarded the prestigious Harry S. Truman Scholarship, which recognizes college juniors with exceptional leadership potential who are committed to careers in public service. Working with longtime activist Joanna Underwood '62, McGlynn has helped persuade the city of Philadelphia to begin replacing its gas-guzzling garbage trucks with cleaner, quieter natural-gas-powered vehicles.

Alice Rivlin

Former Fed Governer Alice Rivlin '52 in the news
Dramatic actions by the Federal Reserve in recent weeks have led many news organizations to seek the expertise of Brookings Institution economist Alice Mitchell Rivlin '52, a former vice chair of the Fed's Board of Governors and the founding director of the Congressional Budget Office. In addition to appearing in several national news broadcasts and publications, Rivlin has been traveling around the United States with a bipartisan panel of fiscal-policy experts on an economic "wake-up call tour" to educate the public about the federal defecit. Rivlin has also been named co-chair of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's new Commission to Build a Healthier America, which will investigate ways in which factors outside the helath-care system, such as education, environment, income and housing, affect health. On March 17, Rivlin joined Washington Post readers for an online conversation about the Fed's actions and economic prospects.

Cynthia McFadden

ABC Nightline Anchor Cynthia McFadden
to Deliver Commencement Convocation Address
Cynthia McFadden, the co-anchor of ABC News' Nightline and Primetime, will deliver Bryn Mawr's 2008 Commencement Convocation address, the President's Office has announced. The convocation speech will be the second major address to a Bryn Mawr audience for McFadden, who served as Mistress of Ceremonies at the launch of the College's Katharine Houghton Hepburn Center in September 2006.

Tiffany Shumate

For Young Scholars, a Taste of the Academic Life at Mellon-Mays Undergraduate Fellows Conference
One experience nearly all academics share is that of facing a room full of relative strangers and presenting research findings. Undergraduates from Bryn Mawr, Haverford, Swarthmore, Princeton, Cornell, and Penn got a taste of the anxiety and the exhilaration of sharing their work with colleagues last Saturday at a conference of Mid-Atlantic Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellows.

Yao Yao

Street Outreach Tackles the Leftovers Dilemma
Two seniors decided that it was time to act on an issue that had been bothering them since they were were first-year students working part-time for Bryn Mawr Dining Services: the disposal of large quantities of leftovers. With the help of the Civic Engagement Office and Dining Services, Yao Yao and Adaobi Kanu have founded Street Outreach, a brand-new student organization already numbering between 30 and 40 members. The group ferries leftovers to Philadelphia's Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission three times a week.

Dancing Toward a Thesis from Different Directions
Adaobi Kanu '08 is a social activist who wants to use the storytelling potential of dance to build connections between people across the spectrum of physical ability. Ellen Gaintner '08, a classically trained dancer, hopes to join a professional ballet company. Their strikingly different approaches to the art were on display at the annual Tabitha Performance Group concert in Pembroke Studio in March.

Bryn Mawr in the News
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Bryn Mawr’s April Fools’ Day Announcement Makes Headlines

The April 1 news that Bryn Mawr was dropping the vowels in its name to be more “Twitter-friendly” was picked up by several media outlet...

Mellon Fellow in Humanities Roya Rastegar to Curate at LA Film Festival

Roya Rastegar, an Andrew W. Mellon post-doctoral fellow in the humanities, will be curating a new Los-Angeles-centric section in the Los Angeles F...

Seven Sisters Style Previewed by Vanity Fair

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Vanity Fair recently ran a pictorial preview of the book Seven Sisters Style: The All-American Preppy Look, a new fashion photography book by Rebec...

Dining Services’ “Milkshake Mania” Makes the Wall Street Journal

In a humorous Wall Street Journal piece about taking high school juniors to tour colleges, Rob Lazebnik writes: “Colleges generally save thei...

Marcia Cantarella ’68 Discusses College Costs on NPR’s “Tell Me More”

Marcia Cantarella ’68, the author I CAN Finish College: The Overcome Any Obstacle and Get Your Degree Guide, was interviewed along with Stanford ...

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