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April 17, 2008

June Lee

Investment group's experiments in finance contribute valuable experience, funds for campus improvements
In the 1970s an anonymous alumna donated $100,000 to Bryn Mawr with the express purpose of creating a student group that would introduce its members to the world of high finance by allowing them to invest the money in the stock market. In the years since, the group has funded everything from concerts to treadmills for the gym with the returns on its investments.

 

Clark McCauley

Bryn Mawr College welcomes the Solomon Asch Center for the Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict to its new home
The Solomon Asch Center for the Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict, which was established a decade ago at the University of Pennsylvania, has moved to Bryn Mawr. Co-directors Clark McCauley and Marc Ross will host a reception to celebrate the Center's official Bryn Mawr opening on Monday, April 21, at 5:30 p.m.

 

Students with Faculty

BMC students, faculty present their work to science educators and legislators in D.C.
An interdisciplinary contingent of three faculty members and three students who all have personal experience with new approaches to science education at Bryn Mawr visited Washington, D.C. early this week to compare notes with other innovative educators and present their work to legislators on Capitol Hill.

 

Zaineb Tambawalla

Opinion sampler: Five Bryn Mawrters discuss their voting decisions (or lack thereof)
As the hotly contested Pennsylvania Democratic primary approaches, the candidates are, in the words of the Philadelphia Inquirer, "jostling for youth votes in a fashion that has never been seen here before." Bryn Mawr Now asked five Bryn Mawr students whom they favor in the upcoming primary.

 

Karen Stephenson

Former Hepburn Fellow Karen Stephenson to discuss social-network analysis as a tool for social change
On Thursday, April 24, at 8 p.m. in Wyndham House's Ely Room, the Katharine Houghton Hepburn Center will present "Social Network Analysis as a Tool for Social Change," a talk by 2006-07 Hepburn Fellow Karen Stephenson, who has continued to work with Bryn Mawr students and faculty members since her tenure as a fellow last year.

 

On campus this week: Working out whiteness; Perspectives on blackness; "Just Social" music festival explores hybridity and heritage; The role of religion in international relations; Owl Investment Group senior career panel
An overview of some of the events coming up at Bryn Mawr.

 

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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