Telling Bryn Mawr's Histories
President Cassidy has formed two groups in response to the recommendations of the History Working Group that will be at work in 2018-2019.
The Telling Bryn Mawr Histories Group is charged with recommending:
- how we tell the history of M. Carey Thomas within Old Library — what is said, and how it is displayed.
- ways we can better represent the diversity of those who have shaped Bryn Mawr’s histories and achievements in our publicly displayed art and historical markers.
- an initial set of projects to document, share, and preserve histories of the College and its community members that are important for understanding Bryn Mawr’s institutional structures, practices, values, and cultures.
The History Projects Infrastructure Group is charged with identifying necessary tools, technologies, and resources to support the work of telling our histories.
Equity and Inclusion Draft Framework
In September 2018, President Cassidy circulated a draft framework for action to advance equity and inclusion across the College. Over the next two years we will look at institutional structures, systems, and processes across the whole College, and identify and address policies and practices that may contribute to inequities and exclusion.
Building Inclusive Communities and Classrooms
During the 2018-2019 academic year, the College is hosting a series of conversations for faculty, students, and staff on creating inclusive college communities. A highlight of the series will be a program organized by Lee Mun Wah and Stir Fry Seminars and Conversations open to members of the Bryn Mawr and Haverford communities that takes place on Nov. 15 (evening film screening at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute) and Nov. 16 (on campus).
Immigration Policy Information
Bryn Mawr maintains its policy of non-discrimination in access to education and equal protection under the law, regardless of nationality, citizenship status, or religion.
President Cassidy is a member of the Presidents’ Alliance for Higher Education and Immigration, a group of college and university presidents who seek to create and endorse policies that welcome and support immigrant, undocumented and international students. As a group, we are joining our voices to advocate for the continuation of DACA.
Learn More: View the College's page on U.S. immigration policy, which includes information on Bryn Mawr's policies and practices, contact information and links to resources for support services, and public statements on related issues from Bryn Mawr.