Bryn Mawr transforms into Hogwarts for one night! An epic dinner was had in Thomas Great Hall, with pumpkin juice an all!

Professors were invited to dress as Professors from the books, while Bryn Mawr students had fun dressing as witches and wizards. After dinner, students were lead by Hagrid himself to Rhoads Dining Hall for the Yule Ball– and what a ball it was! Besides delicious Harry Potter inspired desserts (chocolate frogs, anyone?), Harry and the Potters played a more than magical “Wizard Rock” set!

I hope everyone had lots of fun and a big thank you to Bryn Mawr College Dining Services who put the event together!

Countries with more gender equality have better economic growth. Companies with more women leaders perform better. Peace agreements that include women are more durable. Parliaments with more women enact more legislation on key social issues such as health, education, anti-discrimination and child support. The evidence is clear: equality for women means progress for all.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s 2014 International Women’s Day message

At women’s colleges, the product is not simply a college graduate. Rather, women’s colleges produce something far more influential: educated women who have reached their respective goals in their own ways.

- Erica Rice, Bryn Mawr Class of 2017 and winner of the third annual essay competition of The Albert M. Greenfield Digital Center for the History of Women’s Education

Read Erica’s essay here.

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Marian Bechtel ’16 was selected as a presenter at the TEDxTEEN event held in New York City on March 1.

Her presentation, “Banjos, Landmines, & Saying Yes,” described her research; combining a love of music with an interest in landmine detection, and the decisions she made to make it all happen. Read more here.

Our #socialsaturday pick this week is actually one of Bryn Mawr’s grand traditions, May Day, which is happening tomorrow! A celebration of spring, the end of the year, and the senior class, May Day is a beloved tradition opened to Mawrters past and present as well as the town of Bryn Mawr community. Every year, students receive a scroll of the day’s schedule and a gift in their campus mailboxes. These scrolls also reveal the secret theme of May Day. This year, our theme is A Midsummer Nights Dream!

Of the many things that #bmc2019 have to look forward to next year, I’m sure May Day would be at the top of their list! 

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