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.

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“I’m not bossy. I’m the boss.” - Beyonce

The standard argument is that diversity is good and you should have both men and women in a group. But so far, the data show, the more women, the better.

Thomas Malone, management professor at MIT, to the Harvard Business Review

Read more in the article, “Here are all the quantifiable reasons you should hire more women” and the Anita Borg Institute’s report, “Innovation By Design: The Case for Investing in Women.”

Bryn Mawr College's Black History Month keynote Speaker: Nontombi Naomi Tutu

Today, Nontombi Naomi Tutu will give Bryn Mawr College’s annual Black History Month keynote address in Thomas Great Hall. The event is free and open to the public–i.e. any prospective students in the area can come too!

More information on Nontombi Naomi Tutu, her work with human rights, and what to expect in her address can be found here [x]. 

We definitely suggest checking out the address yourself!