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March 8, 2013 | By Vernon Clark, Inquirer Staff Writer
Karen Tidmarsh, 63, of Haverford, a Bryn Mawr College graduate and professor of English who later served as dean of the women's college for 20 years, died Saturday, March 2, of end-stage carcinoid syndrome at home. Dr. Tidmarsh devoted more than half of her life to Bryn Mawr, where she arrived in the 1960s to study English. She earned a bachelor of arts degree in English there in 1971. As dean, Dr. Tidmarsh was responsible for overseeing undergraduate academic programs and student life.
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April 6, 2013 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
Bryn Mawr College has announced the loss of yet another top administrator - its third in less than a month - in what has become an unusually high turnover in leadership at the women's college. Michele Rasmussen, dean of the undergraduate college, has accepted the position of dean of students for the University of Chicago. Just last week, the college announced that Laurie Koehler, dean of admissions and interim dean of enrollment, was leaving to become senior associate provost for enrollment management at George Washington University.
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July 25, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Rev. James Robert Tanis, 87, formerly of Villanova, a minister, a scholar, and a professor and director of libraries at Bryn Mawr College, died Sunday, July 19, of respiratory failure at Shannondell in Audubon. He had lived at the senior community for more than a decade. He grew up in Phillipsburg, N.J., where he was born. Dr. Tanis earned a bachelor's degree in history from Yale University; a master of divinity degree from Union Theological Seminary, New York City, in 1954; and a doctor of theology degree in 1967 from Utrecht University in the Netherlands.
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February 3, 2015
MY RELATIVES have always had a slightly dark sense of humor. We tend to treat one another with a sort of "tough-noogies" love, which means that although we get along fairly well, we aren't particularly sensitive to, um, sensitivity. In other words, that pimple on your nose is going to get noticed and it is going to be compared to K2. That slight darkening of the hair above your lip is going to elicit a Zorro-like motion from your brother, the imaginary zigzag of a whip to show you that your mustache is not imaginary.
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January 15, 1996 | By Jennifer Wing, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Waves of music swept to the cathedral ceiling of the hall and reverberated against the arched windows. As the late-afternoon sun illuminated their faces, about 200 people who had gathered at Bryn Mawr College yesterday, the eve of Martin Luther King's Birthday, commemorated the slain civil-rights leader. With a sea of choir singers leading them, the interracial audience began the celebration with an anthem of the civil-rights movement: Lift ev'ry voice and sing Till earth and heaven ring, Ring with the harmonies of liberty.
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October 9, 2000 | By Patrick Kerkstra, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Bryn Mawr College broadened the portal to its ivory towers this summer, finishing work on a gateway building designed to open the campus to its community. Over the last year, workers added 18,000 square feet to an 1880s home designed by Philadelphia architect Frank Furness. The structure, now dubbed the Benham Gateway in honor of a major donor, is a formal entrance to a campus that had never really had one. "It provides a very public face for the college, welcomes visitors and guides them into the campus," Sally Hoover Zeckhauser, chairwoman of the college's board of trustees, said at a commemoration of the building's opening Friday.
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February 16, 1997 | By Thomas H. Matthews, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
A University of Southern California dean was selected as the seventh president of Bryn Mawr College at a special meeting yesterday. As expected, the college's trustees voted unanimously to hire Nancy J. Vickers, the dean of curriculum and instruction at USC's College of Arts and Sciences, to replace Mary Patterson McPherson. McPherson, Bryn Mawr's president since 1978, is scheduled to step down in July, and Vickers said she plans to begin work the first week of August. "Dr. Vickers is an outstanding scholar and teacher, and she cares about the education of women," said Hanna Holborn Gray, chairwoman of the board of trustees.
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March 21, 2013 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
In a surprise move, Bryn Mawr College's board of trustees on Tuesday announced that president Jane McAuliffe would step down June 30 at the conclusion of her five-year contract. Her departure will make her tenure the shortest in the selective women's college's history. The next shortest was that of Harris Wofford, who led the college for eight years in the 1970s before he went on to become a U.S. senator. McAuliffe's direct predecessor, Nancy Vickers, served for 11 years. McAuliffe, 68, came to Bryn Mawr as its eighth president in 2008 from Georgetown University, where she was dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.
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December 21, 2012 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
It's final exam week at many colleges across the country, typically a high-pressure, nerve-racking period. But the pressure is a little less intense at Bryn Mawr College. Students schedule their exams for a time and day during the week that suits them and take the tests in rooms without proctors. Student volunteers distribute the exams, and test-takers are on their honor to use only the allotted time. "It's very empowering to be held accountable and to hold other people accountable in that way," said senior Emily Tong, 21, who handed out exams Monday at Guild Hall.
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May 17, 1996 | For The Inquirer / JAY GORODETZER
A tent at Bryn Mawr College collects water as the school prepares for its graduation ceremonies - scheduled for Sunday, rain or shine.
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July 7, 2016 | By Susan Snyder, Staff Writer
Isla Martinez-Iglesias has come to believe that anything is possible. But that wasn't the case when Manor College invited her to compete for its presidential scholarship. She didn't think she had a chance. In high school, she doubted she would go to college, believing her family couldn't afford it. The day of the scholarship competition, she had car problems and almost didn't go. But her parents, Mexican immigrants who work in factory jobs and wanted more for their daughter, insisted.
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June 3, 2016 | By Christine Flowers
I HAVE BEEN TOLD by otherwise intelligent, alert, accomplished women that I must vote for Hillary Clinton. Some have said it's because failing to cast my vote for Bill's charming better half will be a de facto "plus one" for Team Trump. While I doubt that is the case, and polls seem to bear me out, it's a fairly respectable argument: Hillary minus me minus many other women equals Donald. But there are also the sisters who tell me I must vote for Hillary because she is a woman, and I am a woman, and It Is Time.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 23, 2016
Literary Calendar Barnes & Noble - Rittenhouse Square 1805 Walnut St.; 215-665-0716. www.barnesandnoble.com . Carol Mitchell: Breaking Through "Bitch" - How Women Can Shatter Stereotypes & Lead Fearlessly. 4/22. 12 pm. Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church 625 Montgomery Ave., Bryn Mawr; 610-525-2821. www.bmpc.org . Catherine Steiner-Adair: The Big Disconnect - Protecting Childhood & Family Relationships in the Digital Age. 4/27. 7:30-9 pm. The Doylestown Bookshop 16 S. Main St., Doylestown; 215-230-7610.
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April 16, 2016 | By John Timpane, Staff Writer
A.V. Christie, 53, of Malvern, a Philadelphia-area poet and teacher, died of breast cancer Thursday, April 7, at the Neighborhood Health Inpatient Hospice at Chester County Hospital in West Chester. Ms. Christie was born in Redwood City, Calif., and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Montana, and British Columbia. She was a graduate of Vassar College, where she studied with the writers Eamon Grennan and Nancy Willard, and received her master of fine arts degree from the University of Maryland, studying with the poet Stanley Plumly.
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April 13, 2016 | By Tricia L. Nadolny and Julia Terruso, STAFF WRITERS
Mayor Kenney turned to Virginia for a new fire commissioner, but is staying in house for the city's next prison leader. Blanche Carney, a 21-year veteran of the Philadelphia Prison System and its current deputy commissioner for restorative and transitional services, will be named the city's first female prison commissioner, according to Kenney's communications office. Adam Thiel, Virginia's deputy secretary of veterans affairs and homeland security, will be the city's next fire commissioner.
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April 1, 2016 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
Few local musical artists have worn as many masks or shed as many skins over the last decade as Michelle Zauner. The singer, composer, and multi-instrumentalist - a Eugene, Ore.-to-Philadelphia transplant, who turns 27 today - has fronted the now-defunct indie-synth-pop Post Post , the lyrically challenging emo-core Little Big League , and now her softly buzzing synth-and-sequencer-driven Japanese Breakfast , a solo project releasing its...
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January 25, 2016 | By Jake Blumgart
Annie Wilson's been thinking a lot about burlesque. Sex and dancing in general, really. And she has concluded that they are subjects ripe for mutation, satire, and not a little appreciation. Her dance theater performance Lovertits is the result of her musings, her obsession with sultry film star Mae West, and Googling "the weirdest porn I could find. " The performances this week are only the latest in a show five years in the making. Last featured in Philadelphia during the 2014 Fringe Festival, Lovertits is not for the prudish, as over the course of the 75-minute production the three female performers bare all. Wilson started crafting the idea as a modern dance take on burlesque, which got her thinking about all the bizarre ways the human body is portrayed in performance.
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January 24, 2016 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Colson Whitehead unnerves me. Every time I think I've found the thread that connects his seven books, from his stunning 1999 debut, The Intuitionist , about elevator examiners, to his best-selling zombie adventure story/existentialist dialectic, Zone One (2011), to 2014's The Noble Hustle: Poker, Beef Jerky & Death , a reportorial account of the World Series of Poker, it slips through my fingers. Whitehead, 46, will speak about his diverse writings at Bryn Mawr College on Feb. 3. "Who is Colson Whitehead?"
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January 2, 2016 | By Jessica Parks, Staff Writer
Lucien Roland Roy, 91, a mathematics professor at Villanova University for 40 years, died Monday, Dec. 28, of natural causes at a nursing home in Needham, Mass. Mr. Roy was known for his enthusiasm and high standards in the classroom, although colleagues said he was not to every student's taste. "He had a French Canadian accent, and he'd get quite wrapped up in a given theorem or something. Students would be standing there, and he's ranting and raving about how important this thing is," said David Strows, director of graduate programs.
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