Meaningful Contributions

A blog about the achievements of Bryn Mawr alumnae/i, compiled by the Bryn Mawr College Communications Office

Dorothy Samuels ’73 Named Senior Fellow of Brennan Center for Justice at NYU

Dorothy Samuels ’73, former editorial board member of The New York Times, has joined the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law as a senior fellow. During her 30 years at The Times, Samuels wrote on a wide array of legal and public policy issues, with a particular focus on the justice system, […]

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Cheryl A. Parks, Ph.D. ’97, Named Dean of the Simmons School of Social Work

Cheryl A. Parks, Ph.D. ’97, was named dean of the Simmons School of Social Work. Parks is a social work clinical care intervention expert who specializes in sexual minority identity development. She worked for 18 years as a practicing social work clinician, administrator, and private practitioner before returning to academia to earn her Ph.D. In addition […]

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Rosabeth Moss Kanter ’64 Appears on The Daily Show to Discuss New Book

Rosabeth Moss Kanter ’64 has received high praise for her new book, Move: Putting America’s Infrastructure Back in the Lead. The book has been reviewed in The New York Times and Forbes  and Kanter appeared on The Daily Show earlier this summer to discuss America’s declining infrastructure and address the issues of how our cities […]

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Radhika Emens ’86 Speaks at Women in Tech Conference

Radhika Emens ’86 spoke at the Women in Technology International (WITI) 2015 Annual Summit in Silicon Valley. The summit brings together executive women, entrepreneurs, and technology thought leaders from around the world. Emens is the CEO of Tanjah Partners, a global management advisory company that focuses on high tech startups and small to medium sized […]

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Natalie Watson ’99 Named a 2015 New Leader of the Bar

Natalie Watson ’99 was named a 2015 New Leader of the Bar by New Jersey Law Journal. The New Leaders were selected by a nomination process and chosen by a seven-member judging panel composed of evaluators from all corners of the legal profession around the state of New Jersey. Watson was also profiled in a […]

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Dakota Fisher-Vance ’11 Featured in Article on Young Adults Coming Together to Cope with Cancer

Dakota Fisher-Vance ’11, who was diagnosed at 22 with a rare colon cancer and a rare soft-tissue tumor thought to be an offshoot of the colon cancer, is among the young adults featured in “Strength in Numbers.” The article profiles Fisher-Vance and others who have formed or joined groups for young adult survivors of cancer. […]

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Generation Progress Spotlights Lauren Footman ’14

Lauren Footman ’14 is the Atlantic Regional Organizer for the Generation Progress Gun Violence Prevention Network. Generation Progress recently featured Footman on their website: Footman grew up in Yeadon, PA but it was during her time at Bryn Mawr that she began to become heavily involved in social justice advocacy. “I started a college chapter […]

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Linda Bachman ’90 Named Institution Director at Franklin College of Arts and Sciences

Linda Bachman ’90, assistant dean in the University of Georgia’s Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, has been named the institution’s director of university experiential learning. Her appointment is effective May 1 in the Office of the Vice President for Instruction. As director of university experiential learning, Bachman is charged with identifying and proposing innovative ways to […]

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Carol Leonnig ’87 Awarded Pulitzer for Coverage of the Secret Service

Washington Post reporter Carol Leonnig ’87 has been awarded a 2015 Pulitzer Prize for her persistent coverage of the Secret Service. From the Post’s coverage of the award: The Pulitzer capped a string of journalism honors for Leonnig, a native of Upper Marlboro in Prince George’s County. She won the prestigious George Polk Award for […]

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Lynne Meadow ‘68 Honored with Gotham’s Visionary Leaders Award

The Women’s City Club of New York will honor Lynne Meadow ‘68 with a Gotham’s Visionary Leaders award for her work with the Manhattan Theatre Club (MTC) later this month. Meadow has been the artistic director of the MTC since 1972, where she has been responsible for directing and/or producing over 450 New York and […]

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