Meaningful Contributions

Archive for November, 2008

Maya Ajmera ’89 to speak on her journey from Bryn Mawr to global social entrepreneurship

Posted November 24, 2008

On Wednesday, Dec. 3, the Katherine Houghton Hepburn Center will present a talk by Hepburn Fellow Maya Ajmera ’89, the founder and president of the Global Fund for Children, at 7:30 p.m. in the Ely Room of Wyndham Alumnae House. The Global Fund for Children (GFC) makes small grants to innovative community-based organizations working with […]

Marie Bernard ’72 named deputy director of National Institute on Aging

Posted November 15, 2008

Marie A. Bernard, ’72, a noted geriatrician and educator, has been named deputy director of the National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Bernard, who earned her M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania after graduating cum laude from Bryn Mawr with an A.B. in chemistry, has a broad background […]

Boston Phoenix interview with Kathy Roth-Douquet ’86

Posted November 14, 2008
photo of Kathy Roth-Douquet

“Two Many Americas,” which appeared in the Boston Phoenix on Nov. 14, is a lengthy interview with Kathy Roth-Douquet ’86 and her writing partner, Frank Schaeffer, about the prospects for bridging the red-state/blue-state divide. Roth and Schaeffer recently published How Free People Move Mountains: A Male Christian Conservative and a Female Jewish Liberal on a […]

Laurie Roberts Belton ’83 to lead World Teach

Posted November 12, 2008

Laurie Roberts Belton ’83 has become the executive director of World Teach, a nongovernmental organization based at the Center for International Development at Harvard University. World Teach places volunteer teachers in host communities across the globe. Roberts Belton, who majored in Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology at Bryn Mawr, comes to World Teach from Earthwatch Institute, […]

Bryn Mawr in the Media: The New York Times blog

Posted November 11, 2008

Trustee Lucy N. Friedman ‘65, the founder and president of The After-School Corporation, is taking readers’ questions about New York City after-school programs. Original post by mgray

Victoria Middleton ’71 becomes executive director of ACLU South Carolina

Posted November 3, 2008

Victoria Middleton ’71 has been appointed executive director of the ACLU’s South Carolina office. Middleton most recently served as the director of the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Asia and Western Hemisphere Affairs, where she led a team of regional experts who implemented democracy strategies aimed at protecting the freedom of the press, supporting […]

Bryn Mawr in the Media: The State

Posted November 3, 2008

Victoria Middleton ’71 was appointed executive director of the ACLU’s South Carolina office. Middleton most recently served as the director of the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Asia and Western Hemisphere Affairs, where she led a team of regional experts who implemented democracy strategies aimed at protecting the freedom of the press, supporting free […]

BMC student, alumna establish Baobab Prize to encourage African literature for young readers

Posted November 3, 2008

Deborah Ahenkorah ’10 As a child, Deborah Ahenkorah ’10 was a voracious reader; she practically wore out her library card. But despite the fact that she was born and educated through secondary school in the West African nation of Ghana, she had little opportunity to read the work of African authors until she took a […]