Meaningful Contributions

Marcia Cantarella ’68 Publishes Guide to Finishing College

Posted September 12, 2012

Marcia Y. Cantarella ’68, who has held positions at Hunter College, Princeton University, New York University, and Metropolitan College of New York during her distinguished career as a dean and vice president of student affairs, is the author of the new book I Can Finish College: The Overcome Any Obstacle and Get Your Degree Guide. […]

Marcia Cantarella ’68 Publishes Book, Speaks on NPR About What Students Need to Finish College

Posted December 15, 2011
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Marcia Cantarella ’68, the author of the recently published I CAN Finish College: The Overcome Any Obstacle and Get Your Degree Guide, was featured on NPR’s Tell Me More on December 13. In a segment titled “Keeping First-Generation College Kids on Track,” Cantarella discussed some common pitfalls faced by students who feel out-of-place in the academic environment, […]

Karen Kerr ’89 Named to National Institute of Standards and Technology Committee

Posted July 12, 2011
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Karen Kerr ’89, the U.S. director of business development at Intellectual Ventures, has been appointed to serve a three-year term on the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology, the agency’s primary private-sector policy advisory group. Kerr, a member of the Bryn Mawr College Board of Trustees, majored in chemistry at […]

Gains for Women on Harvard Faculty Under President Drew Gilpin Faust ’68

Posted March 23, 2010
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A recent New York Times article reported on gains made by women on the Harvard University faculty during the tenure of Bryn Mawr alumna Drew Gilpin Faust ’68. According to higher-education reporter Tamar Lewin, “Professors can get up to $20,000 to help pay for child care, there are new programs to encourage young women to […]

Jo Ellen Parker ’75 to lead Sweet Briar College

Posted February 6, 2009
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Jo Ellen Johnson Parker ’75 will become the 10th president of Sweet Briar College on July 1, Sweet Briar’s board of directors has announced. Sweet Briar, a liberal-arts college in central Virginia, was founded in 1901 and serves a population of about 800 students in a women’s undergraduate college and a coeducational graduate program in […]

Maud Walsh ’75 named Louisiana Professor of the Year

Posted January 28, 2009
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The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, or CASE, has named Maud Walsh ’75 the 2008 Louisiana Professor of the Year. Walsh, an associate professor in the School of Plant, Environmental & Soil Sciences, was selected from nearly 300 professors in the United States. She was nominated in recognition of her excellent contributions to undergraduate education.

Drew Gilpin Faust ’68 makes NYT‘s “10 Best Books of 2008” list

Posted December 3, 2008

The New York Times has named This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War, by Drew Gilpin Faust ’68, one of the 10 best books of 2008. Faust, a historian who in 2007 became the first woman to assume the presidency of Harvard University, has published six books on topics relating to the […]