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Bryn Mawr College Formalizes Its Cooperative Arrangement With Haverford College

Bryn Mawr College Formalizes Its Cooperative Arrangement With Haverford College

Bryn Mawr College, the liberal arts educational institution for women in suburban Philadelphia has had a longstanding cooperative relationship with nearby Haverford College. Now the two highly rated liberal arts colleges have formalized the relationship by establishing the Bi-College Consortium.

New Assignments for 14 Women Faculty Members

New Assignments for 14 Women Faculty Members

Here is this week’s listing of women faculty members from colleges and universities throughout the United States who have been appointed to new positions or have been assigned new duties.

New Administrative Duties for 18 Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Duties for 18 Women in Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Where Do Women's Colleges Stand in the New <em>U.S. News</em> Rankings?

Where Do Women’s Colleges Stand in the New U.S. News Rankings?

Some women’s colleges made impressive gains in their rankings. In fact of the six women’s colleges ranked in the top 50 of all national liberal arts colleges, five have shown an improvement over their rankings in 2013. Wellesley College is now ranked third nationally among all liberal arts colleges.

Notable Awards for Three Women Professors

Notable Awards for Three Women Professors

The honorees are Sandra J. Carlson, professor of paleobiology at the University of California, Davis, Patricia Davidson, dean of the School of Nursing at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, and Mary Osirim, provost and professor of sociology at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania.

In Memoriam: Penelope Trickett, 1943-2016

In Memoriam: Penelope Trickett, 1943-2016

Penelope Trickett was the David Lawrence Stein/Violet Goldberg Sachs Professor of Mental Health in the School of Social Work at the University of Southern California. She served on the faculty at USC for 27 years.

In Memoriam: Susan Jane Goldsmith Tolchin, 1941-2016

In Memoriam: Susan Jane Goldsmith Tolchin, 1941-2016

Susan Tolchin was a political scientist, educator, and author who taught for 16 years at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. She authored or co-authored 10 books on political topics.

Website Offers Its Choices for the Best Women’s Colleges in the United States

Website Offers Its Choices for the Best Women’s Colleges in the United States

Wellesley College in Massachusetts was rated as the best women’s college in the nation by the College Choice website. Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, was ranked second with Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania holding the third spot.

Barbara Miller Lane Wins Two Awards for Her Latest Book

Barbara Miller Lane Wins Two Awards for Her Latest Book

Barbara Miller Lane, the Mellon Professor of the Humanities, Emerita at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania, is being honored by the Philadelphia Athenaeum and the Association of American Publishers. Professor Lane joined the faculty at Bryn Mawr in 1962.

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Here is this week’s news of grants and gifts that may be of particular interest to women in higher education.

In Memoriam: Leslie Ann Hallidy-DiVerdi, 1952-2016

In Memoriam: Leslie Ann Hallidy-DiVerdi, 1952-2016

Dr. DiVerdi took early retirement from her position as professor of physical chemistry at Colorado State University due to illness and moved back to her home in upstate New York.

Website Issues Its Rankings of the Nation's Best Women's Colleges

Website Issues Its Rankings of the Nation’s Best Women’s Colleges

The educational research website StartClass.com rates women’s colleges on factors such as affordability, career readiness programs, admissions selectivity, academic ratings, and experts’ opinions. Wellesley College in Massachusetts sits atop the rankings.

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Here is this week’s news of grants and gifts that may be of particular interest to women in higher education.

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Here is this week’s news of grants and gifts that may be of particular interest to women in higher education.

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Here is this week’s news of grants and gifts that may be of particular interest to women in higher education.

Bryn Mawr College Honors Its First Black Alumna

Bryn Mawr College Honors Its First Black Alumna

Bryn Mawr College in suburban Philadelphia has named its new residence hall to honor Enid Cook. Cook was not permitted to live on campus but graduated in 1931 with degrees in chemistry and biology.

Former Bryn Mawr College President Takes on New Role at the Library of Congress

Former Bryn Mawr College President Takes on New Role at the Library of Congress

Jane McAuliffe, the former president of Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania, was appointed director of national and international outreach at the Library of Congress.

Seven Sister Colleges Launch an Online Historical Archive of Women in Higher Education

Seven Sister Colleges Launch an Online Historical Archive of Women in Higher Education

The archive includes a wide variety of materials including photographs, correspondence, scrapbooks, and diaries documenting the history of women in higher education.

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Here is this week’s news of grants and gifts that may be of particular interest to women in higher education.

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Here is this week’s news of grants and gifts that may be of particular interest to women in higher education.

Website Offers Its Choices for the Best Women's Colleges in the United States

Website Offers Its Choices for the Best Women’s Colleges in the United States

The website College Choice ranked the women’s colleges based on academic reputation, financial aid offerings, overall cost, and success of graduates in the job market. Wellesley College is on top of the rankings.

Scholarships for Graduates of Five Leading Women's Colleges at Indiana University's Mauer School of Law

Scholarships for Graduates of Five Leading Women’s Colleges at Indiana University’s Mauer School of Law

The Mauer School of Law at Indiana University in Bloomington has established a scholarship and mentoring program for graduates of five of the nation’s leading women’s colleges: Bryn Mawr, Mills, Mount Holyoke, Smith, and Wellesley.

Bryn Mawr College Clarifies Its Policy on Who Is Eligible for Admission

Bryn Mawr College Clarifies Its Policy on Who Is Eligible for Admission

According to the college, “the applicant pool will be inclusive of transwomen and of intersex individuals who live and identify as women at the time of application. Intersex individuals who do not identify as male are also eligible for admission. “

Two Women's Colleges Receive First in the World Program Grants

Two Women’s Colleges Receive First in the World Program Grants

The Department of Education selected 24 programs and is providing $75 million in funding for grants designed to increase college access for more Americans or to reduce costs. Among the first recipients of the grants are Bay Path University and Bryn Mawr College.

Bryn Mawr College Adopts Test-Optional Admissions Policy

Bryn Mawr College Adopts Test-Optional Admissions Policy

Beginning with the admissions cycle for students entering in the fall of 2015, students applying to Bryn Mawr will not be required to submit scores from either the SAT or ACT college entrance examinations.

Bryn Mawr College to Offer New Major in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Bryn Mawr College to Offer New Major in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Bryn Mawr College, the highly rated liberals arts college for women in Pennsylvania, has announced that it will offer a new major in biochemistry and molecular biology. The new degree program will begin this fall.

 Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Here is this week’s news of grants and gifts that may be of particular interest to women in higher education.

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Here is this week’s news of grants and gifts that may be of particular interest to women in higher education.

Oklahoma State Professor Emerita Wins Award for the Best Biography of 2013

Oklahoma State Professor Emerita Wins Award for the Best Biography of 2013

Linda Leavell, professor emerita of English at Oklahoma State University, was awarded the Plutarch Award from the Biographers International Organization (BIO) for her book Holding On Upside Down: The Life and Work of Marianne Moore.

The New Provost and Dean of Faculty at Smith College

The New Provost and Dean of Faculty at Smith College

Katherine Anandi Rowe joined the Bryn Mawr College faculty in 1998 and was promoted to full professor in 2004. From 1992 to 1998, she was an assistant professor of English at Yale University.

 Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Here is this week’s news of grants and gifts that may be of particular interest to women in higher education.

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Here is this week’s news of grants and gifts that may be of particular interest to women in higher education.

Kimberly Wright Cassidy Named the Ninth President of Bryn Mawr College

Kimberly Wright Cassidy Named the Ninth President of Bryn Mawr College

Dr. Cassidy has been on the college’s faculty since 1993 and was chair of the psychology department. She served as provost for six years and has been interim president since last July.

Georgette Chapman Phillips Named Dean of the College of Business and Economics at Lehigh University

Georgette Chapman Phillips Named Dean of the College of Business and Economics at Lehigh University

She currently serves as a professor of real estate and vice dean for technology-enhanced learning at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and holds joint appointments at the university’s law school and School of Arts & Sciences.

Bryn Mawr College Faculty Members Vote for Open Access for Their Scholarly Works

Bryn Mawr College Faculty Members Vote for Open Access for Their Scholarly Works

Bryn Mawr College, the highly rated women’s college in Pennsylvania, has announced that its faculty has approved an open access policy that will enable all of their scholarly works to be made available free to the public.