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When The Marches Are Over, What Will You Do?

Kimberly Cassidy | Posted 01.20.2017 | College
Kimberly Cassidy

This Saturday, hundreds of thousands are expected to join marches in support of women's rights in Washington, D.C. and other cities. Many of those who...

Creating a Great College Experience

Kimberly Cassidy | Posted 09.08.2016 | College
Kimberly Cassidy

Over the past several weeks, first-year students have been arriving at colleges across the country to learn and to lay a foundation for purposeful liv...

Preparing the Next Generation of Engaged Voters

Kimberly Cassidy | Posted 08.08.2016 | College
Kimberly Cassidy

In my April blog post about the limitations of college rankings, I wrote that "the best colleges produce graduates who will make a difference in the w...

The Visit Every Female College Applicant Should Make

Kimberly Cassidy | Posted 06.29.2016 | College
Kimberly Cassidy

For many rising high school seniors, the summer between the 11th and 12th grades includes visits to a variety of colleges and universities to learn about options, see what fits, and decide where to apply.

After the Protests: What's Next in the Quest for True Campus Diversity?

Kimberly Cassidy | Posted 05.31.2016 | College
Kimberly Cassidy

Colleges must create an environment where students feel comfortable and respected in order to support students in finding success. But colleges must also address academic inequities.

Top 10 Black Student Activism Stories of the Year

Fadumo Ali | Posted 04.20.2016 | Black Voices
Fadumo Ali

Black student activists accomplished so much within this past year and reached new levels of success. Not only did they fight for racial equality, but they bonded a community, inspired many, and ultimately accomplished change on their campuses and institutions.

Why Current College Measures Fail Today's Students

Kimberly Cassidy | Posted 04.20.2016 | College
Kimberly Cassidy

Years of hard work and months of nervous anticipation are coming to a crisis point for high school seniors around the country. May 1st is decision day...

All-Girls STEM Camps to Keep in Mind for Next Summer

Diane Propsner | Posted 09.01.2016 | Parents
Diane Propsner

Summer STEM camps provide girls with an opportunity to experience the fascinating world of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). For girls new to STEM, summer programs provide a fun way to explore unfamiliar subjects -- potentially discovering new areas of interest.

Mad Men: 'A Taste of Honey' by Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass?

Lonna Saunders | Posted 05.11.2016 | Entertainment
Lonna Saunders

For those of us wishing for a happy ending finale next week or at least an easy landing, it looks as if it is not to be, featuring a funeral finale, minus Don, most likely.

The Fat Shaming Scandal

Don McNay | Posted 04.12.2015 | College
Don McNay

It appears to many observers Bryn Mawr College, an all-female college, completely violated its student's privacy by going into their health records and offering the "opportunity" to be in a weight loss class because of their BMI.

College Sorry After 'Fat-Shaming' Weight Loss Emails Sent To Students With High BMIs

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.03.2015 | Women

Bryn Mawr College has been accused of "fat-shaming" after messages about a weight loss program were sent to students with higher body mass indexes. Th...

First Lady Michelle Obama Praises Chicago DJ Doug Banks

Lonna Saunders | Posted 01.21.2015 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

It's not easy being #1 in the radio ratings in a town like Chicago. Especially when competing against some 60 other stations.

10 Fantastic Autumn Traditions Celebrated at Women's Colleges

Diane Propsner | Posted 01.06.2015 | College
Diane Propsner

There's something about college traditions that I find appealing. Perhaps it's because past experience has shown me that the traditions celebrated at women's colleges foster community, school spirit, empowerment and sisterhood while cementing life-long friendships.

Callous or Callow: Waving the Confederate Flag at Bryn Mawr College

Steven Conn | Posted 12.07.2014 | College
Steven Conn

Southerners love their "heritage" because it has enabled many of them not to confront their history. Those two young women with their Confederate flag and Southern pride had to travel all the way to Bryn Mawr to learn that history.

Move-in Day at Women's Colleges

Diane Propsner | Posted 11.08.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

I hope you enjoyed the collection of Move-In Day visuals I've shared with you today. Here's to all students (new and returning), and wishing each of them a 2014‒2015 academic year filled with joy, inspiration, fun, discovery, and learning!

Recapping the Women's College Advantage

Diane Propsner | Posted 10.13.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

As a women's college alumna, my contention is that women's colleges are today's best kept secret in higher education. It's the main reason I started blogging and with so many advantages, it would be remiss of me not to continue to do so.

From College to Career: Her First Job After Graduation

Diane Propsner | Posted 09.29.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

I don't know about you, but I always get tickled pink when I learn about a person getting hired, maybe it's the recruiter in me. And there's something extra special when it's the first job after college.

College Women Gain Valuable Career Experience This Summer

Diane Propsner | Posted 09.23.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

The summer months are the perfect time for college students to add relevant experience to their resume. This experience, whether you're going on to graduate school or launching your career after graduation, gives you a chance to stand out.

Memorable 2014 Graduation Images From Women's Colleges

Diane Propsner | Posted 08.12.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

Having viewed numerous commencement photographs from women's colleges across the country, in this blog post, I'll share with you several of the images I found memorable.

Hillary Clinton: Will She or Won't She at Bryn Mawr College July 9?

Lonna Saunders | Posted 09.07.2013 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

Don't be surprised if Hillary Clinton announces her historic candidacy for the presidency of the United States just five days after our nation celebrates its birthday and its independence in the City of Brotherly Love.

Bryn Mawr Bans 'Wet Parties' Following 'Hell Week' Shenanigans

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 03.08.2013 | College

The Bryn Mawr College administration will not stand for students playing "wiffle beer" and swearing alliance to Radnor Hall "over a keg." Gawker re...

Dick Gregory: "What I'm Running From" Bryn Mawr College Feb. 28

Lonna Saunders | Posted 04.29.2013 | Black Voices
Lonna Saunders

Mr. Dick Gregory -- presidential candidate, comedian, author, actor, army, postal worker, civil rights activist, entrepreneur in nutrition and the health food industry -- has done it all. What does he like doing best?

The 10 Best Dining Halls

Posted 10.10.2011 | College

Are you hungry yet? Princeton Review recently named the colleges with the best campus food. Wheaton College in Illinois topped the list, followed b...

Remembering Bess Lomax Hawes

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Throughout her life, Bess Lomax Hawes was a political radical who fought for a better future, but who also understood the importance of preserving the many cultural traditions of America's past.