The perks of attending a women’s college in a swing state during election season are that a flood of celebrities and politicians pass through Philadelphia. On another beautiful sunny day at the Mawr this past Wednesday November 2, Academy Award winning actress Anne Hathaway made a stop at Bryn Mawr College, among other universities in the area. In her brief 10-minute speech, Hathaway encouraged us to get out and vote, and of course, to vote Hillary Clinton for president. With just less than a week to Election Day, the campaign spirit on campus has been very active. If the below picture does not accurately describe how invested Bryn Mawr students are in this election, let me tell you about the other ways students are getting involved in voter registration and participation outreach efforts.
Yesterday was the second and final day of Re:Humanities 2016: Bleeding Edge to Cutting Edge. (For Day 1, read here.) The day was filled with undergraduate student presentations and a workshop led by Moya Bailey, a Dean’s postdoctoral scholar of Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies and Digital Humanities at Northeastern University.
Today, Re:Humanities 2016: Bleeding Edge to Cutting Edge started. I am part of the Re:Hum Working Group, comprised of students from Haverford, Bryn Mawr, and Swarthmore Colleges, and we have assembled a fantastic series of presentations by undergraduates engaging with contemporary currents in digital humanities and scholars who both apply digital methodologies in traditional humanities research while posing critical questions about those technologies.
The badminton team is very dear to me because almost my entire Hell family (including my roommate who is also team manager) is part of the team. I also like to play recreationally myself, but I don’t have the time to play a varsity sport. I came to support my friends and to watch the game of friendly Tri-Co rivalry.
It’s also that time of year again… the Re:Humanities 2016 Call for Papers! I am part of the working group, comprised of students from the Tri-Colleges (Bryn Mawr, Haverford, Swarthmore), who puts together an annual 2-day digital humanities conference of undergraduate presentations and keynotes by prominent digital humanities researchers. We are now in the process of sending out the CFP (Call for Papers) and waiting for submissions. Conference: March 31-April 1, 2016 at Bryn Mawr College
Submission Deadline: January 1, 2016 (Midnight GMT)
It’s that time of year again! Bryn Mawr Concert Series‘s 1st Show of the Year will be in the Campus Center on Friday, December 11th, the last day of classes. Doors open at 7:30PM, concert starts at 8PM, and there’ll be an after party at 11PM. Free for Tri-Co with ID.
VOTE FOR THE MAIN ACT: http://goo.gl/forms/pKqFlERWfl
POLL CLOSES MONDAY NOV. 9TH AT 8AM
I’ve been part of the Concert Series committee since Fall 2014. I design the posters and help out with social media and postering. Designing posters is my creative outlet for stress and homework. I also really like seeing and touching my “artwork” around campus.
While not everyone on the committee has the same taste in music, we eventually pull together a lineup that the masses enjoys. You wouldn’t believe how expensive singers and bands could get until you work behind the scenes on the organizing side of concerts.