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Monthly archive February, 2000

Marian Wright Edelman to give BMC commencement speech

By Juliana Rosati Considered by many to be the country’s most distinguished children’s rights advocate, Marian Wright Edelman will be Bryn Mawr’s speaker at the graduation of the Class of 2000. A renowned civil rights activist and founder of the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF), Edelman has worked all her life to help poor and disadvantaged...

Coming to think about gender

By Abby Mathews Few students generally engage in discussions about gender variance, [sic] this changed on Thursday however, when dozens of students and community members crowded the Campus Center Main Lounge for the first-ever Trans Panel at Bryn Mawr. Sponsored by Rainbow Alliance, the college’s queer support group, the panel was aptly entitled, “Exploring Gender:...

The Bigger Picture

By Suzannah Skolnik-Smith China warns Taiwan that it means business

Russian graduate program may be terminated

By Christine McCluskey Bryn Mawr’s graduate program in Russian, widely recognized as one of the best in the country, may be terminated after the 2000-2001 academic year for financial reasons.

Outlaw will leave Haverford after 20 years

By Joseph Badtke-Berkow Haverford philosophy professor Lucius Outlaw will leave the college after the ’00-’01 school year to become the director of African-American studies at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. Outlaw has taught at Haverford for 20 years and is one of the foremost race theorists in the United States, as well as a beloved...

Crowd gathers to protest fatal police shooting

By Jessica Bluebond-Langner Over 100 college students, family friends, relatives, Philadelphia activists and other citizens lined the sidewalk outside of the Lower Merion Public Safety Building on Thursday to protest the shooting death of Erin Forbes.

What was your favorite TV show when you were little?

By “Reading Rainbow.” - Neela Rajendra, BMC ’03

Correction for February 15:

By Due to an editing error, the article on the Bryn Mawr senior presidents (page 1) incorrectly refers to the sentiments expressed in a student letter in the senior class, reading “In addition, there was, on the part of the letter writers, a lack of acknolwledgment from the presidents … .” It should have read,...

Another look at the past

By In any given college guide’s description of Haverford one is confronted by the ubiquitous reference to the Honor Code. Peterson’s website has this to say: “An Honor Code is created and directed by students and is an important element of the Haverford community. The Honor Code allows students to directly confront academic and social...

Self scheduled exams at Bryn Mawr

By In the traditional fable of the grasshopper and the ant, one insect works industriously throughout the spring and summer months in order to prepare for the coming winter. The former insect simply fritters away his time, and when the cold weather comes, he suffers while the others are happy and well-fed. The moral here...

‘Ford outraged with lack of communication on meningitis concerns

By Bernie Fischlowitz-Roberts To the Editor:

Death penalty debated in Pennsylvania

By Susanna Thomas Dear community,