Alumnae Send Letter in Support of Radnor
By Anna Merriman On 12 Mar, 2013 At 01:53 AM | Categorized As Bryn Mawr, Front Page, News | With 2 Comments
Photo courtesy of Bryn Mawr College

Photo courtesy of Bryn Mawr College

One day after the Radnor Hell Week story blew up online, the Bryn Mawr Alumnae sent a 15-page letter to President Jane McAuliffe and the college Deans, advocating for the strong community many of them have experienced as students at Radnor.

The letter, which now has over 200 signatures, emphasized their concerns that this decision came down from the Deans without consulting the Honor Board and other students in the community, going against the spirit of Bryn Mawr. The alumnae also shared the strong sense of family that comes from living at Radnor.

On Monday, the Deans had yet to respond, and the alumnae resent the letter with additional testimonies and signatures. An hour and a half later, Dean Michelle Rasmussen responded by saying that Radnor had already decided between the two punishments for the 2013-14 school year, and that the Deans will support them in the next few months, effectively ignoring the alumnae letter. The Bi-College News was cc’ed on this email.

The letter includes individual testimonies from former Radnor residents.

The Bi-College News was included on this exchange, and the alumnae have allowed us to repost their letter here. Please click on the following link to open the 25 page file.

Alumnae Letter of Concern Regarding Radnor


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  1. Delia Moon says:

    I agree with the Radnor Alums.And I think it rude that they were not directly replied to by the Dean. I think, furthermore, that, even though belatedly, the Student Gov should decide if the action was fair and should weigh in on future actions to be taken by Deans, etc. without Student Gov referral and consultation. Delia Wheelwright Moon, 1961.

  2. jjo says:

    why did mcauliffe resign’

  3. DP says:

    JJO: You can connect the dots as well as I can. Feb2013: Hell Week. 12Mar13 – Letter from alumnae. 19Mar13 – McCauliffe resigns.

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