Friday, September 20, 2013

See How a Sociology, a Political Science, and a Classical Languages Majors Spent Their Summer.

How I Spent My Summer Vacation – students of Bryn Mawr College share their experiences:

Highlights from this blog post include:

"Sociology major Lisa Merrick ’14 interned in the Department of College and Career Readiness of the Office of Academic Programming and Support in the central office of D.C. Public Schools. Merrick had the opportunity to hear from Chancellor Kaya Henderson about the district goals for public schools to reach by 2017, helped distribute diplomas to a number of Washington high schools, and interacted with deputy chiefs of other departments in the Central Office."

"Political science major Lauren Buckheit ’15 worked on social media and website management for CeaseFirePA, a non-profit organization dedicated to taking a stand against gun violence. She also worked on organizing donations and fundraising for the CeaseFirePA Education Project. “…[F]undraising is key to keeping a non-profit open and knowing I was making a difference made the at times tedious work that much easier,” she wrote."

"During an archaeological dig at Sant’Omobono, located in central Rome, classical languages major Zoe Fox ’14 excavated “everything from intact medieval clay vessels, to waterlogged archaic Roman material far below street level, to fascist orange juice bottles.” The site, a religious sanctuary in the Archaic and Republican periods, was occupied throughout the Middle Ages, rediscovered and first excavated in the Fascist era. Of the dig, Fox wrote, “It’s very exhausting, extremely hot, and I’ve pickaxed through more dirt than I thought possible, but it’s worth every second to discover so many amazing artifacts!”"

About Bryn Mawr College

"Bryn Mawr is one of the world's most distinctive, distinguished colleges. Every year 1,300 undergraduate women and 400 graduate students from around the world gather on the College's historic campus to study with leading scholars, conduct advanced research, and expand the boundaries of what's possible.

  • A Bryn Mawr woman is defined by a rare combination of personal characteristics:
  • An intense intellectual commitment
  • A purposeful vision of her life
  • A desire to make a meaningful contribution to the world.
These attributes create a spirit that is palpable on campus. It is visible, too, in the lives of Bryn Mawr alumnae, women who have become leaders in a wide range of fields, including those in which women are traditionally underrepresented.

We hope that this energy is tangible in these Web pages, and we encourage you to come to campus and experience it for yourself. It is what makes us proud to be Bryn Mawr."

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