Join alumni, parents and friends for a lecture by Professor Brueggemann, based on his book, Rich, Free, and Miserable: Understanding the Failure of Success in America. The American economy has been wildly productive for many years, sustaining its main function, while at the same time creating pressures that undermine the coherence of our families and communities. During the recent meltdown, the economy has not even fulfilled its primary function and the recession has obscured older, more fundamental problems in our culture. Growing pressures that Americans feel to work, compete, and consume have undermined our engagement in meaningful relationships and resulted in a widespread moral crisis.
Brueggemann’s lecture suggests that the only way this crisis and all the attendant problems can be resolved is to reconceive and rebuild the civil institutions that hold communities together.
Immediately following the lecture, you are invited to enjoy fellowship with Prof. Brueggemann and other members of the greater Skidmore community.
Bryn Mawr College
235 North Merion Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA
Wyndham Alumnae House
Ely Room and Sitting Room
DIRECTIONS AND PARKING
From Center City Philadelphia
Take I-76 west (Schuykill Expressway) to the City Avenue exit 339 (Route 1 South). Once on City Avenue, travel about 2.5 miles and turn right onto Lancaster Avenue (Route 30 West). Travel about 4 miles to reach the center of Bryn Mawr. Turn right onto Morris Avenue; a Sunoco station will be on your right and a Starbucks on your left. Follow Morris Avenue as it curves left under the train-track bridge then bears right. Cross Montgomery Avenue (at the traffic light). The Benham Gateway, which houses the Office of Admissions, is located on the corner of Morris Avenue and Yarrow Street. The driveway entrance is on Morris Avenue and ample visitor parking is available.
Amtrak (800-USA-RAIL) has frequent service to Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station. At 30th Street Station you can transfer to a direct commuter train to Bryn Mawr on the area’s mass transit provider, SEPTA . Take the (Paoli/Thorndale line) to the Bryn Mawr station.
From other Philadelphia stations
From Philadelphia’s Market East Station (11th and Market Streets), Penn Center/Suburban Station (16th Street and J.F.K. Boulevard), or Amtrak’s 30th Street Station (30th and Market Streets), board SEPTA’s Paoli/Thorndale line, which runs from 6:15 a.m. until 12:15 a.m. on weekdays and from 7:15 a.m. until 12:15 a.m. on weekends.
To the College
The campus is a five-minute walk from the Bryn Mawr train station. Hint: you want to be on the north, residential side of the station; you will be on the correct side as you get off the train if you are coming from Philadelphia. Take the stairs by the station under the track if you’re on the other side. From the Bryn Mawr station, walk north on Morris Avenue (straight ahead as you get off the westbound train) for two blocks. You will cross Montgomery Avenue (mind the traffic lights - traffic travels very fast here). Wyndham Alumnae House is located on Merion Avenue behind The Benham Gateway, which houses the Office of Admissions, is located on the corner of Morris Avenue and Yarrow Street.