Watch: Symposium on the Future of the Liberal Arts

This thought-provoking symposium featured alumni in higher education leadership roles, including keynote speaker Mary Schmidt Campbell '69. More

$5 Million Gift to Endow Frank Aydelotte Foundation for the Advancement of the Liberal Arts

The commitment from James '79 (center) and Anahita Naficy Lovelace will boost Swarthmore's capacity to advance liberal arts education both in the U.S. and worldwide. More

Watch: Cornel West and Robert George '77 Hold Collection on Campus

In a visit sponsored by the Institute for the Liberal Arts, West and George discussed what it means for intellectuals to learn from each other despite deep differences on important questions. Watch the full video

The goal of the Frank Aydelotte Foundation for the Advancement of the Liberal Arts is to draw on Swarthmore College's reputation for innovation and tradition and its worldwide network to serve, support, and evolve the role of liberal arts education on the national and international stage.

The Foundation has three main objectives:

1. To foster curricular, pedagogical, and scholarly innovation and to disseminate the results of this activity.
2. To engage in generative thinking about the future of the liberal arts and higher education.
3. To facilitate conversations between liberal arts institutions and those who live "liberal arts lives."