Sophomore Collection 2009

President Rebecca Chopp recently addressed members of the class of 2012, sharing with them her ideas of how they might make the best use of their sophomore year. She encouraged students to learn about, as well as from, other's passions, noting that "exploring, navigating, and cultivating intellectual passion is the special work of the sophomore year." She shared that experiencing other people's passions is one of the great joys of her job as president and she celebrated the accomplishments of several alumni she's met since joining the Swarthmore community. President Chopp also suggested that students might learn from the faculty's life experiences, when she said "even as you study the subjects that the faculty teach you, study the faculty as exemplars of passionate living."