Campus and Community Outreach
Author and Truth-out.org Editor-in-Chief Maya Schenwar '05 returned to campus on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 to give a career talk and read from her newest book Locked Down, Locked Out: Why Prison Doesn't Work and How We Can Do Better.
Students write together during the International Write-In, held at Swarthmore on May 4, 2015. The event brought together students from 44 colleges and universities for 12 days of on-campus write-ins and other writing-related activities.
Swarthmore students work through an activity at a Spring 2015 Speaking Associates' workshop.
Students discuss their work at a Spring 2015 Senior Write-In event. Since 2014, the WA Program has hosted a number of activities for students working on theses and honors assignments.
Sarah Revesz '17, Alondra Rosales '17, Quetzal Ramirez '17, and Ashley McQuiller '17 pose for a photograph at the Winter 2015 National Write-In, which united students from 27 colleges and universities across the globe for six days of writing events.
WA Julia Carleton '15 discusses pre-writing strategies at "From Reading to Writing: A Workshop on Getting Started", hosted in the Writing Center on September 19, 2014.
Award-winning writer and editor Daniel Menaker '63 read from his memoir "My Mistake" and shared his insights into the writing life on Monday, September 9, 2013.
Swarthmore College President Rebecca Chopp, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Education Professor Diane Anderson, Astronomy Professor Eric Jensen, Anthropology Professor Maya Nadkarni, and Computer Science Professor Ameet Soni met on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 to discuss the question: "Who owns an idea?" The event was hosted by the WA Program, with Outreach Coordinator Rachel Crane '13 moderating the discussion.
Campus and community outreach represents a core value of the WA Program: to develop collaborative thinking in scholastic settings. Since 1986, Writing Associates have hosted events and participated in community service projects aimed at fostering conversation on writing and rhetoric. These include:
- On-campus speakers
- Student/faculty dialogues
- Student workshops
- Local and global write-in events
- Faculty panels
- Partnerships with various community groups and organizations
In addition, outreach extends to Swarthmore alumni through:
We are always investigating new ways to get involved in community outreach. If you have any suggestions for future partnerships, please contact Outreach Coordinator, Tahmid Rahman.