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The Alumni Magazine of Swarthmore College

  • Winter 2023

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  • The World in Our Hands

    The new year is underway as are many changes across campus. The Dining Center was unveiled and the ambitious To Zero By Thirty-Five energy plan is in motion. But pillars of the College remain. We celebrate the Honors Program and the milestone of 100 years of academic absorption. “Something of an Adventure” explores the history of Honors. Groundbreaking when it began in 1922, it continues to shape Swarthmore’s culture. It was the opportunity to become so completely immersed in a subject of study that made it such a life-changing experience, alumni say. 

    In “Designed to Succeed” Omri Gal ’20 reveals how a passion for soccer led him to create a program for young students in Chester, Pa. Gal helped artists at Stetser Elementary find a vibrant place to voice their emotions in the form of soccer jerseys! 

    At a time when the world seems to be moving so rapidly, Swarthmoreans kept pace with positive change. Students and faculty attended the United Nations Foundation Climate Change (COP27) in Egypt; Kilan Tang ’25 created a way to expand voting access to transgender and nonbinary students; and staff member Luis Alvarez received the inaugural Greg Brown Award, recognizing extraordinary contributions in the areas of Campus Services, Facilities Management, and Public Safety. 

    On a smaller scale, the Arboretum staff held a workshop to make snow globes. Pieces of evergreen and holly placed inside a bottle seemed a simple project. It’s inspiring to imagine that each of us can create new environments in big and small ways, too. 

    Happy 2023 from Swarthmore in Pennsylvania to Swarthmore across the globe!

    Kate Campbell 


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