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President Chopp Receives Key to Swarthmore Borough

With a new president of the College and a new mayor of the Borough of Swarthmore, plans are afoot for increased town-gown collaboration. Having been an active participant in Hamilton, N.Y., while president of Colgate University, Rebecca Chopp (right) is looking forward to working with her new community as president of Swarthmore.
In January, Mayor Richard [...]

For Haiti

By Carol Brévart-Demm

When the earth shook in Haiti on Jan. 12, the rest of the world shuddered, too, in shock and horror. And although the spring semester had not yet begun, Swarthmore students, unsurprisingly, sprang into action to see how they and the College could provide relief to the more than three million Haitians affected in some [...]

We’re Saving a Seat for You!

Alumni Weekend 2010
June 4–6
Please join us on June 4–6 for Alumni Weekend at Swarthmore. We’re celebrating all alumni—with a special focus on those class years ending in a “0” or “5” as well as the Class of 2008. Mark your calendar now, and plan to be with us.
For more information and online registration, [...]

New Dean from Mount Holyoke

By Jeffrey Lott

Elizabeth “Liz” Braun, currently dean of students at Mount Holyoke College, will become Swarthmore’s dean of students on July 1, President Rebecca Chopp announced in February.
At Mount Holyoke since 2003, Braun has supervised the offices of residential life, student programs, and disability services. She has also worked closely with the dean of the college to [...]

Garnet Swimmers Make a Splash at Conference Meet

By Mark Anskis

Women’s Swimming
(5th, Centennial Conference)
Anne Miller ’10 completed one of the most illustrious careers in Swarthmore women’s swimming history with a two-medal performance at the Centennial Conference Championships. Miller—who went undefeated in dual meets in the 2010 calendar year—won the 200 butterfly with an NCAA Division III A-cut time of 2:04.14, guaranteeing her a spot [...]