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Popular Magazines Herald the Beauty of Swarthmore College’s Campus

Even those with no yen for horticulture can’t help but be drawn to Swarthmore’s campus, with its stunning color extravaganza of lovingly tended plant collections and rolling acres of woodland graced by lofty trees. Watered by a meandering river running through it, the verdant campus provides a perfect setting for its staunch stone buildings—both old [...]

“This House Would Light a Quaker Match”

By Patrick Ross ’15
Adapted from Daily Gazette, Sept. 8, 2011

Members of Swarthmore’s Amos J. Peaslee Debate Society faced off against President Rebecca Chopp and Dean of Students Elizabeth Braun in early September for their second annual public debate. The proposition was “This house would light a Quaker match” or “Should Swarthmore students marry one another?” Chopp and Braun argued for the Quaker Matchbox; Debate [...]

College Hires First Sustainability Coordinator

Clara Changxin Fang has been appointed for the academic year 2011–2012 to serve as the College’s first environmental sustainability coordinator. She will assist in the creation of the College’s climate action plan—a guide to reducing Swarthmore’s greenhouse gas emissions in alignment with the American Colleges and University Presidents Climate Commitment signed by President Rebecca Chopp [...]

Wide Discussions of Draft Strategic Plan

By Jeffrey Lott

The process of setting strategic directions for the College has continued this fall in classic Swarthmore fashion—with lots of thought, questions, and discussion. Beginning with a review by the Board of Managers of a draft plan at its September meeting and continuing with a series of conversations both on and off campus in October and [...]

Major League

Garnet soccer star Morgan Langley ’11, who was recruited to the Harrisburg City Islanders after graduation, has continued to be a standout even at the professional level. In mid-September, after a successful season with the Islanders, during which he earned 10 starts and scored two goals—including one that clinched a spot in the playoffs for [...]

The Class of 2015

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From Connecticut To Swarthmore—Via Kandahar

By Carol Brévart-Demm

Even as a young boy growing up in Hamden, Conn., first-year student Thomas Fortuna says he was moved and disturbed by news reports of atrocities occurring in various parts of the world. He began to envision himself as an officer in one or another branch of the Armed Forces, running a special operations group to [...]

The Chester Fund Plans a Charter School

The Chester Fund for Education and the Arts—a private foundation conceived of and funded by members of the Swarthmore community, including John Alston, associate professor of music and director of the Chester Children’s Chorus—has announced plans to open a charter school in Chester, Pa.
The charter school will build upon and expand the successful arts-centered program [...]

Donors Honored in Electronic Report

By Susan Clarey

Generous contributions from alumni, parents, and friends ensure that Swarthmore can continue to offer a world-class liberal arts education—and the opportunity for all qualified students to attend regardless of their financial circumstances.
Swarthmore donors and volunteers are recognized each year in the Report of Gifts, now produced electronically to save money and natural resources. If the [...]

List Gallery Shows Art of Orit Hofshi

By Carol Brévart-Demm

The art of Orit Hofshi—internationally known as a printmaker but whose work also includes paintings, inked and carved woodblocks, and tusche crayon rubbings—is bold, dramatic, and disturbing but simultaneously conciliatory and inspirational. Hofshi grew up in Israel in the kibbutz Matsuva, the daughter of Holocaust survivors who helped to found the kibbutz—one of Israel’s first. [...]