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Garnet Sages Meet Men of Clay

*Garnet Sage \`gär-net `saj\ n [fr. Tom Hallowell ’29, upon celebrating his 50th class reunion] (1980): a graduate of Swarthmore College who has celebrated his or her 50th class reunion.
Join the Garnet Sages at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 18, 2010 to tour the Terra Cotta Warriors exhibit at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, [...]

Upcoming Events

6–8, on campus
Fall Alumni Council Meeting
10, Boston
Reception, President Rebecca Chopp’s Listening Tour
18, New York City
Reception, President Rebecca Chopp’s Listening Tour
In early 2010, further stops on President Rebecca Chopp’s Listening Tour are planned for the following areas: Atlanta, Denver, London, Los Angeles, Miami, Portland, and Seattle. For more information, visit

President Chopp Embarks on a Listening Tour

It seemed appropriate that President Rebecca Chopp (watch: first listening tour event) should host the first event of her Listening Tour series right here on campus on Sept. 16. The event began with alumni, parents, and friends mingling to chat informally with the president over delicious snacks in the foyer of the Lang Performing Arts [...]

Five Ways to Volunteer for Swarthmore

1. Make a Connection
Swarthmore’s regional alumni organizations are called “Connections.” Connection events range from a guided tour to a museum to a family picnic in the park. The Alumni Office seeks volunteers to help organize and staff Connection events.
For more information, contact Geoff Semenuk at at (610) 328-8453.
2. Have a Great Reunion
Did [...]

Welcome to Swarthmore, Class of 2013

In Los Angeles, incoming freshmen gathered at the home of Deborah How ’89 to get to know each other and meet alumni before flying cross-country to begin their first semester of classes at Swarthmore. Send-off receptions were also held in Denver; New York; Seattle; and Washington, D.C.

They've Been Mugged

Tuesday, Aug. 25, was the official move-in day for Swarthmore’s Class of 2013. Our quiet campus quickly came to life with the first-year students finding their way around, settling into their new dorms, listening to speeches, taking swim tests, and beginning to experience what it’s like to be at Swarthmore. A couple of days later, [...]

Young Graduates: Welcome to the City

On Sept. 26, high atop a Manhattan skyscraper, George Hang '07, Ken Short '82, Derrick Gibbs '76, and Arpita Das ’08 joined more than 100 alumni in New York City and 700 others in 21 other cities worldwide, when Swarthmore's third annual Welcome to the City events took place. Alumni and friends came together at [...]

Did you remember your Swarthmore gear?

We want to know! As you travel the world for business or pleasure, snap a photo of yourself in your stylish Swarthmore duds and it may land here in a future issue of the Bulletin. Send digital photos to Please note who is in the picture and when and where it was taken.
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