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Alumni Pack Their Bags for Prague

Swarthmore alumni and their families traveled to Eastern Europe in June with the Alumni College Abroad program. One of the highlights of the trip was a reception in Prague at the home of Elizabeth Smith Kolowrat ’56. Participants were, back row, from left: Stephen Zimmermann ’74, Pieter Judson ’78 (faculty director), Caroline Hussman, Seth Armstrong ’63, [...]

Bay-Area Business Group Hosts Robotics Event

By Sohail Bengali ’79

The San Francisco Business Alumni Group hosted 36 alumni, parents, new students, and friends at a recent event at the headquarters of, a “research park” setting in Menlo Park, Calif. Gil Jones ’01 of WillowGarage and Nathaniel Fairfield ’01 of Google were the key presenters.
The day before the event, Gil had some especially good [...]

New York Networking Event Draws Student Interns

This summer, the New York City Connection and the New York Business Network teamed up to host a reception for students with internships in the city. Organizers Cong Cao ’07, Robert Steelman ’92, and Connection co-chair Lily Ng ’08 sought this opportunity for the students—many of whom will look for full-time jobs in New York [...]

Other Recent Events

Santa Fe: Twenty-eight alumni, parents, and friends came out to enjoy the annual Santa Fe Indian Market, the largest Native-American arts market and exhibition in the country. After visiting the market and interacting with the more than 100 tribal artists presenting their work, the Swarthmoreans shared refreshments and conversation at the home of Jan Merin [...]

Alumni Greet First-Year Students and Parents

Alumni around the country welcomed incoming students and their parents to the Swarthmore community over the summer. Five send-off events were held—in San Francisco, New York City, Los Angeles, Durham, N.C,. and Washington, D.C. Attendance was the highest in recent memory, with D.C. leading with 41 participants, 12 of whom were first-year students. Many thanks [...]

Alumni Around the Globe Welcome Latest Graduates

The sixth annual Welcome to the City (WTTC) was a great success, as alumni from more than 30 cities around the world gathered Sept. 29 to welcome new alumni arrivals. For young alumni just graduating from Swarthmore, entering or finishing graduate school, or starting new jobs, WTTC offers a chance to meet the local Swarthmore [...]

Receptions to Highlight College’s New Directions

President Rebecca Chopp hosted an event on Sept. 10 in Washington, D.C., for alumni, parents, and friends as the first in a series of receptions around the country. The 2012-13 receptions will highlight new initiatives that have resulted from the College’s strategic-planning process. In Washington, President Chopp was joined by Professor of History Tim Burke, [...]