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Globetrotting Again

Venice and the Dalmatian Coast
June 14-24, 2010
Discover the sights, history, and culture of Venice and the Dalmatian Coast on an exclusive Swarthmore Alumni College Abroad adventure with Professor of History Pieter Judson ’78 from June 14–24.
Starting in Venice, Queen of the Adriatic, we’ll take a tour of the Piazza San Marco and its Basilica, the [...]

Recent Events

New York: In January, the New York City Connection held an Alumni Variety Show at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. The group included more than 18 performers representing alumni from the Class of 1956 through the Class of 2009—and even included a current student, Taleah Kennedy ’10. Special thanks go to Dan Gallant ’98, the executive [...]

Connected for Life—through Affinity Networks

By Susan Morrison ’81
Alumni Council member

When President Rebecca Chopp addressed the Alumni Council in November 2009, she called Swarthmore our “home for life.” Swarthmore constitutes a lifelong community for all alumni and their loved ones—a connectedness that lasts a lifetime, the feeling we get when we meet someone anywhere in the world and learn that they went to Swarthmore. The [...]

Down Under: March 26 to April 8

The unrivaled riches of Down Under are like no others on Earth. From Sydney’s glittering skyline to the underwater jewels of the Great Barrier Reef and the stark beauty of Uluru and Alice Springs, Australia must be seen to be believed.
Join Professor of Biology Sara Hiebert Burch ’79, alumni, family, and friends as they embark [...]

Nominations Sought for Carter Award

Do you know of a classmate or another Swarthmore alumnus/a who goes above and beyond the call of duty in his or her volunteer work? Honor them through a nomination for the Arabella Carter Award.
Arabella Carter was one of the great unsung heroes who worked for peace and social justice in Philadelphia Yearly Meeting in [...]

Lifelong Learning

Consider taking a Lifelong Learning course this spring. All courses are taught seminar style by Swarthmore faculty members.
Except for The Drawing Studio, each course begins in February and runs for eight weeks. For more information and to register, visit
Offered at Swarthmore
Paleobiology: What Came Before and How We Know
Rachel Ann Merz
Walter Kemp Professor of [...]

Presidential Listening Tour Continues in Spring 2010

President Rebecca Chopp’s fall 2009 Listening Tour receptions drew more than 800 attendees, including those who met her in Boston (pictured at right). Her tour will resume this month, with stops in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Miami, London, Seattle, Portland, and Denver. Here are the tentative dates, which are subject to change:
Spring 2010 Listening Tour
Jan. 26—Los [...]

Recent Alumni Connection Events

Boston: Thanks to David Wright ’69, members of the Boston Connection were treated to a factory tour of Taza Chocolate in Somerville, Mass. True to Wonka style, the direct-trade, bean-to-bar factory allows tours only two days a year.
Houston: More than two dozen members of the Houston Connection brought their own wine and cheese to the [...]

Alumni Share Career Advice Over Dinner

Upper Tarble was buzzing with conversations among alumni of all ages and students of all years on Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Alumni-Student Networking Dinner hosted by the Alumni Council and the Career Services Office. Alumni who graduated as recently as 2009 and as long ago as 1955 came to campus to share their stories [...]

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, [...]