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Alumni Council Welcomes New Members

The Alumni Council welcomes the following new members, who have been elected to serve 3-year terms:
Emily Aubrey ’89
Linda Bovard ’72
Carol Church Holm-Hansen ’76
Deborah Smith Dempsey ’57
Joshua Farber ’02
Michael Fields ’69
David Ko ’92
Steven Kyle ’77
Danielle Moss Lee ’90
Rohit Malhotra ’95
Nina Palanza Paynter ’97
Albert Williams III ’62
Richard Wilson ’73
Lynda Yankaskas ’99

Swarthmore Connections Events

In New York City, Emily Zackin ’02 and Roban Kramer ’03 attended the March 29 Faculty on the Road lecture “Why Swarthmore Professors Can’t Teach Practical Wisdom, But Why They Often End Up Teaching It Anyway,” given by William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Political Science Kenneth Sharpe.

Alumni gathered at UNC-Chapel Hill’s Ackland Art Museum [...]

Black Alumni Celebration

Nearly 200 alumni and students came together March 20–21 on campus for the Black Alumni Celebration, commemorating the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Swarthmore African-American Student Society. Alumni attending represented more than five decades of classes. Events included panel discussions on black history at Swarthmore, the events of 1969, campus tours, and a [...]

2009 Lax Conference on Entrepreneurship

Shalom Saar ’74 (right) synthesizes some of the discussions that took place during the 2009 Lax Conference on Entrepreneurship. After an informative talk by Richard Teerlink on the challenges he and his management team overcame to turn around Harley Davidson, participants broke into several small discussion groups to explore key skills for successful entrepreneurs. The [...]

Honorary Degree Nominations

Do you know a classmate or other alum who should be considered for an honorary degree? The Honorary Degree Committee encourages you to submit nominations to Maurice Eldridge ’61, Vice President’s Office, Swarthmore College, 500 College Avenue, Swarthmore PA 19081-1390 or by e-mail to Please enclose complete background information including your own reasons for [...]

Hope and Courage

It’s difficult to imagine a better time for Swarthmoreans to gather to discuss hope and courage. Three faculty lecturers—economist Amanda Bayer, political scientist Ben Berger, and Russian language and literature professor Sibelan Forrester—will explore topics in their areas of expertise. Registration materials—including course descriptions and reading lists—will be mailed in mid-April. You may also e-mail [...]

Swarthmore Travels 2009

There are still two opportunities to take part in Swarthmore’s Alumni College Abroad program during 2009.
This summer, you can discover the best of Switzerland in the good company of Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Paul Rablen on a unique alpine walking adventure from July 25 to Aug. 2. On this trip, you will enjoy [...]

Alumni Council Presents Candidates for Ratification

his spring, for the first time, new members of the Swarthmore Alumni Council will be approved as a slate rather than elected as individuals. As reported in the July 2008 Bulletin, the Council ratified the new selection method at its spring 2008 meeting. Last fall, the Council nominating committee reviewed candidates for 14 upcoming vacancies [...]

Swarthmore’s Online Community…

connects you to what you loved about your Swarthmore experience—people who share your interests, engaged discussions, and fun things to do.
Here are some of the things you can do through the OLC:
• Connect with friends through discussion groups
• Establish a Swarthmore permanent e-mail address
• Search for other alumni in your career field
• Invite fellow alumni [...]

Swat Gear

Herrin Hopper ’98 and Jennifer Klein ’98 (right) ran the Disneyland Half Marathon in Anaheim, Calif., last September. They showed their Swarthmore pride by customizing their race gear to say “See Swatties Run” on the front, and “Fear the Phoenix” on the back. We want to know where you have been showing off your Swarthmore [...]