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The World Is a Story

By Jeffrey Lott

Despite a series of small strokes last year that prompted her to move to an assisted-living residence, Kathryn Morgan, the Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot Professor Emerita of History, moves confidently with the help of a walker and has little trouble keeping up with a conversation. Complications from diabetes have impaired her vision, making it difficult for her [...]

Rebel Energy

By Carol Brévart-Demm

A couple of hours after Barack Obama had been sworn into office seemed to be a more-than-appropriate time to be interviewing George Lakey, a lifelong activist for peace and conflict resolution and civil rights through nonviolent means. Lakey is currently in his third year as Eugene M. Lang Visiting Professor for Issues of Social [...]

It’s All About Volleyball

By Susan Cousins Breen

Her passions are volleyball and teaching; her philosophy—to maximize all opportunities. Harleigh Leach Chwastyk was just 24 and completing graduate studies at Smith College when she was named head coach of Swarthmore’s women’s volleyball team in 2002. While earning a master’s degree in exercise and sports studies, she was also a teaching fellow and assistant [...]

What Plays Pizzicato on Ed Fuller’s Soul?

By Carol Brévart-Demm

Edward Fuller, College employee since 1975 and currently McCabe Library’s reference and video resources librarian, is a sweetly eccentric kind of fellow with doleful blue eyes and a devilish grin. You can spot him strolling across campus in a suit and one of his many hats, including a Navy blue beret (he loves Paris), a [...]

What’s Taken for Granted

By Jeffrey Lott

“As a sociologist, I do a lot of interviews,” says Joy Charlton at the beginning of our conversation, “but they’re always confidential. The thought of being on the other side of the tape recorder and saying things that will become public is a little scary.”
Before taking over last year as executive director of the Lang [...]