Leaning into the Liberal ArtsCategory: Liberal Arts
Rose Ridder ’20 Named Laureate of Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor SocietyCategory: Global Impact
Life-Changing ClassesCategory: Community of Scholars
Confronting the Climate CrisisCategory: sustainability
Chemist Chris Graves Earns Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, Boosting Research Efforts with StudentsCategory: Faculty Spotlight
Environmental Studies at the Lang Center
One of the central goals of the Environmental Studies program is for students to see their own world through others’ eyes in order to understand the human dimension of environmental issues. (Human beings are, after all, part of the environment.) Community- and project-based learning is thus central to the Environmental Studies program.
The Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility supports Swarthmore faculty, staff, and students as they engage with “surrounding communities both locally and globally, for mutual benefit and reciprocally enriching relationships.”
This fall, connections between Environmental Studies and the Lang Center will become even closer and more explicit. The Environmental Studies program and the Peace and Conflict Studies program will begin holding office hours on the second floor of the southern half of the Lang Center; several environmental studies classes will be held in the Lang Center, and a variety of co-curricular events will be jointly hosted by the Environmental Studies program and the Lang Center. Stay tuned for more news!
ENVS faculty hold a range of opinions about divestment
Swarthmore’s Environmental Studies faculty, all agreed on the urgent importance of mitigating climate change, nonetheless hold a range of opinions about the efficacy of the divestment movement.