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Garnet Homecoming and Family Weekend 2015

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Department Overview

Several hundred alumni and family members of current students attended the College's sixth annual Garnet Homecoming and Family Weekend. Highlights included the fourth annual Garnet Athletics Hall of Fame banquet and induction ceremony, held in the Matchbox; the annual McCabe Lecture; a Swarthmore Black Alumni Network panel discussion focusing on the Black Lives Matter movement; faculty lectures; the North American premiere of Chopin Without Piano; and the annual Crum Regatta.

The fourth class to enter the Garnet Athletics Hall of Fame consists of Shepard "Shep" Davidson '86 (tennis), Kristen English '01 (field hockey, basketball, lacrosse), Ernie Prudente (head basketball and baseball coach), Jessica Heimbach Raymond '56 (field hockey, basketball, lacrosse), James "Jim" Reilly '50 (basketball), and the 1905 men's lacrosse team.

President and Executive Director of the Barnes Foundation Thom Collins Jr. '88 delivered this year’s McCabe Lecture, “Somewhere Better Than This Place: The Art Museum and Alternative Social Experience.” In his talk, he discussed the history of how the art museum came to be an antisocial visitor experience and imagines what could be done to promote the potential of the museum as a progressive social force.

Due to train trestle construction in Crum Woods, this year’s Crum Regatta moved indoors to Ware Pool. Students entered seven vessels in the event, an annual tradition since 1972.

Garnet Weekend 2015 Highlights