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Swarthmore Community Celebrates Garnet Weekend 2019

Group gathers in front of Parrish for Garnet weekend

Beautiful fall weather welcomed alumni, parents, and other members of the Swarthmore community as they came together to celebrate Garnet Weekend from Friday, Oct. 4 to Sunday, Oct. 6. Highlights included the McCabe Lecture delivered by Spelman College president Mary Schmidt Campbell '69, H'09, a campus walking tour led by Friends Historical Library archivist Celia Caust-Ellenbogen '09 (above), the induction of the eighth class into the Garnet Athletics Hall of Fame, an interactive course in Taiko drumming, and much more.

Mary Schmidt Campbell '69

Mary Schmidt Campbell '69, H'09, president of Spelman College, delivered the McCabe lecture entitled "Education: The New Civil Rights? What is the Role of America's Colleges and Universities in Expanding Access to Educational Excellence?"

Garnet Athletics Hall of Fame Class unveiled

Members of the newest Garnet Athletics Hall of Fame class, inducted Friday night, include George “Moose” Earnshaw, Class of 1923; Ruff Herndon; Caitlin Mullarkey ’09; Cathy Polinsky ’99; Michelle Walsh ’98; and the 1974 men’s soccer team.

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Assistant Professor of Dance and professional Taiko drum artist Joe Small '05 led an interactive Taiko workshop.

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Members of the community gathered to cheer on the Garnet at a tailgate in the Lamb-Miller Fieldhouse.

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Garnet Weekend was graced by beautiful weather as the leaves began to change colors.

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Members of the community heard from President Valerie Smith during her reception in the Matchbox.

Mary Schmidt Campbell '69

The men's and women's soccer, field hockey, and volleyball teams were all in action at home on Saturday.

Ben Berger at podium

Associate Professor of Political Science and Lang Center Executive Director Ben Berger spoke at an event hosted by the Swarthmore Black Alumni Network.

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Next year's Garnet Weekend will take place from Friday, Oct. 30, to Sunday, Nov. 1.

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