Swarthmore Team Striving to Align Behavioral Economics with Public Policy

June 6th, 2016

Assistant Professor of Economics Syon Bhanot co-founded the Philadelphia Behavioral Science Initiative (PBSI) to help make policy work better for people, with the support of fellow faculty, government officials, students, an alumnus, and other academics. Read More: Swarthmore Team Striving to Align Behavioral Economics with Public Policy

Scott Outdoor Amphitheater

Swarthmore's Campus: An Endless Source of Inspiration

May 26th, 2016

This Sunday, commencement will take place in the iconic Scott Outdoor Amphitheater, which recalls Classical Greek amphitheaters but is given a sylvan setting. Read More: Swarthmore's Campus: An Endless Source of Inspiration

Jen Moore

Faculty-Staff Book Club Discusses Texts 'on' Work 'at' Work

May 25th, 2016

“Community building is a byproduct of the club, but for me it’s the primary reason to do it,” says Jen Moore, who facilitated one of the reading groups. Read More: Faculty-Staff Book Club Discusses Texts 'on' Work 'at' Work

Aaron Jackson '16

New Leadership Events Help Students Develop Lifelong Skills

May 20th, 2016

Aaron Jackson '16, a film and media studies major, is one of 18 students who presented their work during the inaugural Senior Showcase. Read More: New Leadership Events Help Students Develop Lifelong Skills

Swarthmore Students Win Innovation Marketplace Challenge

May 13th, 2016

Led by Dakota Pekerti '16, the Swarthmore team bested 20 other schools with a proposal for an electric moped ride-sharing program in Jakarta, Indonesia, aimed at reducing air pollution and traffic. Read More: Swarthmore Students Win Innovation Marketplace Challenge

Tyler Huntington ’18 Receives Newman Civic Fellows Award

April 26th, 2016

The award recognizes Huntington's service to the public on the issue of food justice, ranging from working in community gardens and soup kitchens to campaigning for the preservation of fragile ecosystems. Read More: Tyler Huntington ’18 Receives Newman Civic Fellows Award

Students work on their eco car

Watch: Student-Built Eco-Vehicle Returns to National Competition

April 20th, 2016

The team, consisting of Hyeongmin Kim '19, Natasha Nogueira '18, Alex Siegel '18, and Alan Zhuolun Zhao '18, is off to the Shell Eco-marathon with a vehicle that generates electricity thanks to a hydrogen fuel cell. Read More: Watch: Student-Built Eco-Vehicle Returns to National Competition

Austen Van Burns '17

Watch: Interdisciplinary Collaboration Provides Opera with Context and Color

April 19th, 2016

“We wanted to put works of classical art, the Aeneid, and the opera in conversation,” says Austen Van Burns ’17, of the efforts to generate interest in and understanding of the forthcoming production of Purcell's Dido and Aeneas. Read More: Watch: Interdisciplinary Collaboration Provides Opera with Context and Color

Aurora Winslade

Inaugural Summit Showcases College Commitment to Sustainability

April 18th, 2016

"It is clear that the enthusiasm for sustainability continues to grow," says Director of Sustainability Aurora Winslade.  Read More: Inaugural Summit Showcases College Commitment to Sustainability

Mercer Borris '16

Seniors Mercer Borris and Jesse Bossingham Receive Watson Fellowships

April 8th, 2016

Borris (left) and Bossingham will each receive $30,000 to follow their research interests across the world. Read More: Seniors Mercer Borris and Jesse Bossingham Receive Watson Fellowships

Eileen Hou '16

Balancing Act

March 31st, 2016

Students, alumni, and professional musicians are collaborating to stage Stravinsky’s “Soldier” and Other Tales, one of the most complex and colorful productions in recent College history. Read More: Balancing Act

Pallabi Chakravorty

Listen: Dance Professor Pallabi Chakravorty on Indian Reality Show and Bollywood Dancers

March 30th, 2016

Associate Professor of Dance Pallabi Chakravorty discusses her current ethnographic research on reality show and Bollywood dancers.  Read More: Listen: Dance Professor Pallabi Chakravorty on Indian Reality Show and Bollywood Dancers

Pam Harris

Q&A with Associate College Librarian Pam Harris

March 25th, 2016

"It’s really rewarding working with our students," Harris says. "When they come to the library, they have such intriguing questions." Read More: Q&A with Associate College Librarian Pam Harris

Bruce Dorsey

Historian Bruce Dorsey Receives LGBT Religious History Award

March 23rd, 2016

Dorsey was recognized for his essay on male same-sex intimacy and evangelical religion, which subverts assumptions about these aspects of the human experience. Read More: Historian Bruce Dorsey Receives LGBT Religious History Award

Madeleine Booth ’15

Madeleine Booth ’15 Receives Gates Cambridge Scholarship

March 15th, 2016

Only the second Swarthmore alum to earn the award, which recognizes academic excellence and social leadership, Booth will pursue a master's in theoretical and applied linguistics. Read More: Madeleine Booth ’15 Receives Gates Cambridge Scholarship