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Njideka Akunyili Crosby ’04

Visual Artist, Biochemist, and Justice Advocate Named 2019 Honorary Degree Recipients

January 16th, 2019

In addition, approximately 410 undergraduates will receive degrees at the ceremony in Scott Amphitheater.

Steve C. Wang

Experts in the Field

January 10th, 2019

Collaborating with statistician Steve C. Wang, a team of Swarthmore students presented their research on statistical paleontology at the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America.

Nancy Grace Roman '46

Watch: Nancy Grace Roman '46 Remembered for Contributions to Astronomy

January 15th, 2019

 The pioneering spirit and scientific legacy of astronomer Nancy Grace Roman '46 H'76, who died in Dece

Tedi Asher '05

Tedi Asher '05 on Bridging the Gap Between Arts and Sciences

December 19th, 2018

"It's my hope that by studying our visitors responses to the exhibitions, we might be able to understand something more about the brain and contribute to neuroscience itself," says Asher, a neuroscience researcher at the Peabody Essex Museum.

Julie Phillips '86

Ursula K. Le Guin Biographer Julie Phillips '86 on Building a Freelance Career

December 13th, 2018

Speaking to English majors and minors, Phillips trace her career path as a writer for The New Yorker, The Village Voice and many other publications.

Cynthia Jetter '74

College Access Center Revived as Marie and Cynthia Jetter College and Career Center

December 12th, 2018

“It’s critical for there to be a place where people can access information that allows them access to greater opportunities,” says Cynthia Jetter ’74, who drove the creation of the College Access Center through her work at the College.

Anthony Coschignano

Architect Selected for Sharples Dining Hall and Community Commons Project

December 4th, 2018

“This is a chance for us to provide the community with a fresh and sustainable dining experience," says Anthony Coschignano, "and to offer students a vibrant place to have fun, relax, and connect with one another.”

James Hormel '55 and Michael Nguyen '08

A Celebration of Diversity

December 3rd, 2018

The Hormel-Nguyen Intercultural Center, made possible by the generosity of James Hormel ’55 and Michael Nguyen ’08, deepens the College’s commitment to inclusivity and diversity.

Eriko Shrestha '19

Swarthmore Delegation Heads to International Climate Negotiations

November 30th, 2018

“It’s the only intergovernmental platform in the world where all nations can assemble and discuss how to adapt to and mitigate climate change,” says Eriko Shrestha ’19, one of six students making the trip to Poland.

Political Scientist Peter Andreas ’87 on Interactive Relationship Between Drugs and War

November 21st, 2018

"Drugs, in an important way, made war," Andreas says in a new book, "and war, in turn, shaped drugs and made new drugs."

Josh Green '92

Swarthmore Alumni Score Election Victories

November 7th, 2018

Phil Weiser ’90 won the race for Colorado attorney general and Josh Green ’92 (left) won for Hawaii lieutenant governor.

Political Scientists Frances Lee and Patrick Egan ’92 Clarify the Stakes of the Midterm Election

November 5th, 2018

Egan (left) and Lee explore the 2018 midterm congressional elections with Claude C. Smith '14 Professor of Political Science Rick Valelly '75.

Students register to vote in Shane Lounge

Swarthmore's Get Out the Vote Committee Optimistic for Election Day

November 1st, 2018

Efforts include increased outreach and education, rides to polls on election day, and study breaks where students could register or get absentee ballots.

Fatima Boozarjomehri ’17

Introducing the 2018–2019 Lang Social Impact Fellows

October 25th, 2018

Fatima Boozarjomehri ’17 (left) and A’Dorian Murray-Thomas ’16 will “scale up” their efforts for social change this year and mentor current Lang Scholars and other students.

Lorenzo Ramirez

Aydelotte Foundation Announces Second Class of Frank 5 Fellows

September 24th, 2018

Lorenzo Ramirez '10 and other Fellows aim to demystify liberal arts education and spark conversation around the careers, life choices, and beliefs of liberal arts graduates.