October 14th, 2021
"Bob devoted more than 30 years of his professional life to the College, in leadership positions in both admissions and student life," says President Valerie Smith. "He is remembered for his compassion, quiet encouragement, and support of students throughout and often after their journeys at Swarthmore."
October 1st, 2021
Rebecca Castillo ’20 was recently named a Lang Social Impact Fellow, a position designed to “empower scholars with their partners to engage in systems-change activities designed to close the gap between social challenges and solutions.”
July 29th, 2021
The Swarthmore College Board of Managers will welcome five new members at its September meeting. The accomplished group includes Lauren Glant ’83, Edgar Lee ’98, Asahi Pompey ’94, Brian Wong ’96, and Winston Zee P’07.
September 16th, 2021
Zaina Dana ’21’s Why Are You Killing Yourself? became a companion piece for the Pig Iron performance Love Unpunished due to the shared explorations of life after 9/11.
August 27th, 2021
Stephen B. Maurer ’67, the Neil R. Grabois ’57 Professor Emeritus in the Natural Sciences and Engineering, died Wednesday at age 75. With his passing, Swarthmore has lost one of its most admired and influential community members, whose impact on math education ran deep both on and off campus.
August 16th, 2021
Friedler focuses her work on the fairness and interpretability of machine learning algorithms, with applications from criminal justice to materials discovery. She will be the first person in the organization’s history with a job title focused specifically on data and democracy.
July 23rd, 2021
Rolf Valtin ’48 is among a handful of former Swarthmore student-athletes who have competed in the Summer Games.
April 28th, 2021
Assistant Professor of Sociology Daniel Laurison ’99 is among the 26 humanities and social science scholars awarded the Andrew Carnegie Fellowship to study the most enduring issues in American society. Nominated by President Valerie Smith, the $200,000 award will allow Laurison to continue his work examining class inequality in political participation.
March 11th, 2021
Now colleagues, Harrison and Hart are both included on the inaugural list of the Explorers Club 50: Fifty People Changing the World the World Needs to Know About.
February 15th, 2021
In their book, The Teaching Archive: A New History For Literary Study, Associate Professor of English Literature, Rachel Sagner Buurma ‘99 and her co-author tell a new story about how literature was taught at colleges and universities in the 20th century.
November 9th, 2020
Marcella Nunez-Smith ’96 is one of three co-chairs on President-elect Joe Biden’s Transition COVID-19 Advisory Board, which will advise the incoming administration as it develops a federal response to the pandemic.
October 16th, 2020
Two Swarthmore alumni, Allison Oman Lawi ’91 and Andrea Stoutland '83, shared in the recognition of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) last week as the world’s largest hunger-fighting organization was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2020.
October 9th, 2020
Drawing from expert surveys , Nyhan presents research on the state of American democracy and assesses the extent to which the protections in the Constitution are preventing erosion in performance on key democratic principles and norms.
August 17th, 2020
This year marks a century since the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote, was adopted in August 1920. It passed in no small part due to one of Swarthmore’s most famous alumni, Alice Paul, Class of 1905, but she didn’t do it alone.