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Senior Survey Outlines Next Steps for Class of 2019

August 20th, 2019

Whether they are designing software for Google, pursuing a master’s in architecture at MIT, or tutoring underserved students for City Year Los Angeles, the members of the Class of 2019 are already making waves in their communities and around the world.

Art McGarity

How to Engineer a Better Stormwater Runoff System and Improve the Environment at the Same Time

July 23rd, 2019

Professor of Engineering Art McGarity’s five-year stormwater management project, which discovered that green infrastructure can mitigate cities’ runoff woes, embodies the interdisciplinary spirit of Swarthmore and potential dynamism of Maxine Frank Singer '52 Hall.

ICYMI 2018-19

June 26th, 2019

Students, faculty, staff, and alumni put the Swarthmore ethos into action this past academic year, connecting disciplines, opening doors, working for the common good, and reimagining the lived environment. These are some highlights from 2018-19.

Zackary Lash '19

Two Students, Alumnus Embark on Language, Culture Studies Across Globe

June 19th, 2019

Thanks to coveted Critical Language Scholarships, Carole Lee ’21, Zackary Lash ’19, and Anya Slepyan ’21 are conducting studies abroad in an eight-week immersive program that includes language training, cultural activities, and site visits.

Greta Studier '19 with Mars exploration probe

From the Makerspace to Outer Space

June 7th, 2019

For her senior engineering design project, Greta Studier '19 made use of the Makerspace to create a conceptual design for a storage unit that will safely hold sample tubes on a future Mars Sample Return mission by NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab.

Maria Aghazarian

Swarthmore Staff, Faculty Recommend 8+ Books to Read This Summer

June 4th, 2019

Dedicated in memory of science librarian and “ultimate book lover” Meg Spencer, the list offers suggestions from faculty and staff from around the College, including both a favorite title from the past year and a book they plan on reading this summer.

Patty Park '03

Patricia Park ’03 Reads From Her Upcoming Novel

May 21st, 2019

Earlier this semester, Patty Park ’03 returned to Swarthmore to read from her new book, El Chino. She also discusses growing up as a Korean-American in Queens, N.Y., and the cognitive dissonance she experienced in reconciling where she came from and what she was becoming while she was a student.

Student with diploma in hand

Commencement 2019 By the Numbers

May 24th, 2019

An array of numbers to celebrate the seniors who will receive their diplomas on Sunday, as well as the people from all areas of the College who help make the day possible.

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.

Maxine Frank Singer '52

Lang Family Honors Swarthmore Women in STEM by Naming New Building for Maxine Frank Singer '52, H'78

May 13th, 2019

“I’m grateful to Jane and Lucy Lang for recognizing a remarkable woman, and for inspiring others to do the same,” says President Valerie Smith. “Singer Hall will serve as a reminder to all who pass through it of the important learning that goes on within its walls, and of the legacy of Swarthmore scientists—past, present, and future.”

Lynne Steuerle Schofield '99

Statistician Lynne Steuerle Schofield '99 Fosters Interdisciplinary Approach to Community Engagement

May 6th, 2019

“A lot of the really big issues facing us today—poverty, climate change, immigration—if they were easy to solve in one discipline, we would have solved them. It’s the fact that they’re so complicated that they require lots of different ways of thinking,” says Schofield, who is teaching a course to help local nonprofits figure out what their data are telling them about their work.

Susan Gonzalez '19

Three Swarthmore Students, Five Alumni Receive Fulbright Grants

April 24th, 2019

The Swarthmore seniors and alumni earned four English teaching assistantship grants and three research grants, empowering them to conduct independent research, study at the university level, or teach English in a host country abroad.

Tiye Pulley '19

Filmmaker Tiyé Pulley ’19 to Document Cultural Influences Across Globe Through Watson Fellowship

April 18th, 2019

Pulley will travel to Tokyo, Japan, Ethiopia, and Jamaica, where he plans to document through film and photography how skateboarding culture influences these places’ other art and subcultures.

Student with microphone points to blackboard

Here's the Pitch

April 10th, 2019

At the 7th annual SwatTank Innovation Competition, students pitched their innovative business models and concepts to panel of alumni and faculty judges, while also developing their public speaking and relationship skills.

Ben Berger

Political Scientist Ben Berger to Promote Engaged Scholarship through Prison Education Symposium

April 10th, 2019

“The symposium will highlight the ways in which prison education can facilitate mutual and reciprocally beneficial community partnerships—often a difficult ideal for engaged scholars to attain,” Berger says.

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