Alicia Munoz '03

Q&A with Educator Alicia Muñoz '03

October 17th, 2017

"Being a first-generation college student," says Muñoz, "I ended up having to figure out how do you talk to professors, what are office hours, what is a syllabus." Read More: Q&A with Educator Alicia Muñoz '03

Njideka Akunyili Crosby '04

Watch: Artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby '04 Named 2017 MacArthur Fellow

October 11th, 2017

The MacArthur Foundation says that Akunyili Crosby’s large-scale works “express the hybridity characteristic of transnational experience through choices of subject matter, materials, and techniques.” Read More: Watch: Artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby '04 Named 2017 MacArthur Fellow

Caro Elise Luhrs, Class of 1956

New Bequest ​to Endow Center for Innovation and Leadership

September 28th, 2017

The gift from Caro Elise Luhrs '56 will create a permanent endowment for the ongoing support and expansion of the center, which provides students with the tools they need to grow and implement their ideas. Read More: New Bequest ​to Endow Center for Innovation and Leadership

Elaine Allard '01

Twenty Faculty Members Begin Tenure-Track or Three-Year Appointments

September 27th, 2017

Among them is Assistant Professor of Educational Studies Elaine Allard '01, whose research focuses on language minority and Latino education, in particular the education of emergent bilinguals in U.S. secondary schools. Read More: Twenty Faculty Members Begin Tenure-Track or Three-Year Appointments

Inaugural Group of Frank 5 Fellows Demystifies the Liberal Arts

September 25th, 2017

The inaugural group of Fellows, including DataKind network lead Marissa Davis '08, will share stories of their career journeys and illuminate the value of a liberal arts education on campus today at 4:30 p.m. Read More: Inaugural Group of Frank 5 Fellows Demystifies the Liberal Arts

Jamie Thomas

Ten Faculty Projects Awarded Digital Humanities Grants

September 22nd, 2017

Assistant Professor of Linguistics Jamie Thomas is one of 12 faculty members to receive grants that support the use and development of digital tools and platforms for work in the humanities. Read More: Ten Faculty Projects Awarded Digital Humanities Grants

Ben Goossen '13

Listen: Historian Ben Goossen '13 on History with a Future

September 20th, 2017

Goossen discusses his book, Chosen Nation, which tells the story of a Christian religious group's entanglement with German nationalism through Hitler's Third Reich and the Holocaust. Read More: Listen: Historian Ben Goossen '13 on History with a Future

Rick Valelly '75

Political Scientist Rick Valelly '75 Says Democracy Is Facing Unique Threat

September 18th, 2017

Valelly, co-author of a recent article on Trumpism and American democracy, says it "touched a nerve" at a recent political science conference. Read More: Political Scientist Rick Valelly '75 Says Democracy Is Facing Unique Threat

John Chen '76

Swarthmore Welcomes New Members to College's Board of Managers

September 14th, 2017

John Chen ’76, chief operating officer of Hilco Global, a diversified financial services company, is one of three new members to join this year. Read More: Swarthmore Welcomes New Members to College's Board of Managers

Catherine Crouch

NSF Grant Will Measure Impact of Physics Course Built for Life Science Majors

September 11th, 2017

Physicists Catherine Crouch and Benjamin Geller ‘01 hope the results show that skills students learn in courses are valuable in their later work and research experiences. Read More: NSF Grant Will Measure Impact of Physics Course Built for Life Science Majors

Dan Rothenberg ’95

Pig Iron Theatre Offers 'First Look' at Latest Production to Kick Off New Cooper Series

September 8th, 2017

“It is always a delight to come home to Swarthmore, this place of brainy people, ruthless thinkers, and compassionate advocates,” says director Dan Rothenberg ’95. Read More: Pig Iron Theatre Offers 'First Look' at Latest Production to Kick Off New Cooper Series

Michaela Shuchman '16

Alumni, Faculty Bring Two-Woman Play to Phila. Fringe Arts Festival

September 6th, 2017

“It’s awesome to feel that even though we’re just a year out of college, we’ve been accepted into this community of incredible artists in Philadelphia,” says Michaela Shuchman '16. Read More: Alumni, Faculty Bring Two-Woman Play to Phila. Fringe Arts Festival

Katie Robinson '04

Five Named to 2017 Garnet Athletics Hall of Fame Class

September 5th, 2017

The sixth class to enter the Garnet Athletics Hall of Fame consists of Steve Brown '84 (tennis), Madeline Fraser Cook '95 (soccer, lacrosse), Gil Kemp '72 (cross country, track & field), Katie Robinson '04 (left; basketball), and athletic trainer Doug Weiss. Read More: Five Named to 2017 Garnet Athletics Hall of Fame Class

Matt Thurm '10

Feature Film Produced by Matthew Thurm ’10 Finds National Audience

September 4th, 2017

The winner of an audience award at the Sundance Film Festival, Crown Heights is at once "enraging and uplifting," says Thurm of his fourth feature film production. Read More: Feature Film Produced by Matthew Thurm ’10 Finds National Audience

Rick Valelly '75

Political Scientist Rick Valelly '75 on Honoring Reconstruction

August 30th, 2017

With the 150th anniversary of Reconstruction this week, Valelly argues that remembering this pivotal era deserves to be built into the new national politics of memory. Read More: Political Scientist Rick Valelly '75 on Honoring Reconstruction