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.
July 21st, 2020
Rebecca Castillo ’20, Ariana Hoshino ’20, and Isabelle Titcomb ’22 are using Storyboard to help 30 seventh-graders in underserved areas of New York and Los Angeles turn their life experiences into film and photo essays.
July 21st, 2020
Atshan’s book The Moral Triangle: Germans, Israelis, Palestinians was co-authored by German-Israeli scholar Katharina Galor and focuses on the moral responsibility that the German state and society have toward Israelis and Palestinians in Germany today.
June 30th, 2020
Lieutenant Governor Josh Green '92 has been an instrumental part of Hawaii's successful efforts to limit the spread of coronavirus through aggressive testing and contact tracing.
June 26th, 2020
"If people are social distancing, mask-wearing, and not meeting in large groups, all these things together can keep the reproduction of the disease pretty low," Peck says.
June 25th, 2020
The new and virtual List Gallery exhibit, part of the College's year of Celebrating Black Excellence, features the work of Shameika Black '11, Harold Buchanan '69, Leandre Jackson '75, and May Thomas '76.
June 10th, 2020
As part of the leadership team for Mask Match, a website that pairs donors with frontline workers in need of PPE, Ferguson and Schimmelfing have helped nearly 6,000 donors to send more than 666,000 masks to nearly 7,000 recipients.
May 21st, 2020
These teacher-scholars, including art historian Connie Hungerford, represent the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences, and have a combined 213 years of service to the College.
June 10th, 2020
“It is because of Nancy Grace Roman’s leadership and vision that NASA became a pioneer in astrophysics and launched Hubble, the world’s most powerful and productive space telescope,” says Jim Bridenstine, NASA’s administrator. The newly christened telescope will investigate the mysterious dark energy speeding up the expansion of the universe.