Maria Aghazarian

6+ Books to Read This Summer

June 14th, 2018

Compiled by librarian Maria Aghazarian, the College's annual summer reading list highlights recommendations from faculty and staff members. Read More: 6+ Books to Read This Summer

Nikhl Chopra '18

Ten Recent Alumni Receive Fulbright Grants

June 1st, 2018

Among the eight members of the Class of 2018 honored is Nikhil Chopra, a public health special major who received a grant to study substance use and mental health in India. Read More: Ten Recent Alumni Receive Fulbright Grants

Educational Studies Professors Offer Own Department as Case Study for Engaged Scholarship

May 30th, 2018

Joseph Derrick Nelson, who co-presented with Sonya Chen '18, is one of six professors who spoke at a meeting of the American Educational Research Association. Read More: Educational Studies Professors Offer Own Department as Case Study for Engaged Scholarship

Antoinette Monsio Sayeh '79

Swarthmore Welcomes New Members to College's Board of Managers

May 23rd, 2018

Five new members of the Board of Managers, including economist Antoinette Monsio Sayeh '79, were appointed at the Board's meeting in May. Read More: Swarthmore Welcomes New Members to College's Board of Managers

Sarah Wolfolds '09

External Examiners to Lift Honors Program, Students

May 18th, 2018

Business economist Sarah Wolfolds '09 is one of more than 130 examiners from an array of institutions and fields coming to campus this weekend. Read More: External Examiners to Lift Honors Program, Students

Sarah Ray '98

Listen: Sarah Jaquette Ray '98 on Coming of Age at the End of the World

May 14th, 2018

Ray discusses the challenges of overcoming student discouragement and apathy when teaching climate change and social injustice. Read More: Listen: Sarah Jaquette Ray '98 on Coming of Age at the End of the World

Jamie Stiehm '82

Listen: Author Jamie Stiehm ’82 on the Swarthmore Arc of Woman's Suffrage

May 11th, 2018

Stiehm argues that Alice Paul '05's fight for the ratification of the 19th Amendment represents the culmination of the efforts of College founder Lucretia Mott. Read More: Listen: Author Jamie Stiehm ’82 on the Swarthmore Arc of Woman's Suffrage

Sierra Spencer '18

Sustainability Research Fellows Share Progress with Campus Community

May 11th, 2018

Sierra Spencer '18 is one of the 11 President’s Sustainability Research Fellows that tackled year-long sustainability projects such as carbon pricing and the Crum Woods. Read More: Sustainability Research Fellows Share Progress with Campus Community

Kevin Lai '18

Up Close and Personal

May 3rd, 2018

Parrish Parlor comes alive with the sound of music thanks to the Lunch Hour Concert Series. Read More: Up Close and Personal

Taylor Morgan '19

Taylor Morgan ’19 Wins Truman Scholarship for Graduate School

May 1st, 2018

Morgan, an Honors sociology & anthropology major, will pursue a joint JD/Ph.D. in African American studies and philosophy with a specialization in race theory. Read More: Taylor Morgan ’19 Wins Truman Scholarship for Graduate School

Thomas Whitman '82

Listen: Gamelan Semara Santi Celebrates 20th Season

April 30th, 2018

Founded by music professor Tom Whitman ‘82, the percussion ensemble performs gamelan, which originates from the Indonesian islands of Bali and Java. Read More: Listen: Gamelan Semara Santi Celebrates 20th Season

Samantha Gottlieb '00

Listen: Medical Anthropologist Samantha Gottlieb ’00: "Not Quite a Cancer Vaccine"

April 24th, 2018

Gottlieb explores how the vaccine Gardasil, which was developed to combat HPV, suffered from marketing that positioned it as a cervical cancer vaccine for women. Read More: Listen: Medical Anthropologist Samantha Gottlieb ’00: "Not Quite a Cancer Vaccine"

Steve Wang

Decoding Extinction

April 23rd, 2018

An NSF grant awarded to Professor of Statistics Steve Wang will help him, his students, and a recent alumna decode why the Earth may be entering a modern extinction. Read More: Decoding Extinction

Clothier Hall

Swarthmore College's Enhanced Campus Navigation System for Blind Among Most Sophisticated at U.S. Schools

April 18th, 2018

The College recently installed Bluetooth devices across campus to send audible messages to a user’s phone, bolstering its high-contrast maps and database of narrative routes. Read More: Swarthmore College's Enhanced Campus Navigation System for Blind Among Most Sophisticated at U.S. Schools