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Rebecca Castillo '20, Ariana Hoshino '20, and Isabelle Titcomb '22

The Front Lines of Change: Helping Low-Income Students Translate Their Experiences

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.

Sa'ed Atshan in suit and tie

Sa’ed Atshan ’06 Explores Communities, Conflict, and Responsibility

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.

Portrait of Josh Green smiling in front of state seal of Hawaii

Lieutenant Governor Josh Green '92 Helps Hawaii Contain Coronavirus

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.

jennifer peck

Economist Jennifer Peck ’06 Examines How COVID-19 Will Affect Colleges and Universities this Fall

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.

Sonny Rollins by Leandre Jackson '75

Four Points of View: Alumni Making Art

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.

Emma Ferguson in red sweater, wearing glasses

Emma Ferguson '10 and Colin Schimmelfing '10 Collaborate to Bring PPE to Frontline Workers

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.

Connie Hungerford

College Community Bids Farewell to Six Retiring Faculty Members

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.

Nancy Grace Roman '46 sitting in front of a window at her home

NASA Names Space Telescope for Nancy Grace Roman ’46, H’76

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.  

Sam Faeder '07

Sam Faeder ’07 Brings Mindfulness to Motion in Remote Learning

May 13th, 2020

As founder and director of New York-based Mindful Sports, Faeder leads after-school programs that combine games and exercise with an artful awareness of the here and now.  But with the coronavirus putting sports on hold this spring, he was forced to alter his game plan.

Fiorenza Herrera Diaz ’21

Seven Students Receive Mellon Mays Fellowships

April 20th, 2020

The program aims to increase the number of minority students, and others with a demonstrated commitment to eradicating racial disparities, pursuing Ph.D. programs in core fields in the humanities and humanistic social sciences.

Isaac Stanley

Isaac Stanley ’73 Tackles Youth Housing Insecurity Amid Pandemic

April 29th, 2020

Stanley is board chair of Ignite, a Chicago-based agency that provides support for 14- through 26-year-olds on the brink of homelessness. In the face of pandemic, Stanley and Ignite have adjusted and persevered, raising $337,000 from an online campaign to help keep youth housed and fed.

Ernie Prudente baseball card

In Honor of Longtime Coach and Professor Ernie Prudente

April 21st, 2020

"Ernie is remembered as a dedicated coach and mentor whose focus on enjoying the effort in sports as much as on win-loss records inspired generations of students, on the field and off," said President Valerie Smith in a community message.

Heather Reese '07

Q&A with CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer Heather Reese '07

April 14th, 2020

Reese, who majored in biology and art at Swarthmore, recently took a brief break from her work on the front lines to discuss her role at the CDC, as well as the progress being made against the coronavirus.

Melanie Leeds with car trunk full of PPEs for healthcare workers.

Faculty and Staff Donate Equipment to Alumni on COVID-19 Front Lines

April 9th, 2020

“These donations are about hope,” says  greenhouse Manager Ronda Hilt of campus efforts to collect PPEs for healthcare workers on the front lines. “Our wish is that this small donation will show how much we appreciate and value the brave people doing this vital work for the greater good.”

Tara Webb '94

Tara Webb '94 Helps Mask-Making Efforts to Combat Pandemic

April 9th, 2020

Amid the global pandemic, Tara Webb ’94, the Costume Shop manager at Swarthmore’s Lang Performing Arts Center,  is putting her skills to use by sewing masks for the College community and for her neighbors in the borough.