Kathy Siwicki in lab

Swarthmore Among Best Schools for Forging Advancements in Science, Study Shows

September 16th, 2015

The analysis sought to go beyond test scores and earnings to answer the question: “Which universities are most likely to produce individuals with lasting effect on our world?” Read More: Swarthmore Among Best Schools for Forging Advancements in Science, Study Shows

Joshua Landis '79

Listen: Syria Expert Joshua Landis '79 on Wealthy Gulf Countries' Lack of Support for Syrian Refugees

September 11th, 2015

“They’re very anxious that foreigners could take over,” says Landis, “so there is a very strict legal structure for sponsorship of foreign labor [and] they don’t let refugees to come into their country.” Read More: Listen: Syria Expert Joshua Landis '79 on Wealthy Gulf Countries' Lack of Support for Syrian Refugees

Cynthia Jetter '74

Project Blueprints Named Top Youth Empowerment Program in Country

September 4th, 2015

The program's goal, says the Lang Center's Cynthia Jetter '74, is to get students from one of the worst school districts in Pennsylvania into college. Read More: Project Blueprints Named Top Youth Empowerment Program in Country

Students at First Collection

First Collection 2015

August 31st, 2015

The Class of 2019 began its Swarthmore journey with First Collection and the First Community Gathering. Read More: First Collection 2015

Jonathan Franzen '81

Jonathan Franzen's '81 Place in American Literature

August 27th, 2015

An examination of Franzen's self-appointed role as America's moralist on the eve of the publication of his new book, Purity.  Read More: Jonathan Franzen's '81 Place in American Literature

Kathleen Melville '04

Educator Kathleen Melville '04 Shares Experiences from Teacher-Led School

August 26th, 2015

"Putting teachers in control doesn’t just change staff meetings," she says. "It changes everything." Read More: Educator Kathleen Melville '04 Shares Experiences from Teacher-Led School

Kristen English '01

Six Named to 2015 Garnet Athletics Hall of Fame Class

August 24th, 2015

The new class includes Shep Davidson '86, Kristen English '01 (left), coach Ernie Prudente, Jessica Heimbach Raymond '56, Jim Reilly '50, and the 1905 men's lacrosse team. Read More: Six Named to 2015 Garnet Athletics Hall of Fame Class

Christiana Figueres '79

UN Climate Chief Christiana Figueres '79 Fights to Reduce Global Emissions

August 19th, 2015

"We see that nations are interlinked, inextricably, and that what one does has an impact on the others," says Figueres in advance of a historic climate conference in Paris. "And I think this agreement in Paris is going to be the first time that nations come together in that realization." Read More: UN Climate Chief Christiana Figueres '79 Fights to Reduce Global Emissions

Rick Valelly '75

Political Scientist Rick Valelly '75 on 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act

August 17th, 2015

"This anniversary differs from the 40th anniversary, which featured high hopes for the Act’s long life and continued influence," Valelly says. "Today’s remembrance is more troubled, more divided."   Read More: Political Scientist Rick Valelly '75 on 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act

Iqbal Quadir '81

Celebrating Iqbal Quadir '81, Mobile Phone Architect of Bangladesh

August 13th, 2015

Quadir is the founder of that country's leading telecommunications service operator which, by providing universal access, has facilitated economic development and enhanced community empowerment. Read More: Celebrating Iqbal Quadir '81, Mobile Phone Architect of Bangladesh

Jason Heo '15

Brothers Jason '15 and Yongjun Heo '09 Launch Anti-Hunger App

August 10th, 2015

"We're excited to use our skills for change," says Jason of tech nonprofit Farepath, which empowers young people and their communities to join the fight on hunger. Read More: Brothers Jason '15 and Yongjun Heo '09 Launch Anti-Hunger App

Chief Information Technology Officer Joel Cooper

Swarthmore Advances Academic Mission, Joins Internet2

August 5th, 2015

“Given the importance of undergraduate research and the liberal arts in higher education, this is a space we needed to participate in,” says Chief Information Technology Officer Joel Cooper of the international alliance of researchers. Read More: Swarthmore Advances Academic Mission, Joins Internet2

Jerry Kohlberg '46

In Memory of Jerry Kohlberg '46

August 3rd, 2015

Kohlberg, an emeritus member of the Board of Managers, was one of Swarthmore's most ardent and loyal supporters whose influence on campus is as far reaching as it may be, by design, unheralded. Read More: In Memory of Jerry Kohlberg '46

Robert Manduca '10

Robert Manduca '10 Maps Every Job in the U.S.

July 15th, 2015

The sociology and social policy Ph.D. student draws on Census data reported by employers to create a map that highlights each city's economic identity. Read More: Robert Manduca '10 Maps Every Job in the U.S.

Darko Tresnjak '88

Director Darko Tresnjak '88 Continues to Take Risks with Latest Production

July 10th, 2015

Tresnjak, last year's Tony winner for best direction of a musical, says his experience with a variety of disciplines has armed him with a "Crayola box with as many different shades as possible." Read More: Director Darko Tresnjak '88 Continues to Take Risks with Latest Production