Ben Ewen-Campen '06

Of Fruit Flies and Renoirs

November 2nd, 2015

Last month, evolutionary developmental biologist Ben Ewen-Campen '06 scored a Genetics cover story and had some fun outside Boston's Museum of Fine Arts. Read More: Of Fruit Flies and Renoirs

Raghu Karnad '05

Listen: Journalist Raghu Karnad '05 on Indians Who Fought for Britain in WWII

October 28th, 2015

In his book Farthest Field, Karnad attempts to understand why so many Indians volunteered to fight for Britain, a country they wanted to be rid of. Read More: Listen: Journalist Raghu Karnad '05 on Indians Who Fought for Britain in WWII

Patricia Park '03

Listen: Patricia Park '03 Reads from Her Acclaimed Debut Novel

October 23rd, 2015

Park returned to campus to read from Re Jane, a Korean-American retelling of Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre. Read More: Listen: Patricia Park '03 Reads from Her Acclaimed Debut Novel

Jim Bock '90

Vice President of Admissions Jim Bock '90 on the Benefits of a Liberal Arts Education

October 16th, 2015

Even for those who have a career path in mind, Bock says liberal arts offers a wider educational grounding and development of critical thinking skills: "This type of education can you make you nimble in the job market.”  Read More: Vice President of Admissions Jim Bock '90 on the Benefits of a Liberal Arts Education

Barbara Milewski

Watch: 'Chopin Without Piano' at Swarthmore

October 16th, 2015

Thanks to a community-wide effort, anticipation on campus builds for the North American debut of a production that comes to the U.S. from Poland. Read More: Watch: 'Chopin Without Piano' at Swarthmore

Amy Vachal '11

Watch: Amy Vachal '11 Wows Coaches, Audience on "The Voice"

October 7th, 2015

Vachal's rendition of "Dream a Little Dream of Me" drew high praise from all four coaches and the studio audience.  Read More: Watch: Amy Vachal '11 Wows Coaches, Audience on "The Voice"

Patrick Awuah '89

Watch: Education Entrepreneur Patrick Awuah '89 Named 2015 MacArthur Fellow

September 29th, 2015

Awuah is recognized for his innovation in higher education which "is not only empowering individual students; it also has the potential to transform political and civil society in Ghana and other African nations by developing a new generation of leaders and entrepreneurs." Read More: Watch: Education Entrepreneur Patrick Awuah '89 Named 2015 MacArthur Fellow

Edgar Cahn '56

Listen: Edgar Cahn '56 on Community Empowerment and the Law

September 28th, 2015

Cahn '56 discusses a lifetime of experience in social justice work and his more than 50-year career as a public interest lawyer in both the criminal and civil justice arenas. Read More: Listen: Edgar Cahn '56 on Community Empowerment and the Law

Supriya Davis '15

NCAA Names Supriya Davis '15 Finalist for Woman of the Year Award

September 25th, 2015

In addition to academic accomplishments and community service work, Davis holds six individual school swim records and was also a member of four record-setting relay teams. Read More: NCAA Names Supriya Davis '15 Finalist for Woman of the Year Award

Janet Erlick '88

Swarthmore Welcomes New Members to College's Board of Managers

September 18th, 2015

Janet Erlick '88, executive artistic director of the award‐winning Fort Lauderdale Children's Theatre, is one of four new members to begin their term this fall. Read More: Swarthmore Welcomes New Members to College's Board of Managers

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