Carol Nackenoff

Constitution Experts Weigh in on Supreme Court Cases

July 2nd, 2015

Political scientists Carol Nackenoff (left) and Rick Valelly '75 share their thoughts on the impact and rationale of the Court's recent decisions, including marriage equality, the Affordable Care Act, and redistricting. Read More: Constitution Experts Weigh in on Supreme Court Cases

Timothy Stewart-Winter '01

Historian Timothy Stewart-Winter '01 on the Price of Gay Marriage

June 29th, 2015

"For some of us, marriage will be a ticket out of the margins," Stewart-Winter writes. "But it would be a tragedy if, vindicated by the Supreme Court, many of us proclaim a premature victory." Read More: Historian Timothy Stewart-Winter '01 on the Price of Gay Marriage

Valerie Smith

ICYMI: Top Web Stories of the Year

June 29th, 2015

The 2014-15 academic year ran the gamut – from sumo robots and athletic championships to Fulbright, Truman, Watson, and Marshall scholarships (among others) and the announcement of new president Valerie Smith (left). Read More: ICYMI: Top Web Stories of the Year

Cathy Polinsky '99

Cathy Polinsky '99 Named Among "Most Powerful Women Engineers"

June 22nd, 2015

Polinsky, a vice president at a global cloud computing company, is included on a list recently compiled by Business Insider. Read More: Cathy Polinsky '99 Named Among "Most Powerful Women Engineers"

Jennifer Peck '06

Economist Jennifer Peck '06 Works to Boost Employment of Women in Saudi Arabia

June 9th, 2015

Peck is part of a team working to help the Kingdom's labor ministry double its number of working women in the next several years. Read More: Economist Jennifer Peck '06 Works to Boost Employment of Women in Saudi Arabia

Maya Schenwar '05

Listen: Maya Schenwar ’05 on Why Prison Doesn't Work and How We Can Do Better

June 4th, 2015

Schenwar is the editor-in-chief of truth-out.org and the author of a new book which depicts the shortcomings of America’s prison system through stories of prisoners and their families. Read More: Listen: Maya Schenwar ’05 on Why Prison Doesn't Work and How We Can Do Better

Pieter Judson '78

Listen: Historian Pieter Judson ’78 Reflects on Field, Swarthmore Experience

June 2nd, 2015

In a fitting cap to Judson's 20 years on the faculty, colleagues and former students came together for an all-day symposium and farewell reception. Read More: Listen: Historian Pieter Judson ’78 Reflects on Field, Swarthmore Experience

Patricia Park '03

Watch: Patricia Park '03 Novel Offers New Spin on 'Jane Eyre'

May 22nd, 2015

"I guess it's pretty audacious to take on a classic and put your own spin on it," she tells WNYC's Brian Lehrer. Read More: Watch: Patricia Park '03 Novel Offers New Spin on 'Jane Eyre'

Elizabeth Bachman ’15

Seven Seniors, Two Alums Awarded Fulbright Grants

May 11th, 2015

Elizabeth Bachman ’15 is one of seven seniors chosen for the highly-competitive, merit-based grants for international educational exchange. Read More: Seven Seniors, Two Alums Awarded Fulbright Grants

Edward Gardner '81

Listen: Edward Gardner '81 on "The Euro Area and the Perils of Monetary Union"

May 8th, 2015

Gardner, an international economist at the IMF, presents a narrative of the Euro Area crisis and its ongoing resolution for the 2015 Bernie Saffran Lecture. Read More: Listen: Edward Gardner '81 on "The Euro Area and the Perils of Monetary Union"

Abby Holtzman '15

International Write-In Offers Students Support, Solidarity

May 8th, 2015

Writing Associate Abby Holtzman '16 describes the event, which grew from a joking question on campus to ultimately involve more than 40 schools around the world. Read More: International Write-In Offers Students Support, Solidarity

The Royal Singer singers

A Royal Collaboration

May 6th, 2015

Students, faculty, and staff join area schoolchildren to stage The Royal Singer, a children's opera, sending the sesquicentennial out on a high note. Read More: A Royal Collaboration

Jeremy Lefkowitz

Classicist Jeremy Lefkowitz Receives Rome Prize

May 6th, 2015

The prestigious prize will allow Lefkowitz, an expert in Latin and Greek poetry, to spend a year in Rome working on an ancient studies project and engaging a vibrant community of scholars and artists. Read More: Classicist Jeremy Lefkowitz Receives Rome Prize

Tom Spock '78

Thomas E. Spock '78 Named New Board Chair

May 4th, 2015

"I’m looking forward to working with my fellow alumni, students, faculty, staff, and the College leadership to ensure that Swarthmore provides the very best, most intellectually rigorous undergraduate liberal arts and engineering education available," Spock says, "while continuing to expand the accessibility of a Swarthmore education to all qualified students." Read More: Thomas E. Spock '78 Named New Board Chair

Students at candlelight vigil

Candlelight Vigil Held in Support of Nepal Earthquake Victims

April 30th, 2015

Community members joined together in front of Parrish Hall to share their feelings and outline the ways they could be of help. Read More: Candlelight Vigil Held in Support of Nepal Earthquake Victims