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Clearing a Path

February 9th, 2017

This year's Extern Week matched 269 students with alumni mentors, sparking experiences and insights and strengthening intergenerational bonds.

David Gelber '63

Journalist, Philanthropist, and Actor/Playwright Named 2017 Honorary Degree Recipients

February 2nd, 2017

David Gelber ’63 (left), John Goldman ’71, and Anna Deavere Smith will be awarded honorary degrees at the 145th commencement on May 21.

Tess Wei '17 and Andrea Packard

A Crucible of Learning

January 24th, 2017

The List Gallery celebrates 25 years of enlivening and forging connections on and off campus.

Jane Lang '67

Board of Managers Pledges $300k to Provide Immediate Support for Students

January 23rd, 2017

“Consider this an investment in our students and an on-the-ground expression of our support for them,” says Manager Jane Lang ’67, who led the effort to secure the funding.

Jamie Stiehm '82

From Alumna and Activist Alice Paul to the Women's March on Washington

January 20th, 2017

Author Jamie Stiehm '82 connects this weekend's Women's March to the 1913 March for Suffrage in Washington organized by Alice Paul, Class of 1905.

Eric Behrens '92

Listen: What Election Judges See

January 19th, 2017

Three election judges share what they have seen at polling places, what might cause a vote to be invalidated or lost, and on what matters they exercise discretion.

Rick Valelly '75

Political Scientist Rick Valelly '75 on John Kerry's "Lavender Scare" Apology

January 19th, 2017

"Is this a big deal? Yes," Valelly says. "It underscores that political apologies now encompass gay men and women here in the U.S."

A'Dorian Murray-Thomas '16

Watch: A'Dorian Murray-Thomas '16 Explains the Importance of Radical Self-Love

January 9th, 2017

"The more you dedicate time to loving yourself and surrounding yourself by people who are encouraging you to do the same, there is no such thing as a barrier,” says SHE Wins founder Murray-Thomas.

Yoel Roth '11

Listen: Yoel Roth '11 Talks "Swiping Left: Identity, Preference, and the Politics of Online Dating"

January 6th, 2017

In the lecture, Roth gives an overview of the development of online dating sites and explores notions of privacy and self-expression with a particular focus on the case studies of Tinder and Grindr.

Njideka Akunyili Crosby '04

Artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby '04 Named a Woman of the Year

December 21st, 2016

Crosby's breakout year includes being awarded the international Prix Canson prize and the increased visibility that exhibitions around the world have afforded her work.

Jeffrey Frankel '74

Listen: Economist Jeffrey Frankel '74 on TPP, Trade, Inequality, and the Election

December 13th, 2016

Frankel, one of the leading experts on international trade, gives an overview of changes in trade theory and addresses the connection between trade and inequality, which he says "is especially salient now."

Julie Lange Hall '55

In Memory of Julie Lange Hall '55

December 13th, 2016

Hall is remembered as a highly valued board member whose passionate yet unassuming advocacy for education and the arts inspired those who knew her.

Ken Hechler '35

West Virginia Statesman, Author Ken Hechler '35

December 12th, 2016

Hechler, who died on Saturday, was a lifelong advocate for workers' rights and environmental rights and the only member of Congress to join the 1965 voting rights march from Selma, Ala., to Montgomery.

Keiko Itoh '74

Listen: Author Keiko Itoh '74 Discusses Her Novel, Set in Japanese-Occupied Shanghai

December 8th, 2016

Itoh returned to campus for the first time in 40 years to discuss her novel, which is partly inspired by her mother's experience living in China during WWII.

Tom Spock '78

Swarthmore Board Pledges Sanctuary for Undocumented Students, All Community Members

December 2nd, 2016

"Nearly 2,000 members of our community have asked that Swarthmore become a sanctuary campus," says board chair Tom Spock '78. "We wholeheartedly pledge to do so."