Matt Thurm '10

Feature Film Produced by Matthew Thurm ’10 Finds National Audience

September 4th, 2017

The winner of an audience award at the Sundance Film Festival, Crown Heights is at once "enraging and uplifting," says Thurm of his fourth feature film production. Read More: Feature Film Produced by Matthew Thurm ’10 Finds National Audience

Rick Valelly '75

Political Scientist Rick Valelly '75 on Honoring Reconstruction

August 30th, 2017

With the 150th anniversary of Reconstruction this week, Valelly argues that remembering this pivotal era deserves to be built into the new national politics of memory. Read More: Political Scientist Rick Valelly '75 on Honoring Reconstruction

Jumatatu Poe '04 and Tayarisha Poe '12

Choreographer Jumatatu Poe '04, Filmmaker Tayarisha Poe '12 Honored by Pew Center for Arts & Heritage

August 21st, 2017

With her fellowship, Poe plans to continue her work with multi-media storytelling, while her brother's grant will support his new work, which derives from J-Sette and the rhythms of pop and club music. Read More: Choreographer Jumatatu Poe '04, Filmmaker Tayarisha Poe '12 Honored by Pew Center for Arts & Heritage

Tess Wei '17

Tess Wei '17 Nominated as NCAA Woman of the Year

August 2nd, 2017

Wei, an honors studio art major and a cross country and track and field standout, is one of two student-athletes chosen to represent the Centennial Conference for the award. Read More: Tess Wei '17 Nominated as NCAA Woman of the Year

Audra Woodside '19

Designing an Experience

August 2nd, 2017

This summer, Swarthmore is abuzz with students broadening their perspectives and building upon coursework through research and work opportunities on campus and in the community. Read More: Designing an Experience

Marcela Escobari '96

Marcela Escobari ’96 Turns Humanitarian Theory into Real-Life Practice

July 25th, 2017

Escobari uses her training as an investment banker to help organizations working to promote international development and end poverty. Read More: Marcela Escobari ’96 Turns Humanitarian Theory into Real-Life Practice

Tedi Asher '05

Neuroscientist Tedi Asher '05 Shapes How People View Art

July 10th, 2017

At the Peabody Essex Museum, Asher will apply the principles of neuroaesthetics to a reinstallation of the museum’s permanent collection. Read More: Neuroscientist Tedi Asher '05 Shapes How People View Art

Jasmin Rodriguez-Schroeder ’17

Students, Alumni Honored with National Scholarships, College Awards

June 23rd, 2017

Among them are Jasmin Rodriguez-Schroeder ’17, honored for her work with the Chester City Youth Court program with an award named for two alums. Read More: Students, Alumni Honored with National Scholarships, College Awards

Brendan Work '10

Brendan Work '10 Recognized for Teaching Arabic Language, Culture

June 14th, 2017

A high school teacher in his native Montana, Work believes that exploring the culture and history of the Middle East in a positive way has a transformative effect on students. Read More: Brendan Work '10 Recognized for Teaching Arabic Language, Culture

Steven Gu '15

Four Swarthmore Alumni Receive Fulbright Grants

June 12th, 2017

Steven Gu '15 is one of four alumni to be offered and accept the award, affirming Swarthmore's status as a top producer of grantees. Read More: Four Swarthmore Alumni Receive Fulbright Grants

Mayra Tenorio Lopez ’15

Mayra Tenorio Lopez ’15 Named Gates-Cambridge Scholar

June 5th, 2017

Tenorio will explore how indigenous women in Guatemala use their bodies to resist gendered violence within their community. Read More: Mayra Tenorio Lopez ’15 Named Gates-Cambridge Scholar

Rachel Thomas '05

Rachel Thomas '05 Among Top 20 Women Advancing A.I. Research

May 25th, 2017

Thomas' efforts have increased access for women, people of color, international students, and the economically disadvantaged to AI research and engineering. Read More: Rachel Thomas '05 Among Top 20 Women Advancing A.I. Research

Elena Kingston ’14

12 Alumni Receive NSF Graduate Fellowships

May 22nd, 2017

Among this year's fellows, chosen for their intellectual strength and leadership potential in the STEM fields, is Elena Kingston ’14. Read More: 12 Alumni Receive NSF Graduate Fellowships

Kip Davis '75

More Than 40 Years After First Arriving at Swarthmore, Charles "Kip" Davis '75 to Graduate

May 19th, 2017

In 1975, Class President Davis was one thesis shy of completing his degree. He will walk with the Class of 2017 on Sunday. Read More: More Than 40 Years After First Arriving at Swarthmore, Charles "Kip" Davis '75 to Graduate

Andrew Jansen '18

Garnet Track & Field Teams Smash Records at Conference Championships

May 8th, 2017

Andrew Jansen ‘18 broke the College's 112-year-old hammer throw record set by Tiny Maxwell, helping the Garnet men's team achieve its best finish at the conference championships in 20 years. Read More: Garnet Track & Field Teams Smash Records at Conference Championships