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 Rod ’67 and Dorothy Woods Chronister ’66 prepare food in the kitchen

Stepping up to the Plate

March 27th, 2020

During the COVD-19 pandemic, Rod ’67 and Dorothy Woods Chronister ’66 are doing their part by joining volunteers from their church in Manchester, N.H., to prepare lunches for community members in need.

Don Mizell '71

Listen: Trailblazers Panel Recounts Founding, Impact of Black Cultural Center

February 28th, 2020

As part of Swarthmore’s yearlong Celebration of Black Excellence, five alumni instrumental in establishing the College's Black Cultural Center returned to campus 50 years later to discuss their efforts.

Elaine Allard ’01

Eleven Faculty Across the Disciplines Recognized with Tenure, Promotions

February 24th, 2020

At the February meeting of the Board of Managers, 11 faculty members were approved for promotion. 

Seven faculty members received tenure and promotion to associate professor:

Daniel Laurison '99

Sociologist Daniel Laurison ’99 Explains — and Upends — Political Primary Narratives

February 26th, 2020

Laurison recently sat down to discuss his upcoming book on how campaign professionals shape politics (or not); how class position affects one’s vote; the Pennsylvania Participation Project, his examination of why so many people feel disconnected from politics; the Bernie Sanders surge; and more.

Julius Miller

Swarthmore Remains a Top Producer of Fulbright Students

February 10th, 2020

It is a recognition the College has held for more than 10 years.

Marshall Curry with Oscar statuette

Filmmaker Marshall Curry ’92 Wins Academy Award for Live Action Short

February 10th, 2020

Curry had previously been nominated for last year’s A Night at the Garden, as well as Street Fight (2006) and If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front 2012.

Adele Diamond

Neuroscientist, Cultural Historian, and Media Executive Named 2020 Honorary Degree Recipients

January 21st, 2020

President Valerie Smith will award honorary degrees to neuroscientist Adele Diamond ’74, African American cultural historian Saidiya Hartman, and media executive David T. Linde ’82 at Swarthmore College’s 148th Commencement on May 24. In addition, approximately 400 undergraduates will receive degrees at the ceremony in Scott Amphitheater.

Bryce Mick '21 stands at Wall Street Journal office

A Student Reflects on Extern Week 2020

January 23rd, 2020

Hosted by Wall Street Journal bureau chief Ben Fritz ’99, Bryce Mick '21 spent his externship week at the paper’s West Coast office.

Participants perform with Chester Children's Chorus

Listen: Chester Children’s Chorus Brings Joyful Song, Changes Lives

December 11th, 2019

The Chorus, celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, will perform its annual winter concerts this Friday and Saturday on Swarthmore's campus.

Jessica Schleider '12

Listen: Psychologist Jessica Schleider ’12 on Youth Mental Health Interventions

October 18th, 2019

Jessica Schleider ’12 explains her research on depression and anxiety in children and adolescents while explaining how youth mental health interventions work.

Shelby Billups '20 sings as Cassandra

Ambitious Original Opera ‘Cassandra’ Offers Timely Message of Truth and Resistance

December 2nd, 2019

This student-driven and interdisciplinary work, featuring Shelby Billups '20 in the titular role, will premiere in Lang Concert Hall on Friday, Dec. 6 at 8 p.m.

Jayanti Owens '06

Swarthmore Hosts Aspiring Academics of Color at Mellon Mays Conference

November 14th, 2019

The event will bring together dozens of scholars from around the region and feature a keynote from program alumna Jayanti Owens ’06, now a professor at Brown University.

Christie DeNizio '12 helps student in painting class

Life-Changing Classes

October 25th, 2019

Here, Swarthmore students and alumni reflect on how their classes have had a significant impact on their academic and professional journeys.

Cindi Leive ’88

College Community Gathers in New York City to Talk Fashion, Technology, and the Liberal Arts

October 29th, 2019

Alumni, parents, and friends gathered recently in New York City for “Liberal Arts Lives: Swarthmore in Fashion, featuring a conversation with Joseph Altuzarra ’05, Cindi Leive ’88, and Cathy Polinsky ’99 about the intersections of fashion, technology, and the liberal arts.