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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. 

Dan Korobkin

Listen: ACLU Director Dan Korobkin ’02 on First Amendment-Based Religious Refusals and the Supreme Court

October 18th, 2019

In this Constitution Day talk, Dan Korobkin ’02 of the Michigan American Civil Liberties Union discusses the claim by some individuals and organizations that their religious objections give rise to a Constitutional right to discriminate.

Syon Bhanot

Economist Syon Bhanot on Research that Improves People's Lives

October 10th, 2019

In a study, Bhanot and six colleagues showed that text-message reminders, motivational messaging, and other nudges significantly increase the likelihood that patients remember to take their tuberculosis medication regularly and successfully finish their treatments.

Group gathers in front of Parrish for Garnet weekend

Swarthmore Community Celebrates Garnet Weekend 2019

October 7th, 2019

Photo highlights of Garnet Weekend include the McCabe Lecture delivered by Spelman College president Mary Schmidt Campbell '69, H'09, a campus walking tour led by Friends Historical Library archivist Celia Caust-Ellenbogen '09, the induction of the eighth class into the Garnet Athletics Hall of Fame, and an interactive course in Taiko drumming. More highlights will be shared soon.

Elizabeth Anderson '81

Watch: Philosopher Elizabeth Anderson ’81 Named 2019 MacArthur Fellow

September 25th, 2019

Elizabeth Anderson ’81, a philosopher who examines how evolving concepts of freedom and equality are experienced in our daily lives, is among this year’s 26 recipients of

Emily Paddon Rhoads

Swarthmore Begins Three-Year Partnership with Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

September 20th, 2019

Swarthmore is strengthening its commitment to engaged scholarship across the globe through a partnership with the Pulitze

Niki Odim

Swarthmore Welcomes New Members to Board of Managers

September 11th, 2019

Nicole O’Dell Odim ’88, P’17, P’20 ​​, Dorothy Robinson ’72, P’02, Anne Schuchat ’80, H’05, and James Snipes ’75, P’21 will attend their first meeting in September.

Keith Reeves

Political Scientist Keith Reeves ’88 on Meek Mill and Criminal Justice Reform

September 4th, 2019

Keith Reeves ’88, professor of political science and director of the Urban Inequality and Incarceration program at the College's Lang Center for Civic & Social Responsibility, discussed the release of rapper Meek Mill and opportunities to reform the criminal justice system on WHYY's Radio Times.