Thom Collins

Thom Collins '88 Launches New Miami Art Museum

January 7th, 2014

"There is a lot of aspiration in Miami," says Collins, the director of the new Perez Art Museum Miami, "And a recognition that we are building a real repository for the city's shared cultural heritage." Read More: Thom Collins '88 Launches New Miami Art Museum

Rick Valelly

New Mexico Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage Cites Political Scientist Rick Valelly '75

December 20th, 2013

The Court's opinion points to Valelly's article "LGBT Politics and American Political Development," published last year in the Annual Review of Political Science. Read More: New Mexico Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage Cites Political Scientist Rick Valelly '75

John Freeman '96

John Freeman '96 Discusses New Book in L.A. Times Q&A

December 16th, 2013

Freeman's How to Read a Novelist features profiles of 55 authors, including Toni Morrison and Jonathan Franzen '81. Read More: John Freeman '96 Discusses New Book in L.A. Times Q&A

Sarah Willie-LeBreton

Marketplace's Mitchell Hartman '85 Explores Nelson Mandela's Legacy

December 6th, 2013

Sociologist Sarah Willie-LeBreton (left) joined Hartman, a senior reporter for Marketplace, to discuss the economic impact Mandela had on South Africa and the world. Read More: Marketplace's Mitchell Hartman '85 Explores Nelson Mandela's Legacy

Dean Baker '81

Debt, Deficits, and Entitlements: Should We Worry?

November 11th, 2013

Panelists Dean Baker '81 and Eugene Steuerle discuss the future of our economy in a debate moderated by Michael Meeropol '64. Read More: Debt, Deficits, and Entitlements: Should We Worry?

Rolf Valtin '48

Watch: Garnet Hall of Famer Rolf Valtin '48 Reflects on College, U.S. Army Experiences

November 11th, 2013

On Veteran's Day, learn more about Valtin, who fled Nazi Germany, stormed the beach at Normandy, and played in the Olympics. Read More: Watch: Garnet Hall of Famer Rolf Valtin '48 Reflects on College, U.S. Army Experiences

Sean Decatur '90

Sean Decatur '90 Discusses Value of Liberal Arts Education at Start of Kenyon College Presidency

October 25th, 2013

Decatur loves chemistry so much, he taught Kenyon's freshman class how to use the laws of thermodynamics to make wise choices about their time in school. Read More: Sean Decatur '90 Discusses Value of Liberal Arts Education at Start of Kenyon College Presidency

Elowyn Corby '13

Elowyn Corby '13 Wins Peace and Justice Studies Thesis Award

October 21st, 2013

Corby found that activism training and education increases democratic participatory skills, in particular among people of color. Read More: Elowyn Corby '13 Wins Peace and Justice Studies Thesis Award

Chang-Tai Hsieh '91

Chang-Tai Hsieh '91: Institutional Foundations of China's Growth

October 19th, 2013

Chang-Tai Hsieh '91 discusses the controversy surrounding the sources of China's economic growth. Read More: Chang-Tai Hsieh '91: Institutional Foundations of China's Growth

Will Craig '96 and Laurie Gerber '96

Life Coaches Will Craig '96 and Laurie Gerber '96 Star in A&E Special

October 17th, 2013

The husband-and-wife team are considered experts in many aspects of personal and relationship development.  Read More: Life Coaches Will Craig '96 and Laurie Gerber '96 Star in A&E Special

Rick Valelly '15

Political Scientist Rick Valelly '75 Examines "The Conflicted Gay Pioneer"

October 15th, 2013

Writing for The American Prospect, Valelly discusses the legacy of a landmark book that inspired early gay rights activists, but later was disavowed by its author. Read More: Political Scientist Rick Valelly '75 Examines "The Conflicted Gay Pioneer"

parrish beach

Swarthmore Launches Instagram Account, Announces Photo Contest

October 1st, 2013

Students, faculty, staff, parents, and alumni can submit their best photos of Swarthmore on social media by using the hashtag #SwatPhoto. Read More: Swarthmore Launches Instagram Account, Announces Photo Contest

Matchbox

Swarthmore "Matchbox" to Support Wellness, Fitness, and Theater

September 27th, 2013

"Matchbox couple" Salem Shuchman '84 and Barbara Klock '86 are leading a $2.5 million challenge that will match every gift the College receives for the project. Read More: Swarthmore "Matchbox" to Support Wellness, Fitness, and Theater

S. Leslie Jewett '77

Swarthmore Welcomes New Members to College's Board of Managers

September 25th, 2013

S. Leslie Jewett '77, president of California First National Bank, is one of eight new members to begin their term this fall. Read More: Swarthmore Welcomes New Members to College's Board of Managers