Michael Jeffries '02

Michael Jeffries '02: Paint the White House Black

September 20th, 2013

Sociologist Michael Jeffries '02 discusses his new book, which examines how race relies on other social forces, like gender and class, for its meaning and impact. Read More: Michael Jeffries '02: Paint the White House Black

Desiree Peterkin Bell '00

City Official Desiree Peterkin Bell '00 Among Philadelphia's Most Influential African-American Women

September 20th, 2013

Philadelphia Tribune Magazine cited her high-ranking roles in city government as a mayoral adviser and her work with the Obama for America campaign. Read More: City Official Desiree Peterkin Bell '00 Among Philadelphia's Most Influential African-American Women

Mary Walton

A Woman's Crusade: Alice Paul '05 and Mabel Vernon '06 and the Battle for the Ballot

September 19th, 2013

Mary Walton discusses the suffrage movement led by Alice Paul, Class of 1905, and Mabel Vernon, Class of 1906. Introduction by Wendy Chmielewski, George Cooley Curator of the Swarthmore College Peace Collection. Read More: A Woman's Crusade: Alice Paul '05 and Mabel Vernon '06 and the Battle for the Ballot

Jonathan Franzen '81

Author Jonathan Franzen '81 Cites Swarthmore Mentor in Latest Essay

September 17th, 2013

In The Guardian, Franzen speaks fondly of his late mentor, Professor of German George Avery, who helped develop his interest in Austrian satirist Karl Kraus, the subject of his latest book. Read More: Author Jonathan Franzen '81 Cites Swarthmore Mentor in Latest Essay

Joseph Altuzarra '05

Award-Winning Fashion Designer Joseph Altuzarra '05 Discusses Building His Brand

September 13th, 2013

Altuzarra traces his career back to his research at Swarthmore, where he examined the intersection of fashion and art history. Read More: Award-Winning Fashion Designer Joseph Altuzarra '05 Discusses Building His Brand

Christopher Castellani '94

Christopher Castellani '94: All This Talk of Love

September 11th, 2013

Author Christopher Castellani '94 gave a reading on campus this month from his latest novel, All This Talk of Love. Read More: Christopher Castellani '94: All This Talk of Love

swarthmore graduates

Swarthmore Produces Most Social Sciences Doctorate Recipients in the Nation

September 6th, 2013

The National Science Foundation also found that more than 20 percent of Swarthmore graduates in go on to earn a doctorate degree. Read More: Swarthmore Produces Most Social Sciences Doctorate Recipients in the Nation

Justin Anand '93

Justin Anand '93 Named U.S. Magistrate

August 13th, 2013

A graduate of Harvard Law School, Anand joins the federal bench as the U.S. magistrate for the Northern District of Georgia. Read More: Justin Anand '93 Named U.S. Magistrate

Endangered Languages

Linguist K. David Harrison Helps Endangered Languages Re-emerge

July 30th, 2013

The Smithsonian's Folklife Festival, which Harrison co-curates, is designed to preserve and celebrate languages in danger of disappearing. Read More: Linguist K. David Harrison Helps Endangered Languages Re-emerge

Garikai Campbell '90

Garikai Campbell '90 Named Provost and Senior Vice President at Morehouse College

July 29th, 2013

"Morehouse and Swarthmore are alike in many ways," Campbell says, "each sharing a deep commitment to the liberal arts, academic rigor, and social justice." Read More: Garikai Campbell '90 Named Provost and Senior Vice President at Morehouse College

Jed Rakoff '64

Judge Jed Rakoff '64's "Quixotic" Decision Now More the Norm

July 26th, 2013

The Economist notes that since Rakoff's decision to reject a $285 million settlement between the SEC and Citicorp, a handful of judges have since followed suit and blocked other SEC deals. Read More: Judge Jed Rakoff '64's "Quixotic" Decision Now More the Norm

Mara Revkin '09

Alumni Say Citizens' Voices Will Be Central in Propelling Egypt Forward

July 24th, 2013

Mara Revkin '09 (left) and Ann Lesch '66, both based in Cairo, have written extensively about the unrest in Egypt after witnessing the politlcal upheaval first-hand. Read More: Alumni Say Citizens' Voices Will Be Central in Propelling Egypt Forward

Morgan Williams '14

Morgan Williams '14 Explores the Empire State Building's Shelf Life

July 22nd, 2013

During an externship with Allison Marsh '98 at the Smithsonian Institute, Williams wrote about the history of the iconic New York structure. Read More: Morgan Williams '14 Explores the Empire State Building's Shelf Life

Sasha Laundy

Sasha Laundy '06 Talks Self-Directing Her Career in Tech Start-Ups

July 17th, 2013

Laundy went from teaching physics and science to high school students to joining the educational tech start-up Code Academy. She also founded Women Who Code. Read More: Sasha Laundy '06 Talks Self-Directing Her Career in Tech Start-Ups

Robert Putnam '63

Writer Robert Putnam '63 Receives Nation's Highest Humanities Honor from President Obama

July 12th, 2013

Putnam, one of the few social scientists to ever receive the National Humanities Medal, was honored for "deepening our understanding of community in America." Read More: Writer Robert Putnam '63 Receives Nation's Highest Humanities Honor from President Obama