Priscilla Coit Murphy '67

Priscilla Coit Murphy '67: The Life and Afterlife of a Book

March 19th, 2013

Priscilla Coit Murphy '67 lectures on the continuing impact of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring. Read More: Priscilla Coit Murphy '67: The Life and Afterlife of a Book

Sean M. Decatur '90

Sean M. Decatur '90 Named President of Kenyon College

March 18th, 2013

Decatur, currently the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Oberlin College, will take the helm at Kenyon on July 1. He will also make history as the college's first African-American president. Read More: Sean M. Decatur '90 Named President of Kenyon College

Peggy Seiden

Swarthmore Libraries Now Offering JSTOR, Project Muse Access to Alumni

March 14th, 2013

College Librarian Peggy Seiden says that the tools will help graduates perform research using the same investigative techniques they honed while at Swarthmore. Read More: Swarthmore Libraries Now Offering JSTOR, Project Muse Access to Alumni

Dawn Porter '88

Watch: Dawn Porter '88 Discusses New HBO Documentary

March 8th, 2013

The attorney-turned-filmmaker talks about Gideon's Army, her documentary that follows a group of young public defenders in the Deep South. Read More: Watch: Dawn Porter '88 Discusses New HBO Documentary

Diane Anderson

Swarthmore Tops List of Schools that Produce Best GMAT Takers

February 25th, 2013

Diane Anderson, associate dean for academic affairs, isn't surprised at the results. "[Our students] can be challenging to teach sometimes because they ask wonderful questions and they don't duck when you challenge them." Read More: Swarthmore Tops List of Schools that Produce Best GMAT Takers

Gil Kemp '72 and Rebecca Chopp

Board Chair Gil Kemp '72 and Barbara Kemp Donate $20 Million to Swarthmore College

February 23rd, 2013

The Kemps' gift includes support for students from the U.S. and abroad based on financial need and interest in global leadership and will enable the College to renovate iconic Clothier Hall. Read More: Board Chair Gil Kemp '72 and Barbara Kemp Donate Million to Swarthmore College

Tralance Addy '69

Tralance Addy '69 and Lorene Cary Named Honorary Degree Recipients

February 21st, 2013

Addy (left), Cary, and Zoellick will join approximately 350 undergraduates in receiving degrees at the ceremony this June, the College's 141st. Read More: Tralance Addy '69 and Lorene Cary Named Honorary Degree Recipients

john williams '06

Q&A with John Williams '06, associate producer of Beasts of the Southern Wild

February 13th, 2013

John Williams '06 served as associate producer of the Academy Award-nominated feature film and met with students to discuss the filmmaking process. Read More: Q&A with John Williams '06, associate producer of Beasts of the Southern Wild

Amelia Hoover Green '03

Amelia Hoover Green '03 on Preventing Wartime Violence Against Civilians

February 8th, 2013

Green, an assistant professor in history and politics at Drexel University, focuses on human rights and armed conflict in her research. Read More: Amelia Hoover Green '03 on Preventing Wartime Violence Against Civilians

Shayne Lightner '87

Shayne Lightner '87: The Entertainment Industry "Take One"

February 7th, 2013

Shayne Lightner '87 discusses his experiences working in filmmaking and the entertainment industry. Read More: Shayne Lightner '87: The Entertainment Industry "Take One"

Swarthmore's big Adirondack chair

Swarthmore Alum Returns to Teach His Craft

January 14th, 2013

Jake Beckman '05, the creator of Parrish Beach's famed "Big Chair," led a class on public art in which his students made similar large-scale art installations. Read More: Swarthmore Alum Returns to Teach His Craft

Sandra Moore Faber

Sandra Moore Faber '66 to be Honored with Medal of Science by President Obama

January 10th, 2013

Faber's contributions to astronomy include impressive advances in understanding dark matter, galaxy formation, and the structure of the universe. Read More: Sandra Moore Faber '66 to be Honored with Medal of Science by President Obama

Nick Martin '04

Nick Martin '04 Leads the Way for New Swat Entrepreneurs

January 9th, 2013

The TechChange founder explains how the passion for learning he developed at Swarthmore translated into entrepreneurial success. Read More: Nick Martin '04 Leads the Way for New Swat Entrepreneurs

Janice Gallagher '99

Cross-Country Caravan Brings Attention to Victims of Drug War

January 7th, 2013

Social justice advocate Janice Gallagher '99 helped coordinate the caravan. Read More: Cross-Country Caravan Brings Attention to Victims of Drug War