Rick Valelly '75

Political Scientist Rick Valelly '75 Says Voting Rights Act Decision May Reinvigorate Democracy

July 3rd, 2013

Valelly disagrees with the Supreme Court in striking part of it down, but says the ruling may spur citizens and Congress into action, adding "this is a time for democratic renewal." Read More: Political Scientist Rick Valelly '75 Says Voting Rights Act Decision May Reinvigorate Democracy

Reuben Heyman-Kantor '06

60 Minutes Producer Reuben Heyman-Kantor '06 Takes One for the Team

June 28th, 2013

For a story on military combat dogs, Heyman-Kantor donned a protective suit and attempted to outrun one of the canines. Did he make it? Watch to see. Read More: 60 Minutes Producer Reuben Heyman-Kantor '06 Takes One for the Team

Barbara Mather '65

Barbara Mather '65 Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

June 26th, 2013

Mather, one of the first female leaders of a law firm in Pennsylvania, currently serves as Pepper Hamilton's general counsel and heads the Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners. Read More: Barbara Mather '65 Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

heaney '09

Erin Heaney '09 Helps Marshal People Power to Battle Polluter in Buffalo, N.Y.

June 19th, 2013

The Tonawanda Coke factory was convicted of polluting the air and ground and officials are facing jail and up to $200 million in fines. Read More: Erin Heaney '09 Helps Marshal People Power to Battle Polluter in Buffalo, N.Y.

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Lightning Strikes Women's Resource Center

June 17th, 2013

No one was hurt and first responders from the College and the Borough prevented the two-alarm fire from causing more damage. Read More: Lightning Strikes Women's Resource Center

K. David Harrison

Linguist K. David Harrison Raises Awareness of Global Language Loss at Smithsonian Folklife Festival Program

June 13th, 2013

"Language diversity is part of the bigger picture of sustainability and survival on the planet," says Harrison, co-curator of the program and associate professor of linguistics. "If we care about intellectual diversity, we should also care about language diversity." Read More: Linguist K. David Harrison Raises Awareness of Global Language Loss at Smithsonian Folklife Festival Program

Austine Wood Comarow '63

Watch: Austine Wood Comarow '63 Unveils New Work Inspired by Peaceable Kingdom

June 11th, 2013

In honor of her 50th reunion, Comarow unveiled and discussed her piece, inspired by the famous painting by Edward Hicks, during Alumni Weekend. Read More: Watch: Austine Wood Comarow '63 Unveils New Work Inspired by Peaceable Kingdom

John Teerlink '83

Cardiologist John Teerlink '83 Discusses Career, Research

June 7th, 2013

Teerlink, who majored in religious studies with a minor in biology, says that studying both fields worked in his favor by combining his interest in science and people. Read More: Cardiologist John Teerlink '83 Discusses Career, Research

Peter Temin '59

Peter Temin '59: Statistics in Ancient History

June 2nd, 2013

Dr. Peter Temin '59, Elisha Gray II Professor of Economics Emeritus, Department of Economics, MIT, presents "Statistics in Ancient History." Read More: Peter Temin '59: Statistics in Ancient History

Brad Roth '84

Brad Roth '84: Coming to Terms with Ruthlessness

May 24th, 2013

Brad Roth '84 speaks about human rights violations, moral outrage, and the role of international law. Read More: Brad Roth '84: Coming to Terms with Ruthlessness

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Swarthmore Debuts Concept for Town Center West Project

May 17th, 2013

"This is a really exciting moment in the history of the project," says Vice President for Community and College Relations Maurice Eldridge '61, "and we are very proud of what we are now able to share." Read More: Swarthmore Debuts Concept for Town Center West Project

Greg Lok '04

New Venture from Gregory Lok '04 Helps Designers Amplify, Expand Their Reach

May 16th, 2013

The website, Joy & Revelry, will help interior decorators capitalize on their skills and social media influence. Read More: New Venture from Gregory Lok '04 Helps Designers Amplify, Expand Their Reach

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Swarthmore Community Engages in Challenging Campus-Wide Conversations

May 10th, 2013

"All of us who love Swarthmore," says President Rebecca Chopp, "know this is a community that thinks with rigor, that is self-critical always, and is aspirational in its ongoing work to live out values of respect, justice, peace, and the amelioration of suffering." Read More: Swarthmore Community Engages in Challenging Campus-Wide Conversations

Eugene Lang '38

Philanthropist Eugene Lang '38 Inspires Modern-Day Robin Hood

May 3rd, 2013

The spontaneous moment that led to Lang's creation of the I Have A Dream Foundation, which has helped pay the college costs for 15,000 children around the world, inspired another philanthropist to follow Lang's lead. Read More: Philanthropist Eugene Lang '38 Inspires Modern-Day Robin Hood

Head Coach Karen Borbee

Women's Lacrosse Coach Karen Borbee Records 200th Career Win

April 26th, 2013

The victory comes as the team hopes to clinch its second consecutive Centennial Conference playoff berth. Read More: Women's Lacrosse Coach Karen Borbee Records 200th Career Win