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

Maurice Eldridge '61

College Unveils New Logo to Celebrate Its 150th Year

April 24th, 2013

Maurice Eldridge '61, chair of the sesquicentennial planning committee, says the winning design was inspired by a logo submitted by Noah Weinthal '15 last fall in a campus-wide contest. Read More: College Unveils New Logo to Celebrate Its 150th Year

The Alumni Gospel Choir performs at Arts Weekend

Listen: Alumni Gospel Choir

April 24th, 2013

Hear the Alumni Gospel Choir sing "Joyful, Joyful" from their annual concert - always one of the most anticipated events of the spring semester. Read More: Listen: Alumni Gospel Choir

Richard Valelly '75

Political Scientist Richard Valelly '75 Produces Primer on American Politics

April 9th, 2013

"I hope this book serves as a resource for anyone wishing to better understand how our political system works," Valelly says, "and why at times it feels like it's not." Read More: Political Scientist Richard Valelly '75 Produces Primer on American Politics

Watch: Student Entrepreneurs Network with Seasoned Pros at Annual Lax Conference

April 8th, 2013

Terrence Hicks '73, vice president of investments at Ben Franklin Technology Partners, gave the keynote address at this year's conference, which also featured the first student business plan competition. Read More: Watch: Student Entrepreneurs Network with Seasoned Pros at Annual Lax Conference

President Rebecca Chopp Announces Change to College's 2013 Commencement Ceremony

April 5th, 2013

Entrepreneur and humanitarian Tralance Addy '69 and novelist and social activist Lorene Cary were also chosen to receive this distinction this year. Read More: President Rebecca Chopp Announces Change to College's 2013 Commencement Ceremony

Andrew Ward

Discovering Why the Future Sometimes Feels Closer Than the Past

March 25th, 2013

Psychologist Andrew Ward and Mark Chin '12 recently published a study on the relationship between time and motion, coining the term temporal Doppler effect. Read More: Discovering Why the Future Sometimes Feels Closer Than the Past

Chelsea Hicks '14

Students to Present Business Plan Ideas at Lax Conference for Entrepreneurship

March 22nd, 2013

Chelsea Hicks '14 is one of five finalists who will present their ideas this weekend at SwatTank, Swarthmore's first business plan competition. Read More: Students to Present Business Plan Ideas at Lax Conference for Entrepreneurship

Professor Saar

Seminar Unmasks the Personal Power of Students

March 21st, 2013

Under the auspices of the Center for Innovation and Leadership, Shalom Saar '74 teaches students to "know thyself," develop leadership skills, and balance analysis with insight. Read More: Seminar Unmasks the Personal Power of Students

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