The Swarthmore Twitter 100

The Swarthmore Twitter 100

December 20th, 2012

The Twitter-verse is full of active, engaged Swarthmore alumni representing a broad range of professions and interests. Representing seven decades, these people offer a glimpse of who you might find there. Read More: The Swarthmore Twitter 100

Jessica Scott '00

Two Alums Share Day in the Sun

December 10th, 2012

After helping Denver become the nation's first solar friendly community, Jessica Scott '00 (left) and Rebecca Cantwell '75 found they shared a Swarthmore connection. Read More: Two Alums Share Day in the Sun

Eugene Lang '38

Eugene Lang '38 Donates Largest Gift Ever to Swarthmore

December 8th, 2012

The $50 million gift will result in new engineering and science facilities and help to extend connections between the College's engineering program and many of the other disciplines that comprise liberal arts education. Read More: Eugene Lang '38 Donates Largest Gift Ever to Swarthmore

Cecily Bumbray '12

Alums Get Soulful for Music Video Featuring Cecily Bumbray '12

December 6th, 2012

Bumbray's "Too Much," co-written, arranged, and directed by fellow Swarthmore graduates, is the first commercial release of indie label Harmonious Grits. Read More: Alums Get Soulful for Music Video Featuring Cecily Bumbray '12

Ted Abel '85

Neurobiologist Ted Abel '85 Says Genes Affect People's Memories

December 3rd, 2012

Abel, director of the Biological Basis of Behavior Program at the University of Pennsylvania, recently discussed his work on NPR's Science Friday. Read More: Neurobiologist Ted Abel '85 Says Genes Affect People's Memories

Christiana Figueres '79

Listen: The Anthropology of Climate Change

November 26th, 2012

Christiana Figueres '79 is the executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. She is also the founder of the non-profit Center for Sustainable Development of the Americas and received the Hero for the Planet award from National Geographic in 2001. Read More: Listen: The Anthropology of Climate Change

Patrick Awuah '89

Patrick Awuah '89, Changing the African Education Model

November 26th, 2012

Awuah, founder and president of Ashesi University in Ghana, is providing a new kind of college experience for young African leaders. Read More: Patrick Awuah '89, Changing the African Education Model

Brendan Nyhan '00

Swat Alums, Professors Respond to 2012 Election

November 13th, 2012

Political scientist and media critic Brendan Nyhan '00 joined fellow alums and others in discussing the results, reactions, and next steps following last week's election. Read More: Swat Alums, Professors Respond to 2012 Election

Michael Corbin '82

Ambassador's Blog Post Prompts Chatter Among Swarthmore Diplomats, Others

November 12th, 2012

U.S. Ambassador Michael Corbin '82 helped amplify a fellow diplomat's praise of Swarthmore. Read More: Ambassador's Blog Post Prompts Chatter Among Swarthmore Diplomats, Others

Susan Morrison '81

Diaries Edited by Susan Morrison '81 Provide Glimpse of WWII America

November 9th, 2012

This well-reviewed book provides a window into the everyday life of a precocious girl living in an extraordinary time. Read More: Diaries Edited by Susan Morrison '81 Provide Glimpse of WWII America

Maki Somosot

Writer Maki Somosot '12 Says Filipino Americans Ready to Exert Influence in Presidential Election

November 5th, 2012

Somosot notes that Nevada and Virginia, two hotly contested battlegrounds this year, are also home to some of the fastest-growing Filipino populations. Read More: Writer Maki Somosot '12 Says Filipino Americans Ready to Exert Influence in Presidential Election

Mira Seo '95

Classics Scholar Mira Seo '95: Liberal Arts Pioneer

October 19th, 2012

"It's so intriguing for me to be on the frontier where the liberal arts is expanding, not contracting," says Seo of joining the faculty of a new liberal arts college in Singapore. Read More: Classics Scholar Mira Seo '95: Liberal Arts Pioneer

Mark Hanis '05

Mark Hanis '05 Joins Newest Class of White House Fellows

October 17th, 2012

"This opportunity provides me with the ability to learn how both policy-making is done and how policy priorities are set," says Hanis, co-founder of United to End Genocide. Read More: Mark Hanis '05 Joins Newest Class of White House Fellows

Carolyn Moxley Rouse '87: Why I Believe in Death Panels and Other Imperfect Roads to Health Care Justice

October 16th, 2012

Medical anthropologist Carolyn Moxley Rouse '87 discusses the experience of an African American family she followed in the 1990s. Rouse explores the question: Given what we know about racial health disparities, did the actions of the hospital constitute health care justice? Read More: Carolyn Moxley Rouse '87: Why I Believe in Death Panels and Other Imperfect Roads to Health Care Justice

Bennett Lorber '64

Bennett Lorber '64, William Lipshutz '63 to Receive National Teaching Awards

October 12th, 2012

Lorber '64 (left), an infectious disease specialist, and Lipshutz '63, a gastroenterologist, are being recognized by the American College of Physicians. Read More: Bennett Lorber '64, William Lipshutz '63 to Receive National Teaching Awards