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

John Mather '68

John Mather '68 Talks Space, Science in Reddit Chat

January 3rd, 2013

Though President Obama grabbed the most-read Reddit post of 2012, Swarthmore made some Reddit news when Nobel Prize winner John Mather '68 took part in the social news site's popular chat series. Read More: John Mather '68 Talks Space, Science in Reddit Chat

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