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

Professor Barry Schwartz

Four Symposia Ask: Why Are Good People Divided by Politics and Religion?

October 8th, 2012

The discussion series, co-hosted by Professors Barry Schwartz (left) and Rich Schuldenfrei, will explore the questions posed in Jonathan Haidt's The Righteous Mind. Read More: Four Symposia Ask: Why Are Good People Divided by Politics and Religion?

Chevonne, Lauren Ianuzzi '07

Chevonne, aka Lauren Ianuzzi '07, Lands with Team CeeLo on The Voice

October 5th, 2012

Chevonne, who toured with Lady Gaga as a backup singer and dancer during the Monster Ball Tour, has also toured with British R&B singer-songwriter Estelle. Read More: Chevonne, aka Lauren Ianuzzi '07, Lands with Team CeeLo on The Voice

Sasha Issenberg '02

Watch: Journalist Sasha Issenberg '02 on the Secret Science of Elections

October 4th, 2012

Issenberg, the author of the newly released book The Victory Lab: The Secret Science of Winning Elections, spoke recently on PBS NewsHour. Read More: Watch: Journalist Sasha Issenberg '02 on the Secret Science of Elections

Orchestra 2001 Marks 25th Anniversary

Listen: Orchestra 2001 Marks 25th Anniversary

October 3rd, 2012

Swarthmore's "music ensemble-in-residence" is known for celebrating anniversaries of the composers whose music they play. But this year, Orchestra 2001 is commemorating another milestone birthday: their own. Read More: Listen: Orchestra 2001 Marks 25th Anniversary

Keith Reeves headshot

Political Scientist Keith Reeves '88 Reacts to Latest Ruling on Pa. Voter ID Law

October 2nd, 2012

Although relieved the ID requirement was halted for this year's election, Reeves calls the law, which could still be enacted at a future date, "the modern equivalent of a poll tax." Read More: Political Scientist Keith Reeves '88 Reacts to Latest Ruling on Pa. Voter ID Law

Swarthmore's Class of 2012 at Commencement.

Recent Swarthmore Grads Find Jobs Despite Economic Downturn

October 1st, 2012

Anna Gonzales '16 writes in The Phoenix that a strong alumni network is just one of the reasons Swarthmore's Class of 2012 has found success securing employment. Read More: Recent Swarthmore Grads Find Jobs Despite Economic Downturn