Ross Ogden

Ross Ogden '66 Still Serving American Red Cross after 50 Years

July 30th, 2012

"I think each of us has an obligation to serve the community in which you live and work," says Ogden, the organization's national chair for disaster services. Read More: Ross Ogden '66 Still Serving American Red Cross after 50 Years

Gil Rose

College Program for Adult Learners Continues This Fall

July 26th, 2012

"Students have an intensive discussion-oriented experience in the true Swarthmore liberal arts tradition," says Gil Rose, founder of the Lifelong Learning program. Read More: College Program for Adult Learners Continues This Fall

Nick Martin '04

Nick Martin '04 Founds Start-Up to Further Use of Technology for International Development

July 17th, 2012

Two years after its founding, TechChange has taught more than 600 students in more than 70 countries through their online classroom.  Read More: Nick Martin '04 Founds Start-Up to Further Use of Technology for International Development

Robert Putnam

Political Scientist Robert Putnam '63: Class Now Trumps Race as Great Divide in America

July 10th, 2012

By continuing to frame the conversation as one about poverty rather than one about social mobility, even well-intentioned advocates are continuing to frame the conversations as a discussion of the problem, rather that the objective, Putnam said at the Aspen Ideas Festival. Read More: Political Scientist Robert Putnam '63: Class Now Trumps Race as Great Divide in America

Laura Wang '10

Laura Wang '10 Awarded National Science Teaching Fellowship

July 9th, 2012

Like most Swatties, once Wang made a plan of action for her career, big things started happening - not long after recognizing education as her true calling, she was awarded a prestigious Knowles Science Teaching Foundation fellowship. Read More: Laura Wang '10 Awarded National Science Teaching Fellowship

Mattathias Schwartz '01

Mattathias Schwartz '01 Receives International Reporting Award

June 26th, 2012

"Think of this as a customer-service report on American foreign policy," Schwartz said in accepting the Livingston Award for his examination of a massacre by Jamaican security forces. Read More: Mattathias Schwartz '01 Receives International Reporting Award

Susanna Mitro '11

Susanna Mitro '11 Makes Headlines with Research on Telling Age Based on Scent

June 21st, 2012

Within 24 hours of publishing her study online last month, news of her work had appeared in newspapers and science magazines around the world. Read More: Susanna Mitro '11 Makes Headlines with Research on Telling Age Based on Scent

Jonathan Franzen '81

Novelist Jonathan Franzen '81 on "How You Become the Person Who Can Write the Book You Need to Write"

June 6th, 2012

Franzen, newly inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters, talks about The Corrections and describes a few of the struggles he had to become its author. Read More: Novelist Jonathan Franzen '81 on "How You Become the Person Who Can Write the Book You Need to Write"

Rick Valelly '75

Political Scientist Rick Valelly '75 Discusses Significance of President Obama's Support of Gay Marriage

May 30th, 2012

On Annual Reviews Audio Conversations, he also discussed the history of the rights of gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgendered people and explains how this movement shaped the landscape of American politics. Read More: Political Scientist Rick Valelly '75 Discusses Significance of President Obama's Support of Gay Marriage

Sarah Chasins '12 and Jennifer Crick '12

Two Seniors, 13 Alumni Win NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

May 15th, 2012

Sarah Chasins '12 (left) and Jennifer Crick '13 are among those who will receive three years of funding for a research-based master's or doctoral degree at their preferred institution. Read More: Two Seniors, 13 Alumni Win NSF Graduate Research Fellowships