September 3rd, 2019
Michał Zadara ’99 and Barbara Wysocka, a pre-eminent Polish director and actress/director, are returning to Swarthmore as Julien and Virginia Cornell Visiting Professors. They are eager to find new rhythms for themselves and give students a fresh view on approaching and creating theater.
August 20th, 2019
Whether they are designing software for Google, pursuing a master’s in architecture at MIT, or tutoring underserved students for City Year Los Angeles, the members of the Class of 2019 are already making waves in their communities and around the world.
July 23rd, 2019
Professor of Engineering Art McGarity’s five-year stormwater management project, which discovered that green infrastructure can mitigate cities’ runoff woes, embodies the interdisciplinary spirit of Swarthmore and potential dynamism of Maxine Frank Singer '52 Hall.
June 26th, 2019
Students, faculty, staff, and alumni put the Swarthmore ethos into action this past academic year, connecting disciplines, opening doors, working for the common good, and reimagining the lived environment. These are some highlights from 2018-19.
June 19th, 2019
Thanks to coveted Critical Language Scholarships, Carole Lee ’21, Zackary Lash ’19, and Anya Slepyan ’21 are conducting studies abroad in an eight-week immersive program that includes language training, cultural activities, and site visits.
June 7th, 2019
For her senior engineering design project, Greta Studier '19 made use of the Makerspace to create a conceptual design for a storage unit that will safely hold sample tubes on a future Mars Sample Return mission by NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab.
June 4th, 2019
Dedicated in memory of science librarian and “ultimate book lover” Meg Spencer, the list offers suggestions from faculty and staff from around the College, including both a favorite title from the past year and a book they plan on reading this summer.
May 21st, 2019
Earlier this semester, Patty Park ’03 returned to Swarthmore to read from her new book, El Chino. She also discusses growing up as a Korean-American in Queens, N.Y., and the cognitive dissonance she experienced in reconciling where she came from and what she was becoming while she was a student.
May 24th, 2019
An array of numbers to celebrate the seniors who will receive their diplomas on Sunday, as well as the people from all areas of the College who help make the day possible.
January 16th, 2019
In addition, approximately 410 undergraduates will receive degrees at the ceremony in Scott Amphitheater.
Lang Family Honors Swarthmore Women in STEM by Naming New Building for Maxine Frank Singer '52, H'78
May 13th, 2019
“I’m grateful to Jane and Lucy Lang for recognizing a remarkable woman, and for inspiring others to do the same,” says President Valerie Smith. “Singer Hall will serve as a reminder to all who pass through it of the important learning that goes on within its walls, and of the legacy of Swarthmore scientists—past, present, and future.”
Statistician Lynne Steuerle Schofield '99 Fosters Interdisciplinary Approach to Community Engagement
May 6th, 2019
“A lot of the really big issues facing us today—poverty, climate change, immigration—if they were easy to solve in one discipline, we would have solved them. It’s the fact that they’re so complicated that they require lots of different ways of thinking,” says Schofield, who is teaching a course to help local nonprofits figure out what their data are telling them about their work.
April 24th, 2019
The Swarthmore seniors and alumni earned four English teaching assistantship grants and three research grants, empowering them to conduct independent research, study at the university level, or teach English in a host country abroad.
April 18th, 2019
Pulley will travel to Tokyo, Japan, Ethiopia, and Jamaica, where he plans to document through film and photography how skateboarding culture influences these places’ other art and subcultures.