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Dan Korobkin

Listen: ACLU Director Dan Korobkin ’02 on First Amendment-Based Religious Refusals and the Supreme Court

October 18th, 2019

In this Constitution Day talk, Dan Korobkin ’02 of the Michigan American Civil Liberties Union discusses the claim by some individuals and organizations that their religious objections give rise to a Constitutional right to discriminate.

Syon Bhanot

Economist Syon Bhanot on Research that Improves People's Lives

October 10th, 2019

In a study, Bhanot and six colleagues showed that text-message reminders, motivational messaging, and other nudges significantly increase the likelihood that patients remember to take their tuberculosis medication regularly and successfully finish their treatments.

Group gathers in front of Parrish for Garnet weekend

Swarthmore Community Celebrates Garnet Weekend 2019

October 7th, 2019

Photo highlights of Garnet Weekend include the McCabe Lecture delivered by Spelman College president Mary Schmidt Campbell '69, H'09, a campus walking tour led by Friends Historical Library archivist Celia Caust-Ellenbogen '09, the induction of the eighth class into the Garnet Athletics Hall of Fame, and an interactive course in Taiko drumming. More highlights will be shared soon.

Elizabeth Anderson '81

Watch: Philosopher Elizabeth Anderson ’81 Named 2019 MacArthur Fellow

September 25th, 2019

Elizabeth Anderson ’81, a philosopher who examines how evolving concepts of freedom and equality are experienced in our daily lives, is among this year’s 26 recipients of

Emily Paddon Rhoads

Swarthmore Begins Three-Year Partnership with Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

September 20th, 2019

Swarthmore is strengthening its commitment to engaged scholarship across the globe through a partnership with the Pulitze

Niki Odim

Swarthmore Welcomes New Members to Board of Managers

September 11th, 2019

Nicole O’Dell Odim ’88, P’17, P’20 ​​, Dorothy Robinson ’72, P’02, Anne Schuchat ’80, H’05, and James Snipes ’75, P’21 will attend their first meeting in September.

Keith Reeves

Political Scientist Keith Reeves ’88 on Meek Mill and Criminal Justice Reform

September 4th, 2019

Keith Reeves ’88, professor of political science and director of the Urban Inequality and Incarceration program at the College's Lang Center for Civic & Social Responsibility, discussed the release of rapper Meek Mill and opportunities to reform the criminal justice system on WHYY's Radio Times.

Barbara Wysocka

Visiting Cornell Professors in Theater Michał Zadara ’99 and Barbara Wysocka Seek New Perspectives

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.

Student with diploma in hand

Senior Survey Outlines Next Steps for Class of 2019

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.

Art McGarity

How to Engineer a Better Stormwater Runoff System and Improve the Environment at the Same Time

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.

ICYMI 2018-19

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.

Zackary Lash '19

Two Students, Alumnus Embark on Language, Culture Studies Across Globe

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.

Greta Studier '19 with Mars exploration probe

From the Makerspace to Outer Space

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.

Maria Aghazarian

Swarthmore Staff, Faculty Recommend 8+ Books to Read This Summer

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.