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Here's the Pitch

April 10th, 2019

At the 7th annual SwatTank Innovation Competition, students pitched their innovative business models and concepts to panel of alumni and faculty judges, while also developing their public speaking and relationship skills.

Ben Berger

Political Scientist Ben Berger to Promote Engaged Scholarship through Prison Education Symposium

April 10th, 2019

“The symposium will highlight the ways in which prison education can facilitate mutual and reciprocally beneficial community partnerships—often a difficult ideal for engaged scholars to attain,” Berger says.

Amy DiPierro '15

Journalist Amy DiPierro ’15 Named Knight-Hennessy Scholar, Joins Global Leadership Program

March 20th, 2019

“The program challenges students to look beyond narrow problems and to see how their work can advance the common good,” says DiPierro, who majored in economics and history at Swarthmore. “It’s an unapologetically idealistic mission. I couldn’t help but be inspired.”

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Putting Social Entrepreneurship Principles into Practice

March 21st, 2019

During the Center for Innovation and Leadership's annual trip, 10 students engaged with Swarthmore alums and toured social-impact-related companies in the San Francisco and Silicon Valley areas of California.

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Humanities and Arts Showcase Explores Careers Beyond Swarthmore

March 5th, 2019

Six alums shared stories about finding a job after graduation and how Swarthmore shaped their professional lives. 

Kurt Eichenwald

Author Kurt Eichenwald ’83 Discusses A Mind Unraveled, Recounts His Life with Epilepsy

February 21st, 2019

Eichenwald details challenges he faced as a Swarthmore student and his decades-long battle not only to survive, but to thrive.

Jonathan Tostado Marquez '19

Student, Recent Alumna Honored for Research Posters

February 19th, 2019

Jonathan Tostado-Marquez ’19 and Fran Reckers ’18 were recently honored for outstanding work on posters showcasing their undergraduate research.

magill walk

Swarthmore Ranked Among Top Producers of Fulbright Scholars

February 11th, 2019

The College is again a top producer of Fulbright scholars for more than a decade; 10 recent alumni received grants last year.

Daniel Laurison '99

New Book from Sociologist Daniel Laurison ’99 Explores the ‘Class Ceiling’

January 22nd, 2019

In The Class Ceiling: Why it Pays to Be Privileged, Assistant Professor of Sociology Daniel Laurison '99 investigates the ambiguities of meritocracy in white-collar workers’ salaries in the United Kingdom. 

Alice Huang '22

10 Stories of Mentorship

January 29th, 2019

Students and alumni reflect on this year’s Extern Week, which sparked opportunities and insights while strengthening intergenerational bonds.

Lars Jan '00

Swarthmore Welcomes Director Lars Jan ’00 and Early Morning Opera

January 23rd, 2019

The Institute of Memory confronts the contemporary American audience with urgent questions about the larger spiritual and philosophical consequences of political terror, trauma, and privacy in the digital age.

Marshall Curry '92

Swarthmore Well-Represented in 2019 Oscar Field

January 23rd, 2019

Marshall Curry ’92’s film A Night at the Garden is in the running for Best Documentary Short, while Roma, executive produced by David Linde ’82, is one of eight films vying for Best Picture.

Steve C. Wang

Experts in the Field

January 10th, 2019

Collaborating with statistician Steve C. Wang, a team of Swarthmore students presented their research on statistical paleontology at the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America.

Nancy Grace Roman '46

Watch: Nancy Grace Roman '46 Remembered for Contributions to Astronomy

January 15th, 2019

 The pioneering spirit and scientific legacy of astronomer Nancy Grace Roman '46 H'76, who died in Dece