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Patty Park '03

Patricia Park ’03 Reads From Her Upcoming Novel

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.

Student with diploma in hand

Commencement 2019 By the Numbers

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.

Njideka Akunyili Crosby ’04

Visual Artist, Biochemist, and Justice Advocate Named 2019 Honorary Degree Recipients

January 16th, 2019

In addition, approximately 410 undergraduates will receive degrees at the ceremony in Scott Amphitheater.

Maxine Frank Singer '52

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.”

Lynne Steuerle Schofield '99

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.

Susan Gonzalez '19

Three Swarthmore Students, Five Alumni Receive Fulbright Grants

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.

Tiye Pulley '19

Filmmaker Tiyé Pulley ’19 to Document Cultural Influences Across Globe Through Watson Fellowship

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.

Student with microphone points to blackboard

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.”

Students in front of Golden Gate Bridge

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.

alumni at humanities fair

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.