Sari Altschuler '01

Listen: Sari Altschuler '01 on Literature and Health in the Early United States

January 3rd, 2018

Altschuler returned to campus to discuss her soon-to-be released book titled "The Medical Imagination: Literature and Health in the Early United States". Read More: Listen: Sari Altschuler '01 on Literature and Health in the Early United States

three students walking in the snow

Watch: Holiday Greetings from President Valerie Smith

December 22nd, 2017

As the fall semester draws to a close and students complete their final assignments, President Valerie Smith shares holiday greetings with the Swarthmore community. Read More: Watch: Holiday Greetings from President Valerie Smith

Ben Raphel ’09

Healthcare Data Analyst Ben Raphel ’09 to Appear on Jeopardy!

December 8th, 2017

“I’ve always loved game shows and watched the show all the time as a kid,” says Raphel, who would watch Jeopardy! with floormates in Wharton Hall. Read More: Healthcare Data Analyst Ben Raphel ’09 to Appear on Jeopardy!

Joy Charlton talking

Introduction to Living the Liberal Arts by Joy Charlton

December 5th, 2017

Joy Charlton, Professor of Sociology and Executive Director of the Lang Center for Civic & Social Responsibility from 2007 to 2016, delivered the opening remarks for Living the Liberal Arts: A Celebration of Eugene Lang ’38, H’81 Read More: Introduction to Living the Liberal Arts by Joy Charlton

Bobby Zipp '18

Extern Program Continues to Open Doors for Students

December 4th, 2017

Bobby Zipp '18 secured a summer internship at the Harlem Educational Activities Fund after doing a winter-break externship through the College. Read More: Extern Program Continues to Open Doors for Students

Andrew Kim '18

Student-Led Orchestra to Perform at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts

December 1st, 2017

"We are really excited for the opportunity and look forward to sharing our work together to the broader community of Philadelphia," says College Lab Orchestra co-conductor Andrew Kim '18. Read More: Student-Led Orchestra to Perform at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts

Keith Reeves '88

Political Scientist Keith Reeves '88 on Need for Criminal Justice Reform

November 29th, 2017

Regarding the controversial prison sentence for rapper Meek Mill, Reeves says probation restrictions often "follow folks for two to three decades, long after they're done their time and paid their debt to society." Read More: Political Scientist Keith Reeves '88 on Need for Criminal Justice Reform

Raven Bennett '17, Nimesh Ghimere '15

Two Recent Alums Promote Social Change as Lang Center Fellows

November 27th, 2017

Raven Bennett '17 (left) and Nimesh Ghimire '15 will continue their efforts to, respectively, prevent sexual violence on college campuses and promote grassroots innovation in Nepal. Read More: Two Recent Alums Promote Social Change as Lang Center Fellows

MAD Magazine cover

Watch: MAD Magazine Donation Honors Alum's Love of Laughs

November 21st, 2017

Ten bound volumes of the iconic humor magazine collected by David Peele '50 now enliven the libraries' collections and honor the former College librarian's memory. Read More: Watch: MAD Magazine Donation Honors Alum's Love of Laughs

A student writes on a chalkboard

Swarthmore Hosts All-Day Celebration, Exploration of Queer History and Activism

November 17th, 2017

Held as part of the 25th anniversary of the Intercultural Center, the day featured alums who discussed queer identity on campus while they were students. Read More: Swarthmore Hosts All-Day Celebration, Exploration of Queer History and Activism

A woman uses sign language while another woman looks on over her shoulder

Watch: Reading the Signs

November 8th, 2017

Swarthmore faculty and students fuel a collaborative program to instill a love of learning in deaf children. Read More: Watch: Reading the Signs

Deborah DeMott '70

Listen: Deborah DeMott ’70 on "Disavowed Art"

November 6th, 2017

The lecture draws from her ongoing book project which focuses on circumstances about the ongoing relationship over time between artists and works that they make, and circumstances that sever ties of authorship. Read More: Listen: Deborah DeMott ’70 on "Disavowed Art"

Lisa Smulyan '76

Swarthmore's Teachers as Scholars Program Continues to Inspire Community Educators

October 20th, 2017

Now in its 7th year, founder Lisa Smulyan '76 says the program gives area teachers the time and resources to re-engage in their own learning and exchange ideas with others. Read More: Swarthmore's Teachers as Scholars Program Continues to Inspire Community Educators

Alicia Munoz '03

Q&A with Educator Alicia Muñoz '03

October 17th, 2017

"Being a first-generation college student," says Muñoz, "I ended up having to figure out how do you talk to professors, what are office hours, what is a syllabus." Read More: Q&A with Educator Alicia Muñoz '03

Njideka Akunyili Crosby '04

Watch: Artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby '04 Named 2017 MacArthur Fellow

October 11th, 2017

The MacArthur Foundation says that Akunyili Crosby’s large-scale works “express the hybridity characteristic of transnational experience through choices of subject matter, materials, and techniques.” Read More: Watch: Artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby '04 Named 2017 MacArthur Fellow