Brendan Work '10

Brendan Work '10 Recognized for Teaching Arabic Language, Culture

June 14th, 2017

A high school teacher in his native Montana, Work believes that exploring the culture and history of the Middle East in a positive way has a transformative effect on students. Read More: Brendan Work '10 Recognized for Teaching Arabic Language, Culture

Steven Gu '15

Four Swarthmore Alumni Receive Fulbright Grants

June 12th, 2017

Steven Gu '15 is one of four alumni to be offered and accept the award, affirming Swarthmore's status as a top producer of grantees. Read More: Four Swarthmore Alumni Receive Fulbright Grants

Mayra Tenorio Lopez ’15

Mayra Tenorio Lopez ’15 Named Gates-Cambridge Scholar

June 5th, 2017

Tenorio will explore how indigenous women in Guatemala use their bodies to resist gendered violence within their community. Read More: Mayra Tenorio Lopez ’15 Named Gates-Cambridge Scholar

Rachel Thomas '05

Rachel Thomas '05 Among Top 20 Women Advancing A.I. Research

May 25th, 2017

Thomas' efforts have increased access for women, people of color, international students, and the economically disadvantaged to AI research and engineering. Read More: Rachel Thomas '05 Among Top 20 Women Advancing A.I. Research

Elena Kingston ’14

12 Alumni Receive NSF Graduate Fellowships

May 22nd, 2017

Among this year's fellows, chosen for their intellectual strength and leadership potential in the STEM fields, is Elena Kingston ’14. Read More: 12 Alumni Receive NSF Graduate Fellowships

Kip Davis '75

More Than 40 Years After First Arriving at Swarthmore, Charles "Kip" Davis '75 to Graduate

May 19th, 2017

In 1975, Class President Davis was one thesis shy of completing his degree. He will walk with the Class of 2017 on Sunday. Read More: More Than 40 Years After First Arriving at Swarthmore, Charles "Kip" Davis '75 to Graduate

Andrew Jansen '18

Garnet Track & Field Teams Smash Records at Conference Championships

May 8th, 2017

Andrew Jansen ‘18 broke the College's 112-year-old hammer throw record set by Tiny Maxwell, helping the Garnet men's team achieve its best finish at the conference championships in 20 years. Read More: Garnet Track & Field Teams Smash Records at Conference Championships

Elizabeth F. Cohen '95

Listen: Political Scientist Elizabeth Cohen '95 on America's Semi-Citizens

May 4th, 2017

Cohen discusses the ways citizens are not fully included and enfranchised in the United States. Read More: Listen: Political Scientist Elizabeth Cohen '95 on America's Semi-Citizens

 George Abraham '17

Swarthmore's OASiS Shines at Slam Poetry Tournament

May 4th, 2017

The team continued its successful history at the College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational by reaching this year's semifinals, with George Abraham '17 receiving Best Poet honors. Read More: Swarthmore's OASiS Shines at Slam Poetry Tournament

Christine Kim '17

Watch: Christine Kim '17 Shares Advice for Successful Time Management

May 3rd, 2017

Kim, a political science major from Mt. Laurel, N.J., discusses the importance of being organized, taking initiative, and multitasking for college students looking to succeed at their summer internships. Read More: Watch: Christine Kim '17 Shares Advice for Successful Time Management

Eric Wang '18

Innovation in Action

May 2nd, 2017

More than 30 students – a new record – participated in this year’s SwatTank competition, which aims to equip students with the tools needed to become successful entrepreneurs. Read More: Innovation in Action

Nathan Graf '16

Swarthmore Lends Voice to People's Climate March

May 1st, 2017

The march was an opportunity to clearly state that "climate change is an urgent issue that impacts people’s lives, and that we’re organized to fight it,” says Climate Action Senior Fellow Nathan Graf '16. Read More: Swarthmore Lends Voice to People's Climate March

Wayne Patterson '68

Listen: Historian Wayne Patterson '68 on Korea's "Chinese Decade"

April 28th, 2017

Patterson discusses recently revealed details of Chinese imperialism in the late 19th century. Read More: Listen: Historian Wayne Patterson '68 on Korea's "Chinese Decade"

Jeff Kaufman '08

Listen: Software Engineer Jeff Kaufman '08 on Effective Altruism

April 28th, 2017

Kaufman discusses why he donates a significant portion of his income and how the connections he has made have coalesced into a small movement called "effective altruism." Read More: Listen: Software Engineer Jeff Kaufman '08 on Effective Altruism

Spring at Swarthmore

The 1864 Challenge Becomes the 3223 Success

April 28th, 2017

Swarthmore alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff, and friends came together—online and on campus—in an unprecedented way to meet the Challenge. Read More: The 1864 Challenge Becomes the 3223 Success