Jeffrey Frankel '74

Listen: Economist Jeffrey Frankel '74 on TPP, Trade, Inequality, and the Election

December 13th, 2016

Frankel, one of the leading experts on international trade, gives an overview of changes in trade theory and addresses the connection between trade and inequality, which he says "is especially salient now." Read More: Listen: Economist Jeffrey Frankel '74 on TPP, Trade, Inequality, and the Election

Julie Lange Hall '55

In Memory of Julie Lange Hall '55

December 13th, 2016

Hall is remembered as a highly valued board member whose passionate yet unassuming advocacy for education and the arts inspired those who knew her. Read More: In Memory of Julie Lange Hall '55

Ken Hechler '35

West Virginia Statesman, Author Ken Hechler '35

December 12th, 2016

Hechler, who died on Saturday, was a lifelong advocate for workers' rights and environmental rights and the only member of Congress to join the 1965 voting rights march from Selma, Ala., to Montgomery. Read More: West Virginia Statesman, Author Ken Hechler '35

Keiko Itoh '74

Listen: Author Keiko Itoh '74 Discusses Her Novel, Set in Japanese-Occupied Shanghai

December 8th, 2016

Itoh returned to campus for the first time in 40 years to discuss her novel, which is partly inspired by her mother's experience living in China during WWII. Read More: Listen: Author Keiko Itoh '74 Discusses Her Novel, Set in Japanese-Occupied Shanghai

Tom Spock '78

Swarthmore Board Pledges Sanctuary for Undocumented Students, All Community Members

December 2nd, 2016

"Nearly 2,000 members of our community have asked that Swarthmore become a sanctuary campus," says board chair Tom Spock '78. "We wholeheartedly pledge to do so." Read More: Swarthmore Board Pledges Sanctuary for Undocumented Students, All Community Members

Elan Silverblatt-Buser '12

Elan Silverblatt-Buser '12 Innovates on Sustainable Farm

November 28th, 2016

“We are balancing technology and back-to-the-land practices," says the honors biology graduate. "We are trying to figure out how to approach big problems." Read More: Elan Silverblatt-Buser '12 Innovates on Sustainable Farm

Maya Peterson '02

Listen: Historian Maya Peterson '02 on Cotton Colonialism and the Shrinking Aral Sea

November 23rd, 2016

Peterson discusses the rapid disappearance of the Aral Sea, which has been called “one of the worst environmental disasters in the world.” Read More: Listen: Historian Maya Peterson '02 on Cotton Colonialism and the Shrinking Aral Sea

Valerie Smith

President Valerie Smith Joins Colleagues in Condemning Hate and Violence, Supporting DACA Students

November 21st, 2016

Smith joins Swarthmore alumni and other higher education leaders in affirming a commitment to human decency, equal rights, freedom of expression, and freedom from discrimination. Read More: President Valerie Smith Joins Colleagues in Condemning Hate and Violence, Supporting DACA Students

Martina Costagliola '17 and Emily Cai '18

Breaking the Code

November 21st, 2016

Swarthmore's student-run Women in Computer Science group offers the encouragement and expertise to topple barriers and bias. Read More: Breaking the Code

Jamie Thomas

Faculty Offer Post-Election Thoughts

November 18th, 2016

Historians and political scientists weigh in, as do philosophers and poets. Read More: Faculty Offer Post-Election Thoughts

Madge Ross '13

Madeline Ross '13 Traces Her Path from Swarthmore to the Air Force

November 11th, 2016

On Veterans Day, 1st Lieutenant Ross credits her Swarthmore education with motivating her to "learn more and develop my knowledge set as best as I could, in all things that I pursue." Read More: Madeline Ross '13 Traces Her Path from Swarthmore to the Air Force

Chris Van Hollen '83

Congressman Chris Van Hollen '83 Wins Maryland Senate Race

November 9th, 2016

"I know that Swarthmore has prepared you to be both dreamers and doers, and to make the world a better place," he told graduates upon accepting an honorary degree from the College in 2014. "Let's get to work." Read More: Congressman Chris Van Hollen '83 Wins Maryland Senate Race

Valerie Smith

Small Liberal Arts Colleges Appoint Black Presidents

November 2nd, 2016

Since 2013, seven highly selective liberal arts colleges have for the first time chosen presidents who are black; Valerie Smith and Sean Decatur '90, at Kenyon, are among them. Read More: Small Liberal Arts Colleges Appoint Black Presidents

McCabe Lecture by Patrick Awuah '89

November 1st, 2016

Patrick Awuah '89, founder and president of Ashesi University in Ghana, delivered this year's McCabe L Read More: McCabe Lecture by Patrick Awuah '89

Paul Booth '64

Listen: Labor Leader Paul Booth '64 on Pushing the Envelope in American Politics

October 31st, 2016

Booth discusses the development of the American left, the state of the election, and the 2016 Democratic platform, which he helped draft. Read More: Listen: Labor Leader Paul Booth '64 on Pushing the Envelope in American Politics