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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

Tedi Asher '05

Tedi Asher '05 on Bridging the Gap Between Arts and Sciences

December 19th, 2018

"It's my hope that by studying our visitors responses to the exhibitions, we might be able to understand something more about the brain and contribute to neuroscience itself," says Asher, a neuroscience researcher at the Peabody Essex Museum.

Julie Phillips '86

Ursula K. Le Guin Biographer Julie Phillips '86 on Building a Freelance Career

December 13th, 2018

Speaking to English majors and minors, Phillips trace her career path as a writer for The New Yorker, The Village Voice and many other publications.

Cynthia Jetter '74

College Access Center Revived as Marie and Cynthia Jetter College and Career Center

December 12th, 2018

“It’s critical for there to be a place where people can access information that allows them access to greater opportunities,” says Cynthia Jetter ’74, who drove the creation of the College Access Center through her work at the College.

Anthony Coschignano

Architect Selected for Sharples Dining Hall and Community Commons Project

December 4th, 2018

“This is a chance for us to provide the community with a fresh and sustainable dining experience," says Anthony Coschignano, "and to offer students a vibrant place to have fun, relax, and connect with one another.”

James Hormel '55 and Michael Nguyen '08

A Celebration of Diversity

December 3rd, 2018

The Hormel-Nguyen Intercultural Center, made possible by the generosity of James Hormel ’55 and Michael Nguyen ’08, deepens the College’s commitment to inclusivity and diversity.

Eriko Shrestha '19

Swarthmore Delegation Heads to International Climate Negotiations

November 30th, 2018

“It’s the only intergovernmental platform in the world where all nations can assemble and discuss how to adapt to and mitigate climate change,” says Eriko Shrestha ’19, one of six students making the trip to Poland.

Political Scientist Peter Andreas ’87 on Interactive Relationship Between Drugs and War

November 21st, 2018

"Drugs, in an important way, made war," Andreas says in a new book, "and war, in turn, shaped drugs and made new drugs."

Josh Green '92

Swarthmore Alumni Score Election Victories

November 7th, 2018

Phil Weiser ’90 won the race for Colorado attorney general and Josh Green ’92 (left) won for Hawaii lieutenant governor.