Michael Cothren

Lifelong Learning at Swarthmore Expands to Center City

July 18th, 2016

With a course by art historian Michael Cothren, Swarthmore’s adult learning program offers classes in New York City, Boston, and now Philadelphia. Read More: Lifelong Learning at Swarthmore Expands to Center City

Terrie Taylor '77

Renowned Researcher Terrie Taylor '77 Working to Cure Malaria

July 5th, 2016

Known as a "malaria research rock star," Taylor says an event in her freshman biology class at Swarthmore ignited her research instincts and love of intellectual discovery. Read More: Renowned Researcher Terrie Taylor '77 Working to Cure Malaria

Valerie Smith

ICYMI: Top 17 Web Stories of the Year

July 1st, 2016

From the inauguration of President Valerie Smith to the opening of the Inn at Swarthmore, the 2015-16 academic year provided more than its share of momentous and memorable occasions. Read More: ICYMI: Top 17 Web Stories of the Year

Chester Students at the Groundbreaking Ceremony

An Artful Gift

June 29th, 2016

The Chester Charter School for the Arts recently broke ground for a new campus for its high-performing, arts-integrated program, thanks in part to Swarthmore College faculty, staff, and alumni. Read More: An Artful Gift

Adam Summers '86

Biomechanist Adam Summers '86 on Perfecting the Science in Pixar's Finding Dory

June 27th, 2016

As Pixar's 'fabulous fish guy', Summers explains his role advising the animation company on how fish move for the hit movie Finding Nemo and its just-released sequel. Read More: Biomechanist Adam Summers '86 on Perfecting the Science in Pixar's Finding Dory

Sa'ed Atshan '06

Peace Studies Professor Sa'ed Atshan '06 on Being Gay and Middle Eastern in Post-Orlando America

June 20th, 2016

"Perhaps we can acknowledge that we all have contributed, in conscious and unconscious ways, to the environment that nurtured this monster," he says. Read More: Peace Studies Professor Sa'ed Atshan '06 on Being Gay and Middle Eastern in Post-Orlando America

Adam Haslett '92

Q&A with Author Adam Haslett '92

June 15th, 2016

"It’s often said that you don’t choose your material, it chooses you, and I think that’s entirely true," Haslett says of his new book Imagine Me Gone. Read More: Q&A with Author Adam Haslett '92

Marcela Escobari '96

Marcela Escobari '96 Named Head of USAID Bureau for Latin America and Caribbean

May 23rd, 2016

"I am humbled to serve USAID in its mission of supporting peace, security, and prosperity," says Escobari, who was nominated by President Obama in December. Read More: Marcela Escobari '96 Named Head of USAID Bureau for Latin America and Caribbean

Christiana Figueres '79

U.N. Climate Chief Christiana Figueres '79 Among Most Influential People of 2016

May 16th, 2016

In Time, actor and activist Robert Redford describes her as "a force of nature—a fierce and gentle fighter who tells it like it is but never wavers in her unrelenting optimism." Read More: U.N. Climate Chief Christiana Figueres '79 Among Most Influential People of 2016

Lucretia Mott

College Founder Lucretia Mott, Alice Paul '05 to be Featured on New $10 Bill

April 21st, 2016

Mott (left) and Paul are among 10 diverse and influential individuals who will be added to the $5, $10, and $20 bills in coming years. Read More: College Founder Lucretia Mott, Alice Paul '05 to be Featured on New Bill

Mark Kuperberg

Listen: Economists Mark Kuperberg and Kevin Hassett '84 Face Off on Economic Inequality

April 19th, 2016

Dubbed the "Debate of the Century," the speakers address the issue of economic inequality in a talk sponsored by Swarthmore's American Enterprise Institute (AEI) policy group. Read More: Listen: Economists Mark Kuperberg and Kevin Hassett '84 Face Off on Economic Inequality

Austen Van Burns '17

Watch: Interdisciplinary Collaboration Provides Opera with Context and Color

April 19th, 2016

“We wanted to put works of classical art, the Aeneid, and the opera in conversation,” says Austen Van Burns ’17, of the efforts to generate interest in and understanding of the forthcoming production of Purcell's Dido and Aeneas. Read More: Watch: Interdisciplinary Collaboration Provides Opera with Context and Color

Alice Paul '05

Watch: President Obama Honors Alice Paul '05 in Dedication of Women's Equality National Monument

April 13th, 2016

During the dedication, Paul was recognized for her skillful advocacy of women's political, social, and economic equality. Read More: Watch: President Obama Honors Alice Paul '05 in Dedication of Women's Equality National Monument

Sedinam Worlanyo '17

Watch: Student Entrepreneurs Compete During Annual SwatTank

April 7th, 2016

The winning team of Sedinam Worlanyo ‘17 (left) and Bolutife Fakoya ‘17 founded a company that produces artisanal backpacks from Africa, each made with a unique design and meaning. Read More: Watch: Student Entrepreneurs Compete During Annual SwatTank