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

Andrew Perrin

Listen: Sociologist Andrew Perrin '93 "Reads" the 2016 Election

October 28th, 2016

Perrin describes the election season as both cultural ritual and deliberative event. Read More: Listen: Sociologist Andrew Perrin '93 "Reads" the 2016 Election

Josh King '87

Listen: Josh King '87 on Elections & Political Campaigns in the Age of Optics

October 28th, 2016

In his talk, the political strategist examines the current U.S. presidential campaigns of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Read More: Listen: Josh King '87 on Elections & Political Campaigns in the Age of Optics

Dr. Nazanin Moghbeli

Listen: Cardiologist Nazanin Moghbeli '96 on Brush Strokes and Treating Folks

October 24th, 2016

In her lecture, Moghbeli discusses her career journey and how she has combined her two passions - medicine and art. Read More: Listen: Cardiologist Nazanin Moghbeli '96 on Brush Strokes and Treating Folks

Joe McGinnis Jr. '94

Adam Haslett ‘92 and Joe McGinniss Jr. ‘94 Nominated for Prestigious Literary Award

October 21st, 2016

Haslett and McGinnis Jr. (left) are finalists for the Kirkus Prize for their recent works of fiction; winners will be announced Nov. 3. Read More: Adam Haslett ‘92 and Joe McGinniss Jr. ‘94 Nominated for Prestigious Literary Award

Clothier Hall on the campus of Swarthmore College

Swarthmore Among Top Schools for Producing Nobel Prize Winners

October 11th, 2016

In a new study based on Nobel prize winners per undergraduate student, Swarthmore places fourth in the world. Read More: Swarthmore Among Top Schools for Producing Nobel Prize Winners

A'Dorian Murray-Thomas '16

White House Honors Mary Schmidt Campbell '69 and A'Dorian Murray-Thomas '16

October 3rd, 2016

Campbell, the president of Spelman College, and Murray-Thomas (left), founder and executive director of SHE Wins, were recognized as "Champions of Change for College Opportunity" at a ceremony on Friday. Read More: White House Honors Mary Schmidt Campbell '69 and A'Dorian Murray-Thomas '16

Sproul Hall

Cultivating Collaboration

September 26th, 2016

A gift from alums James Hormel and Michael Nguyen establishes an expanded Intercultural Center at Sproul Hall to serve the College community. Read More: Cultivating Collaboration