Sonia Vallabh '06 and Eric Minikel

Watch: Sonia Vallabh '06 and the Quest for a Cure

April 6th, 2016

After being diagnosed with a rare, incurable disease, Vallabh and her husband gave up their careers to pursue a cure.  Read More: Watch: Sonia Vallabh '06 and the Quest for a Cure

student looks at a painting

Spring Arts Celebration Kicks Off With a 'pARTy'

April 4th, 2016

The annual celebration is underway now through May 6 and showcases the creativity of students, faculty, and alumni. Read More: Spring Arts Celebration Kicks Off With a 'pARTy'

Jim Bock '90

Swarthmore Becomes Most Selective College in the Country—Admits Class of 2019 Again

April 1st, 2016

“We’ve been under a lot of pressure lately to become the most elite of the elite and this seemed the perfect way to achieve that goal,” says Dean of Admissions Jim Bock '90. Read More: Swarthmore Becomes Most Selective College in the Country—Admits Class of 2019 Again

Students compete in SwatTank

17th Annual Lax Conference Aims to Align Business, Society Interests

March 30th, 2016

The annual conference on entrepreneurship will feature a panel discussion, networking opportunities, and the popular SwatTank Student Innovation competition. Read More: 17th Annual Lax Conference Aims to Align Business, Society Interests

Kathryn Morgan

Pioneering Women

March 30th, 2016

During Women's History Month, we are featuring some of the dedicated women who have influenced the College through the years. Read More: Pioneering Women

Joseph Altuzarra '05

Fashion Designer Joseph Altuzarra '05 on His Background, Inspiration, and Why Swarthmore

March 28th, 2016

"[Attending Swarthmore] was an incredible experience, as it was the first time I found my community," says Altuzarra. "I finally felt free and surrounded by people like me." Read More: Fashion Designer Joseph Altuzarra '05 on His Background, Inspiration, and Why Swarthmore

Barry Schwartz

Watch: Colleagues, Students Honor Psychologist Barry Schwartz

March 24th, 2016

More than 300 students, alumni, and colleagues gathered this week to pay tribute to Schwartz, who is retiring this semester after 45 years at the College. Read More: Watch: Colleagues, Students Honor Psychologist Barry Schwartz

Stephanie Hsu '08

Watch: Musician Stephanie Hsu '08 Founds Classical Music Program for Under-served Students

March 21st, 2016

“My goal is to show our kids that they can do whatever they want to do in their future,” Hsu says. “There are no limits placed on them based on where they are from.” Read More: Watch: Musician Stephanie Hsu '08 Founds Classical Music Program for Under-served Students

Eran Ganot '03

Basketball Coach Eran Ganot '03 Earns Accolades, Reaches March Madness

March 15th, 2016

In his first season as head coach of the University of Hawaii men's basketball team, Ganot was named his conference's coach of the year and his team advanced to the Big Dance for the first time since 2002. Read More: Basketball Coach Eran Ganot '03 Earns Accolades, Reaches March Madness

Madeleine Booth ’15

Madeleine Booth ’15 Receives Gates Cambridge Scholarship

March 15th, 2016

Only the second Swarthmore alum to earn the award, which recognizes academic excellence and social leadership, Booth will pursue a master's in theoretical and applied linguistics. Read More: Madeleine Booth ’15 Receives Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Alex Shaw '00

Watch: Alex Shaw '00 Brings Consciência Negra to Campus

March 11th, 2016

The three-day symposium, focusing on race, identity, and Black consciousness in Brazil and the African Diaspora, will culminate with a musical tribute to the Afro-Brazilian martial art Capoeira Angola led by Shaw on Mar. 18. Read More: Watch: Alex Shaw '00 Brings Consciência Negra to Campus

Valerie Casey '94

Designer Valerie Casey '94 Recognized as Tech Titan on International Women's Day

March 8th, 2016

"It just makes better business sense to include women because diversity overwhelmingly increases creativity and innovation,” Casey says. Read More: Designer Valerie Casey '94 Recognized as Tech Titan on International Women's Day

Tasha Lewis '12

Listen: Tasha Lewis '12 on Art Beyond Critical Study

March 7th, 2016

Lewis discusses her project to illustrate each page of James Joyce's Ulysses, which was motivated by a close study of the text and surrounding critical studies. Read More: Listen: Tasha Lewis '12 on Art Beyond Critical Study

Dawn Porter '88

Q&A with Award Winning Director and Producer Dawn Porter '88

February 19th, 2016

Porter discusses her newest film, Trapped, winner of this year's Sundance Film Festival Social Impact Award. Read More: Q&A with Award Winning Director and Producer Dawn Porter '88

Terry Chapin '66

Leo Braudy '63, F. Stuart "Terry" Chapin III '66, and Carol Padden Named 2016 Honorary Degree Recipients

February 9th, 2016

Braudy, a cultural historian, Chapin, an ecosystem ecologist, and Padden, a renowned scholar and advocate for deaf communities, will be honored at the College’s 144th commencement in May. Read More: Leo Braudy '63, F. Stuart "Terry" Chapin III '66, and Carol Padden Named 2016 Honorary Degree Recipients