Patrick Christmas '08

Young Alums Shaping Philadelphia's Future

February 8th, 2016

Better government advocate Patrick Christmas '08 is among those engaged in the city's political, education, labor, and arts scene. Read More: Young Alums Shaping Philadelphia's Future

Amy Vachal '11

Yule Ball Returns with Special Guest Amy Vachal '11

February 2nd, 2016

Vachal's well-received solo performance was her first since reaching the semifinals on NBC's The Voice in December.   Read More: Yule Ball Returns with Special Guest Amy Vachal '11

Adam Haslett '92

Adam Haslett '92 Wins Prestigious Literary Prize

February 1st, 2016

Haslett received a $200,000 award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters for his "presciently political and freshly emotional acumen in his stories and novels." Read More: Adam Haslett '92 Wins Prestigious Literary Prize

Michael Cholbi '94

Listen: Michael Cholbi '94 on Achieving Self-Knowledge

January 29th, 2016

In this lecture, Cholbi, a philosophy professor at California State Polytechnic University, discusses the distinctive value of self-knowledge. Read More: Listen: Michael Cholbi '94 on Achieving Self-Knowledge

Students in San Francisco

Cracking the Code

January 29th, 2016

Guided by alumni hosts, 11 students went behind the walls of Silicon Valley giants like Apple, Google, and Salesforce, exploring how the liberal arts prepare them for a life in tech. Read More: Cracking the Code

Aaron Schwartz '09

Two Alums Named to Forbes "30 Under 30"

January 15th, 2016

David Rosen '08, CEO of an indie game studio, and med-student/economist Aaron Schwartz '09 (left) are doing groundbreaking work and establishing themselves as leaders. Read More: Two Alums Named to Forbes "30 Under 30"

Pinar Karaca Mandic '98

Pinar Karaca-Mandic '98 Helps Syrian Refugees in Her Native Turkey

January 13th, 2016

"What we are doing is small, but I feel very grateful that we can do something," explains Karaca-Mandic.  Read More: Pinar Karaca-Mandic '98 Helps Syrian Refugees in Her Native Turkey

Jason Heo ’15 Named to First Class of Schwarzman Scholars

January 11th, 2016

Heo is one of 100 scholars from around the world to enroll in a one-year master's degree program in Beijing designed to prepare the next generation of global leaders. Read More: Jason Heo ’15 Named to First Class of Schwarzman Scholars

Njideka Akunyili Crosby '04

Artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby '04 Recognized as Leading Global Thinker

January 6th, 2016

In her work, Akunyili Crosby, who also recently won the Wein Prize, is recognized for bridging the complexities of the old world and the new.  Read More: Artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby '04 Recognized as Leading Global Thinker

Peter Schickele '57

Composer Peter Schickele '57 Revives P.D.Q. Bach for New York Performances

January 4th, 2016

"I’m amazed that P.D.Q. has gone on for 50 years," Schickele muses. "It just goes to show, some people never learn.” Read More: Composer Peter Schickele '57 Revives P.D.Q. Bach for New York Performances

Haydil Henriquez '14

Youth Educator Haydil Henriquez '14 on DreamYard Prep

December 22nd, 2015

"I want to show the kids I work with that someone like themselves can make a good life here," says Henriquez on returning to the Bronx to run youth programs at her former high school. Read More: Youth Educator Haydil Henriquez '14 on DreamYard Prep

Jumatatu Poe '04

Watch: Swarthmore Faculty Celebrate Einstein's Theory of Relativity

December 21st, 2015

The celebration included a reading from Picasso at the Lapin Agile by physicist Tristan Smith, dance professor Jumatatu Poe '04 (left), and English literature professor Peter Schmidt. Read More: Watch: Swarthmore Faculty Celebrate Einstein's Theory of Relativity

Judge Frank Easterbrook '70 H'12

Decision by Judge Frank Easterbrook '70 on Assault Weapons Ban Stands

December 21st, 2015

Easterbrook's ruling noted that legislatures retained the ability to prohibit "dangerous and unusual" weapons. “Why else are they the weapons of choice in mass shootings?” he wrote.  Read More: Decision by Judge Frank Easterbrook '70 on Assault Weapons Ban Stands

Raghu Karnad '05

Listen: Raghu Karnad '05 on "The Farthest Field: An Indian Story of the Second World War"

December 11th, 2015

In this talk, Karnad describes the process of historical research that informed his writing, as well as the events that led him to undertake his project. Read More: Listen: Raghu Karnad '05 on "The Farthest Field: An Indian Story of the Second World War"

clockwise: Michael, Andrew, Evan Gregory and Sarah Fullen Gregory

Watch: Gregory Brothers Provide Music for Michelle Obama's "Go to College"

December 11th, 2015

Evan '01 (bottom right) and Andrew Gregory '04 (upper right) worked with the first lady to create a song that promotes higher education. Read More: Watch: Gregory Brothers Provide Music for Michelle Obama's "Go to College"