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Taylor Morgan '19

Taylor Morgan ’19 Wins Truman Scholarship for Graduate School

May 1st, 2018

Morgan, an Honors sociology & anthropology major, will pursue a joint JD/Ph.D. in African American studies and philosophy with a specialization in race theory.

Thomas Whitman '82

Gamelan Semara Santi Celebrates 20th Season

April 30th, 2018

Founded by music professor Tom Whitman ‘82, the percussion ensemble performs gamelan, which originates from the Indonesian islands of Bali and Java.

Steve Wang

Decoding Extinction

April 23rd, 2018

An NSF grant awarded to Professor of Statistics Steve Wang will help him, his students, and a recent alumna decode why the Earth may be entering a modern extinction.

Clothier Hall

Swarthmore College's Enhanced Campus Navigation System for Blind Among Most Sophisticated at U.S. Schools

April 18th, 2018

The College recently installed Bluetooth devices across campus to send audible messages to a user’s phone, bolstering its high-contrast maps and database of narrative routes.

Jonathan Rosa '03

Educator Jonathan Rosa '03 on Latinx Languages and Identities Beyond Borders

April 17th, 2018

Rosa draws on ethnographic research to examine borders delimiting Latinx and American identities as well as co-naturalizations of language and race.

Thient Kyaw '19

Transforming Ideas at SwatTank Competition

April 17th, 2018

More than 60 students, including Thient Kyaw '19, participated in this year's SwatTank competition, which aims to equip students with the tools needed to become successful entrepreneurs.

Julia Bouwsma ’02

Poet Julia Bouwsma ’02 Returns for Reading, Student Poetry Contest

April 16th, 2018

The eclectic and off-the-grid author read from her recently published and forthcoming work before announcing the winners of the Lois Morrell and John Russell Hayes Poetry Contest.

Josh Mundinger '18

Six Alumni, One Student Awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships

April 11th, 2018

Josh Mundinger '18 credits his College seminars with teaching him independent learning and collaborative problem-solving, "both indispensable in a research environment."

Bennett Lorber '64

Answering the Call

April 10th, 2018

A student-led engineering project allows Bennett Lorber '64 to keep in touch with his son with special needs.

Ben Berger

Lang Center Expands Funding for Summer Research, Work with Social Impact

April 6th, 2018

According to Executive Director Ben Berger, additional alumni support enabled nearly two-thirds of all requests to be fulfilled—a 20 percent increase over last year.

Don Thomas serves food in Sharples

Watch: Don Thomas Named Welsh Award Recipient

March 30th, 2018

The Sharples cook was recognized for his warmth and dedication over the past 20 years.

Barbara Milewski

Premieres of Long-Lost Music, Iconic Film Tell New Story of Nazi-Occupied Poland

March 20th, 2018

Associate Professor of Music Barbara Milewski (left) and Mackenzie Pierce '11 are bringing new attention to Polish composer Roman Palester's life and works.

Nancy Grace Roman '46

Watch: NASA Celebrates Astronomer Nancy Grace Roman ’46 on International Women’s Day

March 8th, 2018

Roman '46 is known to many as the "Mother of Hubble" for her role in planning the Hubble Space Telescope.

Students sort and analyze waste

The Quest for Zero Waste

February 28th, 2018

The College community bands together to handle waste more efficiently and ethically.

Salem Shuchman ’84

Salem Shuchman ’84 Named New Board Chair

February 26th, 2018

"I’m looking forward to my continued work with fellow alumni, students, faculty, and staff," Shuchman says, "to ensure that Swarthmore’s priorities remain focused on academics and access.”