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

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