Amy Vachal '11

Watch: Amy Vachal '11 Finishes on a High Note on The Voice

December 9th, 2015

Vachal's run ended with a powerful performance that reached the top five on the iTunes top songs chart.  Read More: Watch: Amy Vachal '11 Finishes on a High Note on The Voice

Stephen O'Hanlon '17

Swarthmore Well-Represented at Paris Climate Talks

December 2nd, 2015

A delegation of faculty and students, including Stephen O'Hanlon '17, are serving as official NGO observers. Read More: Swarthmore Well-Represented at Paris Climate Talks

Parrish Hall from above

Watch: Swarthmore from Above

November 18th, 2015

Enjoy stunning views of Swarthmore's most iconic spaces, captured at the peak of this year's fall foliage. Read More: Watch: Swarthmore from Above

C. Kemal Nance '92

Dancer C. Kemal Nance '92 Discovered His Passion Through a Gym Credit

November 12th, 2015

Swarthmore offered African dance as "a way to complete two of the four gym credits I needed," says Nance, also a post-doc at the University of Illinois. "I just fell in love with it." Read More: Dancer C. Kemal Nance '92 Discovered His Passion Through a Gym Credit

Ralph Rosen

Listen: Classicist Ralph Rosen '77 on Greek Comedy, Aesthetics, and 'Popular' Culture

November 5th, 2015

Rosen focuses on the comic drama of Classical Athens, a genre often described as "popular," and argues that the basic aesthetic and socio-cultural dynamics underlying our own theorizing of the "popular" were also operative in strikingly similar ways in Classical antiquity. Read More: Listen: Classicist Ralph Rosen '77 on Greek Comedy, Aesthetics, and 'Popular' Culture

Ben Ewen-Campen '06

Of Fruit Flies and Renoirs

November 2nd, 2015

Last month, evolutionary developmental biologist Ben Ewen-Campen '06 scored a Genetics cover story and had some fun outside Boston's Museum of Fine Arts. Read More: Of Fruit Flies and Renoirs

Raghu Karnad '05

Listen: Journalist Raghu Karnad '05 on Indians Who Fought for Britain in WWII

October 28th, 2015

In his book Farthest Field, Karnad attempts to understand why so many Indians volunteered to fight for Britain, a country they wanted to be rid of. Read More: Listen: Journalist Raghu Karnad '05 on Indians Who Fought for Britain in WWII

Patricia Park '03

Listen: Patricia Park '03 Reads from Her Acclaimed Debut Novel

October 23rd, 2015

Park returned to campus to read from Re Jane, a Korean-American retelling of Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre. Read More: Listen: Patricia Park '03 Reads from Her Acclaimed Debut Novel

Jim Bock '90

Vice President of Admissions Jim Bock '90 on the Benefits of a Liberal Arts Education

October 16th, 2015

Even for those who have a career path in mind, Bock says liberal arts offers a wider educational grounding and development of critical thinking skills: "This type of education can you make you nimble in the job market.”  Read More: Vice President of Admissions Jim Bock '90 on the Benefits of a Liberal Arts Education

Barbara Milewski

Watch: 'Chopin Without Piano' at Swarthmore

October 16th, 2015

Thanks to a community-wide effort, anticipation on campus builds for the North American debut of a production that comes to the U.S. from Poland. Read More: Watch: 'Chopin Without Piano' at Swarthmore

Amy Vachal '11

Watch: Amy Vachal '11 Wows Coaches, Audience on "The Voice"

October 7th, 2015

Vachal's rendition of "Dream a Little Dream of Me" drew high praise from all four coaches and the studio audience.  Read More: Watch: Amy Vachal '11 Wows Coaches, Audience on "The Voice"

Patrick Awuah '89

Watch: Education Entrepreneur Patrick Awuah '89 Named 2015 MacArthur Fellow

September 29th, 2015

Awuah is recognized for his innovation in higher education which "is not only empowering individual students; it also has the potential to transform political and civil society in Ghana and other African nations by developing a new generation of leaders and entrepreneurs." Read More: Watch: Education Entrepreneur Patrick Awuah '89 Named 2015 MacArthur Fellow

Edgar Cahn '56

Listen: Edgar Cahn '56 on Community Empowerment and the Law

September 28th, 2015

Cahn '56 discusses a lifetime of experience in social justice work and his more than 50-year career as a public interest lawyer in both the criminal and civil justice arenas. Read More: Listen: Edgar Cahn '56 on Community Empowerment and the Law

Supriya Davis '15

NCAA Names Supriya Davis '15 Finalist for Woman of the Year Award

September 25th, 2015

In addition to academic accomplishments and community service work, Davis holds six individual school swim records and was also a member of four record-setting relay teams. Read More: NCAA Names Supriya Davis '15 Finalist for Woman of the Year Award

Janet Erlick '88

Swarthmore Welcomes New Members to College's Board of Managers

September 18th, 2015

Janet Erlick '88, executive artistic director of the award‐winning Fort Lauderdale Children's Theatre, is one of four new members to begin their term this fall. Read More: Swarthmore Welcomes New Members to College's Board of Managers