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

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"