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Swarthmore in the NewsJanuary 28, 2011

The Los Angeles Times

Putting a Face on Iraq's Human Horror

By Christopher Knight

January 28, 2011

Several years ago, Washington civil rights attorney Susan Burke invited Philadelphia artist Daniel Heyman to accompany her on an extraordinary mission. She was traveling to the Middle East to interview Iraqi detainees who were tortured and victimized in Abu Ghraib prison in the wake of the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Baghdad, in preparation for a series of civil cases against American contractors filed on their behalf. Heyman was asked to paint their portraits as the men recounted what happened.

The results of that remarkable invitation are on view at the Laband Art Gallery at Loyola Marymount University in Westchester. Portraits of 20 Iraqis, mostly painted in simple gouache on strong Japanese and Chinese paper, line the walls and fill a long display case. They will break your heart.

The portrait busts are straightforward and unembellished, mostly head and shoulders, sometimes in three-quarter view, without any indication of a specific setting. The upper body of the bust tends to be less detailed and more sketchy than the highly personalized faces. Occasionally a hand rests beneath a chin.

...What gives Heyman's portraits their quiet power is an unexpected juxtaposition: Lips are sealed shut on every face, as if the temporal flow of speech has been silenced, replaced by a steady and immovable gaze; yet excerpts of the sitter's testimony, sometimes jittery and disjointed and invariably horrifying, swirl around his head in ornate scrolls of looping language and blunt blocks of text.

..."Bearing Witness: Daniel Heyman" was organized by Laband Art Gallery director Carolyn Peter and Cris Moss, gallery director at Oregon's Linfield College, where the show travels next. (An earlier version was seen at Wesleyan University and Swarthmore College.) ...


The Philadelphia Inquirer

Inqlings: Phila. U. to honor Hilfiger

By  Michael Klein

January 25, 2011

..Two members of the producing/writing team that adapted the BBC series Being Human for Syfy are Jeremy Carver, who grew up in Lower Merion, and his wife, Anna Fricke, who went to Swarthmore. The Monday-night series, about a vampire, a werewolf, and a ghost living together in Boston, is a likely show for them, as he produced Supernatural, she Everwood.





The Delaware County Daily Times (PA)

Swarthmore, Ross Drub Bryn Mawr

January 27, 2011

Daily Times Staff Reports

Kathryn Stockbower's left ankle is fine and she is one game closer to tying the NCAA Division III record for career double-doubles.

Stockbower recorded the 78th double-double of her career to lead Swarthmore to a 72-43 romp over Bryn Mawr in Centennial Conference women's basketball action Thursday night.

The 6-0 senior, who sprained her ankle in last Saturday's loss to Ursinus, scored 14 points and 11 rebounds to move within one game of tying the Division III record for career double-doubles, held by Julie Anderson of Johns Hopkins. Stockbower can tie the record at home Saturday when the Garnet (10-7, 6-6) host Gettysburg.

Madeline Ross tied a career-high with 17 points to pace Swarthmore. She was 6-for-10 from the field including 5-for-9 from 3-point range. Senior Ceylan Boudur scored nine points, which leaves her five points shy of 1,000 for her career.

Nicolette Parmese of Bryn Mawr led all scorers with 21 points.



The Delaware County Daily Times (PA)

COLLEGE NOTEBOOK: Swarthmore's Stockbower specializes in consistency

By Terry Toohey

January 26, 2011

SWARTHMORE - Do not call Swarthmore senior Kathryn Stockbower, "The Machine," even if she is as consistent as Albert Pujols.

"No one is a machine," Stockbower said. "Every game has different challenges."

Stockbower has met those challenges with a consistency that is, well, machine-like.

In her first three seasons, the 6-foot forward from Upper Dublin scored 422, 443 and 442 points, and grabbed 335, 340 and 338 rebounds. She's on a pace for 395 points and 313 rebounds as a senior.

Stockbower has scored in double figures in 88 of 91 career games, including a Centennial Conference record 73 straight from Nov. 20, 2007 to Nov. 17, 2010.

She has also recorded 77 career double-doubles, which is two shy of the NCAA Division III record of 79 set by Julie Anderson of Johns Hopkins (1994-98).

You can't get more consistent than that.

"She's just amazing," Swarthmore women's basketball coach Renee DeVarney said of Stockbower. "She is an exceptional Division III college athlete."

And one of the best in Swarthmore history.

Stockbower is third in program history in scoring (1,576) and second in rebounding (1,226). She is 38 rebounds shy of becoming the program leader in that category and is one of only three players, Heather Kile and Nancy Rosenbaum are the others, with 1,000 points and rebounds in a career. Stockbower, a three-time, first-team All-Centennial Conference selection, also is just the third player in conference history with 1,500 points and 1,200 rebounds in a career. (more)