Wilcox and Sams Leaving for NYU Abu Dhabi

Earlier this month, two members of the Dean’s Office – Tim Sams and Kelly Wilcox – announced that they would be leaving Swarthmore for positions at NYU Abu Dhabi. They will join former Swarthmore administrators Al Bloom and Jim Larimore, who began their respective roles there last summer, in January.

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Project Blueprints Program Awarded Federal Grant for Chester Students

Recently, Swarthmore College’s Project Blueprints Program was awarded a federal grant of $880,000 to continue their work with Chester youth. Started three years ago, Blueprints is a joint project run by Swarthmore College and the Crozer Wellness Center that works on mentoring twenty to thirty Chester students through an enriching academic and cultural program throughout their high school years.

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Board of Managers Approves Budget Cuts

The Board of Managers convened Friday and Saturday to review the Ad-Hoc Committee’s proposed $8 million budget cuts, eventually approving the cuts in full. The Ad-Hoc Committee warned that, given the 16.8% loss to endowment during the 2008-09 fiscal year, approximately $8 million dollars would have to be cut from the operating budget to ensure a return to a sustainable rate of endowment spending within the next 3-5 years.

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Diverse Display of Student Vision at Kitao Photo Opening

“Making art is about community and communication. You can create a project and leave it in a box under your bed, but the students’ ultimate satisfaction comes from being able to share [their] work,” said visiting professor of studio art Jessica Todd Harper. Two of Harper’s photography classes collaborated to present an exhibit that debuted at the Kitao Gallery yesterday afternoon. The show combines the work of nine students from the Black and White Photography class and four students working on Independent Study photo projects.

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