Curricular Trends, 1864-1950

What follows is a meandering summary of my thesis research, mainly focusing on trends in Swarthmore’s curriculum relating to American topics until 1950, but with stops along the way to look at President Aydelotte’s disdain for non-Honors students and an Economics professor who taught eugenics.

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Memorandum of Understanding at Town Center West

In light of President Chopp’s recent “Statement of Principles,” responding to the Swarthmore Labor Action Project’s (SLAP) ongoing efforts to ensure protections that would help create fair, dignified working conditions and just compensation for workers at the proposed hotel at Town Center West, we wanted to take this opportunity to express our deep disappointment at the administration and Board’s decision not to make a concrete commitment to such protections.

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