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Editors’ Note: Farewell

Editors’ Note: Farewell

According to rumors (the germ of many of our stories), at last weekend’s Parents Council Meeting President Chopp said that she wakes up each morning anxious about that day’s edition…

StuCo Report: Improving Meal Equivalencies, Ville Safety, and Teaching Race

StuCo Report: Improving Meal Equivalencies, Ville Safety, and Teaching Race

Dining Services Co-Presidents Matt Lamb ’12 and Gabby Capone ’14 met with Dining Services last week to address complaints made through the Small Steps Initiative. Dining Services explained that meals…

QTC Roundup

The Daily Gazette attended some of the events that were part of this weekend’s Queer Trans Conference, themed “Power, Pleasure, and Violence: A New Discourse of Bodies, Desire, and Sex.” If…

StuCo Report: Small Steps, Meeting with Dean Braun, and Chartering Groups

StuCo Report: Small Steps, Meeting with Dean Braun, and Chartering Groups

Small Steps Initiative Students have submitted a number of suggestions to Student Council through the Council’s Small Steps Forward initiative, which solicited ideas about what StuCo should do to make…

Strategic Directions Document Outlines College Future

Strategic Directions Document Outlines College Future

On Monday, President Chopp sent to the student body Strategic Directions for Swarthmore College, the strategic plan approved by the Board of Managers in December. The document is organized around…

Protecting Financial Aid

Protecting Financial Aid

According to President Chopp, the inclusion of financial aid in a strategic plan is unusual in higher education. However, Swarthmore’s deep commitment to offering need-blind financial aid is also unusual…

Expanding the Classroom

The strategic plan proposes two changes to Swarthmore’s curriculum: development of interdisciplinary programs and improved support for student research, off-campus study, and work experience. The plan proposes that the college…

Paying for the Strategic Directions

Now that Strategic Directions has been published, the College will begin planning for a capital campaign to raise approximately $400 million to implement their recommendations.The capital campaign will begin with…

Investigating the Future of the Liberal Arts

Swarthmore’s Strategic Directions recommends the creation of an Institute for Liberal Arts to “encourage faculty participating, time and space for reflection, delight in discovery, and further deepening of one’s knowledge to…

New Spaces for Classes and Community

Swarthmore’s Strategic Directions proposes to build new spaces on campus within the next ten to fifteen years to keep pace with the College’s academic needs and promote its residential and community…

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