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Open Hillel Conference Creates a Space “Without Red Lines”

Open Hillel Conference Creates a Space “Without Red Lines”

Open Hillel held its first conference, “If Not Now, When?”, last week at Harvard University. Running from October 11-13, the conference featured panel discussions, breakout sessions, and addresses from speakers…

Farepath Blends Social Action and Technology to Address Hunger

Farepath Blends Social Action and Technology to Address Hunger

“If you do some digging, you’ll see that food security in America is not nearly as robust as you think it is.” Even though we live within miles of federally…

Confronted With Student Pushback, Faculty Votes to Return to Original Spring Schedule

Confronted With Student Pushback, Faculty Votes to Return to Original Spring Schedule

A vote at the Monday, September 29 faculty meeting reversed the controversial spring schedule change announced earlier this year. Faculty voted to return to the previous spring schedule, in which the…

Race To Action: Ferguson Remembrance Event Prompts Reflection and Discussion

Race To Action: Ferguson Remembrance Event Prompts Reflection and Discussion

An estimated 300 students gathered in remembrance of Michael Brown and Ferguson on Friday, September 26. The event was organized by Louis Laine ‘16, Soul Han ‘15, Arjun Raghuraman ‘16,…

Summary of the Report of the Task Force on Sexual Misconduct

Summary of the Report of the Task Force on Sexual Misconduct

The Task Force on Sexual Misconduct, charged by former president Rebecca Chopp to augment an external review by Margolis, Healy and Associates, recently produced a report that calls students, faculty,…

Peripeteia Finally Unveiled, Met with Eager Faculty

This Friday, a trio of sophomores, Owen Weitzman ‘17, Victor Gomes ‘17, and Karl Palmquist ‘17, unveiled their newest idea to vivify the liberal arts: Peripeteia. The group’s goal is…

Spring Schedule Changes May Be Reversed, Pending Faculty Vote

Spring Schedule Changes May Be Reversed, Pending Faculty Vote

Last May, when Provost Tom Stephenson touted the revised spring schedule as “a significant advantage to our community,” the change seemed final. After a student campaign and a recent faculty…

Dorm Storage To Be Phased Out By Spring 2015

Dorm Storage To Be Phased Out By Spring 2015

Last spring, Rachel Head, the Director for the Office of Student Engagement, announced the College would be phasing out dorm storage, free space available to students storing items over the…

Over 100 Swarthmore Students To Attend People’s Climate March in NYC Next Weekend

Over 100 Swarthmore Students To Attend People’s Climate March in NYC Next Weekend

Over 100 Swarthmore students will travel to New York City to attend the People’s Climate March this Sunday, September 21.  Swarthmore Mountain Justice has partnered with Earthlust to organize bus…

Amer Ahmed Joins Swarthmore as New Director of the Intercultural Center and Dean of the Sophomore Class

Amer Ahmed Joins Swarthmore as New Director of the Intercultural Center and Dean of the Sophomore Class

This past spring, Amer Ahmed was appointed as Swarthmore’s Director of the Intercultural Center and Dean of the Sophomore Class. Ahmed succeeds Darryl Smaw, who stepped in as interim Director…

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