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Valerie Smith Announced as 15th President of Swarthmore College

Valerie Smith Announced as 15th President of Swarthmore College

Valerie Smith is Swarthmore’s newest college president, announced Salem Shuchman ‘84 this morning. Currently the Dean of the College at Princeton University, Smith will assume office on July 1, 2015.…

Swarthmore Expands Resources for Low-Income Students

Swarthmore Expands Resources for Low-Income Students

Swarthmore continues to its efforts to support low-income and other disadvantaged students this semester. Shortly before the semester began, the college published a list of administrators, professors, and staff who…

College to Continue Slow, Steady Growth Pattern

College to Continue Slow, Steady Growth Pattern

At 1542 students, Swarthmore College is at its largest size in its 150-year history, according to the 2014-2015 Common Data Set. Swarthmore has long been one of the smallest institutions…

Swarthmore Brings Katie Clark to Head Center for Innovation and Leadership

Swarthmore Brings Katie Clark to Head Center for Innovation and Leadership

“The interesting thing about being a one woman office is that I am able to do a little bit of everything,” said Katie Clark. “I get to talk to alums…

NASA Panel Brings Critical Discussion of Diversity

NASA Panel Brings Critical Discussion of Diversity

The recently-revitalized Native American Students Association (NASA) has augmented its campus presence this semester with a calendar of events planned for Native History Month. NASA was re-chartered last year after a…

SwatTeam Enters Second Semester, Considers Expanding Training

SwatTeam Enters Second Semester, Considers Expanding Training

SwatTeam, now in its second semester at Swarthmore, was formed in the spring of 2014 out of a desire to bolster the Party Associates (PA) program. Since its formation, the…

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,…

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