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From Deans to Students, All Line Up For Presidential Conversation

From Deans to Students, All Line Up For Presidential Conversation

It is said that no college president can refuse a request on her first workday. At least, that’s what you might infer after seeing the line that persisted throughout Valerie…

Swarthmore Students Rake in Scholarships, Fellowships

Swarthmore Students Rake in Scholarships, Fellowships

A number of Swarthmore students are offered prestigious scholarships and fellowships each year, and 2015 is no exception. Among this year’s recipients were Hayden Dahmm ‘15, Olivia Mendelson ‘16, Mayra…

Peripeteia Asks if We Are in a New Golden Age of Television

Peripeteia Asks if We Are in a New Golden Age of Television

On Tuesday, April 14, Peripeteia hosted the Prelude Series discussion, “Are We in a New Golden Age of Television?” The discussion featured Professor Sunka Simon from the German Studies and…

Live Tweet: Promoting Strengths and Resilience in Children and Adolescents

[View the story “Live tweet: Promoting Strengths and Resilience in Children and Adolescents by Professor Jane Gillham” on Storify]…

Philosophy Professors Discuss Morality of Divestment

Philosophy Professors Discuss Morality of Divestment

Philosophy Professors Krista Thomason and Hans Oberdiek gave a presentation on the afternoon of Monday, April 6, concerning the moral arguments surrounding the divestment controversy. Most of the attendees were…

Humanities, Honors Programs in Decline

Humanities, Honors Programs in Decline

Earlier this week, Swarthmore’s class of 2017 submitted their Sophomore Plans, as have hundreds of classes before them. However, against the backdrop of the significant hits to both the humanities…

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…

Weeks After Controversial Schedule Change, Questions of Accountability Persist

Weeks After Controversial Schedule Change, Questions of Accountability Persist

The controversial final schedule change announced in May has been considered both “formally and informally for years” according to Provost Tom Stephenson. Changing the spring finals schedule was last formally…

President Chopp Resigns, Constance Hungerford steps in as Interim President

President Chopp Resigns, Constance Hungerford steps in as Interim President

President Rebecca Chopp is leaving Swarthmore College to begin work as the chancellor of University of Denver this fall. In a campus-wide email on Thursday, June 12, Chopp said that…

High-Level Committee Reaffirms Importance of Diversity and Inclusion

High-Level Committee Reaffirms Importance of Diversity and Inclusion

Swarthmore students left campus last spring with a heightened awareness of a variety of issues, from inadequate handling of sexual assault to the morality of investing in fossil fuel companies.…

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