Past Presidents: David Fraser

With Al Bloom heading off to NYU Abu Dhabi after the current crop of seniors graduates, the Daily Gazette spoke to his two predecessors about their experiences at and after Swarthmore. The last three presidents have all gone on from Swarthmore to do something with a marked international focus: David Fraser ran educational, health, and housing initiatives in Central/South Asia, East Africa, and the Middle East.

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Night of Scenes Showcases New Talent

This week, Swarthmore’s Frear Ensemble Theater staged the theater department’s Directing I Night of scenes, a collaboration between student directors, actors, and designers to showcase talents both new and familiar. The three plays were Ara Watson’s “Final Placement,” directed by Dan Hodson ’09; Matt Pelfrey’s “Drive Angry,” directed by Noah Lang ’10; and Sarah Ruhl’s “Eurydice,” directed by Chris Compton ’09.

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Vinegar Tom, in Pictures

This weekend, Senior Company is presenting Caryl Churchill’s “Vinegar Tom,” which combines a historical drama of a 17th century witch-hunt with modern issues and energizing modern musical vignettes. “Vinegar Tom” struck the group as an outstanding pick since it was written in the middle of the 70’s, a battleground for major social issues.

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