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What I Wish I Knew Before Coming to Swarthmore

What I Wish I Knew Before Coming to Swarthmore

Dear Accepted Students, I want to start off by saying congratulations! You should be incredibly proud of your acceptance to this school.  After the tiresome college application process, you now…

BREAKING: Department of Sociology & Anthropology Urges Board to Divest

BREAKING: Department of Sociology & Anthropology Urges Board to Divest

We appreciate that as a Board, you are wrestling with the ways forward for Swarthmore with regard to the College’s investment in fossil fuels, reduction of our carbon emissions, sustainability,…

Carrying It Forward: Student Struggles of Spring 2013

Carrying It Forward: Student Struggles of Spring 2013

Over and over again, we’ve been told that Swarthmore’s advantages excuse its faults told that a liberal institution is all we can expect and a radical, emancipatory institution is impossible…

Charlie Hebdo: A Muslim’s Perspective

Charlie Hebdo: A Muslim’s Perspective

Before I delve into this article on the Charlie Hebdo shooting, I would first like to make certain that, although this article is titled “A Muslim’s Perspective,” the opinions expressed…

Our Disdain for Professionalism

Our Disdain for Professionalism

One of the dirty secrets of Swarthmore is that we both stigmatize and undervalue the professional world. There is a certain disdain we hold towards those who come to college…

Reimagining MLK Day at Swarthmore

Reimagining MLK Day at Swarthmore

Darren Wilson. Timothy Loehmann. James Earl Ray. These are all members of the long list of white men who have shot and killed black men in American history. The last…

Letter to the Editor: A New Chapter of Alcohol and Other-Drug Support at Swarthmore

Letter to the Editor: A New Chapter of Alcohol and Other-Drug Support at Swarthmore

Letter submitted by Alcohol and Other-Drugs (AOD) Counselor & Educator Josh Ellow. My name is Josh Ellow, and it has been 5 months since I was hired as the Alcohol…

Op-Ed: Introducing Swarthmore’s Grievance Advisor and Community Educator

Op-Ed: Introducing Swarthmore’s Grievance Advisor and Community Educator

Letter submitted by Grievance Advisor and Community Educator Amy Jones. I joined the Swarthmore community in January and although Mother Nature decided to give me a chilly welcome, those I…

Op-Ed: J Street U Responds to SPJP’s Installation

Op-Ed: J Street U Responds to SPJP’s Installation

Letter Submitted by Rachel Berger ’16, Caleb Jones ’14 and Rachel Flaherman ’16 on behalf of J Street U Swarthmore. This week, Swarthmore’s Students for Peace and Justice in Palestine…

Op-Ed: Swarthmore Hillel Expresses Importance of Muslim Student Advisor, Interfaith Community

Op-Ed: Swarthmore Hillel Expresses Importance of Muslim Student Advisor, Interfaith Community

Members of Swarthmore Hillel Read Their Letter of Support Aloud Dear Dean Rodriguez, Swarthmore Hillel implores you to create and maintain the position of Muslim Student Advisor at Swarthmore College.…

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