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Divestment: It’s More Complex Than One Might Think

Divestment: It’s More Complex Than One Might Think

The following is a letter submitted by Gregory Brown, Swarthmore’s Vice President for Finance and Administration. Mountain Justice’s proposal on divestment, published in last Friday’s Daily Gazette, oversimplifies the complex…

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…

The Extra Class: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Time I Spent Reading the DG

The Extra Class: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Time I Spent Reading the DG

During my first two years, I thought my job at Swarthmore was to be a diligent student. And it was. That is why I chose Swarthmore. But there was more…

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 Collision Course With a Problem of Our Own Making

Letter to the Editor: A Collision Course With a Problem of Our Own Making

It was with shock that I discovered in a New York Times article last spring that Swarthmore College holds investments in the coal industry.  A Quaker college, located in a state…

Letter to the Editor: Swarthmore and The Bank of England

Letter to the Editor: Swarthmore and The Bank of England

With its welcome announcement that Swarthmore’s “investment managers … have been asked to detail their methods of evaluating direct costs of climate change…and related [carbon] regulatory policies on future returns,”…

Our Obsession with Articles

Our Obsession with Articles

Why has my Facebook news feed become a news feed? I scroll down endlessly and for the most part, all I see are articles from Vice News, Huffington Post, Washington…

Op-Ed: Combatting An Accusation Of Moral Hypocrisy

Op-Ed: Combatting An Accusation Of Moral Hypocrisy

On November 20, 2014, Chair of Swarthmore Board of Managers Gil Kemp published an opinion piece titled “Divestment an empty gesture, college seeks better solutions.” Part of Mr. Kemp’s argument…

2014 Election Post-Mortem

2014 Election Post-Mortem

Leading up to the 2012 elections, Democrats were facing a tall task — they had a president running for reelection whose policies of his first two years had been sharply…