Swarthmore Goes to War

These military elements of our heritage, though, are largely anomalies in an institution which clings to our “Quaker heritage” one hundred years after we dropped our affiliation: The year 2009 indeed marks the centennial anniversary of our secularization. Whether secular or not, however, the majority of the student body still maintains a Quaker reaction to war and the agents of war: vehement opposition.

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A Call to Reasoned Purpose

This semester’s column, rather than following in the same vein as last semester, will instead explore specific issues of our collegiate environment that are of interest to me, and hopefully, to at least some of my readers. While I hope to provide thought-provoking material, my other obligations prevent me from promising that I will reply to posted comments. I am always willing to share a meal with any interested parties who wish to discuss further.

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