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Down Under: March 26 to April 8

The unrivaled riches of Down Under are like no others on Earth. From Sydney’s glittering skyline to the underwater jewels of the Great Barrier Reef and the stark beauty of Uluru and Alice Springs, Australia must be seen to be believed.
Join Professor of Biology Sara Hiebert Burch ’79, alumni, family, and friends as they embark [...]

Nominations Sought for Carter Award

Do you know of a classmate or another Swarthmore alumnus/a who goes above and beyond the call of duty in his or her volunteer work? Honor them through a nomination for the Arabella Carter Award.
Arabella Carter was one of the great unsung heroes who worked for peace and social justice in Philadelphia Yearly Meeting in [...]

Lifelong Learning

Consider taking a Lifelong Learning course this spring. All courses are taught seminar style by Swarthmore faculty members.
Except for The Drawing Studio, each course begins in February and runs for eight weeks. For more information and to register, visit
Offered at Swarthmore
Paleobiology: What Came Before and How We Know
Rachel Ann Merz
Walter Kemp Professor of [...]

Presidential Listening Tour Continues in Spring 2010

President Rebecca Chopp’s fall 2009 Listening Tour receptions drew more than 800 attendees, including those who met her in Boston (pictured at right). Her tour will resume this month, with stops in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Miami, London, Seattle, Portland, and Denver. Here are the tentative dates, which are subject to change:
Spring 2010 Listening Tour
Jan. 26—Los [...]

Recent Alumni Connection Events

Boston: Thanks to David Wright ’69, members of the Boston Connection were treated to a factory tour of Taza Chocolate in Somerville, Mass. True to Wonka style, the direct-trade, bean-to-bar factory allows tours only two days a year.
Houston: More than two dozen members of the Houston Connection brought their own wine and cheese to the [...]

Alumni Share Career Advice Over Dinner

Upper Tarble was buzzing with conversations among alumni of all ages and students of all years on Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Alumni-Student Networking Dinner hosted by the Alumni Council and the Career Services Office. Alumni who graduated as recently as 2009 and as long ago as 1955 came to campus to share their stories [...]