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A Busy Weekend for Alumni Council

Members of the Alumni Council worked nonstop at their recent fall meeting. As always, much of the weekend was focused on engagement with students. The Council sponsored receptions with students and faculty members in three academic areas: biology and medicine; classics, English literature, and modern languages and literature; and economics. Students also met with alumni [...]


With your Swarthmore connections, you already know that Swarthmore is a wonderful place. Reconnect to the wonder! The campus bookstore sells T-shirts and sweatshirts online to allow you to get your Garnet on without trekking all the way back to campus. Check in with current student activities by adding the Daily Gazette or The Phoenix [...]

Alumni events

Boston and Seattle Philip Weinstein, Alexander Griswold Cummins Professor of English Literature, discussed “Dark Twins: Faulkner and Race” as part of the Faculty on the Road program. The talk was based on his most recent book Becoming Faulkner, which was just chosen by the Society for the Study of Southern Literature as the best book [...]

2012 Jonathan R. Lax ’71 Conference on Entrepreneurship

Sunday, March 18th
Swarthmore College Science Center
Keynote Speaker: David Gelber ’63
Co-Founder of Roaring Fork Films, Co-Creator and Co-Managing Director of Years of Living Dangerously, an innovative multiplatform, multimedia project on climate change, and former long-time producer for CBS’s 60 Minutes.

Nominations Sought for Arabella 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 with 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 [...]

Danube River and the Habsburg Empire with Professor Pieter Judson ’78

There is still time to join this exciting exploration of Eastern Europe. Travel in the company of Professor Pieter Judson, alumni and friends on a unique journey that combines a seven-night cruise on the Danube River with three nights in each of the historic cities of Prague and Kraków. Come explore the medieval spires, honey-colored cathedrals, [...]

Lifelong Learning

Offered at Swarthmore
Deciding, Designing, Predicting: Mathematics in Everyday Life
Deb Bergstrand, professor of mathematics and statistics
Meets Mondays, 7–9:30 p.m.
Feb. 6 to April 2 (but not March 5)
How surprised should we be by amazing coincidences? Can we always determine the true winner of an election? How safe is air travel? How can we fairly divide desirable goods, [...]

Garnet Homecoming
and Family Weekend 2011

Below are some photographic highlights from Garnet Homecoming and Family Weekend (click on images to enlarge). You can also watch video highlights of the weekend and of Surgeon General Anne Schuchat's McCabe lecture.