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The Pleasures of Alumni Weekend

Lax Conference on Entrepreneurship

On March 27, more than 200 alumni, students, and friends attended Swarthmore’s 12th annual Jonathan R. Lax ’71 Conference on Entrepreneurship. This year’s theme was “Social Entrepreneurship: The Business of Transforming the World,” and the conference drew speakers from a diverse array of fields. Edgar Cahn ’56, creator of Time Dollars and founder of TimeBanks [...]

Recent Alumni Events

Houston: The Houston Connection held two events this spring. On April 29, the group was treated to a dinner and discussion of community service. Matt Neal ’98 discussed the YES Prep Public Schools, a charter school system in Houston that recently opened its ninth campus; John ’77 and Ann McKee Montgomery ’77 described their experiences [...]

Council Involves Alumni in Planning

As Swarthmore develops a strategic plan for implementation in 2012, alumni input is an essential component. Members of the Alumni Council (above) hosted a series of meetings worldwide during winter and early spring. These guided discussions gave alumni a chance to discuss critically Swarthmore’s values, challenges, and what direction the College should take to meet [...]