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Swatties (Re)unite!

As always, Alumni Weekend was packed with music, panels, art exhibitions, and activities for reunioners of all ages—but mostly it was a time to reconnect with old friends, share stories and memories, and enjoy being together as a community.
Alumni organized panels on such topics as “Trying to Help Others Across Cultural Divides,” “To Frack or [...]

Presidential Reception Sparks Conversation

A multigenerational mix of about 60 alumni, parents, and prospective students greeted President Rebecca Chopp during her first visit with Swarthmoreans in Oregon.
The reception at the Heathman Hotel in Portland, Ore., on April 18 enabled guests to hear from Chopp about the College’s new website, the TEDxSwarthmore event, Arts Weekend, and other highlights of the [...]

Recent Alumni Events

Chicago: Chicago alumni gathered in April for “MANYA—A Living History of Marie Curie,” written and performed by Susan Marie Frontczak ’77. The one-woman drama exposes the struggles and triumphs of Marie Curie—an academically impassioned, vehemently private, fervently Polish scientist, mother, and teacher. Frontczak has performed as Marie Curie more than 300 times in 24 states [...]

Alumni Council Presents First Eugene Lang ’38 Impact Awards

During Alumni Weekend, the Alumni Council presented the first Eugene M. Lang ’38 Impact awards. Created in 2010, the first, then called the Alumni Council Impact Award, was given to Lang, and then renamed in his honor. Recipients of the 2012 Lang Impact awards were Peter Schickele ’57 and Heidi Hartmann ’67.
Schickele is a well-known [...]

Lifelong Learning Fall 2012 courses Offered at Swarthmore

Chaos, Fractals, and Complexity
John Boccio, professor of physics
Meets Wednesdays, 7–9:30 p.m.
Sept. 12 to Oct. 31
The Strange Career of the Right to Vote in the U.S.A.
Richard Valelly ’75, Claude C. Smith ’14 Professor of Political Science
Meets Thursdays, 7–9:30 p.m.
Sept. 13 to Nov. 8, exc. Oct. 11
Offered in New York City at the Support Center for Nonprofit [...]