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Welcome to the City 2010

Every year, hundreds of young Swarthmore alumni move to new cities in pursuit of advanced degrees, research, new jobs, or simply to relocate. On Sept. 25, alumni volunteers across the United States and around the globe organized and took part in Welcome to the City events in 30 locations. These informal get-togethers, now in their [...]

Send-off to Swarthmore

This summer, alumni, current students, and parents welcomed entering students and their parents in six cities. Hosted by local alumni, these get-togethers give the newest members of the Swarthmore community an “insider’s view” of the College and offer alumni a chance to answer last-minute questions. We thank our hosts Susan Corcoran ’72 (Boston); Ellen Daniell [...]

Swarthmore Book Groups Still Going Strong

Alumni-organized book groups currently meet in Washington, D.C.; New York City; Seattle; Chicago; Philadelphia; Tucson; and the Austin/San Antonio area.
This year, the Washington, D.C., group, led by Pam St. John Zurer ’71 (, will read a variety of books with the theme Legacies in Exceptionalism, exploring the struggles and victories that have been emblematic of [...]

Alumni Gather at Events Around the Country

Boston: Boston alumni visited Formaggio Kitchen in September, including their wonderful cheese caves. Formaggio is one of the country’s premiere cheese shops, where alumni heard about the history and process of cheese making and learned the basics of tasting and building a cheese plate. Plus they were able to sample [...]