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The Danube River and the Hapsburg Empire

Travel in the company of Professor of History Pieter Judson ’78, alumni, and friends as we journey through the heart of Central Europe—once the glorious realm of Habsburg empire. Here, in the land of exceptional natural and man-made beauty, soaring Gothic cathedrals tower above medieval cities, ornate Baroque churches look out over peaceful country towns, [...]

Nominations Open for Eugene Lang ’38 Impact Award

In March, the Alumni Council president Sabrina Martinez ’92 presented Eugene Lang ’38 with its first Impact Award. This award, to be called the Eugene M. Lang ’38 Impact Award, will be presented annually on Alumni Weekend to an alumnus or alumna who, in his or her vocation, has made an impact on society at [...]

Recent Events and Upcoming Events

Philadelphia: How can you defend the honor of your alma mater, put your storehouse of arcane and sometimes useful information to good use, and have a great evening, all at the same time? Quizzo, of course! The combined team of Yale and Swarthmore lost in an extra tie-break round against Harvard, but a good time was had [...]

Welcome to the City 2011

This year marked the fifth annual Welcome to the City, an opportunity for alumni to gather on the same day in cities around the world. Designed to welcome those hundreds of young alumni settling in new locations to pursue new jobs or graduate programs, the event drew 800 registrants to 25 participating cities. WTTC [...]

New Student Send-Offs

Last summer, Swarthmore alumni, current students, and parents welcomed entering students and their parents in six cities. They told stories and answered questions as members of the Class of 2015 prepared for their move to campus. More than 100 people participated in the festivities this year. We are grateful to our alumni hosts for their [...]

Swarthmore Connection Chairs

National Chair
David Steinmuller ’56
Emily Nolte ’07
Linda Ann Valleroy ’72
Gina Salcedo ’10
David Wright ’69

Chapel Hill
Julia Knerr ’81
George Telford III ’84
Marilee Roberg ’73
Erin Trapp ’92
Wuryati Morris ’04
Hilary Rice ’02
Nina Schichor ’02
Susan Schultz Tapscott ’72
Lester Tran ’04
Abby Honeywell ’85
Los Angeles
Deborah How ’89
Metro New York City
Win Ling Chia ’06
Lily Ng ’08

Minneapolis/St. Paul
Rebeka Ndosi ’97
New Haven
Caitlin Koerber [...]

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 [...]