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Learning to Read and Write: Understanding the Benefits of Education

By Carol Brévart-Demm

At 20, Brahim El Guabli—having recently completed training as a bilingual teacher—was assigned to teach school in a tiny village in the High Atlas Mountains in southern Morocco.
“Conditions were bad. Sometimes, children wouldn’t come to school because they didn’t have a pen or a pencil or a notebook,” says El Guabli, now 33 and a [...]

Fall Sports Season Has Many Highlights

By Mark Anskis and Ana Apostoleris ’13

Volleyball (20-12, 7-3)
One year removed from surprising the Centennial Conference with a 19-win season and the program’s first playoff victory, Swarthmore’s volleyball team proved that last season was no fluke, winning a program-best 20 games, reaching the Centennial Conference Championship match for the first time in program history, and advancing to the ECAC South Region [...]