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American Gothic meets Swarthmore College

By Jeffrey Lott

Grant Wood’s American Gothic may be the most widely recognized, reproduced—and parodied—work of American art. A search of Google Images reveals thousands of takeoffs on the 1930 painting, many hilariously funny. So when Mike Kappeler, Web content coordinator for Information Technology Services, was asked to make a poster for November’s Academic Technology Fair, he turned [...]

Weinstein’s Faulkner study receives “Best Book” award

By Jeffrey Lott

The Society for the Study of Southern Literature (SSSL) has chosen Becoming Faulkner by Philip Weinstein, the Alexander Griswold Cummins Professor of English Literature, as the best book on Southern literature written in 2010. He will receive the Hugh Holman Award from SSSL in March. “It was shockingly good news,” [...]

New Face at the Bulletin

By Carol Brévart-Demm

After a national search and selection process lasting several months, the College appointed Sherri Kimmel, former director of editorial services at Dickinson College, to the position of director of editorial and creative services and editor of the Swarthmore College Bulletin. Kimmel assumed the position this month, succeeding Jeffrey Lott, former director of College publications and [...]

Theater Department stages Fefu and Her Friends

By Carol Brévart-Demm

The Department of Theater and Senior Company 2012 chose an unusual yet appropriate mise-en-scène for their production of playwright Maria Irene Forbes’ Obie Award–winning Fefu and Her Friends about a group of eight old college friends who get together to rehearse a theater education project but simultaneously reveal their various fears, unhappiness, idealism as well [...]

Rewarding season for Swarthmore athletes

By Mark Anskis

Men’s Cross-Country (3rd CC)
Jacob Phillips ’13 became the first Swarthmore men’s cross-country runner since Marc Jeuland ’01 to qualify for the NCAA Division III Championship Meet, highlighting an outstanding season for the men’s team.
Thanks to Phillips and a deep squad of talented runners, the team finished third at the Centennial Conference (CC) Championship Meet and [...]