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College Seeks to Cull Crum Deer

By Jeffrey Lott

In April, the College announced that it will seek amendments to local ordinances and the necessary permits from the Pennsylvania Game Commission to reduce the deer population in the Crum Woods. If permissions are granted, professional sharpshooters will be hired to remove an as-yet-unknown number of deer during the College’s winter break in December 2008 [...]

Across the Board

By Carol Brévart-Demm

At the Board of Managers meeting in May, Martha “Marty” Spanninger ’76, former senior supervising producer for the National Public Television show NOW, and Harold “Koof” Kalkstein ’78, senior vice president and head of alumni relations with the Boston Consulting Group in San Francisco, were appointed alumni managers. Guido Grasso-Knight ’00, a medical resident at [...]

Great Craic in a Divided Irish City

By Carol Brévart-Demm

“We’re not sure it’s possible to convey how rich and incredible this semester was,” wrote Reina Chano and Maurice Weeks—the first two students to sign on for Swarthmore’s new Northern Ireland Semester.
In a joint Web story (, the two juniors wrote of “rolling hills and baby sheep, and more shades of green than you could [...]

Plan Unfolds for a Swarthmore Inn Complex

By Carol Brévart-Demm

At the end of February, Vice President for Facilities and Services Stuart Hain, representing the Steering Committee for the Town Center West Development, presented one of two viable proposals for the development of a Swarthmore inn complex to the Board of Managers at its quarterly meeting.
After weeks studying the proposals and consulting with development advisers, [...]

Presidential Search Committee Named

By Jeffrey Lott

On June 4, Barbara Mather ’65, chair of the Board of Managers, announced the formation of a presidential search committee and called on members of the College community to assist the committee in “the challenging task of finding a new president for the College” to succeed Alfred H. Bloom, who will leave office on Aug. [...]

Love is All Around—at Women’s Tennis Conference

By Kyle Leach

Women’s tennis (12-6, 9–1 Centennial Conference (CC)) The Garnet reached the CC Championship match for the third year in a row. Sophomore Rachel Wallwork became the third Swarthmore tennis player to be named the Conference Player of the Year after she posted a 17–3 overall record in singles, including a 10–0 mark in conference play [...]