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The Old Pigskin

More than 200 guests—including about 70 alumni—attended last November’s revival of the Delta Upsilon (DU) Pig Roast, held on the 10th anniversary of Swarthmore’s final football game—a 16–6 defeat of Washington & Lee on Nov. 11, 2000. To mark the occasion, DU alumnus Tom Elverson ’75, son of the late coach Lew Elverson, presented President [...]

Return of the WAs

By Maki Somosot ’12

With 33 current and the same number of former writing associates in attendance, Swarthmore’s Writing Associates (WA) Program’s 25th reunion weekend began in fine style on the evening of March 18 with a keynote speech from William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Political Science Kenneth Sharpe. Rather than focus on ways in which the WAs [...]

New Director for Black Cultural Center

By Carol Brévart-Demm

The College welcomes Karlene Burrell-McRae as assistant dean and director of the Black Cultural Center (BCC). Burrell-McRae will support the BCC’s mission of guiding the intellectual and cultural development and leadership skills of African American students on campus as well as upholding the College’s commitment to multicultural living and learning. She will serve as an [...]

Architects Selected for Town Center West

By Jeffrey Lott

The College has selected Cope Linder Architects to design Town Center West (TCW)—including an inn, restaurant, and expanded campus bookstore—planned for the southeast corner of campus and across from the existing town center of Swarthmore Borough.
This summer, Cope Linder will begin design and will work with the College to shepherd the proposed project through the [...]

Baseball Sweeps Hopkins at Home, Wins 20 Games,
and Finishes at .500 in Centennial Play

By Mark Anskis and Victor Brady ’13

Baseball (20-14, 9-9 CC)
The baseball team secured 20 wins for the second-consecutive year.
A home sweep of nationally ranked Johns Hopkins marked the first time the Garnet had beaten the perennial powerhouse since 2000, the first time the Blue Jays had been swept by a Centennial Conference (CC) opponent since 2007, and Swarthmore baseball’s first-ever victory [...]