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College starts 144th year of instruction with strong class of first years

“One of you is a prospective engineer who is also a high-wire circus performer.
One of you was chosen to blog about your college application process for The New York Times.
One of you is in a real all-girl punk band.
One of you was a Golden Gloves boxer.
And one of my personal favorites: One of you successfully [...]

6 Colleges, 1 Lang Scholar, 7 college-bound Graduates

By Grace Leonard ’15

The College Access Center of Delaware County (CACDC), a program that sets Delaware County–area high-school students on the college-bound path, is marking its third year. In that time, the center has grown from an organization struggling to let the community know that it exists to a place where high schools are now referring parents and [...]

A 150th Birthday for the Board of Managers

By Christopher Densmore

Throughout fall 1862, the founders of Swarthmore, loosely organized as the Friends Union Boarding School Association, were holding conferences and raising subscriptions throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, and Delaware.
On Dec. 2, 1862, the subscribers met at the Race Street Meetinghouse in Philadelphia to establish the Friends Educational Association. The association created a Board [...]

10 New Graduates Set to Make an Impact Abroad

By David Fialkow ’15

This spring, 10 graduating seniors were awarded 2013 Fulbright fellowships, either to teach or undertake a research project abroad.
The recipients are: Andrew Cheng (South Korea, English teaching assistantship); Philip Chodrow (Norway, psychology, philosophy, and social theory project); Melissa Frick (France, medical research); Elan Silverblatt-Buser (Mexico, plant biology); Zachary Wiener (Malaysia, English teaching assistantship), Joseph Willens [...]

Hall of Fame Shines Spotlight on Garnet Athletics

By Mark Anskis, athletic communications director

Since 1878, student-athletes at Swarthmore have proven that it is possible to excel in the classroom and on the field, earning All-America honors, winning national championships, and even starring in professional sports leagues. Now the accomplishments of the College’s most exemplary student-athletes, coaches, and teams will be enshrined in the newly created Garnet Athletics Hall [...]