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Off We Go Again!

Swarthmore’s Alumni College Abroad is offering two exciting new adventures:
¡Hola Argentina! A Feast for All Senses
Experience Argentina—a land of astounding beauty, open spaces, and world-class cuisine—with faculty study leader Hansjakob Werlen, professor of German, and alumni host Raymond Hopkins, Richter Professor Emeritus of Political Science, from March 5 to 14. A member of Slow [...]

SASS 40th Anniversary

Mar. 20–21: A student and alumni planning committee, chaired by Charmaine Giles ’10, has organized a campus weekend to bring together the Swarthmore black community—students and alumni alike—to take part in Sankofa (Swahili for “taking the good from the past and continually moving forward”).
Speakers, panels, and breakout sessions will explore ways we can develop as [...]

Lifelong Learning

Consider taking a Lifelong Learning course this spring. Courses are taught seminar style by Swarthmore faculty, but without grades or credit—just learning for learning’s sake. Spring 2009 courses begin in February and run for eight weeks. Tuition is $430 for courses taught at Swarthmore and $560 for those taught in New York City. [...]

Alumni Council Members Gather

Members of the Alumni Council gathered on campus from Nov. 7 to 9 for their fall meeting. If you are interested in serving on Council, or in nominating a fellow alumnus/a to serve, contact the Alumni Office at (610) 328-8402 or and we will forward the information to the Alumni Nominating Committee.

Amazing Upcoming Alumni Events

Feb. 8, On Campus
See Sherlock Holmes live again as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s A Scandal in Bohemia comes alive in a libretto by Professor of English Literature Nathalie Anderson set to music by Associate Professor of Music Tom Whitman ’82. Preceding the performance, there will be a special alumni reception with an overview of the [...]

Nominate a Selfless Alumni Volunteer for the Arabella Carter Award

Do you know of a classmate or other Swarthmore alumna/us who goes above and beyond through their volunteer work? Honor them through a nomination for the College’s Arabella Carter Award.
Arabella Carter was one of the great unsung heroes who worked for peace and social justice in Philadelphia Yearly Meeting in the early 1900s. She never [...]

Alumni in Paris

Alumni in Paris gathered in September for a cooking class hosted by Anaïs Loizillon ’95 and Graham Richmond ’95. Chef-teacher Gabrielle Mondesire ’03 patiently led the group through the creation of delicious profiteroles. Left to right, top row: Loizillon, Richmond, Mondesire, and Jacques Joussot-Dubien ’49. Bottom: Jan Jacob Willem Boom-Wichers ’87.

Alumni at the Union League of Chicago

On Oct. 15, alumni gathered at the Union League Club of Chicago to get an update on the College from President Al Bloom. From left: Jackie Richardson ’80, Jeff Gordon ’81, and Christina Greulich ’78

Sages: Explore Hudson Valley

Garnet Sage \`gär-net `saj\ n [fr. Tom Hallowell ’29, upon celebrating his 50th class reunion] (1980): a graduate of Swarthmore College who has celebrated his or her 50th class reunion.
Join the Garnet Sages Nov. 12 through 14 to tour some of the Hudson River Valley’s most beautiful and interesting sights, including a visit to the [...]

Upcoming Events

7–9, on campus
Fall Alumni Council Meeting

12, Washington, D.C.
Faculty Talk: “Nonviolent Responses to Terrorism” with Eugene M. Lang
Visiting Professor for Issues of Social Change and Peace and Conflict Studies George Lakey

13, Berkeley, Calif.
Faculty Talk: “‘Leaky’ Rationality and the Paradox of Choice” with
Dorwin P. Cartwright Professor of Social Theory and Social Action Barry Schwartz