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Lisa Scolaro embracing President Rebecca Chopp.

A Five-Year Seminar

Fall 2014

Rebecca Chopp’s presidential mettle encountered its first major test shortly after her arrival in 2009. It came courtesy of what would one day be known as the Great Recession. Chopp’s resolve to put people first drove her response to the financial crisis facing the nation. The College made changes, as did all institutions. But at Swarthmore, no employee was furloughed. Nor did the College diminish its financial aid commitments to students.

Chopp, who left in mid-July to become chancellor at the University of Denver, had a far-reaching impact as Swarthmore’s 14th president and the first female leader ...

John and Bonnie Raines

Spying On Swarthmore

Fall 2014

Files stolen from the FBI’s Office in Media, Pa., by burglars calling themselves the Citizens Commission to Investigate the FBI revealed that the agency had been spying on Swarthmore students and faculty members with the help of College employees as well as the Swarthmore’s borough’s chief of police, postmaster, and letter carriers.  

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Inductees Announced

Fall 2014

Oct. 31, during Garnet Homecoming and Family Weekend, five former student-athletes and one of the College's most dominant teams will be enshrined in the Garnet Athletics Hall of Fame.