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Some hummingbirds, like this one in the garden near the Hormel-Nguyen Intercultural Center, travel more than 2,000 miles twice a year during their migration.

This January, the Bulletin staff had its own migration as we said farewell and good luck to Jonathan Riggs—who brought energy and life to the magazine as its editor since 2015. Jonathan traveled 2,716 miles to take a position at the University of Southern California.

In his words: “Thank you all for the privilege of being your Swarthmore College Bulletin editor. It’s been an unbelievably rewarding journey, and this place and its people have changed my life. I am immensely proud of every issue my gifted colleagues and I produced in your honor, and I’m deeply inspired by the knowledge that they—and you—will continue to shine the light of Swarthmore. Thank you for the illumination!”

We’re excited to share this migratory spring issue: on global alumni who pollinate new ideas in their home countries, STEAM alumni busily bringing new technology to the marketplace, sea stars navigating intertidal currents, and loyal letter-writers who stayed close through many of life’s journeys.