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Grateful Goodbye

With nearly 130 years of combined teaching experience, retiring professors Sharon Friedler, Cynthia Halpern, Frank Moscatelli, and Barry Schwartz look back—and ahead.

In her speech at Commencement, President Valerie Smith praised all of this year's retiring professors.

"I ask our entire community, most especially students, faculty, and staff to recognize, with profound acknowledgement of their service, the faculty who retire this year: Sharon Friedler, Director of Dance; Cindy Halpern, Associate Professor of Political Science; John Jenkins, Professor of Genetics; Frank Moscatelli, Edward Hicks Magill Professor of Mathematics and Natural Sciences; and Barry Schwartz, Dorwin P. Cartwright Professor of Social Theory and Social Action," she said. "Please join me in thanking these very special members of our community who, by their wisdom, service, and allegiance, have contributed to Swarthmore's excellence and your experience here."