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“Inside Out” program brings students and coursework into local prison

On Wednesday afternoon, in the Visitors’ Room of the nearby the Chester State Correctional Institute, Professor of Political Science Keith Reeves oversaw the graduation ceremony of his fourth “Politics of Punishment” course taught in a correctional facility in four years. Reeves did so – following tradition – by repeating the mantra “education is the most… Keep Reading

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Athlete of the Week: Vamsi Damerla ’19

What he’s done: At the Centennial Conference Championships for men’s golf, Damerla was the highlight of the weekend for the Garnet. He tied for second overall at the tournament after leading the pack going into the final day. He shot a 227 overall for the weekend, and his performance was enough to get him named… Keep Reading

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Kettly Mars on writing “Savage Seasons”

Last Wednesday evening, faculty and students gathered in the Scheuer Room in Kohlberg to welcome Haitian novelist and poet Kettly Mars. Mars read from her newest book “Savage Seasons” for its English debut. The talk, organized by French department professor Micheline Rice-Maximin, focused on Haiti’s totalitarian past and its continuing impact on Haitian literature. Mars… Keep Reading

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BEP plans too late to save

Detailed plans for the school’s new biology, psychology, and engineering building have been drawn up. Unrealistic layered renderings have been commissioned. And now, according to college administrators, it is simply too late to stop or considerably alter any of it. That’s despite the fact that the plans haven’t even been made public (on the web… Keep Reading

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SwatDeck connects community via Philly

  Most people would consider Swarthmore to be a small school, with a student body of only 1,500 students. While this small population makes it harder to avoid the people you have awkward relationships with, it can still be hard to meet new people outside of classes, sports, or other activities. Most students consider themselves… Keep Reading

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Horacio Castellanos Moya delivers talk on writers-in-exile

On Tuesday the 19th, the college was visited by the Central American writer Horacio Castellanos Moya, who both gave a talk in McCabe and visited the seminar taught on his work by professor in the Spanish section of the Modern Languages and Literatures department, Nanci Buiza. Castellanos Moya was raised in El Salvador, but left… Keep Reading

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The freshman feels: academic rigor

We are almost there, Swatties. Only three more weeks before the end of finals, before the first years reflect on how the year has flown by and the sophomores celebrate becoming real upperclassmen. Only three more weeks before the juniors grow into seniors and the seniors prepare their tears and applause for graduation. Yet, for… Keep Reading

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