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Divestment would prove Quaker tradition alive and well

Divestment would prove Quaker tradition alive and well

To the Editor, My wife, Gail Grossman ’65, and I have three granddaughters who will, with any luck, live to 2075 or later. We fear what the world they will inherit from our generation will…

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Science and history merge in alumni children’s book

Science and history merge in alumni children’s book

One of Swarthmore’s many attributes is its strong science department, but now two Swarthmore scientists and alumni are using their skills to write children’s books. Physicist Robert Tinker…

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Crime rate rises in Swarthmore Borough

Crime rate rises in Swarthmore Borough

Students at the college may have noticed an increase in Public Safety’s Timely Warning Notifications regarding off-campus crime this semester.…

Spate of new skyscrapers set to redefine Phila. skyline

Spate of new skyscrapers set to redefine Phila. skyline

In recent months, four major new skyscrapers have been announced for Philadelphia — three in Center City and one in…

Book review: Planning Philadelphia

Book review: Planning Philadelphia

The usual rap on post-World War II city planners is that they ruined our cities with their highways and shopping…

American colleges and universities face controversy over municipal payments

American colleges and universities face controversy over municipal payments

In recent years, cities have implemented or are increasing the PILOTs — payments in lieu of taxes — paid by…

Universities, hospitals remake West Philadelphia

Universities, hospitals remake West Philadelphia

Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station, located right across the Schuylkill River from Center City, is still in heavy use by Amtrak…

Students, local residents petition to keep rail line open

Students, local residents petition to keep rail line open

The wide-spread popularity of Sara Morell’s ‘15 petition objecting to the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority’s (SEPTA) proposed 2015 suspension of…

SEPTA says it may shutter local rail line in 2015

SEPTA says it may shutter local rail line in 2015

As part of a proposed “Service Realignment Plan” released several weeks ago by Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority officials, service on…

Town Center West awaits approval to move forward

Town Center West awaits approval to move forward

The construction of a new softball field closer to Palmer Residence Hall may have people wondering what will replace the…