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Dean Rivera to leave IC, new leadership to be determined

On the morning of Nov. 13, Dean of Students Elizabeth Braun announced over email that Rivera would be leaving the college at the end of the fall semester to accept a new position. “It is with very mixed emotions that I write to share the news that Jason Rivera, Dean of the Sophomore Class and… Keep Reading


Anti-pipeline candidates elected with help from Sunrise

Sunrise lead a successful effort to elect opponents of the Mariner East II pipeline, currently under construction, to township boards in Chester County. Four officials who won last Tuesday’s municipal elections promise they will enforce local ordinances designed to protect community members from the dangers of a high-pressure natural gas pipeline. The pipeline connects the… Keep Reading

Arts/Music in Spaces

Theater department hosts first musical

This past weekend, students from Swarthmore’s theater department shined under the pressure of the crowd as they returned to middle school to compete in Putnam County’s 25th Annual Spelling Bee in four separate showings . Serving as Swarthmore’s first production of Broadway musical, a winner of the Tony and Drama Desk Awards for Best Book,… Keep Reading


“Made in Ireland” student art at Kitao Gallery

This summer, Max Barry ’19, Simona Dwass ’19 and Masie Yixuan Luo ’19 traveled with Professor Randall Exon to Ballycastle, a small town on the northern coast of Ireland. During their six-week stay, the students worked with professor Exon and the Ballinglen Arts Foundation to compose a series of paintings. “I got to experience being… Keep Reading


Reflection on the 2016 election

When I tell people that I’m a conservative, their first assumption tends to be “Oh, he voted for Trump.” Now sometimes they do give me the courtesy of asking first, and my answer is always a) I couldn’t vote in the 2016 election as I was not yet of voting age, and b) I wouldn’t… Keep Reading


The joy of letting things go

I am easily stressed. I always feel the need to accomplish something even though I do not have to. Whenever I see people cranking out essays furiously in McCabe or complaining (read: humblebragging) about how sleep-deprived they are, I psych myself out, questioning whether I have worked enough. Even though I have the pass-fail cushion… Keep Reading

Into the Archives

Into the Archives: a correspondence on divestment

On June 17, 1985, recent alum Perry Chang wrote a handwritten note to then-president of the College David Fraser. The note read: “Dear President Fraser: I would be interested to receive a response to the letter I handed to you at Commencement. I have enclosed a copy of that letter, which I helped draft. Hope… Keep Reading

Campus Journal

Cultural Identity Celebrated On Swarthmore’s Campus

Culture and Identity Appreciation Week at Swarthmore came early this year. The festivities began Oct. 24 with a kickoff in the Science Center Commons, and continued with panels on intersectionality, screenings of “Deej” and “Spirited Away”, food events like Kohlcella, Sharples Trial By Fire, African Kitchen, and the i20 Fall Feast, and parties like the… Keep Reading

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