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Lauren Knudson

Lauren Knudson has 23 articles published.

Swarthmore 21 causes debate in the Borough

A group of Swarthmore citizens working to allow liquor licenses in the Ville will finish collecting signatures this Sunday. The organizers, called Swarthmore 21, have been collecting signatures for the last several weeks on a petition reading, “Do you favor the granting of liquor licenses for the sale of liquor in the Borough of Swarthmore?”… Keep Reading

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College promotes Sakomura to Assistant Academic Affairs Dean

  After eight years in the position, Associate Professor of Educational Studies and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs Diane Anderson will be leaving her position in the Dean’s Office. Chair of the art history department Tomoka Sakomura will succeed Anderson in the role. The decision was announced in an email sent out to students on… Keep Reading


Dance department brings in professional dance to stage Antony Tudor ballet

The dance department has brought in professional dancers and stagers Amanda McKerrow and John Gardner to stage Antony Tudor’s place “Dark Elegies.” The play will be staged for Dance 049E Dance Performance Repertory: Ballet. Both Gardner and McKerrow learned the ballet from Tudor himself. The two danced at the American Ballet Theatre before moving onto… Keep Reading


College moves to make changes to student employment

The college is moving to make efforts to improve the student employment before the next academic year. Many students have voiced complaints that the system is fragmented and that many students who need a job as part of their financial aid are not able to find them. According to the campus climate study, 30 percent… Keep Reading

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SAAB Advises Admissions Officers

This year, as part of a broader effort to promote diversity and inclusion work across campus, the Office of Admissions created the Student Access Advisory Board. The board consists of 14 students from a wide range of backgrounds and was created to advise the Office of Admissions in their efforts to recruit students from different… Keep Reading

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SEPTA Strike Causes Delays

On Tuesday, over 4,700 unionized employees of South Eastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority stopped working after the union and SEPTA failed to reach an agreement over a contract dispute. Transportation Workers Union Local 234 represents approximately 4,700 SEPTA workers, and members voted last week to strike if they did not reach a deal before their contract… Keep Reading


Harvard strike sparks discussion about compensation, benefits

Seven hundred and fifty Harvard Dining Hall workers, a group unionized under UNITE HERE 26,  entered strike on Oct. 5th. The strike continued for nearly three weeks, resulting in the closure of dining halls and disruption on campus. The union and school reached a working agreement on Tuesday, and the workers will return to work… Keep Reading

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Students work to create chronic illness support group

Many students on campus struggle with chronic health conditions that can sometimes impede their ability to participate fully on campus, leading some students to take action to improve their situation. Max Weinstein ’19 is working on creating a support group for students with chronic health problems. On Sept. 19th, Weinstein wrote an op-ed in the… Keep Reading

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