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Izzy Kornblatt

Izzy Kornblatt has 14 articles published.


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


With BEP construction, College sneakily building box

There have been no campus-wide emails, no open meetings, no webpage offering community members a place to give feedback. But behind the scenes, Swarthmore has moved rapidly toward a final design for its planned new biology, engineering, and psychology (BEP) facility. A committee has been formed, architects have been selected, and a reportedly final decision… Keep Reading


SEPTA to replace Crum Creek Viaduct, close parts of the Crum Woods

In just a few months, construction crews will close a portion of the Crum Woods for a multi-year project to replace the Crum Creek Viaduct, the 900-foot-long bridge that carries Media/Elwyn Line trains between Swarthmore and Wallingford stations, SEPTA officials said Wednesday at a public meeting at Swarthmore station. Several other construction projects are already… Keep Reading

Around Campus/News

Deans withhold formerly public CJC statistics

In what administrators say is a bid to make the College Judiciary Committee process more transparent, the college will begin releasing a statistical report on CJC cases each fall. The reports will, they say, break down the cases by category, outcome (whether the accused student is found responsible), and consequence. The first report, covering the… Keep Reading

Around Campus/News

College plans a revitalized, more pedestrian campus

In 20 years, Swarthmore students might live in a suite-style dorm next to Mary Lyon, spend an afternoon in a Willets courtyard built on the site of a demolished Mephistos Lounge, study biology in a large glassy building on the site of the current parking lot next to the Science Center, and enjoy a reconfigured… Keep Reading

News/Regional News

SEPTA details new Crum bridge, Elwyn line extension

In a proposed capital budget released Tuesday, SEPTA says it will design a replacement for the Crum Creek viaduct, the bridge that carries the Media/Elwyn regional rail line past the Swarthmore campus and over the Crum Creek, in 2014, and construct it between 2015 and 2017. The transit agency also released additional details about its… Keep Reading


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 University City. Two more are already under construction in West Philadelphia. The new projects are a sign of renewed confidence on the part of developers, many of whose plans were put on hold or destroyed… Keep Reading

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