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Lindsay Holcomb

Lindsay Holcomb has 35 articles published.


“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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Shirt Sparks Debate in Survivor Community

Early last Thursday morning, a red t-shirt was found taped to the ground outside of Parrish Hall with the words “Dean Braun is responsible for letting my rapist graduate. There is nothing else I can do but try to ignore it. Happy Sexual Assault ‘Awareness’ Month” written on the front. Hours later, at 8:00 a.m.,… Keep Reading

Mountain Justice escalates action in Philadelphia

Holding signs reading “Carbon emissions – air pollution –  8 million deaths a year” and “Rhonda Cohen –  Board of Glenmede Trust –  $1 billion in Fossil Fuel Industry,” 18 members of Mountain Justice, accompanied by Professor of Religion, Mark Wallace, staged a demonstration at the Philadelphia offices of investment and wealth management firm Glenmede… Keep Reading

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Admissions office changes method of reviewing applications

With surging numbers of applicants and a limited staff, admissions officers at colleges and universities across the nation have found themselves under increasing strain to find time for careful, holistic application review in recent years. This is especially true at Swarthmore, where several substantial changes in the application for the class of 2019 caused an… Keep Reading


Confederate flag sparks controversy in borough

On the 700 block of Hillborn Avenue, just four blocks from the college’s Science Center entrance, the conspicuous display of a large Confederate flag has raised eyebrows both on and off campus in recent months. Though the flag is hung on private property and is thereby protected under the First Amendment, several individuals have made… Keep Reading


College self study results reveal discontent among students, faculty, staff

On Friday, during two separate presentations in the Lang Performing Arts Center, Dr. Sue Rankin, principal researcher at the consulting firm Rankin & Associates, revealed to students, faculty and staff the results of the college’s Self-Study on Learning, Working, and Living. The survey, which was available online to faculty, staff, and students at the college… Keep Reading

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