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Mark Fallati

Mark Fallati has 16 articles published.

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College joins coalition focused on increasing access

As concerns proliferate over student economic diversity and disparity around Swarthmore and higher education in general, the college has joined a nationwide initiative that seeks to transform the landscape of the college application process. Swarthmore is one of 85 colleges and universities that comprise the recently announced Coalition for Access, Affordability, and Success. The Coalition… Keep Reading


Decline in Clery Act crime stats may be misleading

Under the Clery Act, nearly all colleges and universities in the country are required to publish an annual study detailing reports of on-campus crime during the previous year. Swarthmore’s 2015 report, released on October 1, paints a picture of crime that is less clear than it appears, particularly with regards to sexual misconduct offenses. The… Keep Reading

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Administrative turnover climbs to new heights

The beginning of Valerie Smith’s presidency on July 1st has been the college’s central hiring highlight of 2015. Her arrival, however, is just one piece of the remarkable amount of administrative turnover the college has experienced in the last academic year. Deans, vice presidents, chairs, directors, coordinators – the list of positions that have been… Keep Reading

Debate team brings home hardware from nationals

The Peaslee Debate Society completed one of its most successful seasons in recent history with impressive results at the American Parliamentary Debate Association Nationals. The tournament, which was held at the College of New Jersey on April 17-19, saw 85 varsity pairs and 47 novice pairs compete for team and individual titles. Swarthmore’s B team,… Keep Reading

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For first time in decades, no Genderfuck event this year

For the first time in nearly 30 years, Genderfuck will not be hosted on campus this year. The party, which has a rich history and has consistently been one of the best-attended events of the school year, has been controversial since its inception in the 1980s. The existence of Genderfuck has become an almost-annual debate… Keep Reading

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