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College reaffirms network security

On July 30, a fake email was sent out to the Swarthmore student population in the name of the registrar, Martin Warner. The identity of the perpetrator are being kept confidential by the Swarthmore College Computer Society (SCCS), but such an incident begs the question of how secure is the college’s network technology infrastructure is.… Keep Reading

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College announces updates to student employment process

Yesterday, the college held a press briefing with the Phoenix and Daily Gazette announcing developments to student employment issues on campus. Notably, the college announced plans for a new portal on MySwat called JobX, which will centralize the job search and application process online. Vice President of Finance and Administration Greg Brown explained one of… Keep Reading

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Mountain Justice Joins National Group Sunrise, Broadens Goals

After a busy past year, Mountain Justice is rebranding. They’ve joined Sunrise, a national “movement to stop climate change and create millions of jobs in the process,” according to their website. “Last year I remember hearing about Mountain Justice just about every week,” said Matt Palmer ’18, who has not been part of environmental groups… Keep Reading

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Red tape causes vacuum in open party scene

The first weekend of the semester saw party-goers, especially first-years, standing in line outside Delta Upsilon. This continued until the early hours of the morning, when they realized they would not get in and returned to their dorms. These long lines can be chalked up to a decrease in open parties on campus. Various upperclassmen… Keep Reading

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College releases sanctuary campus policies amid national DACA debate

A few days before President Donald Trump announced his decision to phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in six months pending an action from Congress, President Valerie Smith released Swarthmore’s Sanctuary Campus Working Group Report in an email to the campus. The report delineates steps the college has taken and plans… Keep Reading

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College makes progress on multiple construction projects

On Wednesday, Sept. 6, members of the college administration held a press briefing to address recent and ongoing construction projects on campus. The briefing focused on six major projects, which included renovations to existing buildings and spaces as well as the construction of new buildings or the repurposing of old ones. This past summer, Papazian… Keep Reading

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Pub Safe aims to build safer campus despite student concerns

At the start of this fall, Public Safety started their new program, Building Patrol Notice, to increase awareness of college campus theft and other safety issues. The Building Patrol Notice, or BPN, is a system of communication for Public Safety officers to indicate safety concerns to students, and it will serve educational purposes for the… Keep Reading

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Construction for new apartments causes move-in delays

Students slated for early move-in to the new PPR apartments will have to wait an extra week to be given access to the new dorm. Fifteen students were scheduled to move into new PPR on Saturday, August 19. Isaiah Thomas, Assistant Director of Residential Communities, said the new apartments are now scheduled to open on… Keep Reading

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