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“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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Swatstruck, Swatlight successfully replace Ride the Tide

Last week, the college hosted hundreds of prospective students for SwatStruck and SwatLight. Formerly Ride the Tide, this annual event offers current high school seniors a sample of life at Swarthmore. The students were given a schedule of classes they can attend and were invited to a variety of social events on campus. The overall… Keep Reading

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Statistics department introduces new courses

This year the Department of Mathematics and Statistics rolled out a new statistics curriculum which created two new applied statistics courses and incorporated teaching the R programming language into Stat 11. Student reactions to this new curriculum have been mixed, with some students wishing that professors taught R more thoroughly. Swelling enrollments in statistics and… Keep Reading

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Dining Services implements changes to meal plan

Dining services will make several big changes starting next fall. Current pilot-programs will be made permanent and changes will be made to the meal plan. Grab-n-go in the Science Center and Sharples to-go will become permanent. In addition to changes that have occurred this semester, the meal plan will be changed to allow more flexibility.… Keep Reading

photo by Giorgio Xie '19

Swarthmore Central Park contruction is underway

    At the intersection of Dartmouth and Park Avenues, construction continues on a “Central Park” for the town of Swarthmore. The park, an idea initiated by the Swarthmore Centennial Foundation, is planned to have a mini amphitheater, an expanded green plaza, and an electric car charging station, but will remove some parking spaces previously… Keep Reading

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SPJP constructs model of West Bank wall on campus

    Swarthmore Students for Peace and Justice (SPJP) recently constructed a model wall near the Kohlberg tunnel in an attempt to start a discussion and send a message about human rights violations in Palestine. In 2002, Israel built a wall that separated the Palestinian West Bank from Israel proper. At the time, the wall… Keep Reading

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President Smith announces plans for access, excellence, engagement

      President Smith announces plans for access, excellence, engagement Last night, President Valerie Smith held a community meeting in which she outlined her priorities and vision for the next phase in the evolution of the college. Isabel Baskin ’17 expressed appreciation at President Smith’s willingness to interface with students as the college. “I’m… Keep Reading

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