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Divestment dialogue leads to sit-in

On Friday, Swarthmore’s Student Government Organization hosted a forum on divestment in the Friends Meeting House that included President Valerie Smith, Mountain Justice Coordinator, Aru Shiney-Ajay ’20, Professor and Chair of the History Department Timothy Burke, Associate Professor and Acting Chair of the Sociology/Anthropology Department Lee Smithey, Vice President of Finance and Administration Greg Brown,… Keep Reading

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Swat Protects Rapists WordPress site launches with banner in Sharples

Recently, students created a wordpress website entitled “Swat Protects Rapists” outlining accusations of the administration’s handling of sexual assault cases. The phrase was also found vandalized on bathroom stalls in many places around campus, among these Kohlberg and Science Center. The website followed the appearance of fliers in bathrooms and other public spaces around campus… Keep Reading

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BEP construction to begin over the summer

When students return to campus in the fall things in the Northeast part of campus will look quite different. Construction on the Biology Engineering and Psychology Building will begin this summer with the demolition of Papazian Hall, which will start a game of musical chairs where departments will hoping buildings as construction is completed. “In… Keep Reading

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2021 and what they’ll study

Today and tomorrow, many future members of the class of ’21 are visiting campus for the first time since they’ve been accepted or for the first time ever. During SwatStruck they’ll have the chance to meet current students, talk to academic departments, and encounter almost every single one of the college’s incredibly numerous student groups.… Keep Reading

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Students to march on Washington for climate justice

On April 29th, Swarthmore students will be marching around the White House, along with thousands of other protesters, for the People’s Climate March in Washington D.C. Although the march is a national event, Mountain Justice, Green Advisors, and the Sustainability Office are working together to send three buses of students to the march and a… Keep Reading

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Perceptions of Swat: College Confidential

College Confidential is an online forum for high school students applying for college, current college students, and parents. On Swarthmore’s page, current students, parents, and even people who have heard about Swarthmore from friends all discuss different aspects of the college, such as workload, social scene, student activism, etc. However, there are not a lot… Keep Reading

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Strath Haven, Lodges to go offline next year

The administration will be closing the Strath Haven apartments and one of the Worth Lodges in the 2017-18 academic year in order to repair facilities. At the same time, the college will be adding more than one hundred beds to the on-campus housing inventory with the addition of the New PPR apartments. Catrìona Anderson ’20… Keep Reading

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