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New Diversity Peer Advisor program to begin in fall

New Diversity Peer Advisor program to begin in fall

Next year, eight Diversity Peer Advisors will be assigned to certain dorms on campus in a pilot program coordinated by Karina Beras and Heather Loring-Albright, the college’s residential community coordinators. Three DPAs will be assigned to Willets’ first-year floors, two to ML’s first-year floors, and three to Wharton’s mixed floors. Next year, DPAs will primarily […]

Debate team brings home hardware from nationals

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, […]

Mountain Justice sit-in wraps as national escalation and coverage mount

Mountain Justice sit-in wraps as national escalation and coverage mount

Over the course of the past month, Swarthmore Mountain Justice has increased its visibility in the national spotlight by intensifying its push for the Board of Managers to divest the endowment from fossil fuels through ramped up on-campus demonstrations. The escalation began when 43 students and alumni began their sit-in in the Investment and Finance […]

SGO election draws record number of students

SGO election draws record number of students

A record number of students voted in last week’s Student Government Organization election. With over 713 votes, the student body ratified a new constitution and elected an entirely new executive board for the 2015-16 academic year. The constitution solidified changes in the structure of SGO, many of which were implemented a few semesters ago. “This […]

Davis to retire after legendary four decade career

Davis to retire after legendary four decade career

Sue Davis, head coach of the men’s and women’s swim teams, announced her retirement on Tuesday. Davis has coached the women’s team since 1974 and the men’s since 1983. Under her guidance, the swim program has consistently developed excellent student-athletes, including 101 national qualifiers and 48 All-Americans. Davis has led her teams to three conference […]