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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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Internal carbon charge seeks external change

This year, the college instituted an internal carbon charge in an effort to reduce its carbon footprint and eventually become emission neutral. The carbon charge is imposed on the college by itself, and which is intrinsically difficult to implement. The idea of carbon pricing is a policy idea commonly for mitigating carbon emissions on a… Keep Reading

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Students discontented with housing conditions in PPR

The state of facilities of PPR have some residents expressing their discontent. The three building complex with a combined population of 116 students, home to mainly sophomores and juniors, is located not far from the construction of NPPR, which is set to be open for use in the upcoming semester. Some of the issues encountered… Keep Reading

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Eugene Lang leaves behind a legacy of philanthropy

  Chair emeritus of the college’s Board of Managers Eugene M. “Gene” Lang ’38 H’81 died early on April 8th, according to an email sent to the student body the same day by President Valerie Smith.  As the namesake of the Lang Performing Arts Center, Lang Concert Hall, and the Lang Center for Civic and… Keep Reading

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Groups work with Swarthmore Conservatives

CORRECTION: The title of this news article previously read “Lobbying groups work with Swarthmore Conservatives.” “Lobbying” has been removed to more accurately reflect the content of the article. Recently, the Swarthmore Conservative Society was distributing materials belonging to the organization Turning Point USA, which is known for its documentation of professors with liberal values. TPUSA… Keep Reading

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Austin Petersen discusses Libertarian politics

On Thursday March 30th, Austin Petersen, the runner-up to the Libertarian nomination for president, spoke to an audience of about 50 at a talk hosted by the Swarthmore Conservative Society. Petersen, to a limited positive reception from the audience, touched on many subjects during his talk, including his vision for the Libertarian Party, his unsuccessful… Keep Reading

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