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Swarthmore Student Patrick Houston Introduces President Obama

On Tuesday, September 13, Patrick Houston ‘17 introduced President Barack Obama at a rally for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton in Center City Philadelphia. He began his speech with the clause, “I’m especially thrilled to be here because so much about my story says I should not be here today.” Houston is a special… Keep Reading

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Swarthmore Welcomes Class of 2020 on Campus

On August 23rd, Swarthmore’s newest students — the Class of 2020 — arrived on campus to start their five-day orientation program. New changes were implemented in the program, both by the administration and Orientation Committee. At 415 students, this year’s freshman class is slightly larger than last year’s class of 407, which is in accordance… Keep Reading

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New PPR Construction Continues; Student Feedback Requested

In response to students’ inquiries about the construction of the New PPR (NPPR) dorm currently underway, Susan Smythe from Facilities Management held an information and Q&A session in Palmer Lounge Sunday night on how the project is developing. The few dozen attendees enjoyed snacks and could view the anticipated layout of NPPR on two posters… Keep Reading

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New Health Insurance Policy Covers Transitioning Students

Amidst the continuation of various capital projects across campus and administrative efforts to examine students’ experiences through visioning forums, this semester also brings revisions to the college’s health insurance plan. Among the changes are the improved affordability of out-of-pocket expenditures and hormone therapy for transgender students. For the approximately 25% of students who receive health… Keep Reading

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