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DPAs clarify pay policies, affecting SAMs GAs

On Wednesday, Coordinator of the Student Academic Mentor program Melissa Mandos said in an email acquired anonymously by the Phoenix to Student Academic Mentors, Green Advisors, and Diversity Peer Advisors that student leaders who participated in training sessions in anticipation for first-year orientation would receive $250 for their work during training. The decision came after… Keep Reading

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SAAB Advises Admissions Officers

This year, as part of a broader effort to promote diversity and inclusion work across campus, the Office of Admissions created the Student Access Advisory Board. The board consists of 14 students from a wide range of backgrounds and was created to advise the Office of Admissions in their efforts to recruit students from different… Keep Reading

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SBC Updates Reimbursement Policies to Increase Efficiency

In order to allow for greater efficiency and confidence in the school’s budgetary processes for clubs, the Student Budget Committee has recently updated their funding system, which includes providing reimbursements through direct deposits. While these changes were intended to make the funding process more accessible, several students noted that the impact has not been as… Keep Reading

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SEPTA Strike Causes Delays

On Tuesday, over 4,700 unionized employees of South Eastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority stopped working after the union and SEPTA failed to reach an agreement over a contract dispute. Transportation Workers Union Local 234 represents approximately 4,700 SEPTA workers, and members voted last week to strike if they did not reach a deal before their contract… Keep Reading

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President of Planned Parenthood comes to campus

Content Warning: Sexual assault, ableist language Swarthmore Democrats hosted the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate Katie McGinty and President of Planned Parenthood Cecile Richards for a rally on women’s rights this past Tuesday. Though McGinty herself could not attend the rally due to a cancelled flight, the list of speakers at the rally included other… Keep Reading

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Students work to create chronic illness support group

Many students on campus struggle with chronic health conditions that can sometimes impede their ability to participate fully on campus, leading some students to take action to improve their situation. Max Weinstein ’19 is working on creating a support group for students with chronic health problems. On Sept. 19th, Weinstein wrote an op-ed in the… Keep Reading

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New parking lot means more spaces for students

The college is in the process of building a new parking lot by Cunningham Fields. The parking lot is expected to be completed before this year’s commencement scheduled in May 2017. As the college grows, the pressure for parking spaces increases. According to Assistant Dean and Director for Student Engagement, Rachel Head, the college receives… Keep Reading

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