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Students, faculty meet to discuss social justice requirement

On Monday night, advocates for the requirement, representatives from student groups, and interested parties met in the Intercultural Center to continue discussions concerning the potential new academic requirement in social justice and diversity. Killian McGinnis ’19, one of the organizers, asserted that this proposal is still in its early stages of development, and the purpose… Keep Reading

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College to begin round of construction over summer

The college will start several new construction projects this summer to accommodate the growing student population. The projects include a new residence hall between PPR and the baseball fields, a new academic building to be called Whittier, new parking lots by Cunningham Field and the Barn, transforming the old bookstore into a computer science lab,… Keep Reading

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Mountain Justice escalates action in Philadelphia

Holding signs reading “Carbon emissions – air pollution –  8 million deaths a year” and “Rhonda Cohen –  Board of Glenmede Trust –  $1 billion in Fossil Fuel Industry,” 18 members of Mountain Justice, accompanied by Professor of Religion, Mark Wallace, staged a demonstration at the Philadelphia offices of investment and wealth management firm Glenmede… Keep Reading

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Summer Scholars Program returns with changes for second year

The Summer Scholars program will enter the second year of its four year pilot run this summer, and several changes are being implemented. The program, often abbreviated S3P, seeks to help students from underrepresented groups who have an interest in STEM fields to make the transition to college. The committee running the program, headed by… Keep Reading

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Dinner with Strangers program launches with first event

On March 23 President Valerie Smith introduced a new program, Dinner with Strangers, to the entire Swarthmore community. The dinner consists of twelve randomly selected people, composed of  staff, faculty, students, and alumni come together to have dinner at the president’s house. The dinners started with people being invited to the dinner by Smith as… Keep Reading

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Professor Ben Berger begins term as Lang Center director

Associate Professor of Political Science Ben Berger was named executive director of the Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility on Thursday, March 31. Berger will hold this position for five years, starting this summer, and says that he is looking forward to expanding upon the Lang Center’s commitment to connecting Swarthmore’s curriculum with the… Keep Reading

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Partnership between Lax conference, Swattank declared a success

The 17th annual Jonathan R. Lax Conference on Entrepreneurship was held this past Saturday. The event brought many alumni, guest speakers, and current students to discuss entrepreneurship and hear the presentations of students in Swattank. The conference was started to honor Lax and to instigate discussions about entrepreneurial ventures. The conference is funded by the… Keep Reading

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