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Event aims to support survivors through community engagement

Event aims to support survivors through community engagement

This Sunday, a candlelight vigil, organized by the Title IX Office and members of the student body, will be held for sexual violence survivors and allies to share stories and reflections on the healing process. Nina Harris, the college’s violence prevention educator, sent an email Tuesday afternoon inviting the student body to the event, titled […]

Athletics works to facilitate inclusion

Athletics works to facilitate inclusion

Student-athletes and athletics administrators for the most part express satisfaction and pride regarding inclusiveness and diversity in varsity athletics. Between the Student Athletic Advisory Committee and the Athletics staff, students, coaches and administrators often work together to bring problems to light and foster more welcoming environments in varsity athletics. At Swarthmore, said Assistant Athletics Director […]

Spanish program seeks department status

Spanish program seeks department status

The Modern Languages and Literature Department is composed of seven different language programs, making it the largest department at the college. Of these, the Spanish program is the biggest, both in terms of enrolled students and classes offered. As such, there has been a push in recent months to begin a conversation about possible reconfigurations, […]

College will require background checks for faculty, staff this fall

College will require background checks for faculty, staff this fall

Beginning July 1, all current employees, volunteers, and independent contractors at the college will be required to undergo background checks before they can be approved to work next fall, in compliance with Act 153 of the Pennsylvania Child Protective Services Law. These background checks — which include a review of criminal history records obtained from […]

Series of anonymous posts sparks cyberbullying discussion

Series of anonymous posts sparks cyberbullying discussion

Before spring break, a sequence of offensive comments about rape survivors surfaced on Yik Yak, a smartphone application that allows communities in the same geographical area to post comments anonymously. These comments became the impetus for the Student Wellness Program to organize a series of discussions entitled “Let’s Talk About It”. Its central themes are […]

McKibben leads rally for divestment, sits in

McKibben leads rally for divestment, sits in

Last Thursday, Bill McKibben, founder of the nationally recognized environmental group 350.org, spoke at a Swarthmore Mountain Justice rally for divestment in Upper Tarble. Over 200 people attended the rally, including students, alumni, faculty, and even supporters from the Philadelphia area. The talk was followed by a sit-in training session conducted by two activists from […]