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Professors question endowment spending policy

Professors question endowment spending policy

In light of recent articles by the New York Times regarding Swarthmore’s unwillingness to divest from fossil fuels and its limited commitment to the promotion of socioeconomic diversity, the college’s endowment has been under increasing scrutiny from both internal and external critics. Last year, an analysis conducted by Cambridge Associates, a financial advising firm that […]

Career Services seeks to expand Career Seekers program

Career Services seeks to expand Career Seekers program

This past week, Career Services held its second Career Seekers Club meeting of the year, where students met as a group to discuss career opportunities and participate in activities to help strengthen their resumes, applications, and interview skills. The program, now in its sixth year, is planning to expand next year and begin meeting year-round […]

Students for Israel speaker event grows heated

Students for Israel speaker event grows heated

On Tuesday night, a discussion with Egyptian political refugee Hussein Aboubakr grew heated after Aboubakr and students offended by the content of his speech confronted each other during the question-and-answer session that followed. Nadeen Hamza ’15 recalled, reading from notes that she wrote a few moments after leaving the event, that Aboubakr made statements such […]

Application numbers jump forty-two percent from previous year

Application numbers jump forty-two percent from previous year

The 2014 application season yielded Swarthmore’s largest pool of applicants ever, with 7,885 applications, which was a 42 percent increase over the previous year’s 5,540 applicants. Vice President and Dean of Admissions Jim Bock ’90 pointed to a number of factors that caused the increase in applications, including a less demanding application process, a fee […]

New class of Lang Scholars announced

New class of Lang Scholars announced

The Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility recently announced the six new recipients of the Eugene Lang Opportunity Scholarship. Each year, the scholarship provides funding and support to six students of the sophomore class to design and carry out a project that will affect social change in any part of the world.  This year’s […]

Varo Duffins begins first semester as director of financial aid

Varo Duffins begins first semester as director of financial aid

Shortly before the end of last semester, Vice President for Finance and Administration Greg Brown announced that Varo L. Duffins would replace Laura Talbot as the college’s new director of financial aid, starting in the spring of 2015. Duffins comes from Franklin & Marshall College, with more than 20 years of experience in college admissions […]