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College joins coalition focused on increasing access

As concerns proliferate over student economic diversity and disparity around Swarthmore and higher education in general, the college has joined a nationwide initiative that seeks to transform the landscape of the college application process. Swarthmore is one of 85 colleges and universities that comprise the recently announced Coalition for Access, Affordability, and Success. The Coalition… Keep Reading

Refusal to divest may not have been entirely financial

During the most recent meeting of the Board of Managers’ Committee on Social Responsibility on Friday, September 18, the Board revisited its May decision to not divest from fossil fuels in order to clarify which arguments drove their spring deliberations. Despite the Board’s early communications regarding their consensus, which emphasized a desire to reaffirm “investment… Keep Reading

Freshman Survey

What follows is a breakdown of data collected from 59 members of the Class of 2019. The Phoenix’s survey was posted to the Swarthmore 2019 class page during the month of August. While only 14% percent of the class responded, and this is by no means a representative sample of the greater class of 2019,… Keep Reading

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