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SGO seeks to subsidize SEPTA tickets for students, make Philly more accessible

The Student Government Organization is currently working with the college administration to subsidize SEPTA tickets for all students. If this program is implemented in the future, Philadelphia and all its resources will become more accessible for Swarthmore students. “We all know how expensive it is to go into Philly, and with SEPTA offering no student… Keep Reading

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Pending Audit Results, Paces Cafe Slated to Reopen

Paces Cafe, which has been closed since the end of the fall 2016 semester due to an auditing process conducted by the Business Office to investigate Paces’ business practices, is expecting to reopen after spring break as a member of the OneCard Program. According to Raffaella Luzi Stoutland ’17, the Head Director of Paces, this… Keep Reading

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CS enrollment continues to swell, department responds

Sam Evans ’17 had intended on pursuing computer science as a potential major. However, each of the four times he registered for a course in the department, he was denied enrollment as there were more students registered than spots available. “This really hindered my academic goals as I had always intended on pursuing CS,” said… Keep Reading

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Student group launches service to provide menstrual products

This January, the student group Free Pads for Undergrads introduced a program to provide free emergency pads and tampons for menstruating students and staff in female, gender-neutral, and select male bathrooms. The products are currently funded by the Student Budget Committee and are distributed biweekly by the 16 member coalition that is co-chaired by Chloe… Keep Reading

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Recent executive actions create campus uncertainties

  After President Trump’s Jan. 27 executive orders halted travel to and from seven Muslim-majority countries, members of the campus community responded. President Valerie Smith and administrative deans reasserted the college’s vow to protect all students and faculty by standing in firm opposition to the anti-immigration and anti-Muslim policies. International and Muslim students affected by… Keep Reading

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SGO adds speaker of the senate position

  Swarthmore’s Student Government Organization voted to add a new speaker of the senate position to its executive board at the end of the Fall 2016 semester. This change to the constitution, which required a two-thirds vote of the executive board, will create a position that will aid SGO’s senate in having productive and efficient… Keep Reading

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Visioning process report released

  On Wednesday, Feb. 8, President Valerie Smith sent out an email announcing the release of the Student Experience Visioning Study Report that enumerated the conclusions of the almost year-long visioning process. Starting at the end of the Spring 2016 semester, the college began collecting data and holding conversations with members of the Swarthmore community… Keep Reading

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