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Students dissatisfied with CAPS as demand rises

Last semester, a psychiatrist at Worth Health Center prescribed Calla Bush St. George ’20 SSRI inhibitors to help cope with anxiety. She began taking the medication on Jan 28.  A week into the course, she awoke to intense nausea and depression. “I just wanted a therapist, a professional, to give me their opinion on what I… Keep Reading


PubSafe cracks down on beer pong, community seeks alternatives

Public Safety has recently begun enforcing a rule prohibiting drinking games, preventing Pub Nite from hosting beer pong and shutting down Delta Upsilon for playing a similar drinking game in the past month. Both locations hosted such games for at least the past three years, several upperclassmen said. According to Public Safety records, an officer… Keep Reading


Professor Sarah Willie-LeBreton appointed provost

Swarthmore has recently appointed professor of sociology and black studies Sarah Willie-LeBreton as the new provost. From the classroom to the academic office, Willie-LeBreton will be tasked with handling the academic affairs, budgeting, and overall curriculum of the students she has advised, taught, and interacted with on a daily basis. Although Willie-LeBreton will not officially… Keep Reading


SwatTeam chronically understaffed, limiting party options

Last Saturday, both parties hosted by ENLACE and Phi Psi did not have SwatTeam members present. SwatTeam determines whether or not its members are required to work an event based on the attendance of the party and whether alcohol is being served. Shivani Chinnappan ’18 posted on the Swarthmore College Facebook group seeking SwatTeam members… Keep Reading


Pa. gerrymandering ruling moves college into competitive 7th district

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court released a new congressional map on February 19th. The map was a remedy the Republican-majority Pa. General Assembly gerrymandering that occurred under the 2011 Pennsylvania Congressional Redistricting Act. The Supreme Court created a new non-partisan map that allows districts to follow the standards of being contiguous, compact, equal in population, and… Keep Reading


Winter Storm Riley wreaks havoc on and off campus

Students were caught by surprise on Friday when a nor’easter tore through the region. The snowstorm left the campus and Ville without power for several days and did significant damage to the arboretum. Winter Storm Riley caused outages all along the East Coast. PECO, the electric company that services most of southeastern Pennsylvania including Swarthmore,… Keep Reading


Sunrise, SGO, SBC to invest surplus money into a fossil-free fund

On Friday afternoon around 12:30 p.m., the Student Government Organization, Student Budget Committee, and Sunrise Swarthmore gathered in Parrish Parlors to announce that they would be working together to invest unused money from student clubs into a fossil-free fund. This fund will be run by BlackRock, a large investment management firm with a commitment to… Keep Reading


Dean’s office undergoes external review

In an event room in the Inn at Swarthmore, a group of students representing various communities of the college met with external reviewers as part of the Dean’s office external review that President Valerie Smith requested. The reviewers came in with experience from working with other college and universities to talk with members of the… Keep Reading

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