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Community Holds Candlelight Vigil In Wake Of Massacre

On December 15, students gathered outside of Parrish to hold a vigil in the aftermath of Friday’s mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. The event, organized by Leonie Cohen ’16 and Michelle Johnson ’16, was intended to allow members of the Swarthmore community to reach out and support each other. The vigil opened with a speech by Cohen… Keep Reading

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Swarthmore Receives Largest Gift In History of The College

In what amounts to the largest gift ever received by the college, philanthropist and businessman Eugene Lang ’38 has pledged to donate $50 million to help Swarthmore complete its latest fundraising campaign. The announcement of Lang’s donation comes on the heels of the release of a finance report that shows definite but slow economic growth… Keep Reading

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Sesquicentennial Logo Contest Now Accepting Submissions

Swarthmore will celebrate its 150th birthday in 2014. One way students can contribute to the celebration is to participate in the Sesquicentennial Logo Contest, for which they are encouraged to submit designs or ideas of a logo that represents the anniversary. Student-designed symbols will be incorporated into the final logo which will be put on… Keep Reading

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Environmental Studies Program Growing

It’s an exciting time for Environmental Studies (ENVS) at Swarthmore. Following up on an initiative from the spring semester, a dedicated group of students and faculty are making strides in an effort to increase the size and depth of the ENVS program. Presently, those interested in ENVS have the option of either designing their own… Keep Reading

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Financial Report Shows Economic Progress

When the “Great Recession” struck in 2007, colleges and universities were not spared. Endowments everywhere declined, and institutions were forced to make budget cuts in order to properly respond. Even now, as the economy is recovering, colleges are still announcing budget changes to cope with decreased finances, some which affect financial aid. Wesleyan University, for… Keep Reading

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Spotting Plagiarism In Swarthmore Classrooms

Swarthmore’s College Judiciary Committee (CJC), a group of deans, faculty, and students that deal with cases of academic misconduct and determine the verdict, encounters around three to six cases of academic misconduct each semester, mostly due to various forms of plagiarism. Plagiarism cases have a wide range of types and severities, including improper citing, sloppily… Keep Reading

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Dare2Soar Raises Meals For Saturday Program

Dare2Soar is a well-established tutoring program for elementary and middle school children from Chester, run by Swarthmore students. Some students from the college choose to volunteer and tutor the children from Chester off-campus at select schools and others participate in the on-campus activities, which take place on Saturdays and involve the children coming to the… Keep Reading

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Yule Ball Budget Stirs Controversy

In the wake of the recent Yule Ball, students have disagreed vehemently over the event budget. Supporters claim that the Yule Ball, which received $3,000 from the Student Activities Committee (SAC) and more than $4,000 from Dean of Students Liz Braun and Coordinator of Student Activities Paury Flowers, appeals to many students and, as the… Keep Reading

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