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Swarthmore lauded for leadership in undergraduate faculty research

The Research Corporation for Scientific Advancement (RSCA) has recently recognized Swarthmore College for its outstanding leadership in advancing scientific education among undergraduates. The college was ranked ninth in a list of liberal arts institutions awarded grants by the foundation during its 100 years of activity. Swarthmore has received 49 grants from RCSA to date. Described… Keep Reading

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New administrator will buttress ethics board

Created by the federal government to ensure that all research involving human subjects be ethically principled, the Institutional Review Board (IRB) has recently hired an administrator, Erin Starzyk, to be solely dedicated to the board and its work after years of having other faculty and staff take on the job as an extra responsibility. According… Keep Reading

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Swattie Bodies exhibits pride for all shapes and sizes

In the past couple of weeks, a mysterious group of Swarthmore students have taken it upon themselves to create a new space for members of the college community to exhibit the beauty of their bodies. The result is Swattie Bodies, a nudist blog powered by Tumblr that has been growing steadily since its launch at… Keep Reading

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Childish Gambino chosen to perform at LSE

After weeks of speculation, Childish Gambino has officially been declared the headline performer for the Large-Scale Event (LSE) for the spring semester. The performance will take place on April 27, although the location is still pending. The campus-wide vote that took place in November 2011 had Janelle Monáe and Childish Gambino virtually tied for the… Keep Reading

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Palestinian children’s drawings find sanctuary at Swat

After being blocked by Jewish lobbyists in Oakland, California, an exhibit of drawings by Palestinian children in the Gaza Strip will be coming to Swarthmore on April 6. The project’s originator and organizer, Susan Johnson, met with the Students for Peace and Justice in Palestine (SPJP) on Monday night to discuss the specifics of their… Keep Reading


Swatties re-envision the meaning of diaspora

Overcoming the limitations of the traditional classroom environment and enabling students to actively participate with their peers in the emerging global learning community has long been a goal for modern higher education. “Re-envisioning Diasporas,” a collaborative and interdisciplinary seminar-style course established this year between Swarthmore College and Asheshi University in Ghana, aims to accomplish just… Keep Reading

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