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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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Clauss to lead record capital campaign upon arrival at Swat

Karl Clauss’s forthcoming entrance as Vice President of Development and Alumni Relations coincides with the start of a particularly exciting time for the college. Clauss will occupy a prominent position at the helm of Swarthmore’s upcoming capital campaign; a comprehensive philanthropic effort intended to raise the funds necessary to realize the school’s ambitious strategic initiatives.… Keep Reading


Countryside Market & Deli plans to rebuild after fire

In the aftermath of the Christmas eve fire at Countryside Market & Deli, it seemed like the Carrafa family’s holiday season would be ruined. Their home, full of gifts, had been destroyed. But an outpouring of neighborly support refilled the Carrafa’s stockings. “It was an overabundance,” John Carrafa, the owner of Countryside, said. “They filled… Keep Reading

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Sorority structure develops at interest meeting

The group that recently fought to garner charter approval for the creation of a sorority on campus held an interest meeting in Paces on Wednesday night. With approximately 30 women in attendance, the group discussed its intentions in forming a sorority and outlined the succeeding steps required to see this project to reality. All of… Keep Reading

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Fire decimates Countryside Deli

The upturned Coca-Cola-branded umbrellas and blackened rubble, strewn about in what used to be an outdoor dining area, are testaments to the chaos caused by the fire that swept through Countryside & Deli on December 24th. The blaze destroyed the restaurant along with the residential space on the top floors that housed the owners of… Keep Reading

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Clauss named VP of alumni relations

President Rebecca Chopp announced on Dec. 20 the appointment of former Colgate University colleague Karl Clauss to the position of Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations, effective on Mar. 1, 2012. Clauss’s appointment will fill the vacancy left after the Oct. 1 departure of the former Vice President of Development Stephen Bayer, who had… Keep Reading

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WNR makes structural changes to operation

In the past, War News Radio (WNR), Swarthmore’s award-winning student-run news group, traditionally produced 30-minute weekly broadcasts that were carried on numerous radio stations worldwide. Starting this semester, WNR is not only dropping their broadcasts for a more comprehensive, multimedia online platform, but it is also expanding the topics being covered. According to staff member… Keep Reading

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