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Swarthmore group addresses issues through environmental justice

The city of Chester, eager kids from the Ruth L. Bennett Homes and the science of vegetable cultivation. When sparked by a handful of Swatties, these three things combine to form the Chester community garden project, a collaborative initiative between the Chester Housing Authority and Swarthmore’s Environmental Justice (EJ). Although the Chester community garden project… Keep Reading

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Lakey database released ten years after 9/11

On the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, as a decade of violence from New York City to Afghanistan came to a close, a group of Peace and Conflict studies students and teachers offered a new solution to the conflict: nonviolent action. The Global Nonviolent Action Database, an online compendium of nonviolent action campaigns… Keep Reading

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College Dems to advocate Pell grants in D.C.

About 10 members of the College Democrats will travel to Washington D.C. on May 2 to speak with several congressmen about the issue of federal funding for Pell grants. As this semester saw no major elections, the College Dems felt that this trip would be a productive culmination to the year. College Dems secretary Paul… Keep Reading

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Aging sewer line to be replaced in Crum Woods

For the past month, construction workers have been working in the Crum Woods to replace an aging concrete sewer line in order to accommodate its use by three additional townships. Unfortunately, this has required notable destruction to the Crum landscape. Many trees have already been bulldozed by the contractor hired by the Central Delaware County… Keep Reading

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Faculty may have to teach fewer courses

The course load for Swarthmore professors may be decreased in the near future to keep up with the policies already in place at our peer institutions. While such a shift has not been officially proposed, it is likely that the school will pursue something similar to that in years to come. Strategic Planning’s Knowledge, Teaching… Keep Reading

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