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Black Tie, Inc. hosts parties in spirit of social activism

The newly formed group Black Tie, Incorporated is putting a new spin on social activism. Created at the beginning of this year by four juniors, the group’s mission is to raise money and awareness for different causes by throwing on-campus parties. The creators, Henry Ainley ’12, Kojo Boateng ’14, Andres Bueno ’13, Cariad Chester ’13,… Keep Reading

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New Writing Center speaking program in early stages

Within the next couple of years, Swarthmore students will likely see the addition of another acronym to the school’s distinctive lexicon. Since 2008, the Writing Center has been working on developing the Speaking Associates, or SPA program. Currently in its pilot phase, the goal of this program will be to help students hone their skills… Keep Reading

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Flag waving sparks student, dean reactions

Last Thursday, a male visitor to the college waved the stars and bars of the confederate flag during the closing minutes of Pub Nite. The visitor, as well as some Swarthmore students standing near him, allegedly pushed one student who asked him to put the flag away and called another a “giant slut.” Although only… Keep Reading

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SPJP to boycott Israeli food company Sabra

Students for Peace and Justice in Palestine (SPJP) is organizing a boycott against the hummus company Sabra, whose products are sold in both snack bars on campus. The Strauss Group, partial owner of Sabra and Israel’s second largest food and beverage company, is an active supporter of the Golani Brigade, a section of the Israeli… Keep Reading

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College enters summer construction planning process

Jackhammers, nail guns and saws will fill the campus soundscape this summer. Swarthmore is planning a series of construction projects that will update Worth Health Center, Parrish Hall, the Lang performing Arts Center, Hicks Hall and Papazian Hall. The projects are part of the five-year plan, a short term part of the College’s Strategic Plan… Keep Reading

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Petition draws attention to Swat’s investments

In the weeks before spring break, anyone paying a visit to Sharples would probably have been asked to sign Mountain Justice’s most recent petition at the main entrance. This petition calls on President Chopp to initiate discussions concerning the divestment of college money from 14 fossil fuel extraction companies. Companies the group seeks financial estrangement… Keep Reading

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