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SREHUP organizes phone bank to protest welfare program cuts

The Student-Run Emergency Housing Unit, more commonly known as SREHUP, held a phone bank on Tuesday and Wednesday in Shane Lounge to protest a budget cut proposed by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett that eliminates some of the state’s funding for welfare and education programs. SREHUP is an organization run by university students in the Philadelphia… Keep Reading

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Green advisors approved for compensation

Sustainability Coordinator Clara Fang and Paul Shortell ’13 presented a proposal for the creation of paid Green Advisor positions on Monday morning to the college’s Sustainability Committee (SusCom). The proposal was approved, which means that if the necessary funding is obtained, Green Advisors will be paid starting next fall. Established in 2010, the college’s Green… Keep Reading

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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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