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Letters in student mailboxes address investment of Swat’s endowment

Looking in their mailboxes earlier this week, students found a mysterious note from the chair of Swarthmore’s Committee on Investment Profitability. What may have confused many, along with a photo-shopped image of Parrish Hall adorned with four smokestacks, is that the Committee on Investment Profitability does not actually exist. The satirical note informs students that… Keep Reading

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Inn project begins, debate continues

After more than a decade of intangible progress, a physical advance has finally been made on the Town Center West project. Construction on the project, more widely known as the Swarthmore Inn, began this summer with the rerouting of utility lines in the field behind the Palmer, Pittenger and Roberts dormitories (PPR), which has turned… Keep Reading

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Swatties arrested at D.C. mass sit-in

Earlier this month, a group of six Swarthmore students took a two-day trip to Washington D.C. to participate in one of the largest acts of civil disobedience in decades. Over two weeks of protests that lasted from August 20 to September 3, a total of 1253 people were arrested as part of a movement to… Keep Reading

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PAs and Public Safety clear out party early, create stir

Two weekends ago, an event hosted jointly by Enlace and Olde Club was shut down when it began to stretch into the hours of early morning, despite its party permit stipulating the event end at midnight. The ensuing argument over the party’s ending time resulted in one of two reported incidents of physical force used… Keep Reading

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Fang named Environmental Sustainability Coordinator

In response to the rallying cries of student groups, faculty, alumni and administrators, the college created a new position this fall called the Environmental Sustainability Coordinator (ESC). The ESC, whose post was filled by Clara Changxin Fang earlier this month, will guide the college’s efforts to draft a Climate Action Plan (CAP), a document that… Keep Reading

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S.M.A.R.T team adjusting to Title IX

Last April, a letter written by the United States Department of Education informed schools that Title IX guidelines around issues of sexual assault and sexual harassment will be held to new standards. Now, it has been put upon Swarthmore’s administration and student groups adjust to the new standards. “[The letter about] Title IX was a… Keep Reading

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Vice President Bayer leaves for Duke after 10 years at Swat

In August, Stephen Bayer, Swarthmore’s former Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations announced he was resigning to accept a similar position at Duke University. Bayer was hired as Associate Vice President of Development at Duke, a position that entails increased responsibilities for him: he will head a staff approximately three times the size of… Keep Reading

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