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Hughes turns new leaf, in verse

Margaret Hughes ’17, recipient of the English department’s $2,500 Morrell-Potter grant, abandoned her proposed plan almost immediately. “I sort of set my goal to be writing poetry that reads like smut and smut that reads like poetry,” Hughes says. She laughs, leaning back, crossing her blue Converse All-Stars over her baggy pants, and adjusting the… Keep Reading


The freshman feels: academic rigor

We are almost there, Swatties. Only three more weeks before the end of finals, before the first years reflect on how the year has flown by and the sophomores celebrate becoming real upperclassmen. Only three more weeks before the juniors grow into seniors and the seniors prepare their tears and applause for graduation. Yet, for… Keep Reading

Swarthmore Central Park contruction is underway

    At the intersection of Dartmouth and Park Avenues, construction continues on a “Central Park” for the town of Swarthmore. The park, an idea initiated by the Swarthmore Centennial Foundation, is planned to have a mini amphitheater, an expanded green plaza, and an electric car charging station, but will remove some parking spaces previously… Keep Reading


College hosts first sustainability summit to discuss progress, problems

Last Friday, the college hosted its first annual sustainability summit, an event consisting of networking and poster presentations, discussion sessions, and updates on sustainability projects from various departments. Multiple student and faculty groups such as Green Advisors, the Office of Sustainability, and the Lang Center collaborated to organize the summit. The idea of the summit… Keep Reading


Smith installed as 15th president of college

This past weekend over 1,200 people came to campus to celebrate the inauguration of President Valerie Smith. The celebrations started on Friday, October 2 with the Tree Planting Ceremony and came to a close Saturday, October 3 with the Installation Ceremony. Smith was named the 15th president of the college last February. Previously, she was… Keep Reading

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