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Swarthmore Chorus brings Mozart and opera to campus

On Saturday evening November 20, the Swarthmore College Chorus wowed audiences with an impressive performance, showcasing both the range and power of the human voice. Presented by the Swarthmore College Department of Music and Dance, the chorus, accompanied by Swarthmore’s orchestra, performed two pieces, “Vesperae Solennes de Confessore” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and “Dido and… Keep Reading

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Imaginary Friends of Popular Culture

In a Rolling Stone video (interview), Donald Glover and Childish Gambino exploit the tension between comedian and rapper. This isn’t the first time we’ve seen a music icon name an alter-ego to boost their popularity and intensify their reputation. Many of us remember (or try to forget) Jo Calderone, who Lady Gaga premiered on the cover… Keep Reading

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Pool irritants to be alleviated by new UV cleaning system

After months of complaints about uncomfortable swimming conditions by Ware Pool users, Swarthmore athletic administrators have finally settled on a date to install an ultraviolet (UV) sterilizing system — one that promises to reduce the level of chloramines, the chlorine by-product that causes eye and nasal irritation and difficulty in breathing for swimmers. According to… Keep Reading

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Library talk enters planning discussions

The next edition of the Swarthmore Strategic Directions Draft Plan, sent for approval to the Board of Managers this week, contains far more language about Swarthmore’s library system than the previous one, which contained the word “library” once, in reference to funding for databases to be housed there. Students, faculty members and library staff had… Keep Reading

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Swat bucks national trend of decline in science majors

Based on observations from members of the Swarthmore community, the college seems to be defying a perceived nationwide decline in the number of successful math, science, and engineering majors. On November 6, 2011, The New York Times printed an article titled, “Why Science Majors Change Their Minds (It’s Just So Darn Hard)”, which addressed the… Keep Reading

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