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Super Bowl Predictions

We e-mailed a bunch of your professors and coaches, asking them to predict the Super Bowl. Here are their guesses: Michael Brown, Physics PATRIOTS 24, Giants 21 Vera Brusentsev, Economics PATRIOTS 28, Giants 7 President Rebecca Chopp GIANTS 24, Patriots 20 Bruce Dorsey, History Chair PATRIOTS 24, Giants 20 Carr Everbach, Engineering PATRIOTS 27, Giants… Keep Reading

Balls to the Wall/Columns/Sports

The need to find greatness somewhere, somehow

It took less time than normal for this year’s Super Bowl coverage to make me feel like heatstroke was imminent. Looking back, it might have been the article with the headline “Ahmad Bradshaw’s heart inspires New York Giants” that finally did it. Maybe it was the story about how the Patriots had divine intervention on… Keep Reading


Think Climate: a campus dialogue on global warming

Op-Ed by Alex Ahn and Hayden Dahmm In 1824, a lengthy article titled “General remarks on the temperature of the Earth and Planetary Spaces” appeared, buried deep in the back pages of the French scientific journal Annales de Chimie et de Physique. Its author, Joseph Fourier, was a mathematician and physicist who was investigating possible… Keep Reading

Race & the GOP: Tyler Becker

The 2008 general election campaign brought America its first African-American president. Barack Obama’s election will forever stand in the hearts and minds of Americans as a moment of progress. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his famous “I Have a Dream” speech less than fifty years ago, to put the achievement in perspective. Despite President Obama’s… Keep Reading

Race & the GOP: Sam Sussman

Sam Sussman maintains that the racialization of politics is a GOP strategy Last week, the Republican Presidential Primary reached a new low — who would have thunk it? — even before Newt Gingrich promised a 51st state on the moon (this, sadly, is not a joke. Google it). In the days before the South Carolina… Keep Reading

Opinions/Staff Editorials

Collapse of Chester schools: worlds apart, minutes away

The collective familiarity of Swarthmore students with Chester is diverse. In other words, it is not shared. Most likely, interactions with or discussions about the city are tangentially related — and limited — to education department placements, community fellowships awarded through the Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility, student group initiatives, or, more mundanely,… Keep Reading

Around Campus/Campus Journal

New campus clubs offer chances to read and play

Bored? Tired of lounging around campus with nothing to do? Looking for something to fill up your gigantic blocks of free time? Check out these developing Swarthmore clubs to beat back that weekday boredom. Shogi Club The Swarthmore College Shogi Club was founded in 2004 by Associate Professor of Philosophy — and 2008 U.S. Shogi… Keep Reading

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