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For swimming, losses can’t dim the joy of Senior Day

Pitted against the defending conference champions on Senior Day, the Swarthmore men’s and women’s swim teams both fell to the visiting Gettysburg Bullets on Saturday at the Ware Pool. The women’s team played Gettysburg competitively all the way through, but ultimately fell in the final relay to lose the meet with a score of 110-95.… Keep Reading

Columns/Out of Left Field/Sports

How responsible are managers for their players?

Early last season, Fulham captain Danny Murphy became engaged in a war of words with the Wolverhampton Wanderers manager over the role of the manager in getting players overly excited during games. Murphy’s comments were in response to the challenge by Wolves midfielder Karl Henry that left Fulham striker Bobby Zamora with a broken leg.… Keep Reading

Athlete of the Week/Sports

Supriya Davis

WHAT SHE’S DONE: In addition to being part of the relay team that finished first in the 400 medley, Davis also won back-to-back individual events in the 200 IM and 200 butterfly. FAVORITE CAREER MOMENT: “My favorite career moment was probably the cheer the women’s team did in the middle of the Gettysburg meet because… Keep Reading


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

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