Kitao proposes “Campus Arts Initiative”

Last Thursday, the co-directors of Kitao Gallery, Tara Giangrande ’16 and Deborah Krieger ’16, sent out a campus wide notice of Kitao’s proposal for a Community Development Grant for the 2016-2017 academic year. The proposal, titled “Kitao Campus Arts Initiative” outlines an

WSRN Hip Hop Showcase electrifies Olde Club

Last Friday night, the college radio station, WSRN, hosted a Hip Hop Showcase in Olde Club. The event featured performances from Harsha Sen ’19, Thomas Poley ’18, Thomas Stanton ’18, and Tiyé Pulley ’19. The event also featured Perry Nguyen ’16 and

OASiS holds CUPSI team tryouts

Last Saturday night, 4 members of OASiS competed in a poetry slam for a spot on Swarthmore’s 2016 CUPSI team. The event was hosted by Vision, Artist Director for the Philadelphia Youth Poetry Movement and also Swarthmore CUPSI coach and judged by

M. NourbeSe Philip reads Zong! on campus

M. NourbeSe Philip held a reading of her book of poetry, Zong!, at the college on Friday, October 30. Through the use of dramatic reading, impassioned verse, and audience participation, Philip brought her work to life for the students of Swarthmore. The

The sounds of inauguration

Last weekend, the campus celebrated the inauguration of our 15th president, Valerie Smith. This included a certain amount of pomp and ceremony, met with enthusiastic fanfare. Smith was welcomed by a wide variety of musical acts, many of which were comprised of


Administrative Turnover Strands Native Students

Members of the Native American Student Association have reported experiencing organizational challenges as a result of the recent administrative turnover. Over the summer, eight high-level administrative positions were vacated. These include the departures of previous Director of the Intercultural Center, Amer Ahmed,