Decline in Clery Act crime stats may be misleading

Under the Clery Act, nearly all colleges and universities in the country are required to publish an annual study detailing reports of on-campus crime during the previous year. Swarthmore’s 2015 report, released on October 1, paints a picture of crime that is


Administrative turnover climbs to new heights

The beginning of Valerie Smith’s presidency on July 1st has been the college’s central hiring highlight of 2015. Her arrival, however, is just one piece of the remarkable amount of administrative turnover the college has experienced in the last academic year. Deans,


McKibben leads rally for divestment, sits in

Last Thursday, Bill McKibben, founder of the nationally recognized environmental group, spoke at a Swarthmore Mountain Justice rally for divestment in Upper Tarble. Over 200 people attended the rally, including students, alumni, faculty, and even supporters from the Philadelphia area. The


Student Activity Funding Processes Shift

This school year, there has been a major uptick in campus-wide entertainment events, such as Fun Fridays and Swatoberfest, as a result of changes in student activity funding. With a brand-new administrative office for student activities and new Student Budget Committee procedures,