Jewish Student Lounge Takes Shape

A long-running effort to turn a room in Lodge Five in a lounge for Swarthmore’s Jewish community is finally starting to take shape. Josh Sokol ’11, who has helped to spearhead this initiative.

Are the New Sharples Plates and Mugs Safe?

Some students have expressed concern about possible health risks from the new melamine plates, bowls, and mugs in Sharples. Studies have shown that in some situations -- especially if microwaved -- trace amounts of potentially hazardous chemicals may leak from the bowls.

Discovering Abilities Week 2010 Begins

The first Discovering Abilities Week started last Friday. The week is hosted by Global Neighbors, a new student organization with the goal of working "to eliminate discrimination and promote the dignity of people marginalized because of medical and/or physical conditions.”

Who Likes Pasta Bar? A Statistical Study

Twice-a-week pasta bar in Sharples elicits groans from some and squeals of joy from others. Just how many students, and who, fall into which category? The Gazette attempted to find out.

StuCo “Textbook Forum” Discusses Spending Options

Last spring, students voted for a $10,000 grant to address high textbook prices as one of the ways to spend the $90,000 in rollover from the Student Activities Account. On Monday, a forum was held in Science Center 199 to discuss potential