Rebecca Chopp, economist

The Phoenix has asked me to discuss Rebecca Chopp’s presidency from the perspective of the economics of the College and my interactions with her. Before I get to that, let me briefly say that overall I thought Rebecca did a very good

As Chopp departs, divestment goes mainstream

Rebecca Chopp was the first college president to ever respond to a fossil fuel divestment campaign. Before the movement exploded into more than 500 campaigns worldwide, before Desmond Tutu, Jon Huntsman and many others endorsed the international movement, President Chopp set the

A fierce advocate for the Liberal Arts

About the time I graduated from Swarthmore College in 1967, Joni Mitchell penned and sang a song entitled “Big Yellow Taxi”, which has since been re-recorded by about 360 artists.  The famous lyric in the song we all know: “Don’t it all