Interview with Outgoing Provost Tom Stephenson

Editor’s note: This article was initially published in The Daily Gazette, Swarthmore’s online, daily newspaper founded in Fall 1996. As of Fall 2018, the DG has merged with The Phoenix. See the about page to read more about the DG. The following


College may not hold classes on MLK Day

Starting as early as January 2016, the college may not hold class on Martin Luther King Jr. Day as it has since the holiday’s instatement in 1983. In an email sent to the student body on Wednesday, Dean of Students Liz Braun

Faculty and students debate future end-of-year schedule

The fate of the college’s end-of-year schedule, a much-debated issue at the outset of the semester, has been sealed for the foreseeable future. A September 26 faculty meeting reversed a previously-approved proposal to shorten the end of the spring semester, and re-instituted

Faculty vote a step in the right direction

With the end-of-year schedule back to its previous, less hectic form, we at the Phoenix would like to congratulate the faculty for doing the right thing and listening to the students. We also want to acknowledge and thank the students, particularly the

A bad decision, poorly made

Our faculty, it seems, are a rather cheeky bunch. That, at least, is the impression we are left with in the wake of their recent pronouncement that the length of the spring semester’s reading week and senior week will be reduced in