How & Where to Thrift at Swarthmore

Now is a better time than ever to thrift. With the increasing popularity of “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo,” a new Netflix original show that follows bestselling author and organization expert Marie Kondo, the United States has been in a decluttering craze.

Letter to the Editor: Beggars Can Be Choosers

Content Warning: Mention of Suicide Reading about Gil Kemp‘s latest ginormous gift, this time for the renovation of Sharples dining hall, adds fodder to my long-standing, love-hate relationship with Swarthmore. Kemp made his considerable fortune as a result of selling and merging

3 days, 146,845 dollars richer

$146,845 from 1,829 donors will soon be flowing into Swarthmore’s athletic program after the successful “Garnet Challenge.” From the 2nd to the 5th of April this year, Swarthmore hosted a donation campaign aimed at raising interest and money in the school’s athletic

$450 Million Comprehensive Campaign Goes Public

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. This Monday,


Increase of Restricted Donations to the Swarthmore Fund

The Swarthmore Fund, which contributes to the college’s operating budget, consists of both restricted and unrestricted gifts by donors. In recent years, gifts to the college are becoming increasingly restricted. Young donors especially are increasingly restricting their philanthropy. Although unrestricted gifts allow

In favor of the sit-in

To the Editor: Gail and I met on our first day of orientation at Swarthmore and have been married almost 49 years. Although we don’t agree on everything, we both feel that our alma mater needs to divest from fossil fuel investments.


Kemp Family Donates Twenty Million Dollars

Last Saturday, the college announced a $20 million donation from Gil Kemp ’72 and Barbara Kemp. The gift, which will go towards financial aid, a new community space in Clothier Hall and achieving strategic planning goals in general, came largely as a