Honors Program Enrollment Up for Class of 2019

The number of seniors doing an honors major is up by 34 students this year contrary to rumors of declining enrollment in the program. While the number of students involved in the Honors Program varies by department, the data show that around

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Future of honors program in question

  Last week, members of the class of 2019 assembled in the Lang Performing Arts Center for an event entitled “Chocolates, Chai, & Choosing” sponsored by members of the faculty and the Dean’s office. “Chocolates, Chai, & Choosing” is designed to be

Honors theater seniors draw crowds with Irish drama

Last weekend, the Frear Ensemble Theater buzzed with excitement as students, faculty, and community members arrived to view the widely advertised senior thesis play AIRSWIMMING, a historical drama set in Ireland in the 1920s. Starring theater honors majors Michelle Johnson ’16 and

Humanities, Honors Programs in Decline

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. Earlier this

Students drop honors, influenced by changes in schedule

Swarthmore is known for its Honors program. The number of Swatties actually receiving an Honors diploma, however, has dropped in recent years. Between 2008 and 2012, an average of 112 students received this diploma. In 2013, the number had dropped to 89.

An awfully big adventure

“To live would be an awfully big adventure.” As the year comes to a close, many students are readying themselves for the transition out of the Neverland of college. But one senior is focusing instead on somebody who refuses to grow up: