SWIFT Beginnings

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. Having money

Into the Archives: a correspondence on divestment

On June 17, 1985, recent alum Perry Chang wrote a handwritten note to then-president of the College David Fraser. The note read: “Dear President Fraser: I would be interested to receive a response to the letter I handed to you at Commencement.

Board defends conflict of interest in investments

An established conflict of interest on Swarthmore’s Board of Managers may be neither inconsequential nor coincidental. In the fall of 2013, the Board of Managers formally announced that they would not divest from fossil fuels because they predicted a loss of return

Why endowment policy needs community input

In Swarthmore College’s response (Suzanne Welsh, The Phoenix, March 27, 2014) to my op-ed concerning endowment spending (Peter Collings, The Phoenix, March 20, 2014), the College admits to an intentional endowment spending policy “lower than many other institutions.” The response then goes


SwatTank, The College’s First Business Competition

Swarthmore students who wish to turn their business ideas into reality will soon be able to. Divided into three phases, each containing business seminars and a round of selection, SwatTank, the first business-plan competition at Swarthmore, will provide students with a platform


SPJP Marches to Demand Investment Transparency

At 12:40 p.m. on Tuesday, six students marched up to the Investment Office with a list of 40 companies they identified as ethically objectionable, demanding to know whether the College is or has invested in any of them before. Students for Peace


App and Investment Clubs New on Campus

Swarthmore College’s already prodigious list of student-run organizations has expanded even further this semester with the revival of the previously dormant Investment Club and the foundation of the App Club. Although both focus on highly lucrative industries, neither clubs’ immediate interests seem