Work of administrators should be applauded

During the last few weeks of media coverage, several hot-button issues have come to the forefront of campus discussions. Anti-black violence at Yale, Mizzou, and other college campuses, terror attacks in Paris and elsewhere, and a new barrage of mass shootings in


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

Imposing their judgments

There are many things that are extraordinary about the recent series of decisions emanating from our college’s administration. The first is the seeming suddenness with which they are thrust upon students. In spite of Dean Lili Rodriguez’s bold-faced email disclaimer that recent


Meet the Deans

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 year,