Mountain Justice Brings President a Pipeline and a Letter

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. In a

Swarthmore should follow Yale’s lead, divest

On April 12th, Yale’s Chief Investment Officer David Swensen announced the school’s decision to partially divest its endowment from fossil fuels. Swensen cited not ethical reasons, but financial prudence, as the top motivator behind the decision. Yale’s divestment came after Swensen asked

Shows of solidarity important in any capacity

Over the course of the past two-and-a-half weeks, a series of violent and saddening events have shaken the world and inundated news and social media feeds alike. From acts of racism and violence on college campuses like Yale and Mizzou, to the

The self defeating dualism of a safe and intellectual campus

Editor’s note: This article was written and submitted before the events of Tuesday at Mizzou’s campus transpired. Content warning: Racial violence Yale University, University of Missouri and Wesleyan College have recently seen varying levels of national coverage for incidents concerning speech tolerance

Racial violence at Mizzou and Yale cannot be tolerated

Content warning: Racial violence During the past week, a new series of acts of violence against Black students at college campuses across the country have gained national media attention. At Yale University, reports have surfaced of women of color being turned away

The dangerous deception of campus diversity

The idea of “campus diversity” is, in a sense, a crude way of simplifying a variance of student backgrounds, passions, and experiences into a mere mix of black and brown faces. As a young student of color in the college search process,