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Sense of Smell May Reveal Weight Bias


A new study suggests that a person’s sense of smell may reveal a weight bias, one that is likely more pervasive than previously believed.
26-Mar-2015 8:25 AM EDT

Swarthmore Names Valerie Smith as New President


Valerie Smith, a distinguished scholar of African American literature and culture and current Dean of the College at Princeton University, was named the 15th president of Swarthmore College on Saturday, Feb., 21, following unanimous agreement by its...
21-Feb-2015 12:30 PM EST

What Motivates College Students to Get the Flu Shot? Sometimes, It's as Little as $10


The preliminary findings from a new study conducted by a team of Swarthmore College researchers indicates that a combination of financial incentives – even as little as $10 – and an endorsement from close friends might by the best way to...
23-Oct-2014 9:00 AM EDT

Dinosaur Family Tree Gives Fresh Insight Into Rapid Rise of Birds


The study shows that the familiar anatomical features of birds – such as feathers, wings and wishbones – all first evolved piecemeal in their dinosaur ancestors over tens of millions of years. However, once a fully functioning bird body shape...
25-Sep-2014 12:15 PM EDT

What Were They Thinking? Swarthmore Study Examines Federal Reserve Prior to 2008 Financial Crisis

A new study from a team of Swarthmore professors illustrates how the Federal Reserve was aware of potential problems in the financial markets prior to 2008, but did not take the threats seriously.
15-Sep-2014 11:00 AM EDT

And the Grammy Goes to....Swarthmore College!

Music producer Don Mizell '71 is donating the Grammy Award he won in 2005 as a producer of the Ray Charles album “Genius Loves Company" to his alma mater Swarthmore College at a ceremony on Saturday, June 7, from the Black Cultural Center.
6-Jun-2014 11:05 AM EDT

Swarthmore College Receives $5 Million Gift to Endow the Frank Aydelotte Foundation for the Advancement of the Liberal Arts


The commitment from James '79 and Anahita Naficy Lovelace will boost Swarthmore's capacity to advance liberal arts education both in the U.S. and worldwide
24-Feb-2014 10:30 AM EST

Board Chair Gil Kemp ’72 and Barbara Kemp Donate $20 Million to Swarthmore College


Swarthmore College announced today a gift totaling $20 million from alumnus, philanthropist, and Board of Managers Chair Giles “Gil” Kemp ’72 and his wife, Barbara Guss Kemp, both long-time supporters of the College. The Kemps’ gift includes...
23-Feb-2013 12:00 PM EST

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