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Swarthmore Among Top Producers of Fulbright Winners


Swarthmore is once again among top producers of Fulbright winners in the U.S. this year, with three graduating seniors and an alumna receiving the honor last year through the College and another alumnus receiving the grant independently as an...
27-Feb-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Swarthmore College Names 2017 Honorary Degree Recipients


President Valerie Smith will award honorary degrees to film producer and journalist David Gelber ’63, philanthropist John Goldman '71, and actor and playwright Anna Deavere Smith at the 145th commencement on May 21, 2017. In addition,...
6-Feb-2017 8:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

Swarthmore Economists Discover That Coupons for Produce Can Boost Healthy Food Purchases


In the experiment, economists Erin Todd Bronchetti, Ellen Magenheim, David Huffman, and more than 30 students found that providing coupons for produce at a Chester (Pa.) grocery store led shoppers to spend more total dollars on fresh fruits and...
25-Jan-2017 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Eight Faculty Projects Receive Digital Humanities Curricular Grants

In an effort to bolster the use of digital tools and platforms in the humanities, nine faculty members working on eight projects will be supported by Digital Humanities Curricular Development Grants from the Provost's Office. The recipients of these...
12-Dec-2016 11:50 AM EST Add to Favorites

Interactive U.S. Map Developed by Swarthmore College Students Puts Changes in State Voting Laws Into Context


The interactive map allows users to view changes to various state election voting laws over the past decade from a national perspective.
28-Oct-2016 10:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Waksman Foundation for Microbiology Mourns the Passing of Former President Frederick C. Neidhardt


Neidhardt served on the Foundation’s Board of Trustees for nearly two decades and was the first non-Waksman family member to be entrusted with the leadership of the Foundation.
12-Oct-2016 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

White House Honors Mary Schmidt Campbell '69 and A'Dorian Murray-Thomas '16


On Friday, the White House honored 11 people from across the country as “Champions of Change for College Opportunity”— individuals who have conducted meaningful work in their communities to make higher education more accessible. Among the...
6-Oct-2016 9:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Journalist Edmund Soon-Weng Yong Awarded 2016 Byron H. Waksman Award for Excellence in the Public Communication of Life Sciences


Yong was selected for his excellence in science writing, which includes his popular blog, Not Exactly Rocket Science, his work with national publications such as The Atlantic and National Geographic, and his first book, I Contain Multitudes, which...
17-Aug-2016 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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