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Physicist Tristan Smith to Explore Dark Universe with NASA Grant

Assistant Professor of Physics Tristan Smith has received a NASA grant to support his work in developing new ways to identify and measure the physics of the dark universe.
15-Aug-2018 1:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Swarthmore College's Enhanced Campus Navigation System for Blind Among Most Sophisticated at U.S. Schools

Swarthmore has enhanced its campus navigation system for the blind, among the most sophisticated at colleges and universities in the country.
19-Jun-2018 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Art Historian Brian Goldstein Shines Light on Overlooked Architect

A new grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts in Chicago will help Assistant Professor of Art History Brian Goldstein continue his research on architecture through the lens of social and racial justice, and more...
23-May-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Decoding Extinction

A new National Science Foundation grant awarded to Professor of Statistics Steve Wang will help him, his students, and a recent alumna decode why the Earth may be entering a modern extinction.
3-May-2018 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Students Help Organize Event to Support Persons with Disabilities

During the first week of spring semester, a group of Swarthmore students used putt-putt golf and animal fun to help raise close to $11,000 for local persons with disabilities.
14-Feb-2018 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Watch: MAD Magazine Donation Honors Alum's Love of Laughs

As a part-time librarian while at Swarthmore, David Peele ’50 saw volumes of dusty old books — and mischievous opportunity.
7-Dec-2017 4:20 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Political Scientist Rick Valelly '75 on Honoring Reconstruction

Given the sheer number of Confederate memorials, there is bound to be another shocking flashpoint of the kind that rocked Charlottesville and the nation. Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee have vanished from Baltimore and New Orleans. Chief Justice...
1-Sep-2017 11:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Everything Old (English) Is New Again

When Craig Williamson made the decision to tackle something no one else had ever done before—translate every known Old English poem into modern alliterative, strong-stress verse—he faced two fears. The first was that someone else would beat him...
11-Jul-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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