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New Book from Sociologist Daniel Laurison Explores the ‘Class Ceiling’

In his new book, The Class Ceiling: Why it Pays to Be Privileged, Assistant Professor of Sociology Daniel Laurison '99 investigates the ambiguities of meritocracy in white-collar workers’ salaries in the United Kingdom.
13-Feb-2019 10:20 AM EST Add to Favorites

Microbiologist Amy Cheng Vollmer on Similarities Between Bacteria and Teenagers

Isaac H. Clothier Jr. Professor of Biology Amy Cheng Vollmer was recently a guest on Key Conversations, a podcast from the Phi Beta Kappa (PBK) Society that features dialogues with PBK Visiting Scholars.
13-Dec-2018 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Political Scientist Carol Nackenoff on Fraught Consequences of Kavanaugh Confirmation

On Saturday afternoon, Judge Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court by a 50-48 vote in the Senate, almost strictly along party lines. Marked by allegations of sexual assault and sustained partisan acrimony
8-Oct-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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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

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Economist Philip Jefferson Says to Dismantle Poverty, First Understand its Abounding Causes

Centennial Professor of Economics Philip Jefferson offers a systematic examination of the layers and roots of poverty and argues for the need to understand poverty.
2-Oct-2018 3:05 PM EDT

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Philosopher Krista Thomason Examines the Reality of Shame in New Book

Moral philosophers are in agreement that shame is a natural and valuable emotion that occurs most often when someone does not live up to their ideals or standards.
20-Mar-2018 9:30 AM EDT

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Expert Available to Discuss How Zombies Can Be Viewed Through The Lenses of Race, Gender, Language, and Politics

27-Oct-2017 11:15 AM EDT

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Swarthmore Expert Does Not Expect Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch to be Exact Replica of Antonin Scalia

1-Feb-2017 8:40 AM EST

Listen: Linguist K. David Harrison on Preserving Endangered Languages

Professor of Linguistics K. David Harrison identifies the cause of endangered languages as globalization.
27-Jan-2017 10:05 AM EST

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Scalia's Sudden Death Will Have Impact on Current Cases, Says Swarthmore College Supreme Court Expert

15-Feb-2016 9:05 AM EST

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Health Expert Offers Advice on Intelligent Flirting, Provides Dating Tips for College Students

9-Feb-2016 7:55 AM EST

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Donald Trump Could Be This Election's George McGovern, Says Democracy Expert

18-Dec-2015 9:05 AM EST

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