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Tours Offer Gustatory and Wildlife Adventures

The Idyllic Islands and Majestic Shores of Croatia & Montenegro
June 26–July 4
With Chef Giuliano Hazan ’81 and Professor of Political Science Carol Nackenoff
Join alumni and friends for a voyage to Croatia and Montenegro that combines the cultural and the culinary. Explore great cities such as Dubrovnik, Croatia, where there’s an architectural masterpiece on every street [...]

Sesquicentennial Book Tour Kicks Off this Spring

Join President Rebecca Chopp, faculty, administrators, and alumni panelists for discussions around the country of Swarthmore College: A Community of Purpose. Key themes in the book—including the College’s Quaker roots, intentional community, and academic tradition—will provide jumping-off points for conversation.
Upcoming Conversations
Washington, D.C.—April 23
Boston—May 6
Princeton, N.J.—May 13
Additional cities will be added in the fall. Check [...]

Alumni Share Reflections on Reunions Past

In honor of Swarthmore’s sesquicentennial, alumni, regardless of class year, are invited to attend the All-Alumni Weekend, June 6–8. In anticipation of this unprecedented reunion, we asked a few reunion regulars three important questions. Below are excerpts from a few of these conversations. To read more from these discussions, or share your answers, visit Swarthmore.edu/all-alumni-weekend.xml.
Why [...]

Group Forms to Empower Black Alumni and Students

By Amanda Whitbred

What began as an email from Marilyn Holifield ’69 to a small group of friends and classmates last spring has become the fledgling Swarthmore Black Alumni Network (SBAN), which held its inaugural event during Garnet Weekend, Oct. 4–6.
“There is a wealth of experience out there that can be supportive of students and other alumni in [...]

All-Alumni Reunion Weekend

How many Swarthmoreans does it take to celebrate the College’s sesquicentennial? We hope to answer that question at this year’s All-Alumni Reunion Weekend, June 6–8.
As we celebrate all things Swarthmore, we want to include everyone who’s made the College what it is today. All alumni and guests are invited to this landmark occasion in the [...]

Join A Collection of Service

Wondering how to celebrate Swarthmore’s 150th birthday in 2014? This April, join fellow alumni in Swarthmore’s Collection of Service. Watch for announcements from Connection chairs and alumni leaders around the world about events that celebrate Swarthmore’s commitment to the common good. We will collect photos of our global community in action and encourage you to [...]

Conversation on the Future of the Liberal Arts set for April

Attention, Philadelphia-area alumni: Join President Rebecca Chopp and Haverford President Daniel Weiss for a discussion of the future of the liberal arts on Tuesday, April 1, in Center City Philadelphia. The pair will discuss their new book Remaking College: Innovation and the Liberal Arts. (Click here for more.) Watch for invitations to this joint Swarthmore-Haverford [...]

Commitment to Current Students Strengthened

By Deborah How ’89

Swarthmore’s Alumni Council focused its attention on students and student-alumni interaction during itssemiannual meeting on campus this fall. Student-alumni connection opportunities were abundant and included mock interviews conducted by council members, a Liberal Arts Live mixer in Parrish Parlors, a career-networking dinner, an informal Sunday brunch in Sharples, and a concert featuring the works of [...]

Save the Date for the All-Alumni Sesquicentennial Reunion Bash!

Next year’s All-Alumni Sesquicentennial Reunion Weekend will take place June 6–8!
The College’s 150th anniversary occurs in 2014, and we’re planning the largest, best Alumni Weekend ever. Join us as we celebrate the spirit of the College, the traditions, the arts, the intellectual life, and—of course—the community. Bring your family, encourage your friends, and come “home” [...]

College Advancement on the Move

In mid-July, the entire Advancement Department—Advancement Operations, Alumni Relations, Alumni and Gift Records, Annual and Parent Giving, Donor Relations, Leadership Giving, Gift Planning, Research, Sponsored Programs and Institutional Research—moved to newly renovated office space in the Ville. The move finally puts all of the College advancement division in the same space. Come see our new [...]