Although Laura Wilson Porter ’83 wrote from Scotland to testify “personally and professionally that health and social care is better than in the USA,” data from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development on health care show otherwise. Women’s mortality rates from strokes are 29 per 100,000 in the United States, 39 per 100,000 in [...]
The October issue of the Bulletin mentions a book by Diana Furchtgott-Roth ’79, which “sets its sights on the ‘green energy revolution’ championed by Obama.” Allow me a moment to set my own sights on Madam Furchtgott-Roth.
“We now have 200 years’ worth of inexpensive natural gas,” she says, so why even talk of solar and [...]
I want to thank Diane Anderson for her review in the January issue of Fletcher Wortmann ’09’s book Triggered, about struggling with obsessive-compulsive disorder. She likens the load he carried to the burden of a Fifth Course. I suffered from obsessive-compulsive disorder when I was at Swarthmore. I had no name for what I was [...]
My parents and I read the recent Bulletin article on Kappa Alpha Theta making a comeback at Swarthmore, and on behalf of my late paternal grandmother, Eilene Galloway ’28, we were very excited. Grandma Eilene became a Theta in 1923 at Washington University in St. Louis, before she transferred to Swarthmore, where she continued her [...]
In the January Bulletin, President Chopp addressed the divestment issue that has gotten so much attention: “Some believe that the College should divest from fossil-fuel companies while others of us think change should come about through activism aimed at long-term policy changes at the state and federal levels,” she wrote. The idea that we must [...]
In all the 66 years since I graduated, [the January 2013 issue] has been the Bulletin I have enjoyed the most, and I read most of it. It is great to know that Swarthmore is taking all these steps to be more sustainable. Keep up the great work!
Doris Bye Ferm ’46
Thanks for sharing your [...]
I am an obstetrician-gynecologist who is completing his 33rd year with what I consider to be the best health-care organization in the country, Kaiser-Permanente. From our beginning we have provided prepaid health care to our members and still do today. I am responding to the article “A Healthy Decision?” in your October issue. There is [...]
The political theme running through the October Bulletin made this issue particularly interesting. Once again, I have occasion to marvel at how intelligent people, some with impressive academic qualifications and professional affiliations, can hold opposite views on fundamental issues of public policy. Take the role of government in the economy: Diana Furchtgott-Roth ’79 noted that “… [...]
In the October Bulletin, it shocked me a bit to see a Swarthmore student writing an article in support of Romney. Danielle Charette ’14 wrote very eloquently about the conservative cause and put it in a Swarthmore context. Her debating opponent, Carmen Smith-Estrada ’14, also did a good job of defending Obama in terms of his [...]
Just a note to say how much I am enjoying the October issue of the Bulletin. The public policy theme is exciting, well handled, and very important in one of the most critical election years I can remember. As a local political volunteer I am immersed in the weeds of grassroots campaigning. It is refreshing [...]