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Conversations on Admitting: A Journey from Community College to the Helm of Admissions

Write for the Future | Posted 07.01.2014 | Education
Write for the Future

by David J Dent "Certainly experiencing life as a poor kid from the inner-city gives me a sensitivity to explain to the other staff members who have,...

Big Hopes for the Student Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement in 2014

Joe Solomon | Posted 03.02.2014 | Green
Joe Solomon

Young college students today have far more power than you realize. You are the first generation that isn't just fighting for your grandkids, or for your children per say -- but for your own future.

It's Time to Take Down the Scaffolding

Jess Coleman | Posted 02.26.2014 | College
Jess Coleman

Last week, Swarthmore Hillel declared itself an Open Hillel -- one that rejects the Israel Guidelines set by Hillel International. These guidelines have long served to undermine or exclude critical views, and thus reasoned debate, regarding Israel.

Israel, Hillel, & Idolatry

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 02.16.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

Recent controversies within Hillel International, the "home" for many Jewish college students of diverse backgrounds and beliefs, have made public in a sharper way a profound spiritual issue confronting American Jews and their "official" organizations.

Tyler Kingkade

Fraternity's Flier Featuring Nude Women Halts Recruitment

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 10.09.2013 | College

Swarthmore College is forcing members of Phi Psi to participate in special training sessions in response to a flier the fraternity distributed featuri...

How Is Your College Improving Sexual Assault Policies? #AskYourCampus

Nina Flores | Posted 10.19.2013 | College
Nina Flores

During the coming weeks, hundreds of thousands of incoming college students will attend orientations, start classes, and join an institution where an estimated 20-25% percent of women and 15% of men are survivors of sexual assault.

College Accused Of Failing Sexual Assault Victims Makes Big Changes

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 07.19.2013 | College

Swarthmore College will hire two administrators to help reform its handing of sexual assault as the federal government investigates the college's resp...

Tyler Kingkade

Elite Colleges Accused Of Mishandling Sexual Assaults

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 05.24.2013 | College

When University of Southern California student Tucker Reed was sexually assaulted in 2010, she turned to school officials. But instead of helping to b...

Joy Resmovits

College Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaigns Heat Up

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 05.17.2013 | College

A group of Swarthmore College students wants action. They're willing to interrupt meetings. They're willing to piss off their peers. And, in some ...

350.org, Student Activism and the End of Reason

G. Benjamin Bingham | Posted 05.15.2013 | Green
G. Benjamin Bingham

There were many reasons I took a leave of absence from Yale in 1970 after the National Guard lined the streets looking like aliens with their gas mask...

Rape, Betrayal, and Reclaiming Title IX

Andrea Pino | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Andrea Pino

What's worse than rape is betrayal. Students are attending schools that betray them, campuses in which violence has become a part of the experience, and in which, despite popular belief, there is no punishment for rape, rather a punishment for coming forward.

Censorship on Campus in 2012: From Benghazi to Free Speech Zones at the University of Missouri

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 03.02.2013 | College
Greg Lukianoff

As I have discovered in my work, the idea that we must curtail that nasty First Amendment in the name of other (often shifting) values has a surprising amount of currency in academia -- the very institution that, perhaps, most relies on free speech in our society.

The Colleges With The Best Classes

Posted 02.09.2013 | College

College classes are important, so we hope most people are in class more than they party. Thus, a great classroom experience should really shape your c...

Whoa! College Revives Sororities After 79-Year Ban

AP | KATHY MATHESON | Posted 11.28.2012 | College

PHILADELPHIA — Nearly 80 years after women at Swarthmore College voted to ban sororities because they were too exclusive, a group of female stud...

Top 10 New Ivies 2013

Unigo | Posted 10.30.2012 | College
Unigo

In one of our favorite categories in the 2013 Unigo College Rankings, today's list features colleges whose students couldn't be more proud of their al...

The 10 Best Value Private Colleges

The Huffington Post | Caitlin Brown | Posted 02.16.2012 | College

These ten public schools will give you the best bang for your buck, and these six schools are actually cutting tuition costs -- but which private scho...

Swarthmore College Introduces Spanish Translation Of Graduation Ceremonies

AP | KATHY MATHESON | Posted 07.27.2011 | College

PHILADELPHIA — Deivid Rojas, a senior at Swarthmore College, has waited four years to hear the congratulatory remarks that will come with recei...

Are Women's Colleges Outdated?

Tom Matlack | Posted 06.08.2011 | College
Tom Matlack

Beyond serving a destination for horny young men, I've always been skeptical about women's colleges.

Attack On Two Gay Students At Swarthmore May Have Been Hate Crime

Posted 06.06.2011 | College

A Swarthmore student and a University of Pennsylvania student were attacked on the Swarthmore campus early Sunday morning in what some students are sa...

The Most GRUELING Colleges (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

What makes a college particularly difficult? Myriad required courses? Impossibly high standards? Necessary IV of caffeine? Decide for yourself -- and ...

Barry Schwartz on Incentives, Education and Making Wise Choices

Rob Kall | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rob Kall

It's important to understand that looking for the best is a self-defeating, misery-making strategy; that we should, in general, be looking for good enough, not the best.