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Two Events For Gardeners At Scott Arboretum

Enjoy a tour of the gardens or a lecture that could help you in your own garden come Spring.


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Ballerinas Gear Up For World’s Largest Student Ballet Scholarship Competition

Semi-finals for the world’s largest student ballet scholarship competition is going on this weekend at Swarthmore College.


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Swarthmore Police Launch Pilot Program To Test Solar-Powered Cruisers

Swarthmore College and Borough Police have teamed up for a pilot program testing the practicality of outfitting police cars with solar panels.


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Scott Arboretum Open Year-Round

While some arboretums do close for the winter, the Scott Arboretum, which covers the 300 acres of Swarthmore College, is open year-round.


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Lightning Eyed As Possible Cause Of Several Area Fires

The Fire Marshal of Swarthmore Borough confirms a lightning strike hit a building on the campus of Swarthmore College Thursday morning.


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Complaints Filed Against 4 Colleges Over Rapes, Including Swarthmore College

Women’s-rights attorney Gloria Allred says federal complaints have been filed against four U.S. colleges over how the colleges handle rape allegations.


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Swarthmore College Accused Of Not Handling Sexual Assaults On Campus Properly

Advocates have testimony from 22 victims who said their reports of assault were ignored by the college.


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Tough Times Push Colleges To Join Forces

How do colleges confront the costs of college without affecting quality? In these difficult economic times, there are some good examples.


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Swarthmore College Gets $20M Alumnus Gift

Swarthmore College has received a $20 million gift to increase financial aid and help renovate campus facilities, school officials announced Saturday.


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Swarthmore Women’s Hoops A Centennial Force

Swarthmore finishes with a19-6 record and for the first time since 04-05, they are headed to the Centennial Conference playoffs.



Swarthmore College Evacuated Due To Chemical Smell

A hall in Swarthmore College was evacuated due to a chemical smell Saturday afternoon.


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Swarthmore Receives Major Donation For New Engineering & Science Facility

The $50 million gift is from philanthropist Eugene Lang, Swarthmore Class of 1938 and an entrepreneur who has paid for the college education of 15,000 students through his “I Have A Dream” Foundation.


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3 Swarthmore College Students Injured In Italy Pub Melee

Three Pennsylvania college students studying in Rome are recovering from injuries suffered in a melee instigated by Italian soccer fans.


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Swarthmore College Revives Sororities After 79-Year Ban

Nearly 80 years after women at Swarthmore College voted to ban sororities because they were too exclusive, a group of female students will reinstate Greek life this spring after weathering months of polarizing debate on campus.


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College Waiting Lists

According to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, a spot on the waitlist at an elite college doesn’t mean you’re closer to the finish line. The odds aren’t good!