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Month: October 2013

  • Thanks to Dr. Sa’ed Atshan ’06

    Many thanks to Sa’ed Atshan (Swarthmore class of 2006) for his presentation this afternoon on Humanitarian Politics in Palestinian Territories. We had a great crowd, and Dr. Atshan’s lecture was excellent, as usual.

  • Sexualized Violence, Silence, and Crucifixion

    The Scandal of the Cross: Sexualized Violence, Silence, and Crucifixion Prof. David Tombs Trinity College Dublin 4:15 p.m., Wednesday, November 20, 2013 Scheuer Room, Kohlberg Hall, Swarthmore College Download a flyer Directions to campus St. Paul’s description of the cross as ‘a scandal’ (1 Cor. 1.23) is widely known. Christians around the world are familiar with…

  • Challenging the Cold War Warriors: Greenham Women Against Cruise Missiles, 1983-1988

    On November 5th, 2013, Dr. Wendy Chmielewski, Curator of the Swarthmore College Peace Collection will present a paper at West Chester University during a conference on the Cold War. Dr. Chmielewski’s paper is titled:  “Challenging the Cold War Warriors: Greenham Women Against Cruise Missiles, 1983-1988”  Greenham Women Against Cruise Missiles was a group of women…

  • Public Conversation with mural artist Dee Craig

    We would like to thank the crowd of over 50 swarthmore faculty, staff, and students who attended the public conversation with Dee Craig on Thursday afternoon in McCabe Library.  We appreciated the thoughtful dialogue and we look forward to much more of the same over the coming weeks of Dee’s residency at the Tri-Colleges. Many…

  • Video of Collage Installation in Kohlberg Hall

    As part of the Mellon Creative Residency that we are sponsoring, Paul Downie of the Community Arts Center near campus introduced Dee Craig to a mural arts technique yesterday by creating a collage on the second floor of Kohlberg Hall. You can continue to follow the residency as it develops at http://bit.ly/craigstory Mellon Creative Residency…

  • Extended article on Elowyn Corby’s 2013 PJSA Thesis Award

    Many thanks to Swarthmore’s News and Information Office for this piece that has appeared on the College’s webpage. Congratulations again to Elowyn Corby! Elowyn Corby ’13 Wins Peace and Justice Studies Thesis Award by Jenni Lu ’16 October 21, 2013 Elowyn Corby ’13 presented her winning thesis at the Peace and Justice Studies Association’s awards…

  • Bethlehem Blues: Humanitarian Politics in the Palestinian Territories

    Professor Sa’ed Atshan (Swarthmore class of 2006), Postdoctoral Fellow, Brown University, will give a talk on campus entitled: “Bethlehem Blues: Humanitarian Politics in the Palestinian Territories” Wednesday, October 30, 4:30 p.m. Scheuer Room, Kohlberg Hall Swarthmore College Directions to campus The population of the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT) is among the highest recipients of international…

  • Follow the Tri-College Creative Residency via Storify on our blog.

    You can follow developments in the Tri-College Creative Residency via this blog post. More information about the residency, including upcoming events is available at http://bit.ly/swatcraig. You may also follow the residency directly at http://bit.ly/craigstory [View the story “Creative Mural Arts Residency at Swarthmore College” on Storify]  

  • Human rights in the Occupied Territories

    Students for Peace and Justice in Palestine will host Sunjeev Bery on campus Tuesday, October 22 at 4:30 in Kohlberg 116. Sunjeev BeryBery will talk about Israel’s violations of human rights in the Occupied Territories including the Gaza student blockade, Nabi Saleh village, and other human rights issues. Sunjeev Bery is the Advocacy Director for…

  • Swarthmore alums win PJSA thesis awards two years in a row

    Elowyn Corby ’13 received the Undergraduate Thesis Award from the Peace and Justice Studies Association this weekend. Sa’ed Atshan ’05 was there in Waterloo, Ontario to congratulate her. We also learned that last year’s Graduate Thesis Award went to a Swarthmore alum, Sara Koopman, who graduated in 1993. Prof. Joy Charlton was her adviser and…