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In defense of introductory courses

In defense of introductory courses

To the editor:  Your recent editorial about co-taught introductory courses (“Bias 101”, March 20, 2014) suggests that professors from one academic sub-discipline bias introductory courses by emphasizing the doctrine or methodology of that sub-discipline at…

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Aesthete athlete: Sport style at Swat

Aesthete athlete: Sport style at Swat

We often build our identities around the things that we do. For 15 percent of our student body, varsity athletics provides a striking visual reflection of that reality.…

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Crime rate rises in Swarthmore Borough

Crime rate rises in Swarthmore Borough

Students at the college may have noticed an increase in Public Safety’s Timely Warning Notifications regarding off-campus crime this semester.…

Spate of new skyscrapers set to redefine Phila. skyline

Spate of new skyscrapers set to redefine Phila. skyline

In recent months, four major new skyscrapers have been announced for Philadelphia — three in Center City and one in…

Book review: Planning Philadelphia

Book review: Planning Philadelphia

The usual rap on post-World War II city planners is that they ruined our cities with their highways and shopping…

American colleges and universities face controversy over municipal payments

American colleges and universities face controversy over municipal payments

In recent years, cities have implemented or are increasing the PILOTs — payments in lieu of taxes — paid by…

Universities, hospitals remake West Philadelphia

Universities, hospitals remake West Philadelphia

Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station, located right across the Schuylkill River from Center City, is still in heavy use by Amtrak…

Students, local residents petition to keep rail line open

Students, local residents petition to keep rail line open

The wide-spread popularity of Sara Morell’s ‘15 petition objecting to the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority’s (SEPTA) proposed 2015 suspension of…

SEPTA says it may shutter local rail line in 2015

SEPTA says it may shutter local rail line in 2015

As part of a proposed “Service Realignment Plan” released several weeks ago by Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority officials, service on…

Town Center West awaits approval to move forward

Town Center West awaits approval to move forward

The construction of a new softball field closer to Palmer Residence Hall may have people wondering what will replace the…