Swarthmore College

Bryn Mawr College, 1886
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Kim Glovas
August 11, 2020 - 5:30 am
The seeds of women’s suffrage were planted long before the first flower. Decades prior to the movement, the groundwork commenced at places still notorious for fledgling activism: college campuses. Swarthmore and Bryn Mawr colleges were are the forefront of the movement. Read more here.
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The Haverford College women's basketball team.
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Matt Leon
February 18, 2020 - 2:36 pm
The Haverford College women's basketball team has so far put together one of the most impressive seasons in the region. Read more here.
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Landry Kosmalski.
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1-On-1 with Matt Leon
January 09, 2020 - 3:47 pm
Landry Kosmalski is in the midst of his eighth season as the head men's basketball coach at Division III Swarthmore College. On his watch, Swarthmore has become an elite program that's currently ranked #1 in the country. Read more here.
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Chester Children’s Chorus
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John McDevitt
December 10, 2019 - 4:07 pm
Nearly 40% of Chester residents live below the poverty line. But the Chester Children’s Chorus, now in its 25th year, gives underserved youth a voice and a chance to learn music in a safe, supportive environment. Read more here.
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Gavel in a courtroom.
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Jim Melwert
August 07, 2019 - 2:37 pm
LOWER MERION TOWNSHIP, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A federal judge is letting a discrimination case move forward, brought by two former Friends’ Central School teachers who were fired over controversy about a Palestinian speaker. Former Friends’ Central teachers Ariel Eure and Layla Helwa were fired in...
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Candice Signor-Brown
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Matt Leon
August 02, 2019 - 12:23 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Swarthmore College has a new women's basketball coach. Candice Signor-Brown is taking over the program from Renee DeVarney, who stepped down after 14 seasons. "I'm really excited about the opportunity and looking forward to being at Swarthmore," Signor-Brown said. She...
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Swarthmore College sit-in
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Kim Glovas
May 10, 2019 - 4:04 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Swarthmore College has announced that fraternities and sororities will no longer exist at the college. The announcement came Friday from College president Valerie Smith, after weeks of controversy surrounding two fraternities, Delta Upsilon and Phi Psi. The two frats...
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Swarthmore College sit-in
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Tim Jimenez
May 01, 2019 - 11:25 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Two Swarthmore College fraternities are shutting down following the leak of documents that portray prior frat brothers as being involved in rape and sexual misconduct, and using racist, homophobic and misogynistic language. The controversy surrounding the two...
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Swarthmore College students
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April 30, 2019 - 12:09 pm
(Associated Press/KYW Newsradio ) — Student protesters at Swarthmore College occupied an on-campus fraternity house Monday following the leak of documents purportedly describing some members' derogatory comments and sexual assault jokes. The demonstration is aimed at shutting down the Phi Psi...
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The Swarthmore College men's basketball team celebrates after reaching the NCAA Division III Final Four.
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Matt Leon
March 12, 2019 - 4:12 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — For the first time in program history, the Swarthmore College men's basketball team is getting ready to play in the NCAA Division III Final Four. The 28-3 Garnet will take on Christopher Newport University in the national semifinals on Friday night at 6:00 p.m. in...
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