Swarthmore College
Publications
A Conversation with Charlie Eaton

A Conversation with Charlie Eaton

"What can we do for the project of financial and social equity in higher education and beyond?"
A Conversation with Charlie Eaton
A Conversation with Robin D.G. Kelley and Naomi R. Williams

A Conversation with Robin D.G. Kelley and Naomi R. Williams

"Solidarity is not something that comes out of starvation. It comes out of will."
A Conversation with Robin D.G. Kelley and Naomi R. Williams
Culture Clubs

Culture Clubs

Part of our cluster on alternative institutions
Culture Clubs
Literary Studies in Marginalized Spaces: The City College SEEK Program

Literary Studies in Marginalized Spaces: The City College SEEK Program

Part of our cluster on alternative institutions
Literary Studies in Marginalized Spaces: The City College SEEK Program
The Communist Community College

The Communist Community College

Part of our cluster on alternative institutions
The Communist Community College
A Plan for Black Mountain College

A Plan for Black Mountain College

Part of our cluster on alternative institutions
A Plan for Black Mountain College
Programs + Projects
Courses

Courses and the curriculum as a whole are at the heart of the Aydelotte Foundation’s mission.

Courses
Higher Ed Reading Group

The Aydelotte Foundation’s Higher Ed Reading Group assembles faculty, staff, and students to read and discuss topics relevant to the liberal arts and higher education.

Higher Ed Reading Group
Aydelotte Consultancy

We are exploring the creation of a consultancy practice that will draw upon the institutional knowledge and insight of experienced faculty across academia.

Aydelotte Consultancy
Race, Racism, and the Liberal Arts

We are investigating and assembling work on underrepresented histories of how Black people, institutions, and ideas have existed outside of, pushed against, or reshaped from within the ideas and institutions of the liberal arts.

Race, Racism, and the Liberal Arts
Public Writing

The Aydelotte Foundation was charged at its creation with encouraging faculty and administrators to enter more vigorously and creatively into public conversations about liberal arts education and its future.

Public Writing
Active Research Projects

Read updates on our research interests, including open questions and difficult problems that we are grappling with.

Active Research Projects
News

Are you publishing a new book or other significant work?  Read how the Aydelotte Foundation and Swarthmore Libraries can support a launch event.

Are you teaching a course with faculty or students from other institutions? Let us know.

Events
Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 12 - 1pm

Aydelotte Foundation Cafe

Kohlberg Hall Scheuer Room - Multi-Purpose Room

The Aydelotte Foundation’s Tuesday Cafe is back and with a new format! Tuesday Cafes are a chance for faculty and staff to come together for a light lunch and some learning. Talks are aimed at a general audience and include plenty of time for Q&A. 

Our first cafe this academic year will feature Jim Bock, Vice President and Dean of Admissions and will take place from noon to 1:00pm on Tuesday, October 4th in the Scheuer Room. 

The new format is a cross between Vogue’s 73 questions and a Reddit “Ask Me Anything.” Each informal interview session will feature a faculty or staff member answering questions about what they do (and don’t do) every day. We hope it will be a fun and interesting way to learn about the profound and mundane dimensions of the different kinds of work done at Swarthmore. 

Tuesday, November 15, 2022, 12 - 1pm

Aydelotte Foundation Cafe

Kohlberg Hall Scheuer Room - Multi-Purpose Room

The Aydelotte Foundation’s Tuesday Cafe is back and with a new format! Tuesday Cafes are a chance for faculty and staff to come together for a light lunch and some learning. Talks are aimed at a general audience and include plenty of time for Q&A. 

Our first cafe this academic year will feature Jim Bock, Vice President and Dean of Admissions and will take place from noon to 1:00pm on Tuesday, October 4th in the Scheuer Room. 

The new format is a cross between Vogue’s 73 questions and a Reddit “Ask Me Anything.” Each informal interview session will feature a faculty or staff member answering questions about what they do (and don’t do) every day. We hope it will be a fun and interesting way to learn about the profound and mundane dimensions of the different kinds of work done at Swarthmore. 

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