Swarthmore College

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. 

Tuesday Cafe’s current 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. 

Open to all Swarthmore faculty and staff.

Upcoming 2023-2024 Tuesday Cafes

April 9th, 2024 – Simone Collins, Director of Counseling & Psychological Services

Our second cafe of the spring semester will feature Simone Collins, Director of Counseling & Psychological Services and will take place from noon to 1:00pm on Tuesday, April 9th, in the Scheuer Room, Kohlberg Hall. Boxed lunches will be provided. Some vegetarian options will be available. Open to all faculty and staff.

RSVP’s are encouraged but not required. If you plan on attending, let us know here.

Aydelotte Tuesday Cafe with Simone Collins


Recent Past Tuesday Cafes

March 5, 2024 – Alejandra Azuero-Quijano, Assistant Professor of Anthropology

October 10th, 2023 – Tristan Smith, Associate Professor of Physics & Astronomy-Physics.

September 12th, 2023 – Erin Brownlee Dell, Chief of Staff & Secretary of the College

March 21st, 2023Patricia White, Centennial Chair and Professor  of Film and Media Studies and Coordinator of Gender and Sexuality Studies at Swarthmore College.

January 31st, 2023Anne Houston, Director of the Swarthmore College Libraries

October 4th, 2022 Jim Bock, Vice President and Dean of Admissions.

Recent Tuesday Cafes are not being recorded, but recordings of many of the past Tuesday cafes are available upon request.