WHAT THEY LEARNED: Abigail Sweeney ‘15

WHAT THEY LEARNED: Abigail Sweeney ‘15

Like many Fords who major and minor across disciplines, religion major and education minor Abigail Sweeney wanted her thesis to combine her interests.  “Initially [I] thought that I would look at how textbooks addressed religion as a facet of history and society,” she...
Alumni Initiatives Offer Hope for Public Education

Alumni Initiatives Offer Hope for Public Education

Four alumni examined the landscape of education in the United States––often painting a gloomy picture––and issues of quality, accountability, and equity during a program on “(Un)Chartered Waters: Public, Private, and Charter Schools in America.” But despite...
Stars, Constellations, and Telescopes

Stars, Constellations, and Telescopes

A roomful of students and community residents joined the Department of Physics and Astronomy for Public Observing at the Strawbridge Observatory, held for the second time this semester on March 21. A talk on constellations, given by Sarah Betti ’17, preceded guided...
Where They’re Headed: Nick Kahn ’14

Where They’re Headed: Nick Kahn ’14

After interning with a French comic book publisher in Paris this summer, English and French double major Nick Kahn ’14 will have the opportunity to explore his passion for both languages as an English teacher for French-speaking high schoolers in Martinique. His...
Where They’re Headed: Oscar Wang ’14

Where They’re Headed: Oscar Wang ’14

Oscar Wang ’14 is now the executive director of Mentor for Philly (MFP), a program he started last year that recruits Philadelphia-area college students to mentor high schoolers as they prepare for post-secondary study. The program stresses whole-school involvement,...