A Fresh Start in Swarthmore for $355K

Seems everyone wants to live in Swarthmore, the bosky bastion of progressivism surrounding the college of the same name in Delaware County. And if a […]


Hidden in Plain Sight in Swarthmore for $460K

To judge from the photo above, this home is an enlarged version of the cabin in the woods. But that house peeking out from in […]


Common Threads in This Year’s Rouse Award Residential Finalists

The Urban Land Institute Philadelphia District Council announced the finalists for this year’s Willard G. “Bill” Rouse Awards for Excellence last week, and five of […]

State College

State College Borough Passes Resolution Vowing to Protect Immigrants

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story mistook a resolution passed by the Borough of State College for an action by Pennsylvania State University. While […]


First-Time Find: Start at the Top in Swarthmore for $235K

Swarthmore might just be the most desirable community in Delaware County that’s not on the Main Line. The compact borough surrounding the famed liberal-arts college […]

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Pa. Legislator Wants to Punish “Sanctuary Campuses”

A Pennsylvania legislator plans to introduce a bill that, if passed, could cut funding from colleges and universities in the state that declare themselves “sanctuary campuses.”


First-Time Find: A Place to Grow in Swarthmore

Often, young families face a dilemma once they have children: Do we stay in the neighborhood we love, or must we move somewhere where they’ll […]


The Philly Area Schools That Rejected Barack Obama’s and Tom Hanks’ College Applications

I was reading something the other day — I can’t remember what, because the Internet has made reading 80,000 things a day way too easy […]


Local Colleges Still Losing War Against Student Drinking

Pity the poor American institution of higher learning. Student drinking on campuses leads to property damage, arrests, injuries and deaths, hazings, and a tsunami of reports of […]


Will Philly-Area Schools Rescind Bill Cosby’s Honorary Degrees?

Last week, Lehigh University rescinded an honorary degree it had given to Bill Cosby in 1987. It decided to nix the honor because of the […]


Swarthmore Alum Wins Genius Grant; Founded African University

Here in America, there are more and more questions every day, it seems, about the value of a liberal arts education. But Patrick Gyimah Awuah […]


Penn Slips in New Colleges Rankings from U.S. News & World Report

It’s that time of year again — when college students go back to school, see old friends and probably hit the year’s first party. It’s […]


Hot Diggity Popping Up at Swarthmore Hot Dog Jamboree

Hot Diggity is popping up at Hobbs Coffee (1 Park Avenue, Swarthmore, PA) this Friday, April 3rd at 6:30 p.m. for the shop’s annual Hot Dog […]


Swarthmore No. 3 on List of Top 10 Colleges With the Hottest Guys

Nearby Swarthmore College has earned the No. 3 slot on College Magazine’s top 10 list of the colleges with the hottest guys. The online publication says […]


Swarthmore’s “John Doe” Settles Assault Case With College

As the epidemic of campus rape continues to flare up — see fraternity, University of Virginia — so do lawsuits from male college students expelled for sexual assault. One […]