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Children Needed for Fall Course

Dear Everyone, In my fall 2024 course “How children talk to each other” (Linguistics/Educational Studies 054)
the students will study the speech of children from age 2 years old to 16 years old
and they need to meet with children of that age twice over the semester.
Do you have a child in that age range?
If so, please would you allow my students to work with your child?

My students will need to
1) read to them (or, if the child prefers, the child will read to the Swat student)
2) videorecord them talking to each other

Each session will take no more than an hour — students will adjust according to the age and interest of the child. Don’t worry — we will do our best to make this a truly fun experience for your child. In the past, many families have repeated from year to year because their children had so much fun. Really.

For the videorecording, we need two children — so it would be lovely if you’d invite one of your child’s friends over for the recording or if your child could interact with a sibling (older or younger — it doesn’t matter).

The recordings will not be used for anything other than our class. And if you want, my students can use made-up names for them for anonymity.


I need to know the names and ages of the children soon, so that i can devise appropriate assignments for the students ahead of time.

I look forward to hearing about your wonderful families.

Thank you.

Donna Jo

Helpers needed – Yard clean-up

Looking for a team of 2-4 helpers for yard cleanup (pruning, installing mulch, raking, weeding).
Must be able to lift or slide containers of 40-50 pounds.
Please contact only if you have a team of 2-4 helpers for minimum of 2 hours.
Email with YARD HELP in subject line.

Rooms in Off-Campus Apartment Available for Summer + School Year

Hello! We are looking for folks to join our 4BR apartment in the ville. Spacious rooms, full kitchen, great location in town. Seeking one individual for the summer, one for the full year, and one for the spring semester as some of us are going abroad. Rent is 675/mo + utilities.

Apartment in the Ville Available this summer

If you are still looking for housing near campus this summer, we are looking for someone to sublease a one bedroom apartment (including living room, kitchen, and bathroom) in the ville. Please email mmandic1@swarthmore.edu if you are interested.

Charming 3 bedroom, 2 office furnished house in Philadelphia for AY 2024/25

Gorgeous stone twin with slate roof located one block from Germantown Ave in Philly’s Garden District—Chestnut Hill.

Availability: August 2024 through June 2025 (negotiable).

Chestnut Hill is an amazing location—the best of Philadelphia. Our house is a block from the shops and restaurants of Germantown Ave and the Saturday Chestnut Hill Farmers’ Market. It also lies between two regional lines with direct access to Center City and beyond, with the nearest station less than a ten-minute walk away. There are also multiple nearby trails (nearest trailhead is 3 blocks away) that connect to the Wissahickon forest, offering over 50 miles of trails accessible on foot, by bike or on horseback. A train ride away to Swarthmore and other colleges and universities.

Furnishings: This is a 5-bedroom house currently furnished as 3 bedrooms, 2 home offices, three full bathrooms and one half bath. We will rent the house furnished and are happy to discuss adjustments based on how you will use the space and what you will bring with you.

No pets and no smoking. Contact for more details.

Looking for Bikes/Bike Parts

Hello! I am working on an engineering project and am looking for some old bicycles to salvage parts from for the project. If anyone has a bike they are looking to get rid of, please send me an email. Thank you!

Room available in quiet house near campus

Perfect for recent grads, interns or staff at the college. Available summer or fall.

Charming house on a quiet, tree-lined street just 2 blocks north of campus. Easy access to transportation (bus, trolley, train, highway). Near Target/mall stores.

The rooms are furnished. Separate shared bathroom. Use of kitchen, dining room, living room and laundry. WiFi (fast 1GB speed). Easy parking. Big side porch. Wood floors.

The atmosphere here is relaxed, quiet and considerate. No pets, no smoking, no drugs/heavy drinking.

Email, text or give me a call for more info.

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The Pretenders tickets 7/14 @ The Fillmore!

I can no longer make this…

(2) GA tickets for The Pretenders at The Fillmore on July 14, 2024

Must have Ticketmaster to transfer tickets.


Email if intrested

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Looking for Fall Sub Lease

We are two Swarthmore students seeking a 2BR apartment to sublease for the fall semester!! We are both studying abroad for the spring, so would love to sublease your apartment for September 1-December 20. Please text or email if you have any leads/availabilities. Thank you!!

Upcoming summer or fall rentals?

I am a 2009 Swarthmore grad and an incoming Assistant Professor of Sociology at Penn. My family is looking to buy a home in Swarthmore but, given the limited supply right now, we are anticipating that we may need to rent for a period to buy ourselves more time. It’s a shot in the dark, but we wanted to put out a call for any short(ish) term rentals that might be available soon: perhaps someone traveling for the summer and/or going on a fall sabbatical? We’re very grateful for any leads.

Computer Science Job: Reactive Native App Builder

Looking for help building a Reactive Native app for local residents. Compensation is negotiable.

It’s hard to find time to do the things you want to do. It’s even harder to find friends who are also free at the same time you’re free, and up for doing that thing you want to do. Who’s Free? tells people around you when you’re free, and what activity you’re looking to do.

Looking for a computer science student who can help me build Who’s Free as a multi-platfom app using Reactive Native and AWS (or equivalent cloud-based backend). Familiarity with basic UX design is preferred (or you will need to phone a design friend). App will require ‘login’ functionality, basic form entry and data storage, and messaging capabilities (email, SMS, or push).

Initial proof-of-concept/pilot audience will be middle-aged men and women of Swarthmore.

Here is a little bit about me. I’m a dad of 3 kids under 7 and my family and I have lived in Swarthmore since 2022. I work in Philadelphia as a product manager. If you are interested in learning more, please text or call me at 610-247-7251.

Email Tom at tomkuklinski@gmail.com.

3D Printer For Sale

Selling a gently used ELEGOO Neptune 2 FDM 3D Printer with two rolls of PLA filament (white and gray). Printer has been assembled and used, and recommended to someone familiar with 3D printing or wanting to get started in the hobby. Some tinkering and adjustments may be required. 
Selling for $200 all together.
Pickup would be at Swarthmore College Whittier parking lot. Contact jbawgus2@swarthmore.edu for details or interest.

Looking for mini-fridges

My name is Pete Clemmer, Swat ’09.  I’m looking for 1 to 2 mini fridges from which I want to build some things and I’m wondering if there are any students trying to get rid of mini-fridges?  I’d appreciate any info you have.


Elegant Bi-level Office/Residence in the Heart of Thoughtful College Town for Rent

Elegant Bi-level Office/Residence in College Town
4 Park Avenue Swarthmore, PA, 19081

? Elegant bi-level, 2-bedroom apartment with outdoor deck and parking spot in the heart of college town.

? Located in the middle of Swarthmore, one of the region’s most welcoming and appealing towns.The town has a regular farmer’s market in the spring, summer and fall, an excellent public library and the Septa Regional Rail stop is just adjacent to the town center — one half block from the unit.

? This apartment has been renovated very recently and it shows: wood floors, high-end kitchen and lovely lighting fixtures. The entry is on the ground level and opens into a flight of stairs directly up to the first level, which is the main floor of the unit: open-plan, huge room and more than enough space for a full dining area and a spacious, bright living room.

? This unique unit is a great place to locate a home-office or practice, or to escape the congestion of the city. It could be particularly well-suited to a counselor, coach, psychologist or psychiatrist seeking a home-office.

Summer by the Sea — Charming Cape May Cottage Available

It’s never too early to plan your next summer vacation in lovely, Victorian Cape May. Enjoy gentle breezes on the screened sunporch of this charming cottage while sipping your morning coffee.
Prepare your favorite BBQ dinners on the outdoor grille in the fenced yard (also perfect for vacationing pets). You’ll find plenty of room for couples and small families in this renovated single story home just seven blocks from the beach in a quiet residential neighborhood.

Amenities include w/d, dishwasher, room air conditioners, three tvs, WIFI, outdoor shower, and private parking space. Prices are well below market, $1200 weekly.

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Phone number – 610-299-0101