Voices of Swearer

Hear the voices and vision of four people who have been a part of the Swearer Center's work bridging scholarship and service in the Providence community.

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Christina Paxson, President of Brown University

"It's through the Swearer Center that Brown can have a major impact, not just on students while they're here but on society more broadly." 

Priya Gaur '13, Student

"I've been able to take classes that help me come back up the hill and think about what I'm seeing when I work in the community."

Erik Ehn, Director of Performance Studies

"The idea of engaged scholarship is at the core of liberal arts. It's actually the hyphen between liberal and arts, where liberality of thinking, or generosity of spirit, is coupled with craft and practice."

Nkoli Onye, Executive Director of Performance Management in Providence Public Schools

"Many of the seniors that graduated and got college acceptances - that may not have happened for them, had it not been for the momentum that we built together as a team."