Carthage welcomed several distinguished guests to campus for the Inauguration of President Swallow.
John M. McCardell Jr.
Since 2010, John M. McCardell Jr. has been vice chancellor at The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, where President Swallow served as a board member (2007-2011) and a faculty member and senior administrator (2011-2017). In addition, Mr. McCardell is president emeritus of Middlebury College and a past chair of the board at the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities. A prolific writer, he’s a distinguished scholar of the American South.
President emeritus of Davidson (North Carolina) College, John Kuykendall’s service overlapped with President Swallow’s for several years. Carthage’s new leader taught mathematics and humanities there from 1994 to 2011. Mr. Kuykendall previously served as campus pastor at Princeton and Auburn universities, earning a teaching award as a professor of religion at Auburn.
Tim Chartier is a professor of mathematics and computer science at Davidson College. Specializing in data analytics, he has consulted for pro sports leagues, NASCAR teams, fantasy sports sites, and ESPN. He and his wife, Tanya, give performances that merge applied math with their skills as trained mimes. In 2014, the Mathematical Association of America chose Prof. Chartier as its first math ambassador.
The Chartiers presented “Mime-matics” at Carthage on Thursday, April 19, in the N. E. Tarble Athletic and Recreation Center Field House.
Adam Ross is an author whose debut novel, “Mr. Peanut,” earned recognition as a top book of the year from the New York Times and several other publications. Mr. Ross also is editor of the Sewanee Review, the nation’s oldest continuously published quarterly literary journal. The publication is housed at The University of the South.
Mr. Ross and President Swallow presented a book discussion on “Lincoln and the Bardo” at Carthage on Friday, April 30, in the Campbell Student Union Auditorium.