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10 News Stories From the 2017-18 School Year You Don’t Want to Miss

1. College announces changes to the Academic Policy. Rather than checking off classes in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, incoming first-year students will be expected to take classes that fall under the new domains of Meaning, Interpretation and Creative Expression; Analysis of the Social World: Individuals, Institutions, and Cultures; and Physical ...
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Bryn Mawr Film Institute to Host Tri-Co Film Festival

Offering students a chance to escape the stress of finals and enjoy the magic of the movies, the 7th annual Tri-Co Film Festival will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 10th. The Film Festival’s location circulates around the tri-co, but this year it will be held at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute. The 2018 Film Festival will again be directed by Haverford alumnus, Harlo ...
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Graduation Location to be Moved to the Fieldhouse

For the Haverford class of 2018, there will be a slight change in the location of the graduation ceremony. Traditionally, seniors have lined up outside Roberts to receive their diplomas, wave to the crowd assembled on the green, and then walk off. This year, however, the graduation ceremony will be held in the fieldhouse due to concerns about adequate shade for attendees. ...
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This Year’s Haverfest to be a Bi-Co Collaboration

The end of the semester is upon us, which means that Haverfest is this weekend. Though many of the hype stickers posted around campus in the last few weeks have faded, this year’s festival is looking to be as sunny and vibrant as ever. In an email to all students, co-heads Cole Beecher’18 and Reid Cohen’18 elaborated on the event subtitle, “a Bi-co production,” b ...
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Message from Kim Benston Regarding Digital Plenary

The Clerk is republishing this message, which President Kim Benston emailed to students earlier today.  Dear Students,   As Provost Fran Blase clarified in her recent email, the Honor Code that was ratified at Special Plenary––produced in good faith, but also in haste––contains in its Academic portion several passages that raise significant concerns about t ...
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What are the Legal Concerns with the New Honor Code?

By Michael Weber Among faculty, staff, and administrators’ concerns with the Honor Code passed at this month’s Special Plenary are possible conflicts with Title IX regulations. Title IX law mandates that any educational institutions receiving federal financial support shall not subject persons to discrimination based on sex or gender. Over the past week and a half sinc ...
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Special Plenary Committee Hosts a Town Hall for Students, Faculty, and Staff

This past Wednesday, the Special Plenary Committee (SPC) hosted a town hall where faculty, staff, and students came together to discuss changes to the Academic Honor Code. These changes were made in light of concerns that President Benston, along with many other members of the faculty, had about the language used in the version of the Academic Honor Code that students pass ...
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More than a Job: Students Engage in College’s MAST Program

This article is part of the Clerk’s spring series on student workers. The Mentoring and Student Teaching Program (MAST) here at Haverford is designed to help students help others. Both a job and a personal commitment, MAST requires the dedication of individuals who are willing to spend their Saturday mornings teaching middle school and high school students. This “job ...
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Check Your Privilege!: On Process and Digital Plenary

By Emily Chazen '18 To the people who are prioritizing procedural concerns over imminent concerns about the Honor Code: I woke up yesterday morning at 7:57am to a text in the Special Plenary Committee GroupMe of an image with a single word captioning it: “yikes.” The image, shown below, was of chalk writings that someone had scrawled on the pavement outside of the Dini ...