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Not “Time Off”: How Students Spent Their Gap Years Working

There are plenty of myths about taking a gap year, and students who have taken a gap year are eager to debunk one in particular: A gap year, they say, isn't just a year off. “I think a lot of people come to school saying ‘oh I took a gap year’ and people subconsciously think ‘oh you took time off,’ and that's almost never the case in my experience,” said Clara ...
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The Consensus Podcast – Episode 1: An Interview with Lynne Butler

Check out the inaugural episode of The Clerk's new podcast, The Consensus! On this episode, David King '20 interviews Lynne Butler, professor of mathematics and statistics, about academia and religion.       Transcript:   [Intro] David King: Hello, and welcome to The Consensus, a podcast brought to you by the Haverford Clerk, Haverford’s online studen ...
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Bi-Co Hosts Political Theory Conference

From Oct. 18 to Oct. 21, Haverford and Bryn Mawr Colleges hosted the annual conference of the Association for Political Theory (APT). The APT is an international association dedicated to the promotion of political theory and political philosophy.  The APT—whose inaugural conference was held in 2002—is different from many other academic conferences due to its smaller s ...
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The Exploitation of Trauma: The Foundations of a “Diverse” PWI

By Ayanna Madison On Sept. 8, 2017, NPR dropped an episode of “This American Life” entitled “Essay B.” In the introduction, we get to listen to a young woman named Mariya from Texas. She explains how she was the only Pakistani and at times the only person of color in her classrooms and social circles. As part of a class activity, Mariya is asked to critique her fel ...
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How do Haverford Students Spend Their Gap Years?

At first, Lizzie Wiggins ‘21 wasn't sure that she wanted to take a gap year. It was April of her senior year of high school, and a decision was impending. She had gotten into Haverford and could enroll in the fall, but there was also something appealing about the thought of taking a gap year. “I emailed Haverford and was like...can I please take a gap year; is it too l ...
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Meet the New English Department Professors

With the new school year in full swing, Haverford College is welcoming three new visiting assistant professors to its English department. I had the pleasure of being able to talk to all three of them to get their insights on why they are here, what they are excited about teaching, and what they would like the Haverford community to know about them. Sarah Watson, who recent ...
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Photo Essay: Inside Lutnick Library

Renovations of Haverford's library, which will soon be known as Lutnick Library, are underway. For a sneak peek of the renovations, explore the photo essay below: ...
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On Election Day, Haverford Students Vote on Campus in Key Races

Election Day is upon us yet again, and Haverford College finds itself in a unique moment in American politics amid a presidency unlike any other. Two years ago, Haverford students found themselves in the middle of a political earthquake, as Donald J. Trump defied the odds and was elected the 45th President of the United States. The state of Pennsylvania was critical to his ...
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Advice to First-Year Students: Get involved and Stay Connected at Your Own Pace

For first-year students, finding your place on campus can be very difficult. While some students get involved through clubs, athletics, work, and other social groups, it may be hard to understand where your voice lies on campus. How can you get involved in a way that makes you feel most comfortable? When I was a first-year, the customs program was beneficial in terms of in ...