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Honor Code Expires, is Replaced By Administration’s ‘Interim Procedures’

Additional reporting by Andrew Eaddy Students at Haverford are no longer living under the Honor Code, at least for the time being. As of 6 p.m. on April 18, the Honor Code expired, and the administration has implemented “interim academic and social procedures” to take its place. According to the Students’ Constitution, the Honor Code expires six weeks after failing t ...
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Open Letter: On the Shortage of Computer Science Faculty

This letter was written by Daniel Feshbach, with help from Henry Mohr, Emily Lin, Kevin Liao, Alison Rosenman, and many others. It is signed by past, present, and future students. The writers also sent the letter to the Education Policy Committee, and that version also includes personal comments from many of the signatories. Dear Education Policy Committee, By now, many of ...
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Special Plenary Round-Up

Written by Michael Weber Photo by Lexie Iglesia  In the first Special Plenary since 2013, over 940 Haverford students convened in the GIAC to consider eight resolutions and the passage of a revised Honor Code. After over eight hours, numerous tense moments, and a prolonged stretch of lost quorum, seven of the eight resolutions passed, and the Honor Code was ratified by a ...
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Special Plenary Preview

By Andrew Eaddy, Olivia Legaspi, Leslie Luqueno, Claudia Nguyen, Simon Poser, and Ellen Schoder In just a few days, the Honor Code may look a lot different, as the student body considers resolutions about the Academic and Social Honor Codes, as well as other issues on campus. Any potential changes will take place at Special Plenary, which is scheduled for April 8 at 5pm in ...
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Why I Don’t Go to Plenary

The first time I walked into plenary, I experienced a familiar, overpowering surge of anxiety.  Ever since a traumatic incident at the age of 13, I have experienced frequent panic attacks, often triggered by loud noises, crowds, and uncomfortable social situations.   Based on what I had heard before coming to Haverford, I expected plenary to be much less chaotic, and I e ...
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Haverford Students and the March for Our Lives

On Saturday March 24, millions across the country protested on behalf of the victims from the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting to voice their anger about the lack of gun control and continued school shootings in America. In Philadelphia alone, over 5000 people attended the March and corresponding rally. The March began early Saturday morning with protesters gathering ...
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Follow-up to Changes in Customs

The Customs program is one of the most important and influential programs at Haverford. It is a program dedicated to immerse first year students into campus culture by giving support both socially and academically. This year Customs has been on the forefront of everyone's mind, perhaps a little more than before, because of the structural changes it has undergone, most nota ...
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Meet the Special Plenary Committee!

By Ari Kim and Michael Weber With Special Plenary quickly approaching, the newly-formed Special Plenary Committee (SPC) has been hard at work to help write potential resolutions and reach out to the student body to facilitate discussion about changes to the Honor Code. The 10 students on the committee, which is co-chaired by Emily Chazen ’18 and Hanae Togami ’19, repre ...
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Haverford’s Innovation Platform Holds First Tri-Co Mocktail Party

Photo by Kate Silber On Friday, March 23, Haverford’s Innovation Platform (HIP) held its first-ever Tri-Co speed dating and mocktail party. HIP was created during the 2016-2017 academic year in order to address concerns raised by both faculty and students about the difficulty of enacting meaningful change outside the classroom, and is now being headed by Victoria Merino ...
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Students, Workers, and Leaders

As part of The Clerk’s series on student workers at Haverford, I decided to feature people who do not only study and work on campus, but also who are actively trying to change campus for the better. Among this amazing group of people, there are several affinity group co-heads, community house members, sports captains, community organizers, and many other leadership posit ...