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Community Members Meet to Discuss President Benston’s Rejection of Plenary Resolutions

On Tuesday, November 14, members of the student body congregated to respond to President Benston's denial of the two resolutions at Plenary.  This event was hosted by the resolution writers, and Leah Budson ‘19 facilitated the discussion.  The event was intended to be an open space for students to react to President Benston's decision and email to the community, and to ...
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Winter Formal Cancelled by SECS, Citing Safety Concerns Following Halloween Dance

This report was contributed to by Claudia Nguyen '18 and Simon Poser '19.  On November 28th, Haverford students received an email from Haverford SECS that notified the student body that the Winter Formal dance, Snowball, would be cancelled this year. The main reasons given for the cancellation of the event were the events that transpired during the college’s annual Hall ...
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What’s New About Customs

By Madeline Guth '19 and Tina Le '19 The Customs Program is one of the defining features that makes Haverford the institution that it is. The program is much more than an orientation program. Customs is meant to provide first-years with a support system that extends beyond their first year.  Customs introduces them into the ongoing conversations in the community through P ...
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Why Have All Of Our Gendered Bathroom Signs Suddenly Changed?: An Update From The Queer Agenda

The Clerk has received the following letter and wishes to share it with the community on behalf of the writers. We will keep the writers anonymous out of respect for their wishes, and for their safety. We hope to engage the campus in an important, critical dialogue. For questions or responses, please contact our Editor-in-Chief Maurice Rippel (mrippel@haverford.edu). Dea ...
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Long Waiting List at CAPS Frustrates Student Body

Inside the CAPS waiting room. Photo by Kate Silber '20.  “I didn’t hear back from CAPS until a month after I had filled out the form,” a first-year said. “I assumed they had forgotten about me,” he tersely stated. One often hears similar frustrations about CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services) across campus, where rumors of the service being understaffed ...
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Lunt Workers Demand Full Reimbursement; Ongoing Issues Highlight Lack of Communication and Transparency

Lunt Cafe during its re-opening. Lunt is closed for the remainder of the semester. Photo courtesy of Kate Silber '20.  On November 3rd, 2017, Lunt Cafe was closed for a second and final time for the semester, signalling  development in the failure of communication between Lunt Cafe staff, the administration, and Student’s Council. Between the first closure and reopeni ...
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The Inside Scoop: What Students Really Think About Alternative Ice Cream

At Spring Plenary in 2016, “The Good Food Resolution” was passed. In it was a commitment by the Food Systems Working Group (a joint student and administration team) to make at least 20% of Haverford’s Dining Center (DC) food ecologically sustainable by 2020. This year, the Food Systems Working Group is tackling ice cream. Haverford currently has Jack and Jill Ice Cre ...
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After a Year of Folly, The Democrats Strike Back

America will remember November 8th, 2017. In many ways this election was a tired example of the old rules of politics dictating the results. An unpopular president whose party is pushing an unpopular agenda in Washington was severely defeated by the opposing party in an off-year election. Additionally the statewide wins came in states that demographically favor  Democrats ...
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Who Does Students’ Council Really Represent?

On the day of Plenary, Students’ Council congregated on Sunday morning to talk about how council would approach the #AllStrugglesOneCode protest. Students’ Council representatives were at the planning meetings for the movement, yet Students’ Council, could not agree on how to address the movement. As the Officer of Multiculturalism on Council, the protest posed a cha ...
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Many Faculty and Staff Opt into Early Retirement Program

On May 11, 2016 Haverford announced the establishment of a voluntary early retirement program. This program, open for enrollment from May 16, 2016 to September 1, 2016, was offered to both faculty and staff who were 62 years of age or older, had been employed by the College for at least a decade, and were working full time in a continuing position. Those who opted into the ...