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Lafayette’s lame duck, Haverford’s next President

By   /  May 23, 2012  /  News  /  2 Comments

  As current president of Lafayette College and President-elect at Haverford, over the course of the next year Daniel H. Weiss will answer to many different constituencies. Before he takes the helm at Haverford on July 1, 2013, Weiss will complete his eight-year term at Lafayette College. He announced his departure in a statement to […]

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Weiss on the Honor Code

By   /  May 22, 2012  /  News Briefs  /  No Comments

We solicited readers for questions to ask President-elect Dan Weiss, one of which came from Jon Sweitzer-Lamme ’14. Jon asked Weiss to comment on something he said in an interview with This American Life, which Jon worries is “antithetical” to the honor code. To give you some context, in the late 1970s, Weiss worked as a […]

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Studying Abroad (Or Finding the Iraq War in Jordan)

By   /  May 18, 2012  /  Features  /  No Comments

Each morning on my way to class at the University of Jordan, I pass by children with dirt on their faces and in their hair. They sell three-piece sets of chewy red, yellow, and green traffic-light square Chiclets. The dirt, I’m told, has been strategically placed on their faces by a man waiting to collect […]

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Academic centers look to student research

By   /  May 18, 2012  /  News  /  No Comments

As the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship (CPGC) and John B. Hurford ’60 Center for the Arts and Humanities (HCAH) have become increasingly important funding sources for independent student projects and research, now they are exploring new ways to support and enhance experiences in the classroom. In the past few years, both the CPGC […]

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Admissions Office excludes Cannabis Club from event

By   /  May 14, 2012  /  News  /  7 Comments

The full gamut of student clubs and activities were invited to the Student Activities Fair April 22nd, part of the Open Campus weekend when newly admitted students and their families have the chance to visit the campus and learn about student life. But the Cannabis Law Reform club, at the request of the Office of […]

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Yarn bombing hits campus

By   /  May 7, 2012  /  News Briefs  /  1 Comment

On Friday morning, knit accessories appeared in 8 different spots campus, mostly in front of Founders. The work is an example of yarn bombing, a style of non-destructive street art that involves attaching knit materials to objects outdoors. Unnamed knitters stitched pieces around  stair rails, lamp posts and even a rocking chair on the porch […]

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Violet Brown retires after 31 years

By   /  May 3, 2012  /  News Briefs  /  No Comments

After 31 years at Haverford, Senior Executive Administrator Violet Brown is retiring. Staff photographer Jon Yu ’12 snapped some photos of Brown at her retirement party today in Founders Great Hall. MORE: Read this profile on Brown in the Spring 2007 issue of the alumni magazine: http://www.haverford.edu/publications/spring07/friendship.htm

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Weiss welcomed as 14th President

By   /  May 2, 2012  /  News  /  No Comments

  President-elect Dan Weiss addressed the College for the first time today in Founders Hall, packed with students, faculty, staff and members of the Board of Managers and Corporation. The event, which was also available online via live streaming, opened with Interim President Joanne Creighton, who will remain in office until Weiss takes the helm […]

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French Prof. Duane Kight dies suddenly

By   /  May 1, 2012  /  News Briefs  /  No Comments

UPDATE (5/2/2012): A memorial service to honor Kight will be held Saturday, May 5th at 11 a.m. in Founders Hall.  After 25 years with the French department, Duane Kight, Associate Professor of French, passed away suddenly on April 30. Dean of Academic Affairs Philip Bean notified the student body through an email. Although plans for a […]

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Creighton to stay on another year

By   /  May 1, 2012  /  News, News Briefs  /  No Comments

In a last-minute decision, Joanne Creighton will stay on as interim president until Dan Weiss begins his term in July 2013. According to Creighton, the Board of Managers made its final decision this past Saturday, April 29. “I did need to abruptly change my plans again,” said Creighton. She had planned to return to teaching […]

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