Monthly Archive: October 2012

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Student documents grandfather’s discovery

In 1943, a graduate student at Rutgers University discovered streptomycin, the first viable antibiotic against tuberculosis. But his research advisor, Selsman Walksman, took the sole credit for the discovery, and went on to win the 1952 Noble Prize in Physiology or Medicine. The graduate student...

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This week in politics

Compiled by Ryan Baxter-King Obama stops the bleeding in second debate: On Tuesday, President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney debated for a second time, in a town hall format at Hofstra University in New York. In what George Will called “immeasurably the best” debate he had...

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Board meeting opens today

At its first full meeting since the appointment of Dan Weiss as the next President, the Board of Managers, which convenes October 11-13, will begin laying the groundwork for Weiss’ arrival. “This is the first time they’re getting their heads around the ‘transition year’ plan...

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Community dialogue: affirmative action

The Clerk asked students and faculty to send us their thoughts on affirmative action in higher education. Below are some of the responses. Feel free to send us your thoughts via email at hcclerk@gmail.com or post in the comment section below. We’ll update this post...

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Garry W. Jenkins ’92 on Fisher v. UT Austin

We spoke with Garry W. Jenkins ’92 over email about affirmative action policies at Haverford and the ramifications of the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case. Jenkins has sat on the Board of Managers since 2009 and is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law at The Ohio...

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Haverford signs brief supporting affirmative action

The Supreme Court will hear Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin on Wednesday. In August, Haverford and 36 other liberal arts colleges submitted a joint amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in support of the consideration of race as a standard in admissions decisions....

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This week in politics

Compiled by Ryan Baxter-King and Danny Rothschild PA voter ID law blocked: Voters will not be required to show photo ID at the polls on November 6. On Tuesday, Judge Robert E. Simpson ruled that although the state can require citizens to present government-issued photo identification...

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John Carlos speaks in Stokes

John Carlos, the sprinter known for his iconic Black Power salute on the podium after winning the Bronze medal at the 1968 Olympic Games, spoke to a standing-room only audience in Stokes Auditorium last Friday. “It takes a lot for me to get nervous talking...

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Dems’ goal: reelect Obama

The Haverford College Democrats plan to campaign for politicians at the local, state, and federal levels of government, but this year the group is focusing especially on one mission: reelecting President Obama. The co-presidents of the group, Nora Howe ’14 and Lee Anderson ’15, know...