Monthly Archive: February 2013

Honor Code failure spurs uncertainty 1

Honor Code failure spurs uncertainty

After the Honor Code failed to garner the two-thirds majority required for ratification, student leaders have been scrambling to navigate the process of convening a Special Plenary, which isn't stipulated or defined in the Code itself - and to determine if the Code is still in effect. "There's no specification in the Constitution or the Honor Code about what happens in th ...
Kathryn Dorn '14 holds a sign at Spring Plenary. Photo by Ian Gavigan '14. 4

Divestment’s missed opportunity

Last Sunday’s Spring Plenary saw two resolutions aimed at promoting social justice. One of these focused on “transforming the social dynamics” of Haverford’s own student body. The other aimed to promote fair labor practices abroad, a cause whose intended beneficiaries generally live thousands of miles from campus. Conspicuously absent was a resolution that would ha ...
Board approves 3.9% increase in student charges 0

Board approves 3.9% increase in student charges

At their regular meeting February 8, the Board of Managers approved a 3.9% increase in total student fees for the 2013-2014 school year, bringing the cost of attendance up to $59,236. Except for last year's increase of 3.5%, this year's rate is one of the lowest the College has seen in years, and about on par with increases at peer institutions, said Vice President of Fi ...
Honor Code spurs debate at Spring Plenary 0

Honor Code spurs debate at Spring Plenary

Although quorum came and went at Sunday night's Spring Plenary, debate was energetic as students considered resolutions that sparked discussion about the quality of diversity on campus and the relevance of the Honor Code in light of a recent spike in violations. On the table were resolutions to modify the Code's preamble, suggest changes to the pricing structure of the me ...
Dining Services welcomes new associate director 0

Dining Services welcomes new associate director

In September, Haverford dining services welcomed its new associate director, Anthony Condo. Condo comes from the Moore College of Art & Design in Philadelphia, where he spent three and a half years as director of SAGE Dining Services, Inc., a contractor. Unlike Moore, Haverford operates its food service in-house and serves five times as many students. According to Cond ...
Life after the liberal arts 0

Life after the liberal arts

After conducting a broad-based review of career services across the Bi-Co, Haverford is now searching for a new Dean of Career and Professional Advising to re-vamp the Career Development Office. "The dean position will draw [the Career Office] more into student advising," said Dean of the College Martha Denney, who supervised the review. “We want someone who is involved ...
Speakers Committee, keep bursting the Haverbubble 3

Speakers Committee, keep bursting the Haverbubble

In his remarks to the crowd gathered in Marshall Auditorium last Friday evening, author and blogger Andrew Sullivan declared that he was “coming out” – as a Christian, as a conservative and as a homosexual. He jokingly observed that the last of these was likely the least controversial of the three at a place like Haverford, and he was probably correct. While bringing ...
Grammys 2013: Gently down the mainstream 0

Grammys 2013: Gently down the mainstream

Can we just decide whether or not to respect the Grammys? Can we make a collective decision about whether they’re worth anything at all? It wouldn’t be all that hard. We all know that winning a Golden Globe is like winning “most likely to succeed” in your high school yearbook poll but that winning an Oscar is essentially the closest thing you can get to achieving i ...
White ink: Racial anxieties in the Honor Code’s preamble 10

White ink: Racial anxieties in the Honor Code’s preamble

Editor's Note: Ming-Fui Chai ‘15, Aaron Madow ‘14, and Catherine Quero ‘15 are co-sponsoring a resolution at next week's Plenary which proposes changes to the Honor Code's preamble which urge students to "be mindful of how we enter into—and work to transform—the social dynamics that shape our identities and everyday interactions" (see end of post for full text of ...
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Andrew Sullivan: “I don’t know what I am”

Twenty years ago, Andrew Sullivan was told he had three years to live: he was diagnosed with HIV. Since then, he has seen gay marriage and online journalism--two movements he helped to ignite, and two ideas for which he was called crazy--become inevitable paths forward. “There's something liberating about knowing you should have been dead 15 years ago,” he said of his ...