Monthly Archive: April 2013

BMC Security Brief 4/8-4/14 0

BMC Security Brief 4/8-4/14

Monday, April 8th, 6:36 am Medical Response Physical Science Bldg. Officers responded to the Physical Science Building on the report of an ill member of staff. The subject declined transport to the hospital. Tuesday, April 9th, 12:55 pm Veh. Acc.-On Campus Radnor Parking Lot Officers responded to the Radnor Parking Lot on the report of a vehicle accident. Investigation d ...
We’re here! Some of us are queer! 1

We’re here! Some of us are queer!

On the whole, this year’s Pride Week was a success. There were people at all of our events. We managed to get a wide array of speakers who facilitated some of the best conversations about gender and sexual orientation that I’ve ever had.  Most importantly, we created spaces for people to be themselves and be part of a supportive community. However, I cannot escape the ...
Our access problem 0

Our access problem

Admission into a top school is widely regarded as a crapshoot -- top private colleges like Haverford are receiving record numbers of applications each coming year, with all signs pointing to more people applying to more highly-ranked schools. Class sizes, however, remain relatively stable, meaning admission rates are rapidly decreasing. Haverford is no exception -- the adm ...
SEPTA to hike fares and swap out old payment system 0

SEPTA to hike fares and swap out old payment system

Starting next year, passengers on the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, or SEPTA, can expect to ditch the tokens and start using a modernized 'smart card' payment system. The new system also means fares will go up starting as soon as July 1 this year, the first change in cash fares in over a decade. According to a March 14 press release, the New Payment T ...
Responsibility: Why all Americans should support stronger gun regulation 0

Responsibility: Why all Americans should support stronger gun regulation

Since the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut last December, the conversation about what role government should play in regulating private firearms has taken a new sense of urgency. I’d like to make a proposal for tighter firearm regulations that gun owners and non-owners alike might be able to appreciate, one that hinges on a need for responsibility on the part of both citi ...
Aid for undocumented students not just a social issue, say admin 1

Aid for undocumented students not just a social issue, say admin

Updated 4/14, 4:22 p.m. While there is broad agreement among informed faculty and senior staff that a more equal financial aid policy for undocumented applicants is a "social justice issue," there's no consensus about where the issue ranks among the College's financial priorities. Last year, students passed a resolution calling on the administration to change its admission ...
Two Biology department faculty leave for deanships at Columbia 0

Two Biology department faculty leave for deanships at Columbia

Two professors in the Biology department are leaving Haverford at the end of this year for Columbia University, according to a department email from interim chair Judith Owen. Professor of Biology Jenni Punt, a 1983 graduate of Bryn Mawr, will become Associate Dean for Student Research at Columbia. Punt will join her husband and former 13th President Stephen Emerson '74, c ...
A new look on gun violence 0

A new look on gun violence

“You have a story, and I’d like to help you tell that story.” That's the motto of the Gun Crisis reporting project, a nonprofit, open-source journalism organization that aims to change the dialogue on gun violence in Philadelphia. The project’s founders, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jim MacMillan and photographer Joseph Kaczmarek, spoke at an event hosted by t ...
Haverford Security Summary 3/29-4/4 0

Haverford Security Summary 3/29-4/4

Friday, March 29th, 6:29 a.m. Noise Complaint 812 Ardmore Ave. Commercial tenant at 812 Ardmore Ave. reported that another tenant was banging something on the floor and walking fast in the apartment. Officers responded and spoke to the resident who stated that he was sleep walking and apologized for the noise. Saturday March 30th, 9:21 p.m. Assist Police Hall Building Ha ...
Who got into the class of 2017? 0

Who got into the class of 2017?

With acceptance letters out in the mail late March, the campus has been flooded with tours of eager admitted students and their families scoping out the 'Ford. While the Admissions Office won't have a full profile on the incoming class of 2017 until later this year, they've given us some initial numbers on the students accepted for this coming Fall. Look out for prospectiv ...