Monthly Archive: September 2013

Safety Brief 9/20-9/26 0

Safety Brief 9/20-9/26

Friday, September 20th 2:40 p.m. Suspicious Person Stokes Hall Staff member reported an individual entered the IITS office asked questions and left abruptly. The individual was later identified as a prospective student. He was accompanied by his father. 9:17 p.m. Suspicious Persons Lunt Hall A student reported three males attempting to get information on parties at Lunt Ha ...
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Admin Unfazed by Moody’s Ratings Downgrade

Haverford College administrators say they were not surprised by a recent downgrade on the College’s long-term bonds from Aa2 to Aa3 by the ratings company Moody’s, a mark down which still qualifies the bonds as high-quality with a very low credit risk. Vice President of Finance and Treasurer Dick Wynn says the downgrade wasn’t a setback for the college, but rather a ...
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Weiss outlines his priorities at student forum

Newly appointed President Daniel H. Weiss outlined his priorities at a student forum last Thursday, the first of a series of informal events for the president to interact with and get-to-know Haverford students. During the next academic year, Weiss will lead the College as it drafts and refines its Strategic Plan, a document which outlines how the College will deploy its ...
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Two resolutions passed at speedy Fall Plenary

Haverford's Fall 2013 Plenary came to a speedy resolution Sunday night, lasting less than two hours and reaching quorum within 20 minutes, compared to Bryn Mawr's Plenary earlier in the day, where students waited nearly 6 hours without reaching quorum before the discussion was tabled altogether. Just two resolutions and ratification of the Alcohol Policy were up for consid ...
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Q&A: Bi-Co Mentoring Program to partner with Philly School District

  The Philadelphia School District is in dire financial straits.  According to Reuters and NBC Philadelphia, this summer the District was forced to shut down 24 schools and lay off 3,000 employees, including more than 240 counselors.  A projected $304 million budget gap for the 2013-14 academic year has left students, families, teachers and staff wondering if school ...
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Nice to meet you, Mr. President

Last Monday, students had a chance to meet with President Dan Weiss at "Donuts with Dan," an hour-long meet-and-greet on Founder's Green. Students' Council is hosting a number of casual events with Weiss this year as part of his strategy to get to know the student body, including a discussion this Thursday, "What does a college president do?" on his long-term vision for t ...
Bryn Mawr is renting several apartments in Overbook for student housing. Photo by Tyler Garber, BMC '14. 0

BMC rents apartments for student housing after closing of Haffner

Bryn Mawr College students have taken up residence in eight Haverford College apartments this year, as a result of the discovery of asbestos in a student dorm. Closing Haffner, a dorm and dining hall, means the campus is short of 78 beds, which BMC has remedied by placing students, who volunteered for the alternative housing, in private apartment rentals. While performing ...
Security Summary 9/13-9/19 0

Security Summary 9/13-9/19

Friday, September 13th 2:05 p.m. Suspicious Person Duck Pond Visitor reported that an individual made her feel uncomfortable after asking an inappropriate question. The area was checked; individual not located. 12:12 a.m. Suspicious Person Comfort Hall A student notified Campus Safety of three or four unknown individuals attempting to gain access to Comfort Hall. Individua ...
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Class of 2017 “remarkably diverse”

Dean of Admission Jess Lord calls this year's freshman class "remarkably diverse," as 10% of the class of 2017 is a foreign student, compared to 9% last year.   By now settled in their classes and no longer eating at assigned Customs group tables in the Dining Center, the Class of 2017 has truly arrived. Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Jess Lord called this freshman c ...
Security Summary 6/21-6/27 0

Security Summary 6/21-6/27

Friday, June 21st 12:05 p.m. Theft Featherbed Field Campus Safety was notified of a theft which occurred earlier in the week in the USGA controlled compound of the campus. The USGA filed a police report with Haverford Township. 12:53 p.m. Unauthorized Use Swan Field Grounds staff member reported a group of people playing lacrosse on Swan Field. The group left the area prio ...