Monthly Archive: November 2013

Young Alumni Giving Month targets recent graduates 1

Young Alumni Giving Month targets recent graduates

Many traditions at Haverford — like jumping into the duck pond and running around in circles at the Dorm Olympics — don’t make a whole lot of sense.  Giving money to the College immediately after graduation, when money may be scarce and the memory of tuition is still fresh, might not make much sense either, but it’s a practice which the College hopes it can turn i ...
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Despite upgrade, new registration system generates frustration

During the months of November and April, like clockwork students receive an email from Registrar Lee Watkins explaining how to register for classes. This Fall semester, for the first time, students registered for classes on a new system called Bionic, which is part of a broader system update to put Haverford and Bryn Mawr on a single student information platform. Bionic ...
Students host “Unity Day” event to promote diversity and inclusivity 1

Students host “Unity Day” event to promote diversity and inclusivity

This past Saturday, Founder’s Hall was filled with activity for Unity Day, a day-long event intended to “[celebrate] our community’s diversity, culture, and overarching similarities that join us together and make us united,” as stated in the event description on the Haverford website. The celebration included food provided through the annual Tasty Bites event organ ...
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Security Summary 11/15-11/21

Sunday, November 17th 1:25 a.m. Noise Complaint Comfort Hall Anonymous caller reported loud music coming from the first floor of Comfort Hall. Students were advised to turn down the music and complied. 1:41 a.m. Noise Complaint Comfort Hall Anonymous caller notified Campus Safety of loud noise; possibly fireworks, coming from outside of Comfort Hall. Students fled upon the ...
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Students to host premiere Friday for new online web series

Update 11/24: Their first episode is now on Youtube. Peliculeo Productions launched this year as an extracurricular organization for students interested in any and all aspects of film. Juniors Brandon Kelly and Catherine Casem '15 formed the club as a way to facilitate collaboration between students interested in cinematography, screenwriting, acting, and editing.  The gr ...
Dining Center to start composting trial Wednesday 0

Dining Center to start composting trial Wednesday

Haverford’s Dining Center currently generates 650 pounds of food waste every day, which adds up to 20,000 pounds of food waste a month. That food waste is mixed with discarded wrappers and other trash in plastic bags and is then buried in landfills.  Because the trash and plastic bags are not biodegradable, the nutrients contained in the food waste cannot rejoin the env ...
College on track to reconsider no loan financial aid policy in February 0

College on track to reconsider no loan financial aid policy in February

In December, senior staff will give a PowerPoint presentation to the faculty and hold an open meeting for students on possible changes to the no loan financial aid policy, which could be eliminated entirely or altered to reintroduce loans for some students. While the agenda for the next meeting of the Board of Managers has not been set, President Daniel Weiss said in an in ...
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Security Summary 11/8-11/14

Friday, November 8th 12:27 p.m. Theft from Building INSC (Hilles) A student reported his book missing from the physics lounge in Hilles. No police report filed. 2:24 p.m. Suspicious Person Carter Road A report was received of a male, believed to be a non-student, vomiting in the area of the Blue Bus stop in front of Stokes Hall. Officers checked the area, including the int ...
Letters to the Editor: Romirowsky 1

Letters to the Editor: Romirowsky

I am shocked to find Laura Eckstein's recent piece in the “news” section and not the “opinion” section. From her first approaching me about the article, I feared Ms. Eckstein did not aim to provide objective journalism. Not a single one of her questions were about my opinions or thoughts about the talk, instead they were unrelated probes about the nature of the spe ...
Visit by Middle East Forum scholar draws criticism 0

Visit by Middle East Forum scholar draws criticism

Last Thursday, an intimate group of students attended a lecture by Asaf Romirowsky, a Middle East analyst with the Foundation for Defense for Democracies and Middle East Forum. The event, hosted by the Haverford Israel Coalition, attracted a handful of students opposed to Romirowsky's visit and views espoused by the Middle East Forum. Romirowsky's lecture focused on th ...