Monthly Archive: February 2014

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Pinochet Prosecutor Co-Teaches Political Science Course

This semester, Haverford political science students won’t just read about international criminal justice, they’ll hear about it firsthand from a skilled practitioner.  Carlos Castresana, a prosecutor at the Spanish Supreme Court, is currently teaching two courses on international justice as part of the Political Science and Peace, Justice, and Human Rights departments ...
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Board of Managers Votes to Rescind No Loan Policy

UPDATED 12/08/14 3:45pm The Board of Managers voted Saturday morning to modify the no loan financial aid policy and reintroduce loans for students with a family income above $60,000 a year, President Daniel H. Weiss announced in a campus-wide email. The Board voted to accepted a modified loan policy put forward by senior staff which is projected to eliminate  $820,000 a y ...
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Letter from Fords for Affordability

Yesterday, Fords for Affordability presented to the Finance and Student Affairs Committees of the Board of Managers. We spoke on the urgency of keeping the no-loan policy. We specifically discussed Haverford's moral commitment to the policy, the extent to which middle-income students are deeply "co-invested" in their education, and the potential of no-loan to increase Ha ...
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Finding Support at SOAR

Trigger Warning: This article contains non-graphic discussion of sexual assault. The author of this article is a member of Survivors of Assault and Rape (SOAR), a student-facilitated support group. The group is open to students of all genders, sexual orientations and backgrounds. Everything discussed in the group is completely confidential.  The clearest memory I have fro ...
Lessons from Madison Holleran: Prioritizing Student Mental Health 1

Lessons from Madison Holleran: Prioritizing Student Mental Health

“The loss of Madison Holleran is truly a great one. As a senior, I looked up to Madison for her athletic ability and unfailing kindness. Moving forward I will continue to look up to her, especially to bring me through that last 200m of our shared 800m race." Such are the words of Ariana Tabatabaie, a senior at the University of Pennsylvania and teammate of Holleran, who ...
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For College Employees, Snow Storms Are A Round-the-Clock Effort

It’s hard to believe that only a week ago Haverford College was in the midst of a gigantic snow storm, now that the snow has crusted into grey icy patches, melting in the sudden sun. However, it’s a different story for Facilities Management and Grounds, who have an arsenal of devices devoted to dealing with snow, whenever it arrives. “This is kind of snow central her ...
Dialogue and Diarrhea in Nicaragua 0

Dialogue and Diarrhea in Nicaragua

This winter break, 11 Haverford and Bryn Mawr students from Professor Kaye Edwards’ “Reproductive Health and Justice” course journeyed to the sweltering green tropics of Nicaragua as part of a 10-day educational delegation.  The students visited several women’s support centers and community clinics in the rural countryside and in cities such as Managua and Matagal ...