Monthly Archive: March 2014

College Losing Faculty of Color to Peer Institutions 4

College Losing Faculty of Color to Peer Institutions

The number of faculty of color leaving Haverford for other institutions within the past five years is raising concerns among some faculty about the social and intellectual environment of the College and its commitment to diversity. While peer colleges are steadily increasing the number of faculty of color at their institutions, Haverford has lost five prominent faculty mem ...
Lent: A Step Towards Steadfastness 0

Lent: A Step Towards Steadfastness

A few Wednesdays ago, you may have observed students walking across campus with cross-like smudges upon their foreheads. Those smudges were ashes, which are given annually to Christians who observe Lent. This religious season begins on Ash Wednesday, which took place on March 5 this year, and the giving of ashes symbolizes human mortality and repentance to God. Lent lasts ...
VP of Finance Dick Wynn Steps Down, Leaves Behind a Legacy 0

VP of Finance Dick Wynn Steps Down, Leaves Behind a Legacy

It is just after 5 o’clock in the morning.  Snow and ice cover the campus.  As a thousand students sleep soundly in their beds, Haverford College’s 71-year-old Treasurer and Vice President of Finance and Administration Dick Wynn wakes up to meet with Campus Safety Director Tom King and decide whether or not they should cancel school today.  Wynn has experienced a lo ...
Award-Winning Journalist Sparks Discussion About Racial Diversity 0

Award-Winning Journalist Sparks Discussion About Racial Diversity

This past Friday, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and immigration reform activist Jose Antonio Vargas visited Haverford as this semester’s featured speaker. Vargas, who revealed his undocumented status in a 2011 essay in the New York Times Magazine, discussed his recent efforts to raise awareness of immigration issues and his new film Documented. At a dinner prior t ...
With Club Sports Costs Rising, Students’ Council Seeks Alternatives 0

With Club Sports Costs Rising, Students’ Council Seeks Alternatives

As costs for club sports go up, Haverford’s Students’ Council is looking for alternative possibilities for funding. Budgeting for club sports currently falls largely under SC, with some support from the Student Activities office. According to Students’ Council co-secretaries Brie Groh ’15 and Jack Hassler ’15, costs for separate club sports differ greatly, especi ...
Weiss Hires From Lafayette to Replace Longtime VP of Finance 0

Weiss Hires From Lafayette to Replace Longtime VP of Finance

Earlier this month President Daniel H. Weiss announced the hiring of Mitchell L. Wein to replace long-time Vice President of Administration and Finance Richard Wynn, who is retiring this June. Wein, who currently holds the same position at Lafayette, was hired by then-President Weiss in 2007 for his first higher education job after more than 20 years in the private sector ...
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TV Pilot Filmed at Bryn Mawr Over Spring Break

While students were away for Spring Break, camera crews swarmed Bryn Mawr's campus for two days for the filming of an ABC television pilot produced by Shonda Rhimes, known for her work on shows like "Grey's Anatomy" and "Scandal." According to the Mainline Media News, the show is set at a fictional Ivy-League college in Philadelphia called Middleton University. Crews will ...
2 Years After Plenary Resolution, Paper Towels Still in Dorms 3

2 Years After Plenary Resolution, Paper Towels Still in Dorms

At Fall Plenary 2012, Haverford's student body passed a contentious resolution to remove all paper towels from dorms. Now, two years later, the College has still not wiped its hands of the issue -- paper towels are still being stocked in bathrooms. The original resolution asked the College to stop stocking paper towels in dorm bathrooms, and to install hooks in bathrooms f ...
Visiting Professors in an Insecure Job Market 1

Visiting Professors in an Insecure Job Market

Visiting assistant professors are typically hired by a college under one or two year contracts to fill in for professors who have gone on leave. Depending on the needs of the college, these contracts can be renewed for several years in a row. However, the waiting period for visiting faculty between one contract and the next can be draining. For Joshua Ramey, a visiting ass ...
Editor-in-Chief Katherine Greifeld '15 and Associate Editor Cormac Rada '17 (left to right). 0

Introducing New Clerk Leadership

  The Clerk is pleased to announce Katherine Greifeld '15 as our new Editor-in-Chief and Cormac Rada '17 as Associate Editor. Greifeld, a junior Political Science major, was editor of her high school newspaper and a Co-News Editor for The Clerk during the 2012-13 academic year. "I am thrilled and honored to be The Clerk's next Editor-in-Chief. I look forward to lead ...