Monthly Archive: November 2014

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Anonymous Response Board Highlights Racial Tensions at Haverford

Last Monday, the Black Student League (BSL) hosted a “Blackout” in the Dining Center lobby during dinner to raise awareness about police brutality and unwarranted violence against people of color. At the event, roughly 20 students wearing all black clothing ate in silence, with the name or a picture of a victim of racially motivated violence on their back such as Micha ...
Open Parties Should Be Maintained, Even in Face of Recent Incidents 0

Open Parties Should Be Maintained, Even in Face of Recent Incidents

Over the past month, Haverford students have been confronted with the uncomfortable reality that our campus is not impermeable. No longer is the supposed “Haverbubble” an insulation from the outside world; an influx of party crashings and a recent assault have all put pressure on the concept of the Open Campus. Recent incidents also speak to a greater issue about the s ...
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Security Summary 11/14-11/20

Friday, November 14th 10:18 p.m. Investigate Auto Walton Road Campus Safety found a blue Subaru Impreza parked on Walton Road.  Vehicle’s right front door was open.  Vehicle was unattended and not registered.  Door secured. 11:57 p.m. Fire Alarm Lunt Hall An alarm activation was received for Lunt Hall. The cause of activation was marijuana smoke.   Saturday, November ...
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Jamnesty with Amnesty

On November 13th, Haverford students performed songs and poetry about peace and justice issues in Lunt basement as part of Jamnesty, an open mic Amnesty International event. Leah Hollander, the head of Haverford’s Amnesty International and the organizer of Jamnesty, was pleased to finally have this event launched. “Jamnesty is an event that I have been trying to get of ...
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The Duck Pond: A Short History

On a cold winter’s day decades ago, children, their parents, and college students could be seen playing hockey, cutting broad figure eights across the ice, and invariably falling over and skidding across the surface of the iconic Haverford College Duck Pond. Later, they would go into the shack by the bank and melt the ice of their skates in an oil drum of hot water or dr ...
Recent Assault Draws Attention to Haverford’s Security System 0

Recent Assault Draws Attention to Haverford’s Security System

In an act of violence all but unheard of on Haverford’s quiet campus, two student visitors to the College were attacked outside of a Halloween party on November 1. The unprovoked attack was committed by students from a nearby college. The incident left one visiting student with a potential head injury, leading paramedics to rush him to the trauma center at The Hospital o ...
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Security Summary 11/7-11/10

Friday, November 7th 4:51 p.m. Theft Drinker Student reported the theft of $150.00 from his desk drawer at Drinker. No police report filed at this time. No suspects seen in the area. 8:01 p.m. Suspicious Vehicle Walton Road Anonymous caller reported a silver sedan was driving in a unsafe manner the vehicle was driving on Walton Road towards College Ave. Officers checked th ...
The new GO! 3.0 Portal 0

FIG Rebrands GO! with Launch of GO! 3.0

“You mean the TV ads in the DC and the Coop?” On November 1st, FIG, Haverford’s computing club, launched its third version of the GO! portal, GO! 3.0. When asked about the new GO! page update, many students replied that they were unaware of GO!’s existence and its role on campus, despite a recent campus-wide email from FIG about the updated portal. “It needed a r ...
Updates to the Academic Requirements in Discussion by Student-Faculty Committee 0

Updates to the Academic Requirements in Discussion by Student-Faculty Committee

With unofficial graduation requirements like spending the night in Magill and punching a Quaker, it can be easy to overlook the far more mundane academic requirements. However, the Educational Policy Committee (EPC) is in the process of discussing possible updates to these requirements. In order to graduate, each Haverford student must complete a first year writing seminar ...
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Transgender Actress Laverne Cox Delivers Speech in Marshall Auditorium

A line of Tri-Co students, faculty, staff and community members stretched out the doors of Marshall Auditorium last Friday night for a speech by transgender actress Laverne Cox, who plays Sophia Burset in the hit Netflix series “Orange is the New Black.” Cox’s speech, “Ain’t I a Woman,” drew from the writings of trans* activists like Janet Mock and Cox’s own ...