Monthly Archive: November 2015

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Security Summary 11/13 – 11/19

Saturday, November 14th 10:23 p.m. Intrusion Alarm, Magill Library Campus Safety received the loading dock door alarm at Magill Library. Officer reported the first floor alarm on the south fire door had been activated. Building checked and everything was ok.   Sunday, November 15th 1:09 a.m. Alcohol Related Illness, Drinker House Officers responded to an alcohol related ...
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Our Obsession with France’s Flag Should be a Red Flag

Social media is a powerful thing. Sites like Facebook and Twitter inform us about one another, unite us under a common social rhetoric, give rise to the Occupy Wall Streets and power to Bernie Sanders, make us smile, laugh, and cry together, and bring the corners of our earth that much closer. Other times, they serve as a painful reminder of the deep chasm that divides our ...
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Sexual Assault Climate Survey Results Generally Positive, but There’s Still Work to Be Done

Last week, the administration announced the results of the Sexual Assault Climate Survey. The survey polled sophomores, juniors, and seniors about their thoughts on sexual misconduct at Haverford. 57 other colleges and universities participated in the survey through the Higher Education Data Sharing consortium (HEDS), the organization that created the survey. “It is clea ...
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End the Apathy: The Honor Code and the DC

As is reaffirmed every year, the Haverford Honor Code purports to exert influence over various dimensions of campus life, from the social to the academic. While it may be difficult to measure our adherence to it in the realm of academic dishonesty, there are other areas that are more readily observable and open to observation. Every year, the Dining Center suffers signific ...
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“Smart Drugs:” Should they be Banned?

The surge of vitality a cup of coffee or an energy drink provides is a familiar experience for many high school and college-aged students. Now, however, a new stimulant is entering the conversation: “smart drugs.” So-called “smart drugs” include Adderall, Ritalin, and Modafinil and are typically prescribed to treat disorders such as ADHD. Students who do not have ...
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Students Partake in People’s Pilgrimage

12 Bi-College students spent Saturday afternoon trekking from Haverford to the Reading Viaduct in Philadelphia as part of the People’s Pilgrimage, a global movement in which individuals participate in environment-themed walks to raise awareness of climate change. The students left the Campus Center at 12:20 p.m. and arrived at the Viaduct just under four hours later. Dia ...
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Security Summary 11/6 – 11/12

Friday, November 6th 9:03 a.m. Vandalism, 19 Hannum Drive Facilities staff reported that someone ripped the handle and plate off of the main entrance door at HCA 19. 10:59 a.m. Suspicious Person, Off-Campus A report was received of a male who was attempting to “pick up” female joggers off campus on Old Railroad Avenue. The male was not located. 1:08 p.m. Suspicious P ...
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Food Certifications: Gratuitous or Essential?

This piece is the second of three articles from members of this year’s Environmental Studies Senior Capstone class. In the capstone's previous article, “The ‘Local’ Label: A Modern Food Conundrum,” Katie Rowlett shows that the association of local food with small-scale, organic, sustainable, and humane food production is more of an assumption than a consistent ...
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Security Summary 10/30 – 11/5

Saturday, October 30th 1:16 a.m. Noise Complaint, North Dorms A caller reported that the noise level in and around the North Dorms was too loud. An officer was sent to the location and found music coming from the Lunt Café. The music was at a reasonable level.  5:07 p.m. Disturbance, Walton Field Facilities Director reported non-students throwing beer on the track duri ...
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What Happens when Honor Council Trial Resolutions are not Completed?

Several weeks ago, Haverford’s Honor Council released an abstract called Bones. In the abstract, the confronted party did not complete its trial resolutions and attempted to subvert Honor Council by returning to campus for classes the next semester despite being separated from the community. The trial raised questions from students about what power Honor Council has when ...