Monthly Archive: November 2015

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Deflategate: How to Fix The Problem of Grades (with Information)

This article is the first installment of The Clerk’s feature and opinion series on grading at Haverford and beyond. In upcoming articles, we will explore the perspectives of Haverford students and faculty. We will also examine alternative grading methods used at peer institutions. If the grade 3.0 is average, then there are three kinds of above average: 3.3, 3.7, and 4.0 ...
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Puerto Rico and the U.S.: a Relationship Misunderstood at Haverford and Beyond

This piece was co-written by Amanda Acosta Though the percentage of people from Puerto Rico has steadily increased in Haverford’s student body the past several years, the status and history of Puerto Rico, particularly in relation to the United States, remains a mystery for many students. “[Students] know we’re a colony: they know our status is not a state, but they ...
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Security Summary 10/23-10/29

Friday, October 23rd  1:11 p.m. Personal Illness, Morris Infirmary A student was transported by ambulance to Bryn Mawr Hospital from Health Services. On Call Dean notified. 11:35 p.m. Alcohol Related Illness, 42 Hannum Drive A report was received of a student who was suffering from an alcohol related illness in front of 42 Hannum Drive. The Nurse on Call cleared the stu ...
After months of preparations, Green Engine Coffee Co., Haverford's newest artisanal coffee shop, will be opening its doors on Wednesday, November 4.  
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What’s Brewing at Green Engine Coffee Co.?

If you’re not feeling the buzz, you soon will be at the Mainline’s newest coffee bar, Green Engine Coffee Co. Founder and successful sommelier Zach Morris, 35, is bringing some of the best beans in Philly to the Mainline with Rival Bros.’ roasts. While you might be wondering what a Philadelphia wine guy is doing on the Mainline opening up a coffee bar, Morris clarifi ...
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The Local Label: A Modern Food Conundrum

Have you noticed that the Dining Center has been labeling more and more foods as “local” recently? I have, and it always makes me feel a little better, like I’m doing a good deed each time I choose to eat a local apple instead of a banana that was flown in from who knows where. I’m glad to be contributing to the local economy, supporting a small independent farmer, ...
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Clerk Chronicles: Michael Elias

Title: Director of Student Activities and Leadership Age: 28 Time at Haverford: Assumed current position this year   How did you come to work at Haverford? I grew up in Wilkes-Barre, PA, and I graduated from Wilkes University in 2009. From 2010-12 I worked at Haverford College as a grad assistant in student life. When I finished my masters in 2012 from Drexel I g ...
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Where are the Seniors in Student Government?

Earlier this semester, Students’ Council (SC) ran elections for various positions within SC, Honor Council, and the Joint Student-Administration Alcohol Policy Panel (JSAAPP). Missing from the ballot were nominees for SC Senior Representative and JSAAPP Senior Representative. Although these positions remained vacant in the first round of elections, Hunter Sentner ’16 w ...