Monthly Archive: December 2015

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Student Assistant Hotline Reopens with New Changes

Last week, the Student Assistant Hotline, a 24-hour service run by the Women*s Center that offers help to students on issues of sexual misconduct, reopened. The hotline was not open earlier this year due to problems with the hotline’s phone. According to Qui Alexander, Program Coordinator of the Women*s Center, there are some new changes to this year’s hotline. “When ...
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VCAM Construction to Begin this Spring

Over the next few years, the money raised through Haverford’s “Lives That Speak” campaign will improve buildings across campus, from Magill to Roberts to Sharpless. While the renovations to those buildings will enhance their already existing functions, one project has a much more ambitious goal: transforming Ryan Gym into a Visual Culture Arts + Media space (VCAM). T ...
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Who Fears Discomfort at Haverford?

Do we hear contemporary buzzwords like “terrorist,” “safety,” “comfort,” and “free speech” so often that we take their meanings for granted? Or do we stop to consider: how are they used? Who do we imagine their subjects to be? What associations become naturalized with these words, and why? Recently, I have been thinking—raging, actually—about the activi ...
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The Real Purpose of Learning: Why Haverford Should Change the Way it Grades

Additional reporting by Marcelo Jauregui-Volpe This article is the second in The Clerk’s “Grades Series.” In this installment, we explore how the current system of numerical grading is flawed. Prior to this article, The Clerk sent out an anonymous, self-selected survey about grading at Haverford. Over 300 students responded. GPA is a measurement that is often associa ...
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Feminists United Takes a Stand

Feminists United (FU), Haverford’s student-run group that supports and addresses feminist ideals through political action, emailed a survey November 30th to all students about sexual misconduct on campus. The survey was the first component of FU’s “Fucked Up” Series, a project that aims to question assumptions about safety and inclusion in the Haverford community w ...
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Bricolage Hosts Holiday Gift DIY & Exchange

Though winter break may seem far away to Haverford students yet to enter finals week, the holiday spirit of giving was in full swing at James House Friday night. The Bricolage Co-op, a student-run group that fosters creativity, community, and a do-it-yourself spirit, hosted a “Holiday Gift DIY & Exchange” last week in James House. In addition to gifts, the event fe ...
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Race at Haverford: Where are We Now?

Exactly one year ago, The Clerk profiled the formation of TIDE, a student organization whose mission was to “change the structure of Haverford” around issues of diversity and race. Over the last year, TIDE has continued to work on these issues. Among other things, it was the driving force behind last spring’s Plenary resolution #5, which specified forms of discrimina ...
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Food, (In)Justice and the Reality of the Haverbubble

This article is the third in a series of essays written by Katie Rowlett ‘16 and Adriana Cvitkovic ‘16, members of this year’s Environmental Studies Senior Capstone. Each essay focuses on a different aspect of food sustainability. Read the first essay on the paradox of local foods here, and the second about the complexity of food labeling and certifications here. Tho ...