Monthly Archive: March 2016

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Why the College Shouldn’t Take a Stance Against “Smart Drugs”

Last semester, The Clerk published an article detailing the use of “smart drugs” when they are not prescribed. As a participant in the survey that formed the base of this article, I want to address some of the complaints cited by opponents of non-prescribed “smart drug” usage on Haverford’s campus, as well as outline my own argument as to why the college should n ...
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Chaverim Brings Global Perspective to Tri-Co A Cappella Scene: A Concert in Photos

Photos by Hannah Weissmann '17, text by Hannah Cregan Zigler '17 Last week, a capella group Chaverim held a concert in Zubrow commons featuring music from all around the world. It was a night of great singing and lots of fun. Chaverim is the only tri-college a cappella group, and its repertoire focuses on providing a global musical perspective. They feature songs from many ...
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Haverford’s First Self-Care Week a Success

The first ever Self-Care Week at Haverford concluded last week. The Rufus M. Jones Institute for Leadership hosted Self-Care Week, in collaboration with other on-campus organizations, such as the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA), Office of Academic Resources (OAR), Women*s Center, Health Services, and JSAAPP, according to an email from Sara Leader, Graduate Assistant ...
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Security Summary 3/18-3/23

Friday, March 18th 12:09 p.m. Theft, Lloyd Lot A student reported that his motor scooter was taken from Lloyd Lot. The student did not want to file a police report. At 2155 hrs, the student called to report he found his scooter at Gummere Hall. 12:44 p.m. Suspicious Persons, Kim Hall A staff member reported that a group of males, 13-15 years old, were wandering inside of K ...
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Editorial: Diversity and The Clerk

Since The Clerk’s inception in 2011 as an independent, student-run and Haverford-focused online newspaper, we have sought to be an inclusive, accessible, and important platform for students, faculty, and community members to voice their thoughts and opinions. We have come up short in this goal. Moreover, we have inadvertently contributed to the erasure of the systematica ...
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Security Summary 3/11-3/16

Friday, March 11th 5:13 a.m. Fraud, Campus Safety A student reported that she responded to fraudulent ad for employment with the college. Haverford Township Police notified.   Saturday, March 12th 5:34 a.m. Unauthorized Use, Founders Hall A staff member reported a group of high school-aged males skate boarding on the porch and steps of Founders Hall. The males left the ar ...
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Layout Pigout: An Ultimate Tournament in Photos

This weekend witnessed the 22nd Layout Pigout, one of two annual tournaments hosted by Haverford's men's ultimate frisbee team, Big Donkey Ultimate. Out of the twenty schools competing, the Donkeys finished fourth and the University of Richmond Spidermonkeys won with a perfect 7-0 record. Thanks to Hannah Weissmann '17 and Gabriel Halperin-Goldstein '19 for the photos! &nb ...
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College Rescinds Bill Cosby’s Honorary Degree

On February 26, President Kim Benston announced the Board of Managers’ decision to rescind Bill Cosby’s honorary degree. Haverford awarded Cosby with the degree in 2002. In an email to the Haverford community, President Benston cited the Honorary Degrees Committee’s recommendation to rescind the degree. “Although his creative contributions at the crossroads of educ ...
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Rethinking Finals

This article is part of a larger series exploring grades at Haverford. Earlier articles in the series can be found here. Non doctior, sed meliore doctrina imbutus "Not more learned, but imbued with better learning" - Haverford College motto What do our final exams and essays measure? What are they supposed to signify, and to whom? How do they fit into the mission of the co ...
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Security Summary 2/27-3/3

Saturday, February 27th 5:34 a.m. Suspicious Vehicle, South Lot Officer found a Black Jeep Cherokee parked in South Lot with the engine running and no occupant.  Vehicle was turned off. The vehicle was not registered on campus, and was not found to have been stolen when checked by Haverford Township Police.  Vehicle was secured. Keys were brought into the Campus Safety O ...