Monthly Archive: May 2016

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An Open Letter from President Kim Benston on Haverford’s Finances and Need-Blind Admissions

This letter is a response by Haverford's President Kim Benston to concerns raised in an opinion piece arguing against ending need-blind admissions. The original article, "Why We Need Need-Blind" can be found here. In the aftermath of a joyous Commencement day, the campus turns in anticipation toward Alumni Weekend and then another busy summer of scholarly collaboration bet ...
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Jeff Gladney: A Man of Music and Merriment

Whether the soothing vocals of Luther Vandross or the catchy beats of Michael Jackson are playing, the omelet station in the Dining Center is one of the grooviest spots on campus. All of this is due to Jeff Gladney, a 6’2’’ gentle soul who can be depended on daily for fist bumps and morning pick-me-ups in addition to playing the best music to wake up drowsy students. ...
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WeSpeak Responses

WeSpeak is a Quaker-style open forum for students of color at Haverford to express their thoughts and experiences in a context that prioritizes their voices. This online platform is for those students who weren’t able to attend, didn’t get a chance to share, or didn’t want to share in front of a room full of people. Only students of color may submit. Some submissio ...
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Admin Responds to Community Concerns About College Finances, Need-Aware Admissions at Student Forum

Part one of this piece, a detailed summary of the presentation given by the administration and the models they presented, can be found here. The first real day of finals usually finds students camped out in Magill or downing coffee at the Coop, but on Monday night, approximately seventy students could be found in the DC at a public forum on Haverford’s financial situatio ...
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Admin Previews Presentation to the Board on College’s Financial Situation at Student Forum

Part two of this piece, which details student concerns brought up during the forum and the administration's responses, can be found here.  At this Friday’s Board of Manager’s meeting, the administration will present their findings on Haverford’s finances and models they have developed to address the College’s ongoing financial deficits. In a public forum held last ...
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Dear Haverfriend: All My Friends are Graduating and Building Bridges Across Political Difference

Hey, everyone! I am a real Haverford student and I have strong opinions about your life. Just remember that I can’t substitute for professional advice because I am an undergrad and consequently I know nothing. Dear Haverfriend, I'm a junior, but most of my best friends are seniors. They're all graduating in a few weeks, and I still have a year left here. How does a soon- ...
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Students’ Council Approves Five Facilities Fund Projects, Creation of Asian American Resource Center

Every year, the Haverford Facilities Department devotes $25,000 towards student projects. Past projects have included the Lunt student lounge and revamping the Makerspace. Students who wish to utilize this fund can apply by discussing their projects with Facilities, Students’ Council (SC), the Dean’s Office, and other relevant members of the community and then submitti ...
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Introducing the 2016-2017 Editorial Board!

Top Row: Ben Horwitz '17, Hannah Cregan Zigler '17, Mary Kearney-Brown '19, Andrew Eaddy '19. Bottom Row: Elena Harriss-Bauer '19, Claudia Nguyen '18, Elizabeth Teng '19, Ellen Schoder '19, Maurice Rippel '19. Not Pictured: Gabe Delabra '17. Introducing your 2016-2017 Clerk Editorial Board! Get to know the staff below. ...
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Why We Need Need-Blind

Our Quaker heritage is often brought up to show how different we are from other academic institutions, both in our mission and our quotidian goings on. I believe in the core of my being that Haverford is a unique, special and wonderful place. The focus on community is a large part of what makes Haverford so special. This community is made up of the brightest and kindest pe ...
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Students React Unfavorably to Administration Proposal on Need-Aware Admissions

Additional reporting by Ben Horwitz '17. Last week at a public forum on Haverford’s finances, President Kim Benston announced the College may end its need-blind admissions policy in response to the ongoing operations deficits. The student body has not reacted favorably to this statement, expressing  fears about a decrease in socioeconomic diversity and what such a chang ...