Monthly Archive: September 2016

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Is Effective Altruism Really Effective?

Coming out of the Peter Singer talk last week, audience members were abuzz at Founders Hall. Impassioned voices of frustration, anger, and incredulity were prevalent as students discussed Singer’s presentation, “The Most Good You Can Do,” which outlined his controversial perspective. Singer is moral philosopher and Princeton professor best known for his role in Effec ...
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Peter Singer, Effective Altruism Proponent, Speaks at Haverford

Last Thursday, Peter Singer, a bioethics professor at Princeton and one of the most high profile adherents of Effective Altruism, visited Founders Hall to discuss the Effective Altruism movement and its current progress. Effective Altruism focuses on applying analytic tools to determine the most positive impact an action can have, which can take the form of using controlle ...
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Thanks for Nothing: A Call to Action

Unlike many, I wasn’t surprised by a recent article in the Daily Gazette, the Swarthmore College student newspaper. What didn’t surprise me was the classist, implicit racism, and overall the ironic privilege in the vitriol of the penultimate paragraphs. “Demonizing wealthy students is not productive because, in the end, they are paying not just for their own educatio ...
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Introducing Handle with Care, a Column on Mental Health at Haverford

Contact Haverford Clerk Columnist Tay Levine at mtlevine@haverford.edu for any and all input, whatever form it may take. Submissions will always remain confidential. “We do not see things as they are. We see things as we are.”— Rabbi Shemuel ben Nachmani, as quoted in the Talmudic tractate Berakhot My mom paints watercolors. She can visualize images better than anyon ...