Monthly Archive: February 2017

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Defending Our Community Values: A Letter to the Editors

To the Editors of the Clerk, I read, with great dismay the article written by David Canada ‘20 titled The Supreme Court, Honor Code, and The Muppets: Reform for Free Speech and Expression. I would like to offer several responses to Canada’s argument. While the logical incoherencies in this article are many and the factual inaccuracies abundant, I have chosen a few to ...
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Lion (2016) Review

NOW SHOWING AT THE BRYN MAWR FILM INSTITUTE: Nominated for six Academy Awards, this multi-lingual, intercontinental story may certainly be the year’s most effective—and certainly heart-rending—cinematic depiction of placelessness, all surrounding a single man on his journey home. Rating: 4/4 Another Look at the Best—and Less So—of 2016 Series Description: While t ...
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College Establishes New Queer-designated Housing Option

In an effort to establish more inclusive housing options for queer and trans students, Residential Life has introduced a new housing option for the 2017-2018 Fall semester called QHouse. QHouse will be an intentional living space for LGBTQ students and allies, and marks what some community members believe will be an important step toward institutional recognition of the ne ...
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The Supreme Court, Honor Code, and The Muppets: Reform for Free Speech and Expression

This article does not necessarily reflect the views of The Clerk as an institution. Here at Haverford, our student-drafted and ratified Honor Code seeks to establish guidelines for our academic and social behavior, ideally culminating in a campus devoid of academic dishonesty and social iniquity. While the former aim rests on the objective truth that cheating is immoral, t ...
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An Examination of Precedent in the Current Honor Code, and How to Restore It

In the Spring of 2015 the Haverford English Department offered a class entitled “Literature of Law.” One of my research projects for the course was an attempt to further understand the “Legal System” that governs our Honor Code trial proceedings, specifically analyzing the use of precedent in trial decisions. This is the first of a two part piece where I make the c ...
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Reactions to the Incredibly Insensitive Immigration Panel

Students from all three Tri-Co schools and other members of the community filled up Stokes Auditorium last Monday for an immigration panel, many of them hoping to receive useful information about Trump’s recent executive orders regarding immigration. The auditorium was packed, students were ready to take notes, and personally, I was empowered that so many people had show ...
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Mixed Reactions after Immigration Panel

On Monday, February 6 at 6:30pm, students, faculty, and community members from the Tri-Co packed into Stokes Auditorium for an Immigration Information Panel and Discussion. The panel was organized by Provost Fran Blase, and finalized quickly due to the recent Executive Orders surrounding immigration signed by President Trump. She emphasized in her opening remarks that “[ ...
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Renovated Dining Center Basement Provides New Student Social Space

On February 3rd at 4 pm, President Kim Benston marked the grand opening of the newly renovated Dining Center (DC) basement by cutting the red ribbon. The renovation, which started in fall 2016, aimed to make the basement more appealing and usable for students. The space now has a movie theater and new Blackbox theater, meeting rooms for clubs, an office for Student Activit ...
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Film Review: The Fundamentals of Caring (2016)

As part of the Clerk's mission to provide journalism that reflects the voices of the community, but also share content that is intellectually stimulating, we hope to initiate an Arts and Culture section. Kevin Medansky writes the Clerk's first film review as part of this effort. NOW STREAMING ON NETFLIX: While this comical tale of a man-turned-caregiver and his first new c ...
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Activism at Haverford: A Brief History

For the most part, the majority of activism which Haverford students have taken part in is deeply entrenched in the school’s Quaker roots.  Looking through the archives of Haverford history found in Special Collections, which includes pictures from most decades of the 20th century, Haverford students seem to have engaged prominently in anti-war protests, a form of activ ...