Monthly Archive: November 2017

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Men’s Rugby Finishes Perfect Season as Conference Champions

On Saturday, November 4, the Haverford Angry Young Newts men’s rugby team defeated Moravian College 21-7 to claim the title of champions of the NSCRO (National Small College Rugby Organization) Division of the MARC (Mid-Atlantic Rugby Conference).  The Newts were undefeated this season, finishing with a 7-0 record.   The team was led to success by team captains Ricky S ...
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Haverford Ash Trees Under Threat from Invasive Species

Ash tree outside of Morris Health Center. Photo courtesy of Kate Silber '20.  This fall, the Arboretum is preparing for the arrival of the Emerald Ashborer, an invasive species of insect that is expected to decimate Haverford’s population of ash trees over the next few years. The insect was first discovered in the United States in 2002 in Gary, Indiana. Since its arriv ...
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First-Years React to Plenary

Members of the Financial Aid Resolution, featuring Chris Pence '18 (foreground). Photo courtesy of Kate Silber '20. On October 8, Fall Plenary took place. During it, two resolutions were presented, debated, and ultimately passed. However, this plenary had many unique aspects to it and perhaps most noteworthy were the difficulty of reaching and maintaining quorum and the #A ...
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Controversial Athletic Amendment Narrowly Defeated At Plenary

(From left to right): Anna Saum '18, Lillian Alonzo '20, and Leah Budson '19 presenting their resolution at Plenary. Photo courtesy of Kate Silber '20.  At Fall Plenary, the resolution calling for a day of Collection passed after much debate. While many had concerns about quorum, campus jobs, and rescheduling labs, the biggest point of contention was the time the day end ...
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Choosing Our History: Changing the Name of Thomas Hall

College Hall, Photo Courtesy of Carol Lee Diallo '19.  As a Haverford student who just started getting used to maneuvering my way around Bryn Mawr’s campus, I was concerned (to say the least) when I learned that there had been a change to one of the building’s names. On the surface, the new name change to “College Hall” from the former name “Thomas Hall” seeme ...
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Plenary Wrap-Up

Plenary featured a new layout inside the GIAC.  Photo courtesy of Kate Silber '20.  On October 8th, the Fall Plenary session passed two resolutions after much deliberation. Students’ Council provided packets in digital format this year, so the initial resolutions can be found in the emails that were sent out, but  there were some amendments and challenges that occurr ...
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Emily Chazen ‘18 Commemorates Fourth and Final Customs Program Experience with Customs Photo Contest Prize

All Haverford students share the experience of the Customs first-year orientation program. This year, The Clerk held a Customs Photo Contest on social media that was open to all first-year students and members of Customs teams. With a $10 Wawa gift card on the line, the community was invited to vote between three of the Clerk’s favorite submissions. The winning photograp ...
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Survey Says… : Transparency

Do Haverford students know their own student representatives? We asked, 45 of you answered. Congratulations to Cole Sansom and Clerk editor-in-chief Maurice Rippel with the only completely-correct responses and a shout-out Ben Horowitz ‘17, the only enthusiastic alumni to play along. As a whole, however, we’ve got a little bit work to do. Here are the results: Only fiv ...
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As the 2017 Election Looms, Apathy Starts to Break at Haverford

In less than two weeks, on November 7th, the first local elections will be held since the election of President Donald J. Trump. While normally turnout levels in off year elections at Haverford are historically very low, there is a newfound energy and fervor on campus to get out the vote, especially on the Democrats’ side. “It’s heartening to see people interested in ...
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Everything You Need to Know About the November 7th Election

2017 is an off-year election: this means that there will not be any federal offices up for election, but there will be many local and state positions. The election will be held at Coopertown Elementary School on November 7th. Local elections often can have much more more direct impacts on people’s lives than federal elections can. Local representatives help designate mon ...