Monthly Archive: November 2017

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Who Does Students’ Council Really Represent?

On the day of Plenary, Students’ Council congregated on Sunday morning to talk about how council would approach the #AllStrugglesOneCode protest. Students’ Council representatives were at the planning meetings for the movement, yet Students’ Council, could not agree on how to address the movement. As the Officer of Multiculturalism on Council, the protest posed a cha ...
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Many Faculty and Staff Opt into Early Retirement Program

On May 11, 2016 Haverford announced the establishment of a voluntary early retirement program. This program, open for enrollment from May 16, 2016 to September 1, 2016, was offered to both faculty and staff who were 62 years of age or older, had been employed by the College for at least a decade, and were working full time in a continuing position. Those who opted into the ...
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Haverford President Urges Students to Lobby Against Tax Bill

On November 8th, Haverford students  received an email from Kim Benston in which the subject line read: Message from Kim Benston: Urgent Request to Lobby the Tax Bill. The email called on students to lobby against the Republican-led effort to pass a tax reform bill which would make major changes to the tax code. As of this moment, it has passed in the House of Representat ...
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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 ...