Monthly Archive: November 2018

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Not “Time Off”: How Students Spent Their Gap Years Working

There are plenty of myths about taking a gap year, and students who have taken a gap year are eager to debunk one in particular: A gap year, they say, isn't just a year off. “I think a lot of people come to school saying ‘oh I took a gap year’ and people subconsciously think ‘oh you took time off,’ and that's almost never the case in my experience,” said Clara ...
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The Consensus Podcast – Episode 1: An Interview with Lynne Butler

Check out the inaugural episode of The Clerk's new podcast, The Consensus! On this episode, David King '20 interviews Lynne Butler, professor of mathematics and statistics, about academia and religion.       Transcript:   [Intro] David King: Hello, and welcome to The Consensus, a podcast brought to you by the Haverford Clerk, Haverford’s online studen ...
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Bi-Co Hosts Political Theory Conference

From Oct. 18 to Oct. 21, Haverford and Bryn Mawr Colleges hosted the annual conference of the Association for Political Theory (APT). The APT is an international association dedicated to the promotion of political theory and political philosophy.  The APT—whose inaugural conference was held in 2002—is different from many other academic conferences due to its smaller s ...
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The Exploitation of Trauma: The Foundations of a “Diverse” PWI

By Ayanna Madison On Sept. 8, 2017, NPR dropped an episode of “This American Life” entitled “Essay B.” In the introduction, we get to listen to a young woman named Mariya from Texas. She explains how she was the only Pakistani and at times the only person of color in her classrooms and social circles. As part of a class activity, Mariya is asked to critique her fel ...
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Security Summary 11/2 – 11/8

Saturday, November 3rd 12:36 a.m.                              Burglary                                            Gummere Hall A student in Gummere reported that he left his room unlocked at 7:00 p.m., and when he returned at 12:30 a.m. his belongings were strewn across the room, and at least 100 dollars were missing. The student decl ...
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Security Summary 10/19 – 10/25

Friday, October 19th 10:11 a.m.                            Personal Illness                                Lloyd Hall A student in Lloyd Hall lost consciousness and fell, injuring her head. The student was transported to Bryn Mawr Hospital by ambulance. The Dean’s Office was notified.   3:39 p.m.                          ...
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Security Summary 10/5 – 10/11

Saturday, October 6th 5:00 a.m.                               Safety Hazard                                  Coursey Road A vehicle on campus was driving in an erratic manner and almost struck a Campus Safety patrol vehicle. The driver was identified as a student.   3:39 p.m.                               Personal Inju ...
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How do Haverford Students Spend Their Gap Years?

At first, Lizzie Wiggins ‘21 wasn't sure that she wanted to take a gap year. It was April of her senior year of high school, and a decision was impending. She had gotten into Haverford and could enroll in the fall, but there was also something appealing about the thought of taking a gap year. “I emailed Haverford and was like...can I please take a gap year; is it too l ...
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Meet the New English Department Professors

With the new school year in full swing, Haverford College is welcoming three new visiting assistant professors to its English department. I had the pleasure of being able to talk to all three of them to get their insights on why they are here, what they are excited about teaching, and what they would like the Haverford community to know about them. Sarah Watson, who recent ...
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Photo Essay: Inside Lutnick Library

Renovations of Haverford's library, which will soon be known as Lutnick Library, are underway. For a sneak peek of the renovations, explore the photo essay below: ...