Author: Ben Horwitz

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Rethinking Finals

This article is part of a larger series exploring grades at Haverford. Earlier articles in the series can be found here. Non doctior, sed meliore doctrina imbutus "Not more learned, but imbued with better learning" - Haverford College motto What do our final exams and essays measure? What are they supposed to signify, and to whom? How do they fit into the mission of the co ...
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The Real Purpose of Learning: Why Haverford Should Change the Way it Grades

Additional reporting by Marcelo Jauregui-Volpe This article is the second in The Clerk’s “Grades Series.” In this installment, we explore how the current system of numerical grading is flawed. Prior to this article, The Clerk sent out an anonymous, self-selected survey about grading at Haverford. Over 300 students responded. GPA is a measurement that is often associa ...
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PHOTO ESSAY: Coalition to Diversify the Presidency Marches on Founders

In the wake of President Dan Weiss's announcement that he will be leaving Haverford College to lead the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Haverford has seen the creation of the Diversify the Presidency movement, which began as a collaborative effort between TIDE and Feminists United. The movement produced a petition which over 500 students and members of the community signed an ...
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Haverford’s Guest Rooms Uncovered

Ever wonder what exactly is inside Haverford’s guest rooms? If you are like most students, you probably don’t even know that they exist. Recently, The Clerk sat down with Geoffrey Labe, the Conferences, Events & Campus Center Services Director, who shed some light on these secluded lodgings. The guest rooms are located on the third floor of the John C. Whitehead ...
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Professor’s Pooches: Uppik and Merv

By Ben Horwitz and Gabriel Delabra '17 This week for “Professor’s Pooches,” we went for a walk along the Nature Trail with Joshua Moses, Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology, and his dogs, Merv and Uppik. Pooches Merv, whose formal name is Nelu Jack (which means “comfort” in Inuktitut) is now fifteen months old. Professor Moses soon realized after adoptin ...
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Professor’s Pooches: Sandy and Steve

Continuing the new Clerk series on professors and their dogs on campus, lovingly dubbed “Professor’s Pooches,” this week we are showcasing Professor Steve McGovern and his dog, Sandy. The Clerk recently met up with Professor McGovern outside of his house bordering the cricket field. Sandy Professor McGovern and his family picked up Sandy, a full Golden Retriever, in ...
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PHOTO ESSAY: Haverford Hosts 2015 Tri-Co Hackathon

This past weekend, Haverford hosted the second annual Tri-College Hackathon, a non-stop, "48-hour event open to all Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Swarthmore students." Increasingly popular on college campuses nationwide, Hackathons typically involve teams of 2-5 students that design an application or software program. A total of 10 teams competed, with roughly 50 participants ...
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Introducing a New Clerk Series: “Professor’s Pooches”

Starting this week, The Clerk will be profiling some of the familiar (or not so familiar) dogs on campus! In this series, we hope to showcase the dogs as well as their respective owners. In addition, we invite you, our readers, to participate in this series by tweeting or instagramming photos of professors and their dogs to @haverfordclerk! Participants will be entered to ...
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How Do Students Get News on Campus, and Why Does No One Read It?

Written by Ben Horwitz '17 and Marcelo Jauregui-Volpe '18. Data for Graphics generously provided by Haverford Students Council. By virtue of its vibrant and active community environment, Haverford hosts a myriad of events. From academic teas, house parties, FUCS shows, to Donuts with Dan, students are constantly organizing activities and staying active.  However, the me ...