Author: Nell Durfee

After 27 Years, Registrar Lee Watkins Retires 2

After 27 Years, Registrar Lee Watkins Retires

Inside Chase Hall, in the Registrar’s Office, there is a small room that belongs to a Mr. Lee Watkins. When I visited, his room was dark; the shades were drawn, the light coming from the well-lit outer room. Everything about his desk was neat and tidy, with the feeling of efficient order and a sentimental touch. Across the desk Mr. Watkins, eyes magnified by glasses, dre ...
Major Renovations Planned for Four Academic Buildings 3

Major Renovations Planned for Four Academic Buildings

Haverford is planning major changes and renovations to four different academic buildings in the next five years: Magill Library, Ryan Gym, Roberts Hall, and the Sharpless wing of the KINSC. The projects are expected to be started in the next five years. Part of that depends on the amount of money that can be raised in Haverford's major capital campaign, which will start in ...
2 Years After Plenary Resolution, Paper Towels Still in Dorms 3

2 Years After Plenary Resolution, Paper Towels Still in Dorms

At Fall Plenary 2012, Haverford's student body passed a contentious resolution to remove all paper towels from dorms. Now, two years later, the College has still not wiped its hands of the issue -- paper towels are still being stocked in bathrooms. The original resolution asked the College to stop stocking paper towels in dorm bathrooms, and to install hooks in bathrooms f ...
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For College Employees, Snow Storms Are A Round-the-Clock Effort

It’s hard to believe that only a week ago Haverford College was in the midst of a gigantic snow storm, now that the snow has crusted into grey icy patches, melting in the sudden sun. However, it’s a different story for Facilities Management and Grounds, who have an arsenal of devices devoted to dealing with snow, whenever it arrives. “This is kind of snow central her ...
New Transgender Inclusivity Committee Seeks Policy Changes 0

New Transgender Inclusivity Committee Seeks Policy Changes

“Haverford has a long way to go in terms of trans inclusivity,” said Kenzie Thorp ‘15, one of the co-heads of a new working committee focused on inclusivity for transgender individuals. "It’s a campus where the institution and the students are “accepting, but not aware.” Thorp, who is also co-head of the Sexuality and Gender Alliance (SAGA), says the Trans Incl ...
FIG to debut new version of Go! 0

FIG to debut new version of Go!

If you’re an upperclassman, you probably associate the student computing group FIG with the Go!Boards. If you are an underclassman, you may not even know what the Go!boards are. FIG, a recursive acronym that stands for "FIG is good," is working on a number of new projects to boost student technology, said member Casey Falk '16. “[FIG] is mainly a group where people ...