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Gen/Sex Class Investigates Precarity in Professors’ Jobs

By Paloma Paez-Coombe and Theodora Rodine Across the country, job stability for professors has become increasingly hard to find. Tenured positions, which arose in the late 1800s as a way to protect faculty’s freedom of speech, are costly to institutions because they provide long-term stability and higher salaries, and so are quickly disappearing. They are being replaced ...
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Message from Kim Benston Regarding Digital Plenary

The Clerk is republishing this message, which President Kim Benston emailed to students earlier today.  Dear Students,   As Provost Fran Blase clarified in her recent email, the Honor Code that was ratified at Special Plenary––produced in good faith, but also in haste––contains in its Academic portion several passages that raise significant concerns about t ...
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Check Your Privilege!: On Process and Digital Plenary

By Emily Chazen '18 To the people who are prioritizing procedural concerns over imminent concerns about the Honor Code: I woke up yesterday morning at 7:57am to a text in the Special Plenary Committee GroupMe of an image with a single word captioning it: “yikes.” The image, shown below, was of chalk writings that someone had scrawled on the pavement outside of the Dini ...
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Open Letter: On the Shortage of Computer Science Faculty

This letter was written by Daniel Feshbach, with help from Henry Mohr, Emily Lin, Kevin Liao, Alison Rosenman, and many others. It is signed by past, present, and future students. The writers also sent the letter to the Education Policy Committee, and that version also includes personal comments from many of the signatories. Dear Education Policy Committee, By now, many of ...
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Food Justice at Haverford: Not an All-or-Nothing Deal

By Maria-Veronica Rojas  “Um, b-bu-but I’m not vegetarian!” mumbled a guilty-looking Haverford student as she reluctantly took my information pamphlet on helping animals. “It’s ok, you don’t have to be vegetarian to help animals,” I told her. I get an embarrassed reaction like this a lot from Fords -- usually when they find out about my vegan diet. I hear th ...
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Not a Response Piece

By Shewit Zerai '18 I really don't want this to be a response piece because I'm tired of being reactionary. I'm tried of having my thoughts and feelings framed in response to the fucked-up shit I read and see happening every day. In an academic and social environment where I feel like I'm constantly "on" and needing to be critical and deconstruct everything, I really just ...
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Not All Opinions Are Created Equal

By Jaimon Olmsted '17 I write in response to David Canada’s piece The Supreme Court, Honor Code, and the Muppets: Reform for Free Speech and Expression, recently published in The Clerk. To me, this was a genre piece, in some respects the type of article that many young, opinionated conservatives at liberal arts schools feel the need to write before graduation. I don’t ...
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‘Majoritarian Morality’ and Civic Values

By Chelsea Richardson '18 In a recent article for The Clerk, David Canada argues that while plagiarism is objectively wrong, determining what constitutes racism and other bigotries is subjective. Canada fails to see that his designation of plagiarism as morally wrong is also subjective; it’s just a majoritarian morality that has been around longer. Every civic value we c ...
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Republicans and Trump Supporters Must Hold Themselves Accountable

By Miriam Hwang-Carlos '17 Content note: This article contains descriptions of hate speech and harassment. We now all live in Donald Trump's United States of America, and we likely will for at least the next four years. Hate crimes have spiked. Just a few miles from our campus, in swing state Pennsylvania, every black first year at UPenn was added to a GroupMe group messag ...
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Why I’m Angry: A Response to the Call for “Free Speech”

By Rebecca Chang '19 I am angry. Angry and tired, in fact. Angry that people think that the section of the Honor Code that was put in place to protect marginalized groups on campus hinders free speech. Tired of having to explain why and how racism, transphobia, homophobia, ableism, sexism, classism, among many other -isms are still problems here at Haverford. Angry that I ...