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Community Discussions and Being Put on the Spot

By Tania Ortega '19 As a student on full financial aid, I am not here to say “thank you” to the students (and their families) who are not on financial aid. But I am also not here to tell everyone all about my experiences as a student on full financial aid on this campus filled with wealth. The discussion that occurred Thursday, November 4 was spurred by Swarthmore’s ...
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Let’s Heal.

Written by 廖家祺 Kevin Jiah-Chih Liao ‘18 For students with any sort of privilege in areas of class, race, gender, sexuality, or more, what can we do to stand up? Remember that first debate watching party in Sharpless Auditorium? Remember how every time Hillary smacked down Donald Trump, we roared and cheered with the certainty that we would come out on top? Then rem ...
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An Open Letter on This Election from the Alliance of Latin American Students

The Alliance of Latin American Students at Haverford College has traditionally been a place for students to come together to explore complex issues, find support with others, and celebrate moments of success. Although the issues we discuss are commonly facilitated within the context of our own group setting, the Alliance of Latin American Students’ Board feels that it is ...
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Campaign Season is Almost Over. Where Do We Go from Here?

By Simon Poser '19 This article is part of a Clerk Special Edition on politics, free speech, and the election at Haverford. We will be posting a new article every day this week. The time has come. After a long, bitter campaign that has been called everything from crazy to apocalyptic, there is finally light at the end of the tunnel. We have seen many things that have astou ...
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[Latina] Girl Meets World

By Leslie Luqueno, '20 Coming from a 99% Hispanic high school, the transition from high school to college will be drastic because instead of being the majority, I will be part of the minority. While it is frightening to be a small fish swimming into a big pond, I feel like I am ready to take this next big step in my life. While many of my high school classmates decided to ...
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An Open Letter from President Kim Benston on Haverford’s Finances and Need-Blind Admissions

This letter is a response by Haverford's President Kim Benston to concerns raised in an opinion piece arguing against ending need-blind admissions. The original article, "Why We Need Need-Blind" can be found here. In the aftermath of a joyous Commencement day, the campus turns in anticipation toward Alumni Weekend and then another busy summer of scholarly collaboration bet ...
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President Weiss Responds to Haverfordians for a Livable Future

Editor's Note: This letter is a response from President Dan Weiss to an open letter from Haverfordians For a Livable Future, published on October 26. Dear Haverfordians for a Livable Future: I read with interest and concern your recent open letter about divesting the College’s endowment from fossil fuel companies. As evidenced by the continuing nationwide debate, this an ...
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Letter from Haverfordians for a Livable Future

To President Dan Weiss, Senior Staff, the Board of Managers, and the Haverford community, Since December 2012, Haverfordians for a Livable Future (HLF; also referred to by our campaign name, “Divest Haverford”) has been asking Haverford College to divest its endowment from fossil fuels.  Specifically, in alliance with 350.org and the international fossil fuel divestme ...
Student Voices Articulating Themselves at Haverford College: Refocus the Debate to Birgeneau’s Role in Police Brutality 13

Student Voices Articulating Themselves at Haverford College: Refocus the Debate to Birgeneau’s Role in Police Brutality

In the past few days, national 'media' successfully picked up a news story on a small college’s decision not to honor Dr. Birgeneau with a degree at their Commencement Ceremony. Big names such as the Wall Street Journal and the Huffington Post commented on where Haverford College found itself in the larger “trend” around student protest. Many “conservative” p ...
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Guest Editorial: On Faculty Retention and Speaking Truth to Power

Nora Howe’s recent article on faculty diversity and retention raised some important issues and has started a useful dialogue. She is to be commended for shining light on a degree of dissatisfaction among past and present Haverford faculty of color. However, this article presents an incomplete account of the factors that must be considered when discussing faculty retentio ...