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State Senator Daylin Leach of “Loofa-Faced Shit Gibbon” Fame Visits Haverford

Haverford’s State Senator Daylin Leach stepped into the spotlight of the resistance to President Trump last month when he referred to the president as a “fascist, loofa-faced shit gibbon” on Twitter after Trump threatened the career of a state senator in Texas. Two weeks later, he visited Haverford to continue his message of defying Trump, giving a short speech on ef ...
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Board Extends Benston’s Time as President to the 2018-2019 School Year

President Kim Benston will remain in his current position for at least another two academic years, announced the Board of Managers at its February 10 meeting. “The College continues to make significant progress under Kim’s thoughtful and energetic leadership,” said Rick White ‘81, Chair of the Board of Managers. “We are grateful to Kim for his service, and to our ...
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We Are the 7%: Conservative Students and Stigmatized Discourse at Haverford

David King '20 contributed to this article. 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. Trust, concern, and respect are the fundamental values upon which the Haverford community is based. But for many of the 7% of students who are registered Republicans and th ...
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Admin Responds to Community Concerns About College Finances, Need-Aware Admissions at Student Forum

Part one of this piece, a detailed summary of the presentation given by the administration and the models they presented, can be found here. The first real day of finals usually finds students camped out in Magill or downing coffee at the Coop, but on Monday night, approximately seventy students could be found in the DC at a public forum on Haverford’s financial situatio ...
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Admin Previews Presentation to the Board on College’s Financial Situation at Student Forum

Part two of this piece, which details student concerns brought up during the forum and the administration's responses, can be found here.  At this Friday’s Board of Manager’s meeting, the administration will present their findings on Haverford’s finances and models they have developed to address the College’s ongoing financial deficits. In a public forum held last ...
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Students React Unfavorably to Administration Proposal on Need-Aware Admissions

Additional reporting by Ben Horwitz '17. Last week at a public forum on Haverford’s finances, President Kim Benston announced the College may end its need-blind admissions policy in response to the ongoing operations deficits. The student body has not reacted favorably to this statement, expressing  fears about a decrease in socioeconomic diversity and what such a chang ...
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Haverford Considers Ending Need-Blind Admissions in Wake of Financial Deficits

At just under $500 million, Haverford’s endowment is approximately a quarter the size of rival Swarthmore’s and about 60% of Bryn Mawr’s. It is often a point of pride among students that Haverford is able to remain competitive with these institutions despite its lesser resources, but unbeknownst to many, Haverford has also been running an operating deficit for the la ...
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Pinwheel Day Without the Pinwheels

Students on Founders Green It was a glorious April day, with a high of 80 degrees and sunny skies predicted. In short, the perfect day for pinwheels. But when the Haverford community awoke, no pinwheels were spotted. They had been stolen. Pinwheel Day is an annual Haverford tradition in which a mysterious group known as the "pinwheel fairies" decorate the College's green w ...
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Three out of Four Resolutions Pass at Spring 2016 Plenary

Plenary reached quorum at around 6:15 p.m. and held throughout the night, approximately three hours later. All three original resolutions had points of contention, but the largest drama of the night came when students voted to split Resolution #3 into two separate resolutions, an unprecedented move in recent Plenary history. Three of the four new resolutions passed, and vo ...
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The Stress of Silence: Discussing Grades and Student Well-Being

This article is the first installment in a larger series about mental well-being at Haverford When discussing concrete ways the Social Honor Code manifests itself at Haverford, our unwritten policy not to discuss grades is often one of the first issues to be raised. However, according to a recent survey conducted by The Clerk, students are divided on whether this norm is b ...