Author: Katie Greifeld

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Haverford Beekeeping Club Sets the Campus Abuzz

When students return to campus next fall, they may notice some new members of the Haverford community: two hives’ worth of honey bees. The bees are scheduled to arrive on campus this week from a farm in Lancaster, thanks to the Haverford Beekeeping Club. The club was formed this semester after Dana Duncombe ‘17 learned that Alanna Matteson ‘15 had started researching ...
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Presidential Search Could Go One of Two Ways

President Daniel H. Weiss’ pending departure from Haverford has left many wondering about the future of Haverford’s leadership. Will students return next fall to be greeted by an interim president, or does Haverford hope to find a permanent president by the time classes start? The answer lies with the Board of Managers, whose responsibilities to the College include sel ...
A photo from Weiss' inauguration ceremony on October 26, 2013. Photograph by Jon Yu '12. 4

President Weiss to Step Down in July

In a campus-wide email sent earlier today, President Daniel H. Weiss announced that he will be leaving Haverford College in July to become the next president of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Weiss became the College’s 14th president in July 2013, after serving as the president of Lafayette College from 2005 to 2013. He succeeded Interim President Joann ...
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Friends in Residence Bid Farewell

Experienced international peace activists Jens and Spee Braun concluded their two-week visit to campus last Friday after a packed schedule of classroom visits and public events. The couple came to Haverford on February 18 through the Friends in Residence program, which strives to encourage reflection on the school’s Quaker roots and ideals by bringing distinguished Quake ...
Photo by Ryan Gooding '16. 0

‘Black History Month Dinner’ Debuts New Name

Last Wednesday, the annual Black History Month Dinner hosted every February by the Dining Center returned under a new name: Soul Food Dinner. The decision to change the event’s name came from the Bi-Co Dining Services. “The menu has always been a Soul Food menu, but it was never marketed that way,” said Anthony Condo, Associate Director of Dining Services. “We are ...
Courtesy of Tionney Nix '17. 2

Anonymous Response Board Highlights Racial Tensions at Haverford

Last Monday, the Black Student League (BSL) hosted a “Blackout” in the Dining Center lobby during dinner to raise awareness about police brutality and unwarranted violence against people of color. At the event, roughly 20 students wearing all black clothing ate in silence, with the name or a picture of a victim of racially motivated violence on their back such as Micha ...
Liam Scott, Assistant Tournament Director, and Jack McGovern, Tournament Director 0

Inaugural Keystone Cup Quidditch Tournament Hosted at Haverford

This past Saturday, 8 quidditch teams gathered on Featherbed Field for the inaugural Keystone Cup, a day-long quidditch tournament, one of many qualifiers for the 2015 US Quidditch (USQ) World Cup VIII. A fictional sport created by author J.K. Rowling in the wildly popular Harry Potter series, quidditch is a co-ed contact sport that pits two teams of seven players against ...
Haverford Students to March in NYC Climate March 0

Haverford Students to March in NYC Climate March

On September 21, 60 Haverford students will take to the streets of New York City for the People’s Climate March, projected to be the largest climate march in history with 250,000 attendees. The objective of the march is to send a message to world leaders, who will be gathering in NYC on September 23 for a United Nations summit on climate change. The summit is headed by U ...
Michael Rushmore '14. 2

Commencement Committee to Reconsider UC Berkeley Chancellor’s Invite After Community Forum

On Thursday, a community forum was held in Founders’ Great Hall to address concerns raised about the invitation to award the former University of California, Berkeley chancellor Robert Birgeneau an honorary degree at Commencement on May 18. Honorary degree recipients were announced in April in an email from President Daniel H. Weiss, who described Birgeneau as “a cham ...
ETHOS Audits the Dining Center 0

ETHOS Audits the Dining Center

Earlier this month, the student-run Haverford food justice group ETHOS, which stands for "ethical, transparent, homegrown, organic, and sustainable," found that 9% of the food served by the Dining Center falls under the ETHOS definition of “real food”: locally grown, equally-traded, equal trade, organic, and sustainable. That figure was determined by a combined effort ...