Author: Maurice Rippel

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Changes to the Academic Policy

The current first-year class at Haverford College will be the last to see the current system of academic requirement. Beginning in Fall 2018, the Core Distribution Requirement will be altered, as per new policy from the Education Policy Committee. Under the current system for the upper classes, students have to complete a first year writing seminar, two semesters of langua ...
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Planned Protest at Plenary Seeks to Prevent Quorum

On Sunday, October 8, there will be a protest of the Social Code by various affinity groups under the united moniker #AllStrugglesOneCode. The intentionally amorphous group aims to block quorum by sitting outside of the GIAC, or not showing up at all. The group sent out a document that outlined the reasons for this protest, and listed their demands. “There were a couple ...
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The Student Activist Handbook: Success, Failures, and How to Move Forward

This article is part of a series the Clerk is publishing reflecting on Charlottesville. From my observation, activism on campus occurs in waves. Typically, it starts out with reaction: this can be either to a local or national issue, but it is pivotal to the beginnings of a movement. This is followed by mobilization, over social media or in affinity groups. Students decide ...
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From the Pen of the Editor: On Charlottesville and Journalism

Note: While not a conventional editorial, this statement by the Editor-in-Chief, in response to the Unite the Right Rally in Charlottesville, was approved by all members of the Clerk's Editorial Board. First and foremost: to my fellow students of color, and all members of the Haverford community affected – I stand in solidarity with you. You are in my thoughts, my praye ...
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Mixed Reactions after Immigration Panel

On Monday, February 6 at 6:30pm, students, faculty, and community members from the Tri-Co packed into Stokes Auditorium for an Immigration Information Panel and Discussion. The panel was organized by Provost Fran Blase, and finalized quickly due to the recent Executive Orders surrounding immigration signed by President Trump. She emphasized in her opening remarks that “[ ...
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Introducing Ford in Focus

Part of our vision for the Clerk is to publish in-depth series discussing various issues on campus. We plan to publish focused, theme-based series once a month in what we're calling Ford in Focus. In light of the presidential inauguration, this month’s series focuses on activism at Haverford. Throughout the week, we will release news, features, and opinion articles, as w ...
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Art, Race, and Liberation: A Conversation with Alliyah Allen

Recently, I had the opportunity to sit and chat with Alliyah Allen ‘18 about her project Me.Mae.I. Alliyah’s project is a series of photographs, writings, and perspective pieces with the aim of portraying liberation through art. Alliyah sent out a call for models to take photos for her photo series, Fruit. When I first entered the BCC, I was drawn in by the recreation ...
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Eddie Glaude Visits Haverford to Discuss Race and Democracy

On October 5th, students from Haverford and beyond came to Chase Auditorium to listen to Eddie Glaude, the Chair of the Department of African American Studies and the William S. Tod Professor of Religion and African American Studies at Princeton University, speak. Glaude was invited by Professor Terrance Wiley, Professor of Religion and Africana Studies, and Coordinator of ...
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Thanks for Nothing: A Call to Action

Unlike many, I wasn’t surprised by a recent article in the Daily Gazette, the Swarthmore College student newspaper. What didn’t surprise me was the classist, implicit racism, and overall the ironic privilege in the vitriol of the penultimate paragraphs. “Demonizing wealthy students is not productive because, in the end, they are paying not just for their own educatio ...
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Breaking My Silence: An Open Letter to White Allies of #BlackLivesMatter

In the coming weeks, The Clerk will be publishing commentary from the Haverford community in response to the police shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. If you would like to contribute to this series, please email our Editor-in-Chief Hannah Cregan Zigler at hzigler@haverford.edu. Dear White Allies, Alton Sterling. Philando Castile. Do those names mean anything ...