Author: Peter Kurtz

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Haverford Ash Trees Under Threat from Invasive Species

Ash tree outside of Morris Health Center. Photo courtesy of Kate Silber '20.  This fall, the Arboretum is preparing for the arrival of the Emerald Ashborer, an invasive species of insect that is expected to decimate Haverford’s population of ash trees over the next few years. The insect was first discovered in the United States in 2002 in Gary, Indiana. Since its arriv ...
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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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Duck Pond Project Delayed by Summer Rains

Unusually frequent and heavy rains impeded the Duck Pond Reclamation Project over the summer, pushing back the date of completion to the middle of October. The project was undertaken to remove a heavy layer of sediment on the bottom of the pond. The Duck Pond feeds into Cobb Creek, a waterway responsible for draining about one third of the storm-water runoff in Lower Merio ...
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Students for Justice in Palestine Holds Israeli Apartheid Week

On Monday, March 20th, Bi-Co Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) launched Israeli Apartheid Week, with the goal of spreading a message of solidarity with Palestine in its longstanding conflict with Israel. The club invited two speakers, Professor Sa’ed Atshan of Swarthmore College, and Remi Kanazi, a Brooklyn-based poet and activist, to present during the week. A thi ...