Author: Sabrina Emms

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How Do We Stack Up? A Comparative Look at Haverford’s Financial Aid

The class of 2018 is indeed lucky. It is grandfathered in under Haverford’s old,  need-blind policy. Need-blind means that a prospective applicant’s financial means don’t have a bearing on admissions decisions. Haverford is now need-aware. As of 2015, the Huffington Post listed 41 need-blind colleges. In that same year, Haverford’s bond rating was downgraded by Mo ...
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Barclay: A Hall of Hell-Raisers

After its founding in 1833, by 1875, Haverford was in need of a new dormitory. All the students and staff had been living in Founders, which was too small to hold the growing student body. Named after an influential 17th-century Scottish Quaker, Barclay was built in 1877 in the style of Elizabethan Gothic. The building was 278 feet long and could house 58 students. Prior t ...
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The Duck Pond: A Short History

On a cold winter’s day decades ago, children, their parents, and college students could be seen playing hockey, cutting broad figure eights across the ice, and invariably falling over and skidding across the surface of the iconic Haverford College Duck Pond. Later, they would go into the shack by the bank and melt the ice of their skates in an oil drum of hot water or dr ...
Updates to the Academic Requirements in Discussion by Student-Faculty Committee 0

Updates to the Academic Requirements in Discussion by Student-Faculty Committee

With unofficial graduation requirements like spending the night in Magill and punching a Quaker, it can be easy to overlook the far more mundane academic requirements. However, the Educational Policy Committee (EPC) is in the process of discussing possible updates to these requirements. In order to graduate, each Haverford student must complete a first year writing seminar ...