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On Election Day, Haverford Students Vote on Campus in Key Races

Election Day is upon us yet again, and Haverford College finds itself in a unique moment in American politics amid a presidency unlike any other. Two years ago, Haverford students found themselves in the middle of a political earthquake, as Donald J. Trump defied the odds and was elected the 45th President of the United States. The state of Pennsylvania was critical to his ...
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Presidential Message on Threats to Trump Supporters Raises Familiar Feelings Among Students

The Class of 2022 got its first taste of Haverford political controversy on Sept. 8, when President Kim Benston sent an email to students and faculty addressing an incident in which graffiti threatening Trump supporters had been found on campus. According to the email, the graffiti appeared in a bathroom stall in a public building on campus. An investigation is currently b ...
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Graduation Location to be Moved to the Fieldhouse

For the Haverford class of 2018, there will be a slight change in the location of the graduation ceremony. Traditionally, seniors have lined up outside Roberts to receive their diplomas, wave to the crowd assembled on the green, and then walk off. This year, however, the graduation ceremony will be held in the fieldhouse due to concerns about adequate shade for attendees. ...
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The Weekly Consensus Returns as Source of Information for Students

As Haverford students begin their spring semester, some major changes are coming to the College’s communications infrastructure. The Weekly Consensus, which is an hc-all email about events happening each week, returned this past week after being discontinued two years ago. The return of the Weekly Consensus is in part an attempt to reduce the number of hc-all emails stud ...
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After a Year of Folly, The Democrats Strike Back

America will remember November 8th, 2017. In many ways this election was a tired example of the old rules of politics dictating the results. An unpopular president whose party is pushing an unpopular agenda in Washington was severely defeated by the opposing party in an off-year election. Additionally the statewide wins came in states that demographically favor  Democrats ...
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Haverford President Urges Students to Lobby Against Tax Bill

On November 8th, Haverford students  received an email from Kim Benston in which the subject line read: Message from Kim Benston: Urgent Request to Lobby the Tax Bill. The email called on students to lobby against the Republican-led effort to pass a tax reform bill which would make major changes to the tax code. As of this moment, it has passed in the House of Representat ...
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As the 2017 Election Looms, Apathy Starts to Break at Haverford

In less than two weeks, on November 7th, the first local elections will be held since the election of President Donald J. Trump. While normally turnout levels in off year elections at Haverford are historically very low, there is a newfound energy and fervor on campus to get out the vote, especially on the Democrats’ side. “It’s heartening to see people interested in ...
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Meet the Honor Council Co-Chairs

As a part of The Clerk’s series on transparency at Haverford, I sat down with the two student’s tasked with running Honor Council. Honor Council is one of the most consequential student representative bodies at Haverford, given the confidential nature of their affairs and that they are tasked with dealing with violations of the code. I wanted to ask not just about what ...
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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 ...