Author: Sarah Green

From the Archives: Bryn Mawr Hell Week Under Review 0

From the Archives: Bryn Mawr Hell Week Under Review

Of all of Bryn Mawr's many traditions, Hell Week is perhaps the most infamous. The multi-day prank-fest claims to create bonds between freshmen "hellees" and their upperclassmen "hellers" but has also been the cause for considerable controversy. As Bryn Mawr debates whether to keep this long-held tradition in practice, take a look at this 1994 article in which Hell Week wa ...
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From the Archives: Arrests End Escapades of Haverford May Day Raid

May Day at Bryn Mawr is all fun and games until the maypoles go missing. And that's exactly what happened in May of 1966 when a group of Haverford students were arrested for their springtime shenanigans. Although the students were not successful in their attempted prank, they still suffered the consequences and were fined a total of $306. That's worth about $2200 today! Fo ...
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From the Archives: How to Choose Your Major

It's around that time of year when sophomores face the monumental task of choosing their majors. For those who are still undecided and may need advice, look no further than this 1969 excerpt from the The Bryn Mawr-Haverford News where a professor gives his insight into how to choose a major. (Excerpt from The Bryn Mawr-Haverford News: Volume 2, Issue 17, Courtesy of Ha ...
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From the Archives: Haverford Students a “Bunch of Beatniks”

Haverford College, prestigious though it may seem, has not always had the best reputation with the locals. Describing Haverford students as "radical," "ultra-liberal," and a "bunch of beatniks," many of those interviewed in this 1969 article expressed concern with the ideological direction that the College seemed to be heading in. Haverford students and faculty during this ...
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From the Archives: An ‘Unusual’ New Dining Hall

Ever wonder where the DC came from? In 1967, most meals were served in Founders Hall, which could only seat 250 people and was becoming very crowded as college enrollment approached 700 students. An anonymous donor gave $1.6 million (worth about $11.4 million today) to the college to be used for an "unusual" new dining hall which would accommodate the growing student body ...
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From the Archives: The History of the Hood Trophy

While the Haverford/Swarthmore rivalry these days consists of t-shirts and "Swat Sucks," it used to include marching bands, cheerleaders, and a post-game dance between the two schools. In anticipation of this weekend's game, The Clerk found in the Special Collections a piece of rivalry history; the first article in The Haverford News written about the Hood Trophy, th ...
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From the Archives: John C. Whitehead ’43

This article from the archives is posted in honor of John C. Whitehead '43, a highly influential banker and Haverford donor, who died of cancer February 7th at the age of 92. "He represented, in my view, the values that Haverford espouses - the life of extraordinary success and service. He was an exceptional listener, wise, and remarkably humble and self-possessed for some ...
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From the Archives: Serendipity Day Camp

Enjoy this piece from the early days of Serendipity, a seven week summer day camp hosted at Haverford for local kids ages 6-13. The camp is led by Haverford students and filled with activities like nature hiking, arts and crafts, swimming, singing, and an Annual Drama Night for the campers to put on a show before the camp ends. Credit goes to Sarah Green for the find! ...
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From the Archives: Before the Blue Bus

Bryn Mawr Wagons, Taxis, and Student Drivers. What did transportation between Bryn Mawr and Haverford look like before the Blue Bus was started in the late 1960s? Thank you to Special Collections for access to these articles! ...