Category: Features

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How do Haverford Students Spend Their Gap Years?

At first, Lizzie Wiggins ‘21 wasn't sure that she wanted to take a gap year. It was April of her senior year of high school, and a decision was impending. She had gotten into Haverford and could enroll in the fall, but there was also something appealing about the thought of taking a gap year. “I emailed Haverford and was like...can I please take a gap year; is it too l ...
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Meet the New English Department Professors

With the new school year in full swing, Haverford College is welcoming three new visiting assistant professors to its English department. I had the pleasure of being able to talk to all three of them to get their insights on why they are here, what they are excited about teaching, and what they would like the Haverford community to know about them. Sarah Watson, who recent ...
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Annual Customs Speech: A Matter of Perspective

It wasn’t until shortly before meeting in Marshall Auditorium on the first night of Customs week that first-year Gabe Sekeres ‘22 was forewarned of what he was about to hear. His CPs told him he’d hear how “‘one person in your class did this, this and this.’” Sekeres, in fact, is referring to Haverford Vice President and Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Je ...
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Professor Darin Hayton: Historian, Cyclist, Chemist

This is the first in a new series by the Clerk, “The Secret Lives of Faculty,” in which we meet and chat with professors to get to know them on a more personal level.  We hope this series sparks more dialogue between students and professors and allows us to interact with more recognition of the humanity of the other. Darin Hayton is Associate Professor of History of S ...
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What’s in Store for Students’ Council? Co-Presidents Andrew Eaddy and Maurice Rippel ’19 Have Big Plans.

Andrew Eaddy and Maurice Rippel ’19 know the ins and outs of Haverford. As seniors, they’ve accumulated an impressive set of experiences on campus and built a vast network of students and administrators. Now, they say they’re ready to take on a new challenge as this year’s Students’ Council (SC) co-presidents – and the tough balancing act that comes with it. As ...
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Gen/Sex Class Investigates Precarity in Professors’ Jobs

By Paloma Paez-Coombe and Theodora Rodine Across the country, job stability for professors has become increasingly hard to find. Tenured positions, which arose in the late 1800s as a way to protect faculty’s freedom of speech, are costly to institutions because they provide long-term stability and higher salaries, and so are quickly disappearing. They are being replaced ...
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What are the Legal Concerns with the New Honor Code?

By Michael Weber Among faculty, staff, and administrators’ concerns with the Honor Code passed at this month’s Special Plenary are possible conflicts with Title IX regulations. Title IX law mandates that any educational institutions receiving federal financial support shall not subject persons to discrimination based on sex or gender. Over the past week and a half sinc ...
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More than a Job: Students Engage in College’s MAST Program

This article is part of the Clerk’s spring series on student workers. The Mentoring and Student Teaching Program (MAST) here at Haverford is designed to help students help others. Both a job and a personal commitment, MAST requires the dedication of individuals who are willing to spend their Saturday mornings teaching middle school and high school students. This “job ...