Category: Features

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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 ...
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Meet the Special Plenary Committee!

By Ari Kim and Michael Weber With Special Plenary quickly approaching, the newly-formed Special Plenary Committee (SPC) has been hard at work to help write potential resolutions and reach out to the student body to facilitate discussion about changes to the Honor Code. The 10 students on the committee, which is co-chaired by Emily Chazen ’18 and Hanae Togami ’19, repre ...
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Students, Workers, and Leaders

As part of The Clerk’s series on student workers at Haverford, I decided to feature people who do not only study and work on campus, but also who are actively trying to change campus for the better. Among this amazing group of people, there are several affinity group co-heads, community house members, sports captains, community organizers, and many other leadership posit ...
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Presidential Perspective: A Conversation With Kim Benston

By Andrew Eaddy and Michael Weber Kim Benston has been a member of the Haverford community for more than three decades. He’s held the title of Francis B. Gummere Professor of English in 2002, and has served as President of the College since 2015. His impending 2019 departure from his current position means that for most students on campus, Benston will have been their on ...
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Cole’s Culture Corner | The Shape of Water

The Shape of Water: B This article contains mild plot details. Guillermo Del Toro has, throughout his career, made films with premises that, if made by anyone else, would become steaming piles of sh*t, the kinds of films you would ironically watch late at night with your drunk friends and laugh at the ridiculous plotting and nonsensical characters (his 2013 film Pacific Ri ...