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Class of 2018 Largest and Most Geographically Diverse Freshman Class in School’s History

By   /  September 14, 2014  /  News, The Beat  /  No Comments

340 students are enrolled in Haverford’s class of 2018, making it the largest class in the history of the school, according to Jess Lord, Dean of Admission and Financial Aid. However, that number is “within the boundary we thought was reasonable for a freshman class,” Lord said. A typical freshman class might normally have around […]

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Haverford Students to March in NYC Climate March

By   /  September 14, 2014  /  News, The Beat  /  No Comments

On September 21, 60 Haverford students will take to the streets of New York City for the People’s Climate March, projected to be the largest climate march in history with 250,000 attendees. The objective of the march is to send a message to world leaders, who will be gathering in NYC on September 23 for […]

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Chief of Staff Lytle Appointed as First Chief Sustainability Officer

By   /  September 14, 2014  /  News, The Beat  /  No Comments

The past two years have been quite green for Haverford College.  Composting at the Dining Center, LED lights in Founders Great Hall, and a student-built farm by the Featherbed fields have all emerged out of the school’s various woodworks to make the campus a more sustainable place to be. If you read Dan Weiss’ recent […]

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Commencement Committee to Reconsider UC Berkeley Chancellor’s Invite After Community Forum

By   /  May 10, 2014  /  News  /  2 Comments

Michael Rushmore '14.

On Thursday, a community forum was held in Founders’ Great Hall to address concerns raised about the invitation to award the former University of California, Berkeley chancellor Robert Birgeneau an honorary degree at Commencement on May 18. Honorary degree recipients were announced in April in an email from President Daniel H. Weiss, who described Birgeneau […]

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ETHOS Audits the Dining Center

By   /  April 27, 2014  /  News  /  No Comments

Earlier this month, the student-run Haverford food justice group ETHOS, which stands for “ethical, transparent, homegrown, organic, and sustainable,” found that 9% of the food served by the Dining Center falls under the ETHOS definition of “real food”: locally grown, equally-traded, equal trade, organic, and sustainable. That figure was determined by a combined effort between […]

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Earth Day Comes to Campus

By   /  April 27, 2014  /  News  /  No Comments

Horticulturist and students installed roughly 1000 new plants outside of Tritton and Kim.

This spring, Haverford is making strides to increase awareness and action on environmental issues and sustainability. The Haverford Arboretum celebrated Earth Day last Tuesday by hosting a planting event in the area between student dorms Tritton and Kim. A small group gathered by the newly-installed plants for a reading of the environmental conservation-themed Dr. Seuss […]

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Two Haverford Students Charged in “Main Line Take Over” Drug Bust

By   /  April 21, 2014  /  News  /  31 Comments

Katie Greifeld contributed to this report. Two Haverford students have been arrested and charged in connection to an investigation by the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office for widespread distribution of drugs at area high schools and colleges, the DA announced in a press release Monday. The leaders of the drug ring, dubbed the “Main Line […]

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Quaker House Off the Map

By   /  April 20, 2014  /  News  /  No Comments

Quaker House, a community-style housing option, has been a part of the Haverford College Apartments layout for almost six years, serving up Sunday brunches and hosting Quaker-related events.  But after failing to find the required 11 applicants during Spring Room Draw for the group application, Quaker House will not be around next year. According to […]

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Consequences Announced for Alcohol-Providing UCAs

By   /  April 15, 2014  /  News  /  No Comments

On April 6 at the Customs Retreat, Dean of First-Year Students Michael Martinez announced that if Upper Class Advisors (UCA) provide alcohol to their freshmen, they will be stripped of their roles and removed from their freshmen halls. While many students have objected to this as a change in policy, Dean Martinez said that is […]

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Haverfarm Update: Seeds to Success Being Planted

By   /  April 14, 2014  /  News  /  No Comments

After a long winter of thick snow and bitter cold, the Agricultural Center for Environmental Studies (ACES, or just ‘Haverfarm) is about to kick off a healthy and hearty growing season! This past Sunday Haverfarm hosted its second Volunteer Day. Fifteen students worked together in the dirt and the warm sunny weather to build vegetable […]

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