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Apply for the 2016-2017 Editorial Board

The application to join next year’s editorial board is now open! We’re looking for people who are passionate about journalism, storytelling, and issues facing the Haverford community. No prior experience with The Clerk is necessary. Open positions include news, opinion, features, and multimedia/photo editors. We’ve...

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Pinwheel Day Without the Pinwheels

Students on Founders Green It was a glorious April day, with a high of 80 degrees and sunny skies predicted. In short, the perfect day for pinwheels. But when the Haverford community awoke, no pinwheels were spotted. They had been stolen. Pinwheel Day is an...

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Havertivity App Brings New Communications System to Haverford

On March 16, Students’ Council and the Student Activities Office (SAO) released Havertivity, an app for student events and activities, to club leaders. The following day, they released the app to the student body. “We’re really hoping it makes communication and collaboration and advertisement on...

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Haverford’s First Self-Care Week a Success

The first ever Self-Care Week at Haverford concluded last week. The Rufus M. Jones Institute for Leadership hosted Self-Care Week, in collaboration with other on-campus organizations, such as the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA), Office of Academic Resources (OAR), Women*s Center, Health Services, and JSAAPP,...

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College Rescinds Bill Cosby’s Honorary Degree

On February 26, President Kim Benston announced the Board of Managers’ decision to rescind Bill Cosby’s honorary degree. Haverford awarded Cosby with the degree in 2002. In an email to the Haverford community, President Benston cited the Honorary Degrees Committee’s recommendation to rescind the degree....

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Intro to Fitness Course Now Offers Opt-Out

In order to fulfill physical education requirements at Haverford, all non-varsity-athlete students must take the “Intro to Fitness” course sometime during their college career. A new option this year is “opting-out” of the class by an exam, which contains both written and physical portions. Students...

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Three out of Four Resolutions Pass at Spring 2016 Plenary

Plenary reached quorum at around 6:15 p.m. and held throughout the night, approximately three hours later. All three original resolutions had points of contention, but the largest drama of the night came when students voted to split Resolution #3 into two separate resolutions, an unprecedented...