Loading...
You are here:  Home  >  News
Latest

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 […]

Read More →
Latest

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 […]

Read More →
Latest

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 […]

Read More →
Latest

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 […]

Read More →
Latest

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 […]

Read More →
Latest

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 […]

Read More →
Latest

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 […]

Read More →
Latest

President Weiss to Teach Two Courses Next Year

By   /  April 6, 2014  /  News  /  No Comments

As you’re browsing the Tri-Co Course Guide in the next week, keep an eye out for a class taught by a new professor: our very own President Dan Weiss. President Weiss will co-teach Higher Education and the Liberal Arts: Mission and Trends with Swarthmore president Rebecca Chopp, a 200-level course cross-listed in the Independent College […]

Read More →
Latest

Major Renovations Planned for Four Academic Buildings

By   /  April 6, 2014  /  News  /  2 Comments

Haverford is planning major changes and renovations to four different academic buildings in the next five years: Magill Library, Ryan Gym, Roberts Hall, and the Sharpless wing of the KINSC. The projects are expected to be started in the next five years. Part of that depends on the amount of money that can be raised […]

Read More →
Latest

Award-Winning Journalist Sparks Discussion About Racial Diversity

By   /  March 23, 2014  /  News  /  No Comments

This past Friday, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and immigration reform activist Jose Antonio Vargas visited Haverford as this semester’s featured speaker. Vargas, who revealed his undocumented status in a 2011 essay in the New York Times Magazine, discussed his recent efforts to raise awareness of immigration issues and his new film Documented. At a dinner prior to his […]

Read More →