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Haverford Alum and Congressional Hopeful Molly Sheehan Visits Haverford College

On Thursday, April 13, Molly Sheehan ‘07 came to Haverford College to discuss her plans to run for Congress in 2018. Pennsylvania’s 7th district, in which Haverford is located, is likely to see multiple candidates on the Democratic side run. Democratic candidates for local offices also spoke. About fifty students in total came to the DC basement to hear Sheehan give th ...
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Changes to Customs

With training for Customs team members coming to a close, and the first-year class solidifying, the Customs program for the Class of 2021 is really taking shape. But this year’s Customs Co-Heads, Rachel Romens ‘18 and Saumya Varma ’18, said that that the program may look different in the near future. Although there are tweaks to the program every year, the Customs Co ...
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Ending Gerrymandering: A Discussion at Bryn Mawr College

On March 30, Bryn Mawr College hosted a discussion about redistricting in Pennsylvania and the public campaign to change the system through which district lines for political offices are designated. Nearly two hundred and fifty people were in attendance for the event held in McPherson Auditorium. The event was part of Bryn Mawr College’s series on voice, with this event ...
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Students for Justice in Palestine Holds Israeli Apartheid Week

On Monday, March 20th, Bi-Co Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) launched Israeli Apartheid Week, with the goal of spreading a message of solidarity with Palestine in its longstanding conflict with Israel. The club invited two speakers, Professor Sa’ed Atshan of Swarthmore College, and Remi Kanazi, a Brooklyn-based poet and activist, to present during the week. A thi ...
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A New Holiday

On the fourth Monday of every year, U.S. citizens celebrate President’s Day, but this year many renamed the holiday and participated in ‘Not My President’s Day’ rallies. This ‘not my president’ sentiment has reverberated throughout the nation since Trump’s unexpected win in November, though it is difficult to discern what people mean when they echo the phrase ...
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State Senator Daylin Leach of “Loofa-Faced Shit Gibbon” Fame Visits Haverford

Haverford’s State Senator Daylin Leach stepped into the spotlight of the resistance to President Trump last month when he referred to the president as a “fascist, loofa-faced shit gibbon” on Twitter after Trump threatened the career of a state senator in Texas. Two weeks later, he visited Haverford to continue his message of defying Trump, giving a short speech on ef ...
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Board Extends Benston’s Time as President to the 2018-2019 School Year

President Kim Benston will remain in his current position for at least another two academic years, announced the Board of Managers at its February 10 meeting. “The College continues to make significant progress under Kim’s thoughtful and energetic leadership,” said Rick White ‘81, Chair of the Board of Managers. “We are grateful to Kim for his service, and to our ...
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Connor Cassidy ’17 and Lucas Greenbaum ’20 Join The Clerk!

The Clerk grew two members stronger, as Connor Cassidy ‘17 and Lucas Greenbaum ‘20 joined the editorial board as Webmasters. Traditionally, the Webmaster has been tasked with updating The Clerk’s website and with general maintenance of our online services. This year, our Webmasters plan to do even more. Our hope is that this semester the Webmasters will work to revam ...
‘Majoritarian Morality’ and Civic Values 0

‘Majoritarian Morality’ and Civic Values

By Chelsea Richardson '18 In a recent article for The Clerk, David Canada argues that while plagiarism is objectively wrong, determining what constitutes racism and other bigotries is subjective. Canada fails to see that his designation of plagiarism as morally wrong is also subjective; it’s just a majoritarian morality that has been around longer. Every civic value we c ...