Category: News

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Ellen Schoder ’19 to Serve as Next Editor-in-Chief

The Clerk is pleased to name Ellen Schoder '19 as its next Editor-in-Chief.   Schoder, a History major, has contributed to the paper since her freshman year, and has previously served as News Editor and Associate Editor.  She has reported on topics such as student government, guest speakers, and student groups on campus.   Schoder is taking over for Maurice Rippel ‘19 ...
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Community Members Meet to Discuss President Benston’s Rejection of Plenary Resolutions

On Tuesday, November 14, members of the student body congregated to respond to President Benston's denial of the two resolutions at Plenary.  This event was hosted by the resolution writers, and Leah Budson ‘19 facilitated the discussion.  The event was intended to be an open space for students to react to President Benston's decision and email to the community, and to ...
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Winter Formal Cancelled by SECS, Citing Safety Concerns Following Halloween Dance

This report was contributed to by Claudia Nguyen '18 and Simon Poser '19.  On November 28th, Haverford students received an email from Haverford SECS that notified the student body that the Winter Formal dance, Snowball, would be cancelled this year. The main reasons given for the cancellation of the event were the events that transpired during the college’s annual Hall ...
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Long Waiting List at CAPS Frustrates Student Body

Inside the CAPS waiting room. Photo by Kate Silber '20.  “I didn’t hear back from CAPS until a month after I had filled out the form,” a first-year said. “I assumed they had forgotten about me,” he tersely stated. One often hears similar frustrations about CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services) across campus, where rumors of the service being understaffed ...
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Lunt Workers Demand Full Reimbursement; Ongoing Issues Highlight Lack of Communication and Transparency

Lunt Cafe during its re-opening. Lunt is closed for the remainder of the semester. Photo courtesy of Kate Silber '20.  On November 3rd, 2017, Lunt Cafe was closed for a second and final time for the semester, signalling  development in the failure of communication between Lunt Cafe staff, the administration, and Student’s Council. Between the first closure and reopeni ...
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The Inside Scoop: What Students Really Think About Alternative Ice Cream

At Spring Plenary in 2016, “The Good Food Resolution” was passed. In it was a commitment by the Food Systems Working Group (a joint student and administration team) to make at least 20% of Haverford’s Dining Center (DC) food ecologically sustainable by 2020. This year, the Food Systems Working Group is tackling ice cream. Haverford currently has Jack and Jill Ice Cre ...
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Many Faculty and Staff Opt into Early Retirement Program

On May 11, 2016 Haverford announced the establishment of a voluntary early retirement program. This program, open for enrollment from May 16, 2016 to September 1, 2016, was offered to both faculty and staff who were 62 years of age or older, had been employed by the College for at least a decade, and were working full time in a continuing position. Those who opted into the ...
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Haverford President Urges Students to Lobby Against Tax Bill

On November 8th, Haverford students  received an email from Kim Benston in which the subject line read: Message from Kim Benston: Urgent Request to Lobby the Tax Bill. The email called on students to lobby against the Republican-led effort to pass a tax reform bill which would make major changes to the tax code. As of this moment, it has passed in the House of Representat ...
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Men’s Rugby Finishes Perfect Season as Conference Champions

On Saturday, November 4, the Haverford Angry Young Newts men’s rugby team defeated Moravian College 21-7 to claim the title of champions of the NSCRO (National Small College Rugby Organization) Division of the MARC (Mid-Atlantic Rugby Conference).  The Newts were undefeated this season, finishing with a 7-0 record.   The team was led to success by team captains Ricky S ...
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Haverford Ash Trees Under Threat from Invasive Species

Ash tree outside of Morris Health Center. Photo courtesy of Kate Silber '20.  This fall, the Arboretum is preparing for the arrival of the Emerald Ashborer, an invasive species of insect that is expected to decimate Haverford’s population of ash trees over the next few years. The insect was first discovered in the United States in 2002 in Gary, Indiana. Since its arriv ...