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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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With Club Sports Costs Rising, Students’ Council Seeks Alternatives

By   /  March 23, 2014  /  News  /  No Comments

As costs for club sports go up, Haverford’s Students’ Council is looking for alternative possibilities for funding. Budgeting for club sports currently falls largely under SC, with some support from the Student Activities office. According to Students’ Council co-secretaries Brie Groh ’15 and Jack Hassler ’15, costs for separate club sports differ greatly, especially for […]

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Weiss Hires From Lafayette to Replace Longtime VP of Finance

By   /  March 23, 2014  /  News  /  No Comments

Earlier this month President Daniel H. Weiss announced the hiring of Mitchell L. Wein to replace long-time Vice President of Administration and Finance Richard Wynn, who is retiring this June. Wein, who currently holds the same position at Lafayette, was hired by then-President Weiss in 2007 for his first higher education job after more than 20 […]

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TV Pilot Filmed at Bryn Mawr Over Spring Break

By   /  March 16, 2014  /  News  /  No Comments

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While students were away for Spring Break, camera crews swarmed Bryn Mawr’s campus for two days for the filming of an ABC television pilot produced by Shonda Rhimes, known for her work on shows like “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal.” According to the Mainline Media News, the show is set at a fictional Ivy-League college in […]

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2 Years After Plenary Resolution, Paper Towels Still in Dorms

By   /  March 16, 2014  /  News  /  2 Comments

At Fall Plenary 2012, Haverford’s student body passed a contentious resolution to remove all paper towels from dorms. Now, two years later, the College has still not wiped its hands of the issue — paper towels are still being stocked in bathrooms. The original resolution asked the College to stop stocking paper towels in dorm […]

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Visiting Professors in an Insecure Job Market

By   /  March 16, 2014  /  News  /  1 Comment

Visiting assistant professors are typically hired by a college under one or two year contracts to fill in for professors who have gone on leave. Depending on the needs of the college, these contracts can be renewed for several years in a row. However, the waiting period for visiting faculty between one contract and the […]

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