Category: News

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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 ...
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‘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 ...
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New Jersey Attorney General Chris Porrino Speaks at Haverford

On February 8, New Jersey Attorney General Chris Porrino shared his perspective on policing with students, faculty, and community members, who had gathered in Stokes Auditorium to hear his keynote address. The talk was part of a three-part series hosted by the College’s Community Conversations and Actionable Solutions (CCAS) initiative, which brings in speakers to discus ...
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Lion (2016) Review

NOW SHOWING AT THE BRYN MAWR FILM INSTITUTE: Nominated for six Academy Awards, this multi-lingual, intercontinental story may certainly be the year’s most effective—and certainly heart-rending—cinematic depiction of placelessness, all surrounding a single man on his journey home. Rating: 4/4 Another Look at the Best—and Less So—of 2016 Series Description: While t ...
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College Establishes New Queer-designated Housing Option

In an effort to establish more inclusive housing options for queer and trans students, Residential Life has introduced a new housing option for the 2017-2018 Fall semester called QHouse. QHouse will be an intentional living space for LGBTQ students and allies, and marks what some community members believe will be an important step toward institutional recognition of the ne ...
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Mixed Reactions after Immigration Panel

On Monday, February 6 at 6:30pm, students, faculty, and community members from the Tri-Co packed into Stokes Auditorium for an Immigration Information Panel and Discussion. The panel was organized by Provost Fran Blase, and finalized quickly due to the recent Executive Orders surrounding immigration signed by President Trump. She emphasized in her opening remarks that “[ ...
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Renovated Dining Center Basement Provides New Student Social Space

On February 3rd at 4 pm, President Kim Benston marked the grand opening of the newly renovated Dining Center (DC) basement by cutting the red ribbon. The renovation, which started in fall 2016, aimed to make the basement more appealing and usable for students. The space now has a movie theater and new Blackbox theater, meeting rooms for clubs, an office for Student Activit ...