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Follow-up to Changes in Customs

The Customs program is one of the most important and influential programs at Haverford. It is a program dedicated to immerse first year students into campus culture by giving support both socially and academically. This year Customs has been on the forefront of everyone's mind, perhaps a little more than before, because of the structural changes it has undergone, most nota ...
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Haverford’s Innovation Platform Holds First Tri-Co Mocktail Party

Photo by Kate Silber On Friday, March 23, Haverford’s Innovation Platform (HIP) held its first-ever Tri-Co speed dating and mocktail party. HIP was created during the 2016-2017 academic year in order to address concerns raised by both faculty and students about the difficulty of enacting meaningful change outside the classroom, and is now being headed by Victoria Merino ...
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Apply to the Clerk’s Editorial Board For 2018-2019 Academic Year

Thank you for your interest in The Clerk's Editorial Board! We are looking for a group of engaged and enthusiastic editors to help us produce strong weekly content and recruit new writers. In the upcoming year, we would like to see increased readership and a diverse array of voices represented. We would also like to ensure we are challenging the campus to improve itself th ...
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Student Employees Shift Gears as Magill Closes its Doors

By Michael Weber  As demolition began earlier this semester on Magill Library’s Special Collections wing, library staff continued settling into new spaces around campus. Pop-up office spaces for research librarians line the walls of Founders Great Hall, while the former computer cluster in Roberts basement now houses digital scholarship, special collections staff, and l ...
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We Don’t All Scream for Ice Cream

By Ari Kim  On the Sunday night students returned from winter break, they noticed something amiss. In the corner where the containers containing the Jack & Jill ice creams and novelties once stood, the Urban Churn ice cream freezer sits instead. According to the hc-all email sent by the Food Systems Working Group (FSWG), 95% of the 282 students who sampled the Urban C ...
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The Honor Code Failed. What now?

By Andrew Eaddy and Ellen Schoder The past few days have been a whirlwind for students on campus, who learned Wednesday evening that the Honor Code had not been ratified and now try to figure out what Special Plenary will look like. Students on campus have not been through a Special Plenary yet during their time at Haverford, so organizers have to figure out how Special Pl ...
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Students Left With Unanswered Questions About New Storage Policy

By Michael Weber  On Friday, February 23, Dean of the College Martha Denney sent an e-mail to the student body announcing that the College will, with some exceptions, no longer offer on-campus storage. The Office of Residential Life will facilitate a switch to an off-campus storage system that will pick up and drop off student belongings from residences, but will eliminat ...
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Students and Admin React to Parkland Shooting

In the wake of the Parkland, Florida shooting, which occurred on Valentine’s Day, there has been both immense support for those affected by the tragedy, and also great effort put towards improving issues related to gun control in this country. One such effort is a National School Walkout taking place on April 20, which some Haverford students will be participating in. ...
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Haverford Students Celebrate Eagles’ Super Bowl Victory

Like most of the country on February 4, many Haverford students found themselves glued to their screens as they watched the Super Bowl. This year’s game was especially exciting for Eagles fans on campus, who saw the team defeat the Patriots 41-33, and went into Philadelphia to take part in the celebrations.   This was the first time that the Eagles had ever won the Supe ...
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Plenary Round-up

By Claudia Nguyen and Ellen Schoder Photo by Dexter Coen Gilbert '21 Spring Plenary was swift this year, taking less than two hours. The event officially began at 2 p.m. on Sunday, quorum was reached approximately 50 minutes later, and the event ended shortly before 4 p.m. Despite its short duration, there was still plenty of discussion. The JSAAPP resolution The only reso ...