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Changes to the Academic Policy

The current first-year class at Haverford College will be the last to see the current system of academic requirement. Beginning in Fall 2018, the Core Distribution Requirement will be altered, as per new policy from the Education Policy Committee. Under the current system for the upper classes, students have to complete a first year writing seminar, two semesters of langua ...
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Planned Protest at Plenary Seeks to Prevent Quorum

On Sunday, October 8, there will be a protest of the Social Code by various affinity groups under the united moniker #AllStrugglesOneCode. The intentionally amorphous group aims to block quorum by sitting outside of the GIAC, or not showing up at all. The group sent out a document that outlined the reasons for this protest, and listed their demands. “There were a couple ...
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New Resolution Hopes to Make Plenary More Accessible and Inclusive

This coming Sunday Leah Budson '19, Anna Saum '18, Lillian Alonzo '20 are presenting Collection: Day of Community Engagement Resolution at Plenary. The resolution suggests changes to the pre-existing protocol for Plenary by making Plenary an all-day community event with workshops in the morning and plenary in the afternoon. One of the major changes is that Plenary would be ...
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Changes to 2017 Customs Program May Signal Larger Shifts on the Horizon

After implementing a number of changes in the schedule and planning process of Haverford’s 2017 Customs program, co-heads Rachel Romens ‘18 and Saumya Varma ’18 intend to build on the year’s successes and setbacks in continuing to move towards broader structural modifications that have been discussed since the pair were appointed last year. From the moment that Cus ...
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Duck Pond Project Delayed by Summer Rains

Unusually frequent and heavy rains impeded the Duck Pond Reclamation Project over the summer, pushing back the date of completion to the middle of October. The project was undertaken to remove a heavy layer of sediment on the bottom of the pond. The Duck Pond feeds into Cobb Creek, a waterway responsible for draining about one third of the storm-water runoff in Lower Merio ...
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SECS Launches Millennial Dance as a Replacement for 80s

On Saturday, September 23rd, the Special Events Committee for Students (SECS) hosted Haverford’s first ever Millennial Dance, replacing the customary 80’s Dance. SECS, a student-run organization whose goal is to create fun, institutionalized social life is best known for its dances in Founder’s Hall, and the 80’s Dance, as SECS’ first Founder’s dance of the yea ...
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Vote Here: Customs Photo Contest 2017!

Thanks to all who shared their Customs experience with us this year! Vote for your favorite of our top picks below, and the winner will receive a feature in the Clerk plus a $10 Wawa gift card. Voting ends Friday, September 29th at 5:00 PM. Vote Here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3S9HYZ6 See the photos on the poll and below:  ...
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Whiteness, Passivity, and Death: the Aftermath of Charlottesville

Since Heather Heyer’s death at the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville on August 12, her face has appeared on my Facebook news feed dozens of times every day.  It is always the same photograph: a softly-lit selfie, in which Heyer is smiling, her makeup and hair done: the very picture of beauty and innocence.  This photograph is an unsettling contrast to those wh ...
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New app developed by Haverford students to replace Havertivity

As the College approaches the last year of its three-year contract with OohLaLa, the company operating the app for students known as Havertivity, it has decided to implement a new app: Loop. Loop was developed by Ian Andolsek ’17 and Nathan Sokolic ’19, who say that their app will remedy some of the problems they saw with apps like Havertivity, and provide additional f ...
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From the Pen of the Editor: On Charlottesville and Journalism

Note: While not a conventional editorial, this statement by the Editor-in-Chief, in response to the Unite the Right Rally in Charlottesville, was approved by all members of the Clerk's Editorial Board. First and foremost: to my fellow students of color, and all members of the Haverford community affected – I stand in solidarity with you. You are in my thoughts, my praye ...