Category: News Briefs

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Students to host premiere Friday for new online web series

Update 11/24: Their first episode is now on Youtube. Peliculeo Productions launched this year as an extracurricular organization for students interested in any and all aspects of film. Juniors Brandon Kelly and Catherine Casem '15 formed the club as a way to facilitate collaboration between students interested in cinematography, screenwriting, acting, and editing.  The gr ...
Discussions with Dan: the Strategic Plan 0

Discussions with Dan: the Strategic Plan

Last Wednesday President Dan Weiss spoke with students in Sharpless Auditorium about the Strategic Plan, and his vision for the College in the coming years, the second in a series of informal talks organized by Students' Council, called "Discussions with Dan." After giving an overview of the Strategic Plan, a document articulating and defining priorities for the College an ...
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Students’ Council to take applications for $25k facilities fund

With $25,000 burning a hole in its pocket, Students' Council (SC) will soon begin accepting student proposals for how to spend a discretionary fund for improving student spaces. "This is money for projects that students want but would never get done otherwise," said co-president Phil Drexler '14. Drexler says these projects are not meant to supplement renovations and upkee ...
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Campus Center roof repairs to be completed by early November

The northwest entrance to the Whitehead Campus Center is scheduled to be back in service by early November, after being in repairs for over a month. According to Assistant Director of Facilities Management William V. Anderko Jr., the final repair work on the closed area in the Whitehead Campus Center is “scheduled to commence on Monday, October 28” and expected to fin ...
Career Office relaunches with new name, dean and focus 0

Career Office relaunches with new name, dean and focus

The former Career Development Office (CDO) is now in its new form as the Center for Career & Professional Advising (CCPA), and the changes go far beyond a mere name swap. The shift, which has been in the making for almost three years, is part of a larger push by liberal arts colleges to stay relevant. “We want to be advising them in all areas, and not waiting to give ...
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Nice to meet you, Mr. President

Last Monday, students had a chance to meet with President Dan Weiss at "Donuts with Dan," an hour-long meet-and-greet on Founder's Green. Students' Council is hosting a number of casual events with Weiss this year as part of his strategy to get to know the student body, including a discussion this Thursday, "What does a college president do?" on his long-term vision for t ...
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Q&A: Joanne Creighton

After two years at Haverford College, Interim President Joanne Creighton said her official goodbye late last month. We reached Creighton over the phone for an interview on May 20. Where are you headed next? I’m going back to Amherst, Massachusetts with my husband and dog. And I am resuming a 5-college professorship for three years. I abandoned that [position] twice so no ...
Benston to continue as Provost next year 0

Benston to continue as Provost next year

Updated 5/3 3:18 PM Interim Provost Kimberly Benston will serve another year as Provost, "after much convincing by both the present and incoming presidents," wrote Professor of English Maud McInerney in an email to students registered for Benston's Fall English 225 Shakespeare class. McInerney said, the course will still be taught in the Fall by Shakespeare scholar Barbar ...
Weiss: “restless” to start 0

Weiss: “restless” to start

President-Elect Daniel H. Weiss is on campus today, joining members of the Board of Managers in a weekend of meetings and conversations about strategic planning. Since Lafayette announced his successor, Alison Bylerly, in January, Weiss has been busy juggling two presidential transitions. On the interim, he's been traveling a few times a month meeting with alumni and membe ...
Who got into the class of 2017? 0

Who got into the class of 2017?

With acceptance letters out in the mail late March, the campus has been flooded with tours of eager admitted students and their families scoping out the 'Ford. While the Admissions Office won't have a full profile on the incoming class of 2017 until later this year, they've given us some initial numbers on the students accepted for this coming Fall. Look out for prospectiv ...