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More than a Job: Students Engage in College’s MAST Program

This article is part of the Clerk’s spring series on student workers. The Mentoring and Student Teaching Program (MAST) here at Haverford is designed to help students help others. Both a job and a personal commitment, MAST requires the dedication of individuals who are willing to spend their Saturday mornings teaching middle school and high school students. This “job ...
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Check Your Privilege!: On Process and Digital Plenary

By Emily Chazen '18 To the people who are prioritizing procedural concerns over imminent concerns about the Honor Code: I woke up yesterday morning at 7:57am to a text in the Special Plenary Committee GroupMe of an image with a single word captioning it: “yikes.” The image, shown below, was of chalk writings that someone had scrawled on the pavement outside of the Dini ...
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Old Honor Code Reinstated as Interim Measure

Photo by Lexie Iglesia  On April 22, Haverford President Kim Benston wrote to the student body that the old Honor Code had been reinstated as an interim measure meant to guide the community while they awaited his decision on the new Honor Code.  This decision reversed a previous decision to install an interim set of community procedures, as written by President Benston, ...
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Honor Code Expires, is Replaced By Administration’s ‘Interim Procedures’

Additional reporting by Andrew Eaddy Students at Haverford are no longer living under the Honor Code, at least for the time being. As of 6 p.m. on April 18, the Honor Code expired, and the administration has implemented “interim academic and social procedures” to take its place. According to the Students’ Constitution, the Honor Code expires six weeks after failing t ...
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Open Letter: On the Shortage of Computer Science Faculty

This letter was written by Daniel Feshbach, with help from Henry Mohr, Emily Lin, Kevin Liao, Alison Rosenman, and many others. It is signed by past, present, and future students. The writers also sent the letter to the Education Policy Committee, and that version also includes personal comments from many of the signatories. Dear Education Policy Committee, By now, many of ...
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Special Plenary Round-Up

Written by Michael Weber Photo by Lexie Iglesia  In the first Special Plenary since 2013, over 940 Haverford students convened in the GIAC to consider eight resolutions and the passage of a revised Honor Code. After over eight hours, numerous tense moments, and a prolonged stretch of lost quorum, seven of the eight resolutions passed, and the Honor Code was ratified by a ...
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Special Plenary Preview

By Andrew Eaddy, Olivia Legaspi, Leslie Luqueno, Claudia Nguyen, Simon Poser, and Ellen Schoder In just a few days, the Honor Code may look a lot different, as the student body considers resolutions about the Academic and Social Honor Codes, as well as other issues on campus. Any potential changes will take place at Special Plenary, which is scheduled for April 8 at 5pm in ...
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Why I Don’t Go to Plenary

The first time I walked into plenary, I experienced a familiar, overpowering surge of anxiety.  Ever since a traumatic incident at the age of 13, I have experienced frequent panic attacks, often triggered by loud noises, crowds, and uncomfortable social situations.   Based on what I had heard before coming to Haverford, I expected plenary to be much less chaotic, and I e ...
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Haverford Students and the March for Our Lives

On Saturday March 24, millions across the country protested on behalf of the victims from the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting to voice their anger about the lack of gun control and continued school shootings in America. In Philadelphia alone, over 5000 people attended the March and corresponding rally. The March began early Saturday morning with protesters gathering ...