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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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Behind the Counter: Dynamics Between Student Employees and the Community

Putting on a uniform often changes the way that people perceive you. When I put on the bright red shirt and black baseball cap announcing to campus that I’m a student worker at the Dining Center (DC), I take on a different persona. Many others who have worked in food or customer service will understand me when I say that I have to put on my “happy face” for the job. ...
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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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“Love them as yourself”: A Response to David King’s Recent Article on Religious Discourse

On March 6, David King released an article entitled “A Regretful Piece to Have Written -- On the State of Religious Discourse at Haverford.” To say it was eloquently written would be an understatement: David conveyed his ideas thoughtfully and respectfully, striving to be as inclusive as he could in his representation of religious life at Haverford. Still, I had my qua ...
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My First Take-Home Test–Reflections on the Honor Code

By Shizhe Huang, Bryn Mawr ’84 and C.V. Starr Professor of Asian Studies and Associate Professor of Chinese and Linguistics at Haverford As the Haverford community reflects upon the need for a Special Plenary after the Honor Code ratification failure, I find myself reminiscing about the very first Take-Home Test that I took at Bryn Mawr in 1982. It was a non-eventful ...
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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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Presidential Perspective: A Conversation With Kim Benston

By Andrew Eaddy and Michael Weber Kim Benston has been a member of the Haverford community for more than three decades. He’s held the title of Francis B. Gummere Professor of English in 2002, and has served as President of the College since 2015. His impending 2019 departure from his current position means that for most students on campus, Benston will have been their on ...
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A Regretful Piece to Have Written – On the State of Religious Discourse at Haverford

It was with great regret that I sat down to write this piece.  Every so often, the Clerk Editorial Board gathers ideas for special in-depth series that explore and engage a certain topic we feel is pressing on the collective Haverfordian mind.  For the third time, the Clerk has shot down religion and religious discourse as a series, stifling an effort to promote, discuss ...
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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 ...