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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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Meet the Special Plenary Committee!

By Ari Kim and Michael Weber With Special Plenary quickly approaching, the newly-formed Special Plenary Committee (SPC) has been hard at work to help write potential resolutions and reach out to the student body to facilitate discussion about changes to the Honor Code. The 10 students on the committee, which is co-chaired by Emily Chazen ’18 and Hanae Togami ’19, repre ...
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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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Students, Workers, and Leaders

As part of The Clerk’s series on student workers at Haverford, I decided to feature people who do not only study and work on campus, but also who are actively trying to change campus for the better. Among this amazing group of people, there are several affinity group co-heads, community house members, sports captains, community organizers, and many other leadership posit ...
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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 ...