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The Inside Scoop: What Students Really Think About Alternative Ice Cream

At Spring Plenary in 2016, “The Good Food Resolution” was passed. In it was a commitment by the Food Systems Working Group (a joint student and administration team) to make at least 20% of Haverford’s Dining Center (DC) food ecologically sustainable by 2020. This year, the Food Systems Working Group is tackling ice cream. Haverford currently has Jack and Jill Ice Cre ...
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After a Year of Folly, The Democrats Strike Back

America will remember November 8th, 2017. In many ways this election was a tired example of the old rules of politics dictating the results. An unpopular president whose party is pushing an unpopular agenda in Washington was severely defeated by the opposing party in an off-year election. Additionally the statewide wins came in states that demographically favor  Democrats ...
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Who Does Students’ Council Really Represent?

On the day of Plenary, Students’ Council congregated on Sunday morning to talk about how council would approach the #AllStrugglesOneCode protest. Students’ Council representatives were at the planning meetings for the movement, yet Students’ Council, could not agree on how to address the movement. As the Officer of Multiculturalism on Council, the protest posed a cha ...
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Many Faculty and Staff Opt into Early Retirement Program

On May 11, 2016 Haverford announced the establishment of a voluntary early retirement program. This program, open for enrollment from May 16, 2016 to September 1, 2016, was offered to both faculty and staff who were 62 years of age or older, had been employed by the College for at least a decade, and were working full time in a continuing position. Those who opted into the ...
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Haverford President Urges Students to Lobby Against Tax Bill

On November 8th, Haverford students  received an email from Kim Benston in which the subject line read: Message from Kim Benston: Urgent Request to Lobby the Tax Bill. The email called on students to lobby against the Republican-led effort to pass a tax reform bill which would make major changes to the tax code. As of this moment, it has passed in the House of Representat ...
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Men’s Rugby Finishes Perfect Season as Conference Champions

On Saturday, November 4, the Haverford Angry Young Newts men’s rugby team defeated Moravian College 21-7 to claim the title of champions of the NSCRO (National Small College Rugby Organization) Division of the MARC (Mid-Atlantic Rugby Conference).  The Newts were undefeated this season, finishing with a 7-0 record.   The team was led to success by team captains Ricky S ...
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Haverford Ash Trees Under Threat from Invasive Species

Ash tree outside of Morris Health Center. Photo courtesy of Kate Silber '20.  This fall, the Arboretum is preparing for the arrival of the Emerald Ashborer, an invasive species of insect that is expected to decimate Haverford’s population of ash trees over the next few years. The insect was first discovered in the United States in 2002 in Gary, Indiana. Since its arriv ...
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First-Years React to Plenary

Members of the Financial Aid Resolution, featuring Chris Pence '18 (foreground). Photo courtesy of Kate Silber '20. On October 8, Fall Plenary took place. During it, two resolutions were presented, debated, and ultimately passed. However, this plenary had many unique aspects to it and perhaps most noteworthy were the difficulty of reaching and maintaining quorum and the #A ...
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Controversial Athletic Amendment Narrowly Defeated At Plenary

(From left to right): Anna Saum '18, Lillian Alonzo '20, and Leah Budson '19 presenting their resolution at Plenary. Photo courtesy of Kate Silber '20.  At Fall Plenary, the resolution calling for a day of Collection passed after much debate. While many had concerns about quorum, campus jobs, and rescheduling labs, the biggest point of contention was the time the day end ...
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Choosing Our History: Changing the Name of Thomas Hall

College Hall, Photo Courtesy of Carol Lee Diallo '19.  As a Haverford student who just started getting used to maneuvering my way around Bryn Mawr’s campus, I was concerned (to say the least) when I learned that there had been a change to one of the building’s names. On the surface, the new name change to “College Hall” from the former name “Thomas Hall” seeme ...