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Cricket at Haverford

  Haverford cricket team, 1896. This was the first Haverford team to tour internationally. They went to England where they played against England’s top teams. Hidden in Plain Sight Most Haverford students cannot help but walk by this little-known landmark every day. Whether on our way to or from class, the Dining Center, another dorm, the train station, or Wawa, the ...
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From the Archives: Students Protest Iraq War

Very few Haverfordians get arrested nowadays, but this article from the 2003 Bi-Co News recounts the experience of six students who were arrested for protesting the Iraq War, which started 12 years ago last Friday.   SIX HAVERFORD WAR PROTESTERS CHOOSE ARREST April 1, 2003, Bi-Co News It’s a rainy Wednesday night and the six Haverford war protesters, arrested on Mar ...
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From the Archives: 2000 Spring Break Boycott

This spring break, several of Haverford's athletic teams will travel for embark on training trips and away games before the spring athletic season gets underway. The women's lacrosse team will travel to Colorado, the women's tennis team will fly to Florida, as will men's baseball, and the men's tennis team will travel to Puerto Rico for their spring break. While these team ...
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From the Archives: An ‘Unusual’ New Dining Hall

Ever wonder where the DC came from? In 1967, most meals were served in Founders Hall, which could only seat 250 people and was becoming very crowded as college enrollment approached 700 students. An anonymous donor gave $1.6 million (worth about $11.4 million today) to the college to be used for an "unusual" new dining hall which would accommodate the growing student body ...
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From the Archives: The History of the Hood Trophy

While the Haverford/Swarthmore rivalry these days consists of t-shirts and "Swat Sucks," it used to include marching bands, cheerleaders, and a post-game dance between the two schools. In anticipation of this weekend's game, The Clerk found in the Special Collections a piece of rivalry history; the first article in The Haverford News written about the Hood Trophy, th ...
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From the Archives: John C. Whitehead ’43

This article from the archives is posted in honor of John C. Whitehead '43, a highly influential banker and Haverford donor, who died of cancer February 7th at the age of 92. "He represented, in my view, the values that Haverford espouses - the life of extraordinary success and service. He was an exceptional listener, wise, and remarkably humble and self-possessed for some ...
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From the Archives: Serendipity Day Camp

Enjoy this piece from the early days of Serendipity, a seven week summer day camp hosted at Haverford for local kids ages 6-13. The camp is led by Haverford students and filled with activities like nature hiking, arts and crafts, swimming, singing, and an Annual Drama Night for the campers to put on a show before the camp ends. Credit goes to Sarah Green for the find! ...
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From the Archives: Before the Blue Bus

Bryn Mawr Wagons, Taxis, and Student Drivers. What did transportation between Bryn Mawr and Haverford look like before the Blue Bus was started in the late 1960s? Thank you to Special Collections for access to these articles! ...
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Barclay: A Hall of Hell-Raisers

After its founding in 1833, by 1875, Haverford was in need of a new dormitory. All the students and staff had been living in Founders, which was too small to hold the growing student body. Named after an influential 17th-century Scottish Quaker, Barclay was built in 1877 in the style of Elizabethan Gothic. The building was 278 feet long and could house 58 students. Prior t ...
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A 1920’s Campus Murder Revisited

Costumes, candy, and carved pumpkins - by tonight Haverford College will have all the makings of another ghostly Halloween. But the one thing this campus needs is a good spook story. As one student named Mike Sisk ‘88 discovered in the late 1980s, there is one such story of burning crosses, mistaken identity and a classic ‘whodunnit’ on a midsummer night that lies so ...