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Dousing the Blaze: Debunking the President’s Remarks on the Smoking Policy

By   /  April 6, 2015  /  Commentary  /  2 Comments

During a lazy Saturday afternoon, an innocuous email notification pinged the phones of Haverford’s Sophomore Class. For those who opened what appeared to be another typical Students’ Council broadcast, a simple yet powerful sentence awaited: “Dan Weiss is seriously considering making Haverford a smoke-free campus.” Over the next 24 hours, a flurry of gossip exploded […]

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Out with the New, in with the Old: Haverford Selects Weiss’ Successor

By   /  March 31, 2015  /  News  /  1 Comment

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The Haverford College Board of Managers has announced a successful conclusion to its efforts to replace outgoing President Dan Weiss. Board Chair Howard Lutnick gave a short statement on the decision: “The Board considered many applicants for this position, including those originally rejected in 2012. After a long and very productive discussion, however, we have […]

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PHOTO ESSAY: Last Ever Donuts with Dan

By   /  March 30, 2015  /  Features  /  1 Comment

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The last ever Donuts with Dan took place this past Wednesday, March 25 in the DC Sunken Lounge.  Students gathered to discuss the Smoking Policy, student spaces, and the Strategic Plan and, of course, to eat donuts.

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President Weiss to Step Down in July

By   /  March 10, 2015  /  News  /  4 Comments

A photo from Weiss' inauguration ceremony on October 26, 2013. Photograph by Jon Yu '12.

In a campus-wide email sent earlier today, President Daniel H. Weiss announced that he will be leaving Haverford College in July to become the next president of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Weiss became the College’s 14th president in July 2013, after serving as the president of Lafayette College from 2005 […]

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Out of the No Loan Policy’s Ashes, the Debt Relief Fund Rose

By   /  February 23, 2015  /  News  /  No Comments

Many students know that in November 2014, the Jaharis Family Foundation, Inc. bestowed $10 million to the College. However, what some students might not know is that $2 million of that gift went towards establishing the Haverford Student Loan Debt Relief Fund. This program specifically intends to provide loan assistance to recent Haverford graduates “who […]

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Largest Campaign in Haverford History Launches with Record-Breaking Gift

By   /  November 10, 2014  /  News  /  No Comments

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Two weeks ago, Haverford announced its latest financial campaign: “Lives That Speak.” The campaign has been in a quiet phase since July 2010, while the public phase was launched on October 25 during Family and Friends Weekend. The campaign has drawn attention for two main reasons. Firstly, it is Haverford’s biggest campaign ever, with a […]

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President Weiss Responds to Haverfordians for a Livable Future

By   /  October 28, 2014  /  Commentary  /  1 Comment

Editor’s Note: This letter is a response from President Dan Weiss to an open letter from Haverfordians For a Livable Future, published on October 26. Dear Haverfordians for a Livable Future: I read with interest and concern your recent open letter about divesting the College’s endowment from fossil fuel companies. As evidenced by the continuing […]

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Student Voices Articulating Themselves at Haverford College: Refocus the Debate to Birgeneau’s Role in Police Brutality

By   /  May 17, 2014  /  Commentary  /  13 Comments

In the past few days, national ‘media’ successfully picked up a news story on a small college’s decision not to honor Dr. Birgeneau with a degree at their Commencement Ceremony. Big names such as the Wall Street Journal and the Huffington Post commented on where Haverford College found itself in the larger “trend” around student protest. Many “conservative” pundits […]

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President Weiss to Teach Two Courses Next Year

By   /  April 6, 2014  /  News  /  No Comments

As you’re browsing the Tri-Co Course Guide in the next week, keep an eye out for a class taught by a new professor: our very own President Dan Weiss. President Weiss will co-teach Higher Education and the Liberal Arts: Mission and Trends with Swarthmore president Rebecca Chopp, a 200-level course cross-listed in the Independent College […]

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Major Renovations Planned for Four Academic Buildings

By   /  April 6, 2014  /  News  /  3 Comments

Haverford is planning major changes and renovations to four different academic buildings in the next five years: Magill Library, Ryan Gym, Roberts Hall, and the Sharpless wing of the KINSC. The projects are expected to be started in the next five years. Part of that depends on the amount of money that can be raised […]

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