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Please Diversify Your Syllabi: An Open Letter to Professors

Dear Professors, As you begin to finalize syllabi for your fall courses, I ask you to take a few minutes to do the following: tally up the number of authors you will be assigning that identify as white, and the number that identify as people of color. Do the same for gender identification. Then, I ask that you print these numbers (perhaps as percentages or in a short state ...
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Why We Need Need-Blind

Our Quaker heritage is often brought up to show how different we are from other academic institutions, both in our mission and our quotidian goings on. I believe in the core of my being that Haverford is a unique, special and wonderful place. The focus on community is a large part of what makes Haverford so special. This community is made up of the brightest and kindest pe ...
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Editorial: Diversity and The Clerk

Since The Clerk’s inception in 2011 as an independent, student-run and Haverford-focused online newspaper, we have sought to be an inclusive, accessible, and important platform for students, faculty, and community members to voice their thoughts and opinions. We have come up short in this goal. Moreover, we have inadvertently contributed to the erasure of the systematica ...
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OPINION: In Defense of Resolution #5

Editor's Note: This is a response to Bill Ristow's opinion piece about a resolution passed at Spring Plenary 2015, published on February 19th. Recently, Haverford student Bill Ristow wrote an article in response to Resolution 5. I am a member of TIDE and was a co-presenter of the resolution during plenary. What I am about to say is not a reflection of TIDE's opinion and wh ...
From the Archives: Race and Marginalization at Haverford in 2007 0

From the Archives: Race and Marginalization at Haverford in 2007

This past semester, race on campus was a popular topic of discussion and debate among the Bi-Co community. The hanging of a confederate flag at Bryn Mawr College in September resulted in a demonstration attended by members of the Tri-Co community, and inspired opinion pieces authored by Lee Anderson '15 and The Clerk's own Zach Gabor '15 and Andy Beck '17. In November, ...
OPINION: Diversity is for White People 0

OPINION: Diversity is for White People

One of the ideas that is not discussed widely at Haverford is the goal of "diversity." Views of diversity on campus are varied, from those who view it as a hindrance to community cohesion to those who view it as the community’s only redeeming characteristic. A component inherent in many people’s views is a stance promoting the use of people of minority identities as in ...
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Rising TIDE Targets Diversity at Haverford

As anger and frustration with prejudice and injustice sweeps the country, one Haverford student group, Transformative Inclusive Diversity Engagement (TIDE), is actively trying to change the culture of race on campus. “We are an action group,” said TIDE member Dawit Habtemariam ‘15 at a meeting in Stokes computer lab Wednesday night. “Other diversity groups are more ...
Class of 2018 Largest and Most Geographically Diverse Freshman Class in School’s History 0

Class of 2018 Largest and Most Geographically Diverse Freshman Class in School’s History

340 students are enrolled in Haverford's class of 2018, making it the largest class in the history of the school, according to Jess Lord, Dean of Admission and Financial Aid. However, that number is “within the boundary we thought was reasonable for a freshman class,” Lord said. A typical freshman class might normally have around 335 students, but in order to balance o ...
White ink: Racial anxieties in the Honor Code’s preamble 10

White ink: Racial anxieties in the Honor Code’s preamble

Editor's Note: Ming-Fui Chai ‘15, Aaron Madow ‘14, and Catherine Quero ‘15 are co-sponsoring a resolution at next week's Plenary which proposes changes to the Honor Code's preamble which urge students to "be mindful of how we enter into—and work to transform—the social dynamics that shape our identities and everyday interactions" (see end of post for full text of ...