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Editorial: A Note about Transparency

The Clerk was founded on a simple promise: “to create a community forum for all stakeholders to discuss issues that affect us.”  From that promise came the value of transparency, to which The Clerk has dedicated much of its substantive work for a long time.  The very word, “transparent,” is inscribed in our values statement.  It is a word that we hold dear, and ...
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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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Introducing the 2015-2016 Editorial Board!

The Clerk is pleased to welcome four new members to its editorial staff. Along with Editor-in-Chief Maggie Heffernan '16 and Associate Editor Ben Horwitz '17, Haverford's primary news team hopes to bring you the most current events, thought-provoking pieces, and unique stories from around campus throughout the 2015-2016 school year. Get to know the new board in the slides ...
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Haverford, Bryn Mawr Must Protect Those Who Offend Our Liberal Perspective

We all have a right to be offensive.  It’s a fundamental, constitutional right, just as we have the right to express our religion or not be tortured in prison.  We also have the right to protest when someone offends us. Let me begin this by putting one basic fact on the table: I don’t know the exact details about the Confederate flag incident that took place at Bryn ...
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Preventing Reactionary Racism

Written by Andy Beck '17 and Zach Gabor '15. Last week, Tri-Co students and faculty gathered at Bryn Mawr College to express their outrage at the appearance of a Confederate flag on the school’s campus, and the perceived reticence of the administration to respond adequately to the flag’s publically visible presence. We applaud them for having done so. In displaying a s ...
Integrity, Honesty, and Concern: Examining Haverford’s NCAA Membership 2

Integrity, Honesty, and Concern: Examining Haverford’s NCAA Membership

At first glance, NCAA membership—for Haverford, or for any college—would seem to make all the sense in the world. After all, if there is to be an intercollegiate athletics league (and the demand certainly seems to exist for one), then such a league would ideally, in the words of the NCAA itself, “govern competition in a fair, safe, equitable and sportsmanlike manner, ...
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The Academic Honor Code in Crisis

Over the past couple of years, there has been a significant rise in the number of academic trials at Haverford.  Given the level of trust afforded by professors to students in our system, it stands to reason that these cases represent a small of portion of the academic dishonesty that actually occurs here. This reality is not one we should be willing to tolerate. In her c ...
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Bringing to Light the Context of Conversation

After reading Nora’s article and the response that followed, I cannot think of a better time to come out with a perspective held by countless students of color, as well as allies, on this campus. I am being as tame as possible when I express this viewpoint: people of whiteness have historically been incapable of hearing people of color and have delegitimized their pe ...