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The Supreme Court, Honor Code, and The Muppets: Reform for Free Speech and Expression

This article does not necessarily reflect the views of The Clerk as an institution. Here at Haverford, our student-drafted and ratified Honor Code seeks to establish guidelines for our academic and social behavior, ideally culminating in a campus devoid of academic dishonesty and social iniquity. While the former aim rests on the objective truth that cheating is immoral, t ...
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Three out of Four Resolutions Pass at Spring 2016 Plenary

Plenary reached quorum at around 6:15 p.m. and held throughout the night, approximately three hours later. All three original resolutions had points of contention, but the largest drama of the night came when students voted to split Resolution #3 into two separate resolutions, an unprecedented move in recent Plenary history. Three of the four new resolutions passed, and vo ...
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What Happens when Honor Council Trial Resolutions are not Completed?

Several weeks ago, Haverford’s Honor Council released an abstract called Bones. In the abstract, the confronted party did not complete its trial resolutions and attempted to subvert Honor Council by returning to campus for classes the next semester despite being separated from the community. The trial raised questions from students about what power Honor Council has when ...
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Where are the Seniors in Student Government?

Earlier this semester, Students’ Council (SC) ran elections for various positions within SC, Honor Council, and the Joint Student-Administration Alcohol Policy Panel (JSAAPP). Missing from the ballot were nominees for SC Senior Representative and JSAAPP Senior Representative. Although these positions remained vacant in the first round of elections, Hunter Sentner ’16 w ...
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Seasonal Appropriation a Growing Issue on Campus

Representatives from Haverford College’s Honor Council met this Friday to discuss what is quickly becoming one of the most contentious issues on campus: seasonal appropriation. Concern arose when a heated discussion in a social psychology seminar turned physical on Tuesday. Three students arrived for class wearing snowflake-patterned sweaters on the balmy fall afternoon ...
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Eight Resolutions Passed at 2015 Spring Plenary

Haverford’s Spring 2015 Plenary was an unusually busy one, passing eight resolutions in three hours after reaching quorum within 30 minutes. Of the nine resolutions up for consideration, only the eighth, “Eliminating Gender Categorization in Freshman Housing,” failed to pass after students mentioned the difficulty of implementing the resolution during the pro-con deb ...
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Two Resolutions Passed at 2014 Fall Plenary

Photos by Ryan Gooding '16. Haverford’s Fall 2014 Plenary came to a swift resolution Sunday night, lasting less than two hours and reaching quorum within 20 minutes. Just two resolutions and the ratification of the Alcohol Policy were up for consideration, all of which passed with a majority vote. #1: Honor Council Procedure Modifications The first resolution was split i ...
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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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Alumni React to “The Tempest”

The Honor Council abstract “The Tempest,” has provoked a range of reactions from the student body as well as from professors and alumni since its release in early November. A Clerk article about the trial was circulated and discussed among many alumni on Facebook, Twitter and in a discussion on an unofficial LinkedIn group page. The case involves a student who logged ...
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Menefee’s fake email was not theatre

Last year, a student, Edward Menefee, sent out an email pretending to be Interim President Joanne Creighton and announcing changes to the financial aid policy regarding undocumented students. A few weeks ago, Honor Council released an abstract of the trial where he was confronted by the Administration and brought to Honor Council. Menefee justified his email as a theatrica ...