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Board Extends Benston’s Time as President to the 2018-2019 School Year

President Kim Benston will remain in his current position for at least another two academic years, announced the Board of Managers at its February 10 meeting. “The College continues to make significant progress under Kim’s thoughtful and energetic leadership,” said Rick White ‘81, Chair of the Board of Managers. “We are grateful to Kim for his service, and to our ...
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An Open Letter from President Kim Benston on Haverford’s Finances and Need-Blind Admissions

This letter is a response by Haverford's President Kim Benston to concerns raised in an opinion piece arguing against ending need-blind admissions. The original article, "Why We Need Need-Blind" can be found here. In the aftermath of a joyous Commencement day, the campus turns in anticipation toward Alumni Weekend and then another busy summer of scholarly collaboration bet ...
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“Smart Drugs:” Should they be Banned?

The surge of vitality a cup of coffee or an energy drink provides is a familiar experience for many high school and college-aged students. Now, however, a new stimulant is entering the conversation: “smart drugs.” So-called “smart drugs” include Adderall, Ritalin, and Modafinil and are typically prescribed to treat disorders such as ADHD. Students who do not have ...
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From Professor to President: Kim Benston’s Time at Haverford So Far

Although Kim Benston is now the president of Haverford College, speaking to him is still like speaking to the quintessential English professor, a role he played for almost thirty years. He has a tendency towards long speeches and academic language, yet you come away feeling like he has given you a new perspective on an old issue. The Clerk recently sat down with Benston to ...
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Kimberly Benston to Serve as President

In a campus-wide email sent earlier today, Board of Managers Chair Howard Lutnik announced that provost and Frances B. Gummere Professor of English Kimberly Benston has agreed to serve as Haverford’s president for an initial two-year term starting on July 1. The appointment comes a little under two months after Dan Weiss announced that he was leaving Haverford to become ...
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Benston to continue as Provost next year

Updated 5/3 3:18 PM Interim Provost Kimberly Benston will serve another year as Provost, "after much convincing by both the present and incoming presidents," wrote Professor of English Maud McInerney in an email to students registered for Benston's Fall English 225 Shakespeare class. McInerney said, the course will still be taught in the Fall by Shakespeare scholar Barbar ...