Tagged: Lilly Lavner

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Customs Program Changes Attract Student Criticism

For most Haverford students, the summer is a time for some much needed rest and relaxation. But for those students who volunteer in Haverford’s Customs Program, it means anxiously awaiting an influx of 300 newly minted college freshmen who will be entrusted to their care. The Customs Program has been a hallmark of Haverford’s first year experience for decades, providin ...
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Duck Pond Dangers Await Prospective Swimmers

Although swimming in the Duck Pond is one of several “unofficial graduation requirements” presented to incoming freshmen during Customs Week, students are cautioned to stay away. A broken aerator, a new rebar, a long overdue dredging, and increased numbers of snapping turtles and aggressive geese mean that a dip in the Duck Pond is more dangerous than usual. “I would ...
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Dan Savage: To Protest or Not to Protest?

Dan Savage, Haverford’s featured speaker for the fall semester, was named 2013 Humanist of the Year, created an internationally-syndicated and award-winning sex column, Savage Love, that discusses queer relationships and sex positivity, and co-created the It Gets Better Project to help prevent suicide among LGBTQ+ youth. He is, one might assume, the perfect speaker to ho ...