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Introducing Handle with Care, a Column on Mental Health at Haverford

Contact Haverford Clerk Columnist Tay Levine at mtlevine@haverford.edu for any and all input, whatever form it may take. Submissions will always remain confidential. “We do not see things as they are. We see things as we are.”— Rabbi Shemuel ben Nachmani, as quoted in the Talmudic tractate Berakhot My mom paints watercolors. She can visualize images better than anyon ...
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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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“Swat Sucks:” An Alumnus’ Perspective

Editor's Note: J.B. Haglund '02 won three individual national championships and another as a member of a relay time during his time running for the Haverford track and cross country teams.  When I think of a “rivalry” with Swarthmore, I tend to think of one athlete in particular.  But only after I stop chuckling about the time the Haverford vs. Swarthmore game was b ...
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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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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, ...