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Planned Protest at Plenary Seeks to Prevent Quorum

On Sunday, October 8, there will be a protest of the Social Code by various affinity groups under the united moniker #AllStrugglesOneCode. The intentionally amorphous group aims to block quorum by sitting outside of the GIAC, or not showing up at all. The group sent out a document that outlined the reasons for this protest, and listed their demands. “There were a couple ...
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New Resolution Hopes to Make Plenary More Accessible and Inclusive

This coming Sunday Leah Budson '19, Anna Saum '18, Lillian Alonzo '20 are presenting Collection: Day of Community Engagement Resolution at Plenary. The resolution suggests changes to the pre-existing protocol for Plenary by making Plenary an all-day community event with workshops in the morning and plenary in the afternoon. One of the major changes is that Plenary would be ...
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Plenary Round-up

On Sunday, February 19, the Gardner Integrated Athletic Center (GIAC) was silent as students began Plenary with a Quaker silence.  Students had gathered there to discuss and open ratification of the Honor Code, along with seven other resolutions.  Something about this Plenary was different, though.  The air was palpably tense, however, with rumors of the Plenary’s len ...
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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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OPINION: In Defense of Resolution #5

Editor's Note: This is a response to Bill Ristow's opinion piece about a resolution passed at Spring Plenary 2015, published on February 19th. Recently, Haverford student Bill Ristow wrote an article in response to Resolution 5. I am a member of TIDE and was a co-presenter of the resolution during plenary. What I am about to say is not a reflection of TIDE's opinion and wh ...
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OPINION: Resolution #5 and the Spirit of the Social Code

I’m writing this piece to express my deep concern about the changes to the Social Honor Code that the student body passed at last Sunday’s Plenary. Resolution #5, intended to fight acts of discrimination on Haverford’s campus, altered the meaning of the Social Code entirely. While discrimination may be the most important social issue that Haverford faces at the momen ...
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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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Students Approve Pay For Top Student Leaders at Plenary

Students passed a resolution at Sunday's Spring Plenary which would pay Honor Council co-chairs and Students' Council presidents who qualify for federal work study for up to 10 hours a week. Alison Marquese '16, who proposed and presented the resolution, said it would help "decrease financial barriers to student government participation" for students who have to choose bet ...