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Community Members Meet to Discuss President Benston’s Rejection of Plenary Resolutions

On Tuesday, November 14, members of the student body congregated to respond to President Benston's denial of the two resolutions at Plenary.  This event was hosted by the resolution writers, and Leah Budson ‘19 facilitated the discussion.  The event was intended to be an open space for students to react to President Benston's decision and email to the community, and to ...
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Who Does Students’ Council Really Represent?

On the day of Plenary, Students’ Council congregated on Sunday morning to talk about how council would approach the #AllStrugglesOneCode protest. Students’ Council representatives were at the planning meetings for the movement, yet Students’ Council, could not agree on how to address the movement. As the Officer of Multiculturalism on Council, the protest posed a cha ...
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Survey Says… : Transparency

Do Haverford students know their own student representatives? We asked, 45 of you answered. Congratulations to Cole Sansom and Clerk editor-in-chief Maurice Rippel with the only completely-correct responses and a shout-out Ben Horowitz ‘17, the only enthusiastic alumni to play along. As a whole, however, we’ve got a little bit work to do. Here are the results: Only fiv ...
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Transparency, Confidentiality, and the Problem of Self-Governance

“We just have no idea what it means to govern ourselves,” my friend said to me, as we walked out of Plenary in the spring of 2017.     “At least we don’t anymore,” he continued.  “We’ve become so wrapped up in the institutional importance of Plenary, in discussions of what it means to be self-governed, that we do not even know what the term means anymo ...
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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 ...