On April 2, the Residential Life Committee announced the community houses that have been approved for the 2019-2020 school year: Existence as Resistance, Nerd House, Quaker House, and the all-new I-Domo House. According to the announcement, the new I-Domo House is designed to “promote multiculturalism and diversity on campus through an emphasis on learning about and exposing students to new cultures” and organizers “hope to host food and other culture-specific events.”
Most notable from this announcement is the omission of Music and Arts House, a hub for exhibits and performances which had existed for the past several years, and Ehaus, Haverford’s long-running hub for environmentalism and activism. Founded in 1990, Ehaus has taken on a variety of names and roles to serve Haverford students. Most recently, the community house hosted free vegetarian and vegan meals every Thursday night, hosted workshops and presentations on topics related to environmentalism and environmental justice, and collaborated with other social justice-related clubs on campus.
As such a longstanding part of the Haverford community, Ehaus in particular will certainly be missed next year. What memories do you have of Ehaus? What new roles do you expect Existence as Resistance, Nerd House, Quaker House, and I-Domo House to take on now that we will be down to just four community houses? Contribute your thoughts in the comments below or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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