Re:Humanities ’14

Re:Humanities 2014 Re:Humanities is organized by students at Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Swarthmore Colleges. Photo: by Lisa Boughter

Taking the theme “Play. Power. Production.”, Re:Humanities ’14 featured interdisciplinary presentations by undergraduates theorizing relationships between new digital technologies and the webs of power and access that surround them.

The Biologist and the Bacteria

Iruka Okeke Iruka Okeke with Ruben Monarrez ’14, who is doing his senior thesis research in her lab. Photo: Thom Carroll Photography.

Research conducted in the lab of Associate Professor of Biology Iruka Okeke has changed the thinking about E. coli. Read the Faculty Profile in Haverford magazine »

Committee on Environmental Responsibility

Composting in the DC In November the CER launched a new composting effort to divert food and other compostable materials out of landfills and turn it into usable compost. Photo: Thom Carroll Photography

The Committee for Environmental Responsibility (CER) was created by the students, faculty and staff of Haverford College and founded on the socially responsible principles of the college.

Investigating a Changing Climate

Visualization of Earth with population data created by Kate Evans '93, Jamison Daniel and Eddie Bright of Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Visualization of Earth with population data created by Kate Evans '93, Jamison Daniel and Eddie Bright of Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Investigating a Changing Climate Ford scientists are spanning the globe (and modeling it on supercomputers) to develop new ways of studying climate change. Their aim: to gain a deeper understanding of Earth’s past and present in order to better predict … Continue reading

Alumni Weekend 2014

Alumni Luncheon 2013.  Photo by Brad Larrison Alumni Luncheon 2013. Photo by Brad Larrison

Alumni Weekend May 30—June 1, 2014 “Reunions remind me why I fell in love with Haverford originally. While reliving fun times with old friends, I’m gaining a new appreciation of the College’s beliefs and traditions through adult eyes.” – Hilary … Continue reading


A PhotoPile of Instagram photos. A PhotoPile of Instagram photos.

If Instagram is your preferred social media site, then you’re in luck! The College has an Instagram account at “haverfordedu,” so please follow us there. Don’t forget to tag all your Haverford-related Instagram pics with the hashtag #HaverfordCollege!

Wartime Haverford

Wartime Haverford Courtesy of College Archives.

The Army Specialized Training Program (or A.S.T.P.) included basic engineering, foreign area and language studies, which were taught at Haverford in 1943 and 1944, as part of the program to add non-combatant service students during World War II.

Fine Arts at Haverford

Ying Li in a Fine Arts class Professor of Fine Arts Ying Li instructs a student during a painting class.

The Fine Arts at Haverford emphasize the individual. Studio classes are small and all students—from beginners to declared majors—receive individual, focused instruction, and are encouraged to develop the physical and critical skills necessary to create art.

The Penn Treaty Elm

Penn Treaty Elm Haverford's elm is a direct descendant of the famous tree under which William Penn met with Lenape Chief Tamanend in 1682 and pledged a treaty of friendship.

Haverford’s serene campus is a nationally recognized arboretum with 400 species of trees and shrubs, a 3.5-acre duck pond, gardens and wooded areas.

Fords in Philly – West Philly Tool Library

West Philly Tool Library Morgan Riffer '01 and Michael Froehlich '97 in the West Philly Tool Library, a membership organization they helped launch to lend home and garden tools to city residents.

Once plagued by “brain drain”, Haverford’s big city neighbor has become an increasingly popular post-commencement destination for the College’s grads many of whom are working to better life for all in their adopted hometown. Read “Fords in Philly” in the … Continue reading