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Sorelle Friedler Sorelle Friedler’s office features a Google [x] graduation cap, toy androids, and plenty of computer-related swag. Photo: Patrick Montero.

Office Hour – Sorelle Friedler

Much of Assistant Professor of Computer Science Sorelle Friedler’s research takes place in a heady realm known as “high-dimensional space”—used to model data sets with many attributes—where, instead of the two or three dimensions most of us are familiar with, … Continue reading

Max Findley Photo: Patrick Montero.

Anatomy of an Athlete

History and chemistry double-major Max Findley ’15, the former co-captain of Haverford’s fencing team, took some time to talk to Haverford magazine about the venerable sport of fencing and why it has held him in thrall since elementary school. Read … Continue reading

Asali Solomon Photo: Dan Z. Johnson.

Writing Life

English and creative writing professor Asali Solomon draws on her own family’s story for her acclaimed debut novel Disgruntled, which explores race and class, and “the mythologies of childhood.” Read the feature article in the Spring/Summer 2015 issue of Haverford … Continue reading

Kounios in his EEG lab Kounios in his EEG lab at Drexel University, where he studies how the brain works in moments of creative inspiration. Photo: Dan Z. Johnson

Tracking the Eureka Factor

Cognitive psychologist John Kounios ’78 has turned his groundbreaking research on creative insight and the brain into a new book that explores how we come to those “aha! moments” of inspiration, and how we can have more of them. Read … Continue reading

Walter Hjelt Sullivan '82 in the Quaker Collection in Magill Library with a banner picturing famous Quaker Rufus Jones behind him. Walter Hjelt Sullivan '82 in the Quaker Collection in Magill Library with a banner picturing famous Quaker Rufus Jones behind him.

Quaker Connector

Founded by Quakers in 1833 but now nonsectarian, Haverford remains true to its formative spirit through the programs overseen by Quaker Affairs. Today the office runs the Friend in Residence program, supports the student-run QuaC (Quaker Community) group, and leads … Continue reading

Weissman with reality star Rev Run in the living room of the New Jersey home that is the focus of Rev Run's Renovations. Photo: Michael Paris Weissman with reality star Rev Run in the living room of the New Jersey home that is the focus of Rev Run's Renovations. Photo: Michael Paris

Keeping it Real – Max Weissman ’89

When Max Weissman ’89 graduated from Haverford, reality television didn’t exist. Now, his production company makes some of the best shows in the real estate reality genre, bringing former soap stars’ and rappers’ renovations into homes across America. Read the … Continue reading

Brianne Mahoney '02 (left) & Lisa Bennett celebrated their civil union in 2008 and had a second wedding last year when Connecticut made same-sex marriage legal. Brianne Mahoney '02 (left) & Lisa Bennett celebrated their civil union in 2008 and had a second wedding last year when Connecticut made same-sex marriage legal.

Just Married

For many alumni and their same-sex partners, getting to “I do” has meant a long trek through a shifting legal landscape. Their stories tell the larger tale of the struggle for marriage equality. Read the feature article in the Fall … Continue reading

Whitehead Campus Center during Palm Sunday service, circa 1995. Whitehead Campus Center during Palm Sunday service, circa 1995.

Then and Now: Fall 2014 Magazine then

Then & Now Though founded by Quakers, Haverford is nondenominational and supports religious observance by members of all faiths. Come back tomorrow to see part of Religion and Spirituality Week on campus “Now”.

Mulligan has an office crammed with classical literature, books, and a sizable collection of reproductions of artifacts to help students understand the lives of those who lived in the ancient world. Photo: Thom Carroll Photography Mulligan has an office crammed with classical literature, books, and a sizable collection of reproductions of artifacts to help students understand the lives of those who lived in the ancient world. Photo: Thom Carroll Photography

Bret Mulligan – Office Hour

“I really like, in all my classes, to bring in cultural elements to remind my students that these were real people.” —Bret Mulligan, Associate Professor of Classics. Read Office Hour in the Spring/Summer 2014 issue of Haverford Magazine.

Founder Aaron Schwartzbaum '13 with editor in chief Pola Lem '13. Photo: Sarah Tew. Founder Aaron Schwartzbaum '13 with editor in chief Pola Lem '13. Photo: Sarah Tew.

Translating the (Russian) News

Russian Media Center, a website that translates notable Russia news articles into English, was started by young alums and its all-volunteer staff includes several other Haverford grads as well as current students. Read the article in the Fall 2014 issue … Continue reading

President Dan Weiss teaching. Photo: Thom Carroll Photography President Dan Weiss teaching. Photo: Thom Carroll Photography

President And Professor

Sixteen lucky Tri-Co students had presidents for professors last semester. Haverford College President Dan Weiss and Bryn Mawr College President Kim Cassidy co-taught a class, “Higher Education and the Liberal Arts: Mission, Structure and Trends,” with Weiss’ Chief of Staff … Continue reading