Then & Now: Microscopes By the mid-1880s scientific labs were crowding out space in Founders once reserved for natural history museum specimens. Come back tomorrow to see “Now”.
Then & Now: Campus Visits Today, well over 15,000 prospective students and their families come to Haverford each year for campus tours conducted by a troupe of 30 student guides who volunteer for the Admission office. Missed yesterday’s photo? See … Continue reading
Then & Now: Campus Visits With only 300-500 applicants each year, a visit by prospective students and their families in the 1950s often included an appointment with the college president, in this case Gilbert White. Come back tomorrow to see … Continue reading
Then & Now: Haverfest When a band called The Original Mavericks took the stage at Haverfest 2011, they continued a long tradition of performing on the steps of Founders, one that goes back at least as far as the 1960s. … Continue reading
Then & Now: Haverfest This vintage 1967 pic was snapped on a warm, early spring day only months before the celebrated Summer of Love. Come back tomorrow to see Haverfest “Now”.
Then & Now: Plenary Students at Fall Plenary in 2011 were concerned with establishing an Honor Council liaison with Bryn Mawr; the campus alcohol policy; and allowing Honor Council juries to seek outside consultants. Missed yesterday’s photo? See the plenary … Continue reading
Then & Now: Plenary When students came to Roberts Hall for Spring Plenary in February 1985, resolutions included guidelines for the publication of Honor Council abstracts; ratification of the Honor Code; and a proposal that the College …[purchase] “new and … Continue reading
Then & Now: Dining The Dining Center opened in 1969, moving students into a modern era for food service at the College. Today the DC’s kitchen composts pre-consumer food waste and sources organic and local foods. Missed yesterday’s photo? See … Continue reading
Then & Now: Dining Founders Great Hall became the College’s dining center in 1907. By the time this photo was shot, the stately room had become a noisy cafeteria, where, according to one history of the College, “food fights were … Continue reading
Then & Now: The Skate House The Skate House hasn’t seen any actual skaters for decades. But it’s still in use, booked for receptions and student events such as club meetings and even poetry readings. Missed yesterday’s photo? See the … Continue reading
Then & Now: The Skate House The Skate House looks thoroughly rustic, but was designed by a Philadelphia architect in 1949. The building, outfitted with a porch, two fireplaces, and a sitting room with benches, regularly played host to crowds … Continue reading
Then & Now: Microscopes A $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation brought several new high-tech instruments to campus. Among them is this confocal microscope, which employs a laser beam to produce high-quality images. Missed yesterday’s photo? See microscopes … Continue reading