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Students at their Microscopes In 1919, the opening of Sharpless Hall brought what were then state of the art science facilities to the College, illustrated in this circa 1925 photo from the College Archives titled "Students at their microscopes."

Then & Now: Microscopes

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: Haverfest Now The central location; the vast, gently sloping open space; the potential audience in the library, eager for a break—who can blame our musicians for wanting to tune up, plug in and rock out?

Then & Now: Haverfest Now

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 Alumni wrote in to help us put names on the figures in the picture, including that of philosophy professor Aryeh Kosman on the guitar. Read their recollections in the Fall 2011 issue of HAVERFORD magazine in the letters to the editor section.

Then & Now: Haverfest

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”.

Plenary Now Plenary Fall 2011, Debbie Leter '15. "This was probably the shortest Plenary ever," commented SC Co-President Florencia Foxley '13.

Then & Now: Plenary 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

Dining Center Haverford's dining service strives to reflect Haverford itself: small and intimate, with students' passions driving the food scene.

Then & Now: Dining Now

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

The Skate House Now The Skate House, pictured here in 2008, was altered from its original design after a 1979 fire.

Then & Now: The Skate House Now

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

The Skate House, ca. 1955 Photo by Professor of Engineering Theodore Hetzel, ca. 1955. Courtesy of the College Archives.

Then & Now: The Skate House

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

Students using the confocal microscope. Shanaye Jeffers, Faraz Sohail and Kaitlyn Shank, all Class of 2012, in their Bio300 class, aka "Super Lab."

Then & Now: Microscopes Now

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