Gardner Center Site Goes Live
Second Call for Athletic Memorabilia
Haverford is a Top 10 Fund Raiser
At $9,399 per student, Haverford came in ahead of both Bryn Mawr (10th,
$9,216) and Swarthmore (13th, $8,429). Pomona topped the list at $25,963
per student, followed by Antioch ($18,275), Princeton ($16,748), Trinity
($14,132), and Wellesley ($13,190). Yale was seventh on the list ($10,713).
Other institutions of note: Amherst (11th, $9,110), Davidson (12th, 9,040),
Cornell (14th, $8,155), Dartmouth (15th, $8,132), Kenyon (16th, $8,084),
Smith (19th, $7,918), and Bowdoin (20th, $7,626).
2003 Silk Intern on the Vineyard
Wattenberg spent his summer producing two or three articles per week, in addition to working as a short-order cook, leaving the island only briefly to attend an intensive one-week creative writers’ conference at Michigan State University.
“I did lots of writing for This Week,” he says, “I was sent out on assignment as soon as I arrived and stayed busy all summer.” Indeed, Brendan showed an ability to tackle a wide variety of assignments, from covering opening nights at the Vineyard Playhouse to profiling organic farms to promoting local artisans. He wrote a story on and photographed the Polly Hill Arboretum, a not-for-profit organization in West Tisbury committed to preserving the botanical and horticultural legacy of Polly Hill. He also visited several restaurants for the paper’s “Anonymous Diner” column.
This Week editor and independent publisher Leslie Hurd was impressed with Brendan’s work and hired him to write for her Martha’s Vineyard Weddings magazine. “Brendan is a hardworking writer, very serious, and pays attention to detail,” Hurd says. “He chose many of his own assignments, helped out with production, and had suggestions for our graphic designer. He did a fantastic job for us.”
“It was a very exciting summer and a excellent opportunity,” Brendan says. “I’m very grateful to the Silks for their generosity.
Introducing the HaverCard
“We’re excited about the implementation of the HaverCard project,” says Safety and Security Director Tom King. “Very soon we hope to add access to additional student services such as laundry and vending machines. In the future, students and parents will be able to add money to a student’s HaverCard account using a secure Internet site."
Trus Colors: Haverford Buildings Returned to Original
The Henry S. Drinker Center, which was originally built for Haverford professor William Comfort before he became president of the College in 1917, has been restored to its 1903 colors. Its window frames and sashes, currently both burgundy, are being returned to their original cream sashes with deep chocolate frames, while the existing creamy stucco is being returned to its original caramel color with dark brown trim.
The Ira DeA. Reid House, built in 1911 and later named after the internationally known sociologist who was Haverford’s first African American faculty member, was painted in shades of green. Its existing cream siding and stucco with bright blue windows and trim have been reverted to a grayish-green siding with dark green window trim and a creamy stucco and sash.
The third structure that underwent a partial restoration is the original portion of Magill Library, constructed in 1863 in the form of a cruciform Gothic Revival chapel with high arched windows. Its sand-colored window sashes were replaced and finished in a dark brown color to more closely approximate the dark varnish identified on the original sashes. “This allows the window mullions to ‘disappear,’ showcasing the shape of the gothic windows as well as the stone façade,” explains facilities project manager, Kathleen DiJoseph.
With the support of a grant from the Getty Grant Program, the College engaged the services of a professional team of architectural preservationists who, working with the staff of Haverford’s archives and Quaker Collection, have conducted an extensive architectural survey of the College’s core historic structures. By next summer, they will have compiled an analysis of the original finishes and mortars of nearly three dozen buildings, which, over time, the College plans to restore to their original appearance.
The significance of this project and its goals are rooted in the history of the development of Haverford’s campus and its buildings. As the oldest institution of higher education with Quaker roots, Haverford’s campus houses what, arguably, is the most complete line of Quaker architectural commissions. Its original building, Founders Hall, constructed in 1833, is considered to be one of the finest examples of Quaker academic architecture in the United States.
Currently, the exterior color scheme of all the academic buildings corresponds to muted, sandy tones of the original wood trim and barn-dashed stucco on Founders, imparting a uniform, “Quakerly” style to the campus. In fact, what could be identified as “Quaker aesthetic,” came in a variety of exterior colors and architectural styles over the 170 years since Founders Hall was constructed.
Barclay Hall, which was built 44 years after Founders, reflects a completely different style in its combination of Second Empire and Collegiate Gothic architecture. In the late 1800s, Lloyd Hall and Ryan Gymnasium were constructed in the style of Colonial Revival, which appeared again at the turn of the century in the designs for Union and Hall Buildings, Morris Infirmary, and Sharpless Hall. In many cases, the exterior colors of the wood trim, windows, or masonry on these buildings were distinctly different from the pale tan on the College’s original academic building.
Over the course of the survey, the consultants will identify and analyze a number of the original masonry materials and paint or surface finishes of these and the other major academic buildings. Once the team has completed its work, the information will be permanently archived for future reference, making it possible for the College to gradually restore the variety of exterior facades that more accurately represent the "Quaker aesthetic" that has come to define Haverford's campus.
Assistant Professor of Psychology Rebecca Compton co-authored
four articles that appeared in four different academic journals: “Paying
attention to emotion: an fMRI investigation of cognitive and emotional
Stroop tasks” in Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience,
Doug Davis, professor of psychology, wrote the article “Millennial Teaching” for a special issue of the journal Academe concerned with innovation in liberal education.
Thomas Deans, Nancy and Buster Alvord Director of College
Writing and Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Composition, contributed
the article “Community service and critical teaching: A retrospective
conversation with Bruce Herzberg” for the journal Reflections,
Julio dePaula, professor of chemistry, attended the 25th Annual Business Meeting of the Council on Undergraduate Research at Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pa., June 19-21.
Professor of Philosophy Ashok Gangadean traveled to the Conference on Yoga Philosophy in Sedona, Ariz., July 2-4. He gave a keynote address to the graduating class at Devi Yoga Institute titled “Global Awakening as Key to Yoga Philosophy and Practice.” He also participated in a presentation with renowned yogi practitioner Rama Verdon, founder of the publication Yoga Journal.
Maris Gillette, assistant professor of anthropology, is one of the curators of the exhibit, “Portraits from China, 1923-1946: Photographers and Their Subjects,” appearing this fall at the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology in Cambridge, Mass. The exhibit presents a pictorial tale of early 20th-century China.
Yoko Koike, senior lecturer in Japanese, attended JALT (Japan Association for Language Teaching) CALL (Computer Assisted Language Learning) Conference June 7-8 at Kinjo Gakuin University in Nagoya City, Japan. She gave a paper titled “CALL That Sits Well with the Curriculum.” She also discussed students’ cyberspace collaborative projects for the coming semesters with colleagues from the University of Colorado and Nihon Fukushi University.
Benjamin Chinh Le, assistant professor of psychology, was a co-author for the article “Commitment and its theorized determinants: A meta-analysis of the Investment Model,” which appeared in the journal Personal Relationships, Vol. 10 Issue 1.
Associate Professor of Computer Science Steven Lindell gave a presentation titled “Linear-time algorithms for monadic logic” at the Logic in Computer Science Conference and Workshop on Causality in Physics, June 22-26 in Ottawa, Canada.
Thomas Lloyd, associate professor of music and director of the Bryn Mawr-Haverford Choral Program, attended the Chorus America Annual Conference for professional choral conductors in Kansas City, Mo., June 5-7.
Assistant Professor of Mathematics Robert Manning has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation for his project “RUI: Continuum Models of DNA and Protein Coils.”
Assistant Professor of Mathematics Joshua Marc Sabloff co-authored “Invariants of Legendrian knots and coherent orientations,” which appeared in Vol. 1, Issue 2 of the Journal of Symplectic Geometry.
Associate Professor of Psychology Wendy Sternberg received the Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award. Funded by the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation, the award recognizes a full-time faculty member with an excellent teaching record.
Theresa Tensuan, assistant professor of English, was a recipient of the Lindback Minority Junior Career Enhancement Award, funded by the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation. The award provides a stipend that allows Tensuan to pursue her research.