Miss A Virtual Event?
Unable to make it to an event? Check out the archive for reference guides, event recordings, and more from some of our virtual events.
On Wednesday, March 10, alumni, parents, and families joined Interim Dean Joyce Bylander for a virtual information session about Haverford's new THRIVE initiative. THRIVE stands for: Truth, Healing, Resiliency, Inclusion, and Equity. The session was followed by a Q&A moderated by Associate Director of Alumni and Parent Relations Mark Kehres.
On Friday, March 5, the Sustainable Fords alumni affinity group hosted a talk with Dr. Clyde Daly, assistant professor of chemistry. Dr. Daly's remarks focused on his research into new methods for analyzing molecular systems and designing sustainable nanotechnology. Hannah Krohn '17 moderated the talk.
On Thursday, February 18, the Rainbow Quorum (RQ) and Haverford College Lawyer's Network (HCLN) affinity groups welcomed speaker David Hansell '75 to share lessons learned from a career in law, public policy, and human services, focused on some of the U.S.'s most vulnerable communities. David Wertheimer '77 interviewed, and Mitchell Cohn '80 introduced the program.
On Saturday, January 23, the MAAG and YAAG affinity groups held an event called Havertalks: Getting Involved in Good Trouble. The virtual event featured speakers Kate Stewart '92, mayor of the city of Takoma Park, Maryland; and Samantha Joy Fay '14, federal legislative advisor. The speakers focused on ways of engaging young people and new voters—particularly BIPOC women—in politics and civil action. Michelle Hughes '15 moderated the talk.
On Friday, January 15, Bi-Co alumni gathered via Zoom to hear from Professor of Religion Ken Koltun-Fromm '88 for this 11th annual speaker event. The event was hosted by Chuck Durante '73.
On Wednesday, October 7, members of Rainbow Quorum joined Professor of Historic Preservation at Columbia University Andrew Dolkart who spoke on the topic of "Recognizing LGBTQ Sites: The New York Experience." In 2015, Prof. Dolkart was a co-founder of the New York City LGBT Historic Sites Project, which is developing a website and database of places in New York City associated with LGBT history and people.
On Tuesday, December 8, Shanin Specter '80 spoke to current students and members of the Haverford College Lawyers network (HCLN) about his career and how Haverford helped shape his path.
On Thursday, November 12, Stephen Klineberg '61 discussed his 39-year study of Houston, TX, with his classmates. Published in June, 2020, his new book, Prophetic City: Houston on the Cusp of a Changing America, explores the way area residents have been responding to the trends that are refashioning the social and political landscape across the nation–the growing inequalities in economic opportunity, the epic demographic transformations, and the new importance of quality of place in determining the fates of cities.
Haverford alumni came together virtually on Wednesday, October 28, for a live webinar with President Wendy Raymond. During this talk, President Raymond shared updates from campus and answered a selection of questions posed by participants. Please note this information is current as of 10/28/2020.
On Thursay, October 15, the Sustainable Fords alumni affinity group presented a panel discussion on finding your way in sustainability-related industries. Panelists discussing their career paths included Jim Bauer '78 of Clean Power and Light, Orion Kriegman '96 of the Boston Food Forest Coalition, Christopher Schlottmann '02 of New York University, and Gabi Winick '13 of Earthjustice. The panel was moderated by Al Nierenberg '85 of the Sustainable Fords leadership committee.
On Wednesday, September 30, Haverford's Vice President and Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Jess Lord and Vice President of the Alumni Association Executive Committee (AAEC) Bev Ortega Babers '84 came together for a virtual discussion aimed to enlighten and inform parents of high school students as to how to navigate the uncertain landscape of applications, financial aid, and athletics.