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Woman hits shuttlecock
Tuesday, November 26, 2019

CLUB LIFE: Badminton Club

Badminton Club

Badminton Club offers an easy entry point for students looking to learn everyone’s favorite feathered-projectile racket sport. From seasoned players seeking to hone their competitive edge to newcomers taking a first stab at the backyard sport, the club has a spot on the court for anyone.

Club Life at Haverford is a blog series exploring student-run extracurricular activities.

 Catherine Kim '21 strikes at a shuttlecock during a Badminton Club session. Photo: Claire Chenyu Wang ’20

Prosthetic hand workshop
Friday, November 22, 2019

Maker Arts Space

The Maker Arts Space in VCAM houses an array of high-tech devices, such as a 3D printer, a laser cutter, and a 3D scanner, as well as lots of design software.

At a recent workshop, Bella Merchant BMC '21 and Rasaaq Shittu ‘23 helped make 3D-printed prosthetic hands with a member of E-Nable, an international volunteer organization that provides 3D-printed prosthetics to those in need. Photo: Kent Watson.

A dancer stands with back to the camera while leading other members in a Step dance routine
Wednesday, November 13, 2019

CLUB LIFE: Iconic Step Team


Iconic is Haverford’s Step team, founded in 2018 and led by Raveen Green ’22 and Davion Williams ’22. Stepping uses the body as an instrument, and incorporates stomping, clapping, and spoken word to create a beat.

Club Life at Haverford is a blog series exploring student-run extracurricular activities.

Davion Williams ’22, center, leads the Iconic step team practice in Marshall Auditorium. From left: Cathy Zhu '23, Raveen Green ’22, Zarahy Rivas ’22, Davion Williams ’22 (facing away) Victoria Brown ’23, Erica Kaunang '22, and Natasha Rojas ’22. Photo: Holden Blanco '17

Students present their work during the Trico Hackathon
Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Tri-Co Hackathon

First held in 2014, the Tri-Co Hackathon brings together students from Haverford, Bryn Mawr, and Swarthmore colleges for 24 hours to ideate and create original digital projects that address specific real-world problems. 

This year, five Haverford students—(from left) Sam Aronson ’22, Keeton Martin ’22, Ben Laufer ’23, Jacob Valero ’22, and Anubhav Sharma ’23—claimed first prize for their work on Salud y Dinero, a computer game available in both English and Spanish that aims to make developing financial literacy fun for Latinx kids. Photo: Cole Sansom '19

Karen Masters
Wednesday, October 9, 2019


The astronomy major is a good fit for students who want an in-depth education in astronomy that can be applied to a range of careers. Our faculty work at the cutting edge of modern astronomy and cosmology, creating exceptional research opportunities for majors.

Associate professor of physics and astronomy Karen Masters is one of the authors of a new book, 30-Second Universe, that breaks down the 50 most significant theories, principles, and people in astrophysics for a general audience. Photo: Patrick Montero. 

Alexander Norquist, Sorelle Friedler, Matt Danielson, and Allyson Lynch
Monday, September 23, 2019

Koshland Integrated Natural Sciences Center

The interdisciplinary faculty behind the “Dark Reactions Project” and eight of their students co-authored an article identifying previously unacknowledged human biases in chemical reaction data that impedes exploratory inorganic synthesis. Some of the members of the research team behind the Nature paper: (from left) Professor of Chemistry Alexander Norquist, Assistant Professor of Computer Science Sorelle Friedler, Matt Danielson '21, and Allyson Lynch '21. Photo by Patrick Montero. 

Monday, September 16, 2019

DocuLabs 2019: The Bicentennial in Philadelphia

Funded by the John B. Hurford ’60 Center for the Arts and Humanities, this year's Summer Doculab Fellows researched the history and memory of Philadelphia's 1976 celebration of the American Bicentennial with Visiting Assistant Professor of English Thomas Devaney, who was inspired by the subject following a course he taught on Philadelphia as part of the Tri-Co Philly Program.

Julia Coletti ’21(left) and Hilary Brashear ’13 preparing to film the marching band as part of the Summer 2019 Doculab. Photo: Patrick Montero.

Students walk with their eyes closed and hands on the shoulders of the person in front of them
Thursday, August 29, 2019


The Class of 2023 has arrived and is now immersed in Customs Week, Haverford College’s First-Year Experience program, which includes a five-day orientation immediately preceding the fall semester.

First-year students participate in a "trust walk," just one of many Customs week activities. Photo: Lev Greenstein '20