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Latinx Startup Weekend participants
Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Haverford Innovations Program

The Haverford Innovations Program (HIP) encourages and supports creative and strategic thinking around a problem, a need, a question, or simply an interest. The goal is to find new solutions and opportunities for entrepreneurial projects and paths of learning.

Hipolito Salazar '23, Emma Castiblanco '21, Daniela Moreira '23, and Bilikisu Hanidu '23 participated in the Techstars Latinx Startup Weekend, thanks to support from HIP. Emma and Daniela's project, Make-Believe, a mobile makerspace for STEM education in Philadelphia elementary schools, won third place at the event. 

Stills from four films
Monday, February 17, 2020

The Center for Peace and Global Citizenship

The Center for Peace and Global Citizenship is a flourishing nexus of social responsibility, civic engagement, and global peace work, both on campus and in the greater community.

As part of the Human Movement, Inclusivity, and Our Region film series, the CPGC and the Gender and Sexuality Studies Program will be screening Because of the War, a documentary that centers on several women peacemakers in Liberia who are now Philadelphia residents.

Joel Censor teaches lacrosse to students on handball courts
Friday, February 14, 2020

Ford Games - Heads in the Game

Harlem Lacrosse puts coaches in schools to help at-risk students achieve. The skills and lessons taught by team sports, says Joel Censer ’08, “couldn’t be more transferable.”

Read "Heads in the Game" in the Fall 2019 issue of Haverford Magazine

Joel Censer '08 coaches a student on one of the handball courts that Harlem Lacrosse uses for practice. Photo: Patrick Montero.

Hands use sparklers to spell out the numbers 1 9 7 6
Thursday, February 13, 2020

Bicentennial City

Bicentennial City

Through March 20, 2020
Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery

The Bicentennial in Philadelphia laid bare some of the most pressing questions of America’s national identity. Five Haverford and Bryn Mawr College students collaborated with poet Thomas Devaney and Greenhouse Media to explore this surreal moment in Philadelphia and national history through an experimental documentary film. The exhibition Bicentennial City continues that project as an interactive installation with multi-channel projections, sculptures, and Bicentennial ephemera, seeking to explore the many roles that myth and memory play in the psyche of a city. Details »

Join co-creator of the Summer 2019 DocuLab project and Visiting Assistant Professor of English Thomas Devaney for a talk, "The Crack In The Bell 1976," on Thursday, February 13 at 4:30 p.m.

Handmade toy trucks
Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Faculty – Susanna Wing

A course on Francophone African literature as an undergrad led Associate Professor of Political Science Susanna Wing to an M.A. in African area studies and a Ph.D. in political science. She joined the Haverford faculty in 2002, and has become an internationally recognized and widely published expert on Mali.

Read Office Hour in the Fall 2019 issue of Haverford Magazine.

Wing's office in Hall Building features a hand-drawn map of Africa, papers from a 1960 conference in West Africa that belong to Professor Emeritus of Political Science Harvey Glickman, and these toy cars and trucks that were handmade in Mali. Photo: Patrick Montero.

Boyce Upholt holds an oar during his trip down the Mississippi
Tuesday, February 11, 2020

The Kamikaze Canoe

Boyce Upholt ’06 recounts a perilous trip atop a record-breaking flood—and an attempt to understand what we’ve done to America’s iconic river.

Read "The Kamikaze Canoe" from the Fall 2019 issue of Haverford Magazine.

Over the past four years, journalist Boyce Upholt has paddled more than a thousand miles of the Mississippi in the company of the river's "foremost evangelist" John Ruskey. Photo by Rory Doyle. 

A woman interviews a man in a hat sitting at a desk.
Monday, February 10, 2020

COOL CLASSES: "Refugees and Forced Migrants"

COOL CLASSES: “Refugees and Forced Migrants”

Taught by Benjamin R. Collins Professor of Social Sciences Anita Isaacs, this political science course integrates diverse disciplinary approaches—legal, political, sociological and anthropological—to explore the causes of migration, the dynamics of assimilation and incorporation of migrants in the U.S., and the process and impacts of deportation and (re)incorporation in Mexico and Central America.

Our Cool Classes blog series highlights interesting, unusual, and unique courses that enrich the Haverford College experience. See what other courses the Department of Political Science is offering.

Professor Anita Isaacs interviews "Ben" in Mexico City as part of the Migration Encounters Project. Photo by Patrick Montero. 

Keith Fulton and his production partner and husband Louis Pepe in their editing studio
Friday, February 7, 2020

Documenting A Director’s Dream

In his new documentary, He Dreams of Giants, Keith Fulton ’88 continues an exploration into the psyche of ex-Monty Python-er Terry Gilliam that began with his 2002 film festival hit Lost in La Mancha.

Read "Documenting A Director’s Dream" from the Fall 2019 issue of Haverford Magazine.

Keith Fulton '88 (right) and his production partner and husband Louis Pepe in their L.A. editing studio. Photo: Christopher Fragapane.

Assistant Professor Qrescent Mali Mason
Thursday, February 6, 2020

Philosophy at Haverford

Philosophy at Haverford aims as far as possible to reflect the richness, diversity, and reflexivity of philosophical inquiry. Grounded throughout in the history of philosophy, many courses focus on particular subfields, on value theory, for instance, or the philosophy of mind, ancient philosophy, or the philosophy of logic and language.

Ahead of its series finale, Assistant Professor of Philosophy Qrescent Mali Mason discussed how the NBC comedy The Good Place offers lessons in ethics along with the laughs. Photo: Patrick Montero.

Tri-Co Philly participants inside the Masonic Temple
Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Academic Partnerships

Through the Tri-College Consortium, Haverford, Bryn Mawr, and Swarthmore students take classes at all three schools and frequently collaborate on extracurricular activities.

Now in its third semester, the Tri-Co Philly program is educating students on pressing issues through an enlivening set of classes bolstered by extracurricular experiences in the city of Philadelphia.

Spring 2020 Tri-co Philly students during a tour of the Masonic Temple, Library & Museum. Photo by Cole Sansom '19.