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Four image montage of Haverford College campus
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Virtual Visit

Haverford's location offers the best of all worlds: a serene yet dynamic campus, close proximity to our extraordinary consortium partners, and a site nestled within one of America's greatest metropolitan areas. Our arboretum campus provides an extraordinary setting for living and learning.

While the College is closed to visitors, please check out our Virtual Visit site.

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Check out our Virtual Visit site and picture yourself at Haverford.

Latinx Startup Weekend participants
Monday, March 23, 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.

In January 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. 

A collection of promotional and educational comic books
Thursday, March 19, 2020

In the Collection: Promotional & Educational Comic Books

One of the newest additions to Special Collections is a trove of 139 promotional and educational comic books donated by Rob Galford ’74. Mainly aimed at influencing public opinion, burnishing a company’s public image, advertising a product, or promulgating a government message, promotional comics shrewdly cloaked their mission in the popular comic book form. But instead of featuring the sagas of superheroes, they told more prosaic tales.

"In the Collection" highlights some of the rare and marvelous items that are part of Lutnick Library's Quaker & Special Collections.

Photo: Patrick Montero.

Handmade toy trucks
Wednesday, March 18, 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.

Nelson Mandela drops his ballot into a voting box
Tuesday, March 17, 2020

COOL CLASSES: "After the Sunset: Lessons in Transition to Peace: The South African Example"

COOL CLASSES: “After the Sunset: Lessons in Transition to Peace: The South African Example”

Taught by Associate Professor of Anthropology Zolani Ngwane and Friend in Residence and Visiting Instructor Nozizwe Routledge, this anthropology course engages with issues, theories, and methodologies of nonviolent and violent struggles, peace negotiations, transitional justice, post-conflict reconstruction, and peacebuilding by looking at South Africa as a case study.

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

Photo of Nelson Mandela casting his vote during South Africa’s first all-race elections in 1994 by John Parkin/AP.

mirrored ribbons hang around boots decorated with reflective materials
Monday, March 16, 2020

Visual Culture, Arts, and Media

All four class years were represented in the recent exhibit 20/20 Vision, as were 15 different majors across disciplines. The art came in many different forms, including this wearable piece. Photo: Arshiya Bhayana '22.

Assistant Professor Qrescent Mali Mason
Friday, March 13, 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 offered lessons in ethics along with the laughs. Photo: Patrick Montero.

Headshots of the five Fulbright Scholars from the Class of 2019
Thursday, March 12, 2020

Haverford College Named Top Fulbright Producer

Five Fords earned Fulbrights for the 2019–2020 year, putting the College in the company of only 43 other undergraduate institutions across the country with the highest number of student grants.

"Our Fulbright students’ excellent preparation across the liberal arts and within their majors provided an outstanding foundation for their current global research."President Wendy Raymond

Five members of the Haverford Class of 2019—(from left) Justin Otter, Seanna Viechweg, Danielle Jacobsen, Gabriel Braun, and Alexandra Corcoran—were selected for Fulbright Student Awards last spring.