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Nick Takénobu Ogawa ’05
Friday, April 19, 2019

Nick Takénobu Ogawa '05

There’s not really a road map for success as a non-classical cello player and composer, so Nick Takénobu Ogawa ’05 has been making his own path, one instinctual step at a time. Ogawa has been playing shows and releasing recordings under the nom-de-music Takénobu since he graduated from Haverford. 

Read "Mixed Media: Music" from the Winter 2019 issue of Haverford Magazine.

Photo by Gregory Miller.

Two Minute Thesis Videos
Thursday, April 18, 2019

Senior Thesis

The senior thesis represents the culmination of a Haverford student’s academic experience, and is one of the most important and rewarding ways that Haverford realizes its educational mission. It is an opportunity to do original research at levels usually reserved for graduate students, in partnership with faculty mentors. Haverford College is one of a very few institutions in the country that includes a senior thesis project as part of every student’s academic program.

"Two-Minute Thesis" is a video series produced by the Haverford College Libraries. Haverford senior thesis writers briefly discuss their theses, the research process, and share the ups and downs of their thesis-writing experience. Watch now»

a group of people in front of a blackboard listing website requirements
Wednesday, April 17, 2019

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.

For the second year in a row a team of Fords was named the winner of the Tri-Co Hackathon by a panel of faculty and industry judges. The winning team, called Gradual—from top left: Bella Muno '21, Ziyao (Claire) Wang '20, Blien Habtu '21, Jason Ngo '21, and Iryna Khovryak '22—made a website that students can use to map their major requirements and ensure that they are on track to graduate. Photo: Shayna Nickel

Miki Duvoisin ’21
Tuesday, April 16, 2019

East Asian Languages & Cultures

The Bi-College Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures (EALC) links rigorous language training to the study of East Asian—particularly Chinese and Japanese—culture and society.

Ten Bi-College students and Haverford's Japanese Drill Instructor Minako Kobayashi spent spring break experiencing culture in Japan through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan’s Friendship Ties Program. Miki Duvoisin ’21 was interviewed in Nanbu Town, Aomori for the local news. Photo: Alexandra Iglesia '21.

A collection of graphic novels spread in a fan pattern.
Thursday, April 11, 2019

In the Collection: Beadle's Frontier Series

Part of the Haverford Libraries’ Dime Novel Collection is a complete set of the 100 volumes of Beadle’s Frontier Series, which were originally published from the 1860s to the 1880s and were purchased in part to honor Emeritus Professor of History Emma Lapsansky-Werner on her retirement.

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

Lapsansky-Werner has used them to teach her writing seminar “The American West in Fact and Fiction.” Librarian of the College Terry Snyder has also used them in her “Materiality and Spectacle” class, and Sarah Horowitz, curator of rare books and manuscripts and head of Quaker and Special Collections, uses them with classes looking at book history and technology, as an example of mass-produced, inexpensive books. Photo: Dan Z. Johnson.

A woman sits at a desk
Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Office Hour – Ariana Huberman

Originally from Argentina, Associate Professor of Spanish and Spanish Department Chair Ariana Huberman joined the Haverford faculty in 2010. Since then, she has taught every level of the College’s Spanish-language courses, along with such classes as “Writing the Nation: Perceptions of Violence in Latin American Literature,” and “Spanish American Colonial Writings.”

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

 Ariana Huberman's office in Hall building includes art, photos of her family, and copies of her book Gauchos and Foreigners: Glossing Culture and Identity in the Argentine Countryside. Photo: Patrick Montero.

A person views an illustrated recipe for artichoke dip
Tuesday, April 9, 2019

The Hurford Center for Arts & Humanities

The John B. Hurford ’60 Center for the Arts and Humanities (HCAH) supports the intellectual and artistic ambitions of faculty, students, and staff, fostering collaboration, experimentation, and critical thought under the auspices of the Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, the Tuttle Creative Programs, and other Center initiatives.

To share her new hand-illustrated cookbook with the community, Sarah Jesup ’20, a double major in fine arts at Haverford and psychology at Bryn Mawr, hosted a salsa-making session in the VCAM community kitchen with help from the Hurford Center’s Student Arts Fund.

Paper models of Sponebob Squarepants's pineapple home decorate the KINSC
Monday, April 8, 2019


Fords enjoy myriad traditional events such as the annual Lloyd Lights decorating competition; Pinwheel Day; the annual weekend throwdown at the end of the year called Haverfest; and, most importantly, Fall and Spring Plenary.

Every year on April Fool’s Day, students from the different science departments adorn their part of the KINSC with decorations, such as these Spongebob Squarepants-themed designs the biology students made in Zubrow Commons. Photo: Patrick Montero.