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Patrick Montero
A Do It In The Dark banner hanging in the Dining Center
Monday, April 2, 2018


As a core institutional principle, sustainability animates ​Haverford's broad mission of stewarding ​its​ financial, ethical, and curricular endowments in the interest of educating principled global citizens while safeguarding intergenerational equity as a perpetual institution.

In the fifth year of Haverford’s annual Do It In The Dark energy conservation competition, the College reduced electricity consumption by 10 percent, saving about 6,200 kWh over its three-week period. Photo: Claire Blood-Cheney '20

Holley Murchison
Friday, March 30, 2018

Distinguished Visitors

Haverford hosts guest speakers through programs such as Distinguished Visitors, the Young Academic Alumni Lecture Series, and the Mark and Lillian Shapiro Speaking Initiative. These lectures, classroom visits, and workshops enhance and supplement the core curriculum.

Author, entrepreneur, and educator Holley Murchison led a hands-on lecture, “Tell Me About Yourself,” designed to help students better communicate their goals, stories, and visions for professional success. Photo: Victoria Merino ’20.

Person looking through a telescope
Thursday, March 29, 2018

Public Observing

Friday, March 30, 2018, 8 p.m.—10 p.m.
Strawbridge Observatory

There will be a student talk, hands-on activities, and telescope observing with our 12-inch and 16-inch telescopes. Student volunteers will be present to give tours and answer astronomy-related questions. This event takes place weather permitting. Details »

Photo: Claire Blood-Cheney '21

Headshots of five 2017/2018 Fulbright winners
Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Haverford College Named Top Fulbright Producer

"The continued success of Haverford students in obtaining Fulbright awards speaks to their extraordinary blend of intellectual curiosity and social vision. As Fulbright Scholars, they make important contributions to communities of learning throughout the world, brilliantly embodying the College's commitment to cultivating global citizens." President Kim Benston.

2017/2018 Fulbright winners (from left) Emily Nalven Krasnow, Miriam Soo Young Hwang-Carlos, Meghan Wingate, Courtney Lau, and (bottom row) Michael Brier, all Class of 2017. Photos by Patrick Montero.

Student browsing a book
Tuesday, March 27, 2018

COOL CLASSES: “Topics in Enlightenment History: The Self Before The Selfie”

“Topics in Enlightenment History: The Self Before The Selfie”

Taught by Frank A. Kafker Professor of History and Associate Professor of History Lisa Jane Graham, this class focuses on a pivotal moment, the Enlightenment, when “self-talk” exploded in various fields including medicine, art and literature, political economy, and criminal law.

Our Cool Classes blog series highlights interesting, unusual, and unique courses that enrich the Haverford College experience.

See what other courses the Department of History is offering this semester. Photo by Dex Coen Gilbert '21

Folders on a grassy lawn
Friday, March 23, 2018

Welcome, friend.

Haverford College mailed acceptance letters to the 877 students offered admission to the Class of 2022. This class represents the College's most selective year yet. After receiving a record 4,682 applications, Haverford admitted 18.7 percent of its applicants.

The picture of the future Class of 2022 will become even clearer after May 1, the date by which accepted students must commit to enroll in the College. Photo: Patrick Montero.

Collage from steel engraving
Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Unwilling: Exercises In Melancholy

March 23—April 27, 2018
Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery

Resisting the historical definition of melancholy as an affliction that creates disorder or inactivity, this exhibition reimagines passive sadness as powerful refusal, a conscious (or unconscious) “standing aside,” a willful production of generative failures and resistant potencies.   Details »

Noa Giniger, The Sorrow the Joy Brings, collage from steel engraving (Napoleons Grab, 1838), 2012. 16.5 x 21 cm. (publication detail). Courtesy of the artist.

A robin perched on the edge of a birdbath
Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Day of Giving

It's on! Make your gift before the 1,833-minute challenge ends at 6:48 p.m. EDT on March 21, and help Haverford receive a $250,000 match.

Photo: Patrick Montero.