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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.

Tri-Co Philly participants inside the Masonic Temple
Wednesday, March 11, 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, and Museum. Photo by Cole Sansom '19.

COOL CLASSES: “Asian American Psychology”
Monday, March 9, 2020

COOL CLASSES: “Asian American Psychology”

COOL CLASSES: "Asian American Psychology"

Taught by Associate Professor of Psychology Shu-wen Wang, this seminar course addresses major theories and findings in Asian American psychology, with a focus on immigration and acculturation, ethnic identity, stereotyping and discrimination, families and development, and mental health.

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

Shu-wen Wang’s "Asian American Psychology" class tours the Beat of Resistance exhibition at the Asian Arts Initiative. Photo by Holden Blanco ’17.

300th Tree Planting
Friday, March 6, 2020

The Campus

Our campus has 200 acres of award-winning architecture and landscaping; more than 50 academic, athletic, and residential buildings; and a nationally recognized arboretum with 400 species of trees and shrubs, a 3.5-acre duck pond, gardens, and wooded areas.

The arboretum renewal program reached its goal of planting 300 trees on campus by the end of 2019. The 300th tree planted last year by the arboretum staff is a dawn redwood (Metasequoia) and can be found by the Walton Road entrance to the campus. Photo: Patrick Montero.

Tom Donnelly stands at a podem in front of a crowd of former athletics he has coached over his 45 years
Thursday, March 5, 2020


The Athletic Department is committed to the belief that physical education is an integral component of each student’s liberal arts education and offers a wide range of athletic opportunities including intercollegiate varsity teams, club teams, intramural programs, instructional classes, and recreational activities.

Hundreds of Fords spanning generations (classes of 1967 to 2019) came to campus to celebrate Tom Donnelly and his 45 years of coaching indoor and outdoor track & field and cross country at Haverford. Photo: Holden Blanco '17

Projected image of film displaying type reading 1976
Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Bicentennial City

Bicentennial City

Through March 6, 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 »

Photo: Lisa Boughter

Photo of documents of Germantown Quaker protests against slavery
Tuesday, March 3, 2020

COOL CLASSES: "Quakers, War, and Slavery 1646-1723"

COOL CLASSES: “Quakers, War, and Slavery 1646-1723”

Taught by Douglas and Dorothy Steere Professor of Quaker Studies David Harrington Watt, this seminar encourages students to analyze primary sources and secondary works to explore how and why early Friends came to see both war and slavery as immoral.

Our Cool Classes blog series highlights interesting, unusual, and unique courses that enrich the Haverford College experience. See what other courses the interdisciplinary Concentration in Peace, Justice, and Human Rights is offering.

Documents relating to Germantown Quaker protests against slavery from Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections. Photo: Patrick Montero.

biohitech sprout digester decorated with a nametag and googly eyes
Monday, March 2, 2020


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.

Dining Services uses an aerobic digester (named "Munchy Crunchy, Grinds Up Your Lunchy" by students via an Instagram poll) to process pre- and post-consumer food waste from the Dining Center, as well as pre-consumer food waste from the Coop. The digester is one of the new fun GIFs and stickers on Haverford's official GIPHY account. Photo: Patrick Montero.