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Patrick Montero
Students using a CNC router to carve a face into an apple
Friday, April 5, 2019

Then & Now: Machine Shop Now

Machine Shop

The Maker Arts Space in VCAM is the modern-day variant on a machine shop, housing an array of high-tech devices, such as a 3D printer, a laser cutter, and a 3D scanner, as well as lots of design software.

Missed yesterday’s photo? See the machine shop back "Then."

Maker Arts Space Technician Kent Watson gives a tutorial on the computer numerical control (CNC) router, which can be used to cut large, complex shapes out of a variety of materials, including wood, foam, and plastics. Photo: Ashley Sisto '20.

Students getting up-close with machinery
Thursday, April 4, 2019

Then & Now: Machine Shop

Machine Shop

The circa-1925 machine shop in long-gone Whitall Hall was a prime teaching tool for the engineering program of the time. According to the 1925 course catalog, there were woodworking and metalworking shops, a drafting room, and a materials laboratory for the testing of boilers, engines, air compressors, and the like.

Come back tomorrow to see the machine shop "Now."

Photo: College Archives.

A Do it in the Dark sign
Wednesday, April 3, 2019


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.

The annual Do it in the Dark energy-saving competition featured a month of energy reduction, sustainable food practices, and environmentally focused events sponsored by the Committee for Environmental Responsibility. Photo: Patrick Montero.

Students using a 16-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope
Tuesday, April 2, 2019

COOL CLASSES: "Advanced Topics: Observational Astronomy"

“Advanced Topics: Observational Astronomy”

Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy Karen Masters's observational astronomy course makes use of the telescopes we have on campus, including a 16-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain, and includes a field trip to the Green Bank Observatory in West Virginia to do some radio astronomy.

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

Elizabeth Teng '20 looks through the telescope in Strawbridge Observatory. Photo: Holden Blanco '17. See what other courses the Department of Physics and Astronomy is offering this semester.

Julia Blake pitching during a softball game
Monday, April 1, 2019

Ford Games - What It Takes

On the softball field, Julia Blake '19 has been a team captain since she was a junior, is a star player at second base, and has increased her batting average in each of her first three seasons at Haverford. On campus, the political science major worked her way up to being Students’ Council co-president in 2018.

How did Blake balance being the best leader she could be for both her teammates and student body constituents? Read "What It Takes" in the Winter 2019 issue of Haverford Magazine

Photo: David Sinclair

Students discussing a film in the VCAM Screening Room
Friday, March 29, 2019

The Center for Peace and Global Citizenship

The Center for Peace and Global Citizenship grew out of faculty and student interests that emerged in the late 1990s. Since then, the Center has developed and expanded into a flourishing nexus of social responsibility, civic engagement, and global peace work, both on campus and in the greater community.

Alicia Lopez-Torres '20, Program Manager for Ethical Global Learning for the CPGC Stephanie Keene, and film director El Sawyer speak after a screening of Pull of Gravity, part of the CPGC Social Justice Film Series. Photo by Soha Saghir '21.

Office Hour - Suzanne Amador Kane
Thursday, March 28, 2019

Office Hour – Suzanne Amador Kane

The varied research interests of Professor of Physics and Astronomy Suzanne Amador Kane delve into soft condensed matter physics and statistical physics, but it is her work in biological physics—which uses the tools of physics to better understand living organisms—that has attracted widespread attention in recent years.

Read Office Hour in the Fall 2018 issue of Haverford Magazine.

A plastic replica of a falcon skull and a camera used to track raptor flight. A retired engineer in the Netherlands built little fiberglass hoods to hold the cameras, in order to capture the falcon's motion as though they were wearing a GoPro camera. Photo: Patrick Montero.

A view from one of Haverford's green rooftops
Wednesday, March 27, 2019


The Committee for Environmental Responsibility (CER) was created by the students, faculty, and staff of Haverford College, and reflects our socially responsible principles.

The now fully mature green roof on the Tritton Hall dormitory is one of three green roofs on campus. Photo: Patrick Montero

Philadelphia skyline
Tuesday, March 26, 2019

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.

The new Tri-Co Philly Program is a semester-long, non-residential program that provides students both curricular and co-curricular activities in nearby Philadelphia.

The urban setting of Philadelphia provides a sense of place to enhance the classroom experience, helping students learn firsthand how the material in the courses is informed by the environment around them.

Mohamed Ali ’22
Monday, March 25, 2019

Visual Culture, Arts, and Media

Mohamed Ali '22 3D-printed a mechanical arm in the Maker Arts Space and developed code to allow the sensors on his arm to communicate with the robotic arm. Photo: Patrick Montero.