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Students pose with the Green Bank Telescope in the background
Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Physics & Astronomy

All physics and astronomy majors have the opportunity to perform meaningful and potentially publishable research, working closely with our faculty in fields such as quantum computing, observational cosmology, nonlinear physics and fluid dynamics, extragalactic astronomy, biophysics, and nanoscience.

Professor Andrea Lommen took six Bi-Co students to the NANOGrav meeting at West Virginia's Green Bank Telescope, which, at 100-meters across, is the largest steerable structure in the world. (From left) Linda Yuan '20, Drew Evans '19, Liam Lynch '19, Elizabeth Teng '20, Sadie Kenyon-Dean '20, and Lamiaa Dakir BMC '20.

Maurice Rippel and Students' Council address the student body during plenary
Tuesday, October 23, 2018


Plenary is a critical mechanism for student self-governance at Haverford College. Students gather to raise, discuss, and debate issues on campus. Resolutions passed by the Students’ Association are viewed as the will of the body, and Students’ Council is then tasked with the carrying out and upholding of any changes or initiatives.

Students' Council President Maurice Rippel '19 delivers the “State of the Ford” during Fall Plenary. Photo: Cole Sansom '19.

Fringes in a photoelastic particle when it was squeezed diametrically.
Monday, October 22, 2018

KINSC Scientific Imaging Contest

The KINSC Scientific Imaging Contest is an annual competition for student-submitted images from experiments or simulations that are scientifically intriguing as well as aesthetically pleasing. Judging is based on both the quality of the image and the explanation of the underlying science.

Yixuan Zhou '20 won third place in the 2018 contest for "Fringes in a photoelastic particle when it was squeezed diametrically," a photo of research advised by Assistant Professor Ted Brzinski.

The Library temporarily housed in Founders Great Hall
Friday, October 19, 2018

Then & Now: Founders Great Hall Now

Founders Great Hall

With Magill Library under renovation, Founders Great Hall has been put to temporary use (along with a number of other spaces on campus) as a library stand-in, complete with study carrels and the relocated staff of research librarians. Upstairs, the Common Room is now a spot for quiet reading. 

Missed yesterday’s photo? See the Great Hall back "Then."

Photo: Patrick Montero

A concert being preformed in the Great Hall
Thursday, October 18, 2018

Then & Now: Founders Great Hall Then

Founders Great Hall

Founders Great Hall served as the College’s dining hall for more than 60 years, until the Dining Center opened in 1969. Since then, the majestic room has been a busy special events space, hosting invited speakers, student dances, alumni weddings, and concerts.

Come back tomorrow to see the Great Hall "Now."

A 2016 performance by the Chamber Singers of Haverford and Bryn Mawr Colleges. Photo: Rae Yuan '19

Philadelphia skyline
Monday, October 15, 2018

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.