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Students using a CNC router to carve a face into an apple
Wednesday, June 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
Tuesday, June 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.

Julia Blake pitching during a softball game
Monday, June 3, 2019

Ford Games - What It Takes

On the softball field, Julia Blake '19 was a team captain, a star player at second base, and increased her batting average in each of her 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

Figure Skating Club
Wednesday, May 29, 2019

CLUB LIFE: Figure Skating Club’s Blades of Glory

Figure Skating Club

Co-presidents Anna Fiscarelli-Mintz ’22 and Althea Sellers ’21 and founding members Nuria Benitez ’22, Angelica Johnson ’22, and Anita Zhu ’22 started the Figure Skating Club. Its mission is to make figure skating accessible to interested students by connecting them to affordable skating resources and opportunities to practice and improve in cooperation with a local figure skating rink.

Alexandra Horkavá '22 and Anna Fiscarelli-Mintz '22 of the Figure Skating Club. Club Life at Haverford is a blog series exploring student-run extracurricular activities.  Photo by Alexandra Iglesia '21.

Rachel Brodie '19, The Devil's Bridge, Kromlau, Germany
Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Study Abroad Photo Contest

“As a queer person of color, I would say that my study abroad experience not only enabled me to engage with and consider my identity within the freedom of another culture, but the time spent away from America also helped me to contextualize previous experiences and believe in a wider, more pronounced version of global citizenship.” – Matthew Ridley '19

Each year more than 130 Haverford students take advantage of the opportunity to study abroad.

The 2019 Study Abroad Photo Contest first-place winner in the Places category: Rachel Brodie '19, The Devil's Bridge, Kromlau, Germany.

Yuchao Wang '20 poses with peacock feathers, the focus of his research
Monday, May 27, 2019

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.

Yuchao Wang ’20 (pictured), Rui Fang ’18, and Yabin Lu ’18 co-authored a paper in PLOS ONE with Professor of Physics and Astronomy Suzanne Amador Kane on the biological physics of the color of peacock feathers. Photo by Patrick Montero.  

The six Haverford House fellows stand near the library
Friday, May 24, 2019

Haverford House

The Center for Peace and Global Citizenship has named its 2019–2020 Haverford House Fellows. These six seniors, who were chosen for this fellowship for their commitment to social justice and community action, will spend next year working at Philadelphia nonprofits and strengthening connections between the College and the city.

The 2019–2020 cohort of Haverford House fellows are (clockwise from back left) Gabe Halperin-Goldstein '19, Lilian Domenick '19, Feven Gezahegn '19, Ceci Silberstein '19, Hanae Togami '19, and Amanda Grolig '19. Photo by Patrick Montero. 

Easter Market in Prague
Thursday, May 23, 2019

Study Abroad Photo Contest

“As a queer person of color, I would say that my study abroad experience not only enabled me to engage with and consider my identity within the freedom of another culture, but the time spent away from America also helped me to contextualize previous experiences and believe in a wider, more pronounced version of global citizenship.” – Matthew Ridley '19

Each year more than 130 Haverford students take advantage of the opportunity to study abroad.

The 2019 Study Abroad Photo Contest first-place winner in the Cultural Encounters category: Alissa Valentine '19, "Easter Market in Prague," taken in Prague, Czech Republic.

A collection of graphic novels spread in a fan pattern.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019

In the Collection: Beadle's Frontier Series

Haverford Libraries’ Dime Novel Collection includes 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 the novels 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.

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