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“Ethical Struggles in Catastrophic Times: Quakers’ Responses to the Holocaust”
Tuesday, May 7, 2019

COOL CLASSES: “Ethical Struggles in Catastrophic Times: Quakers’ Responses to the Holocaust”

“Ethical Struggles in Catastrophic Times: Quakers’ Responses to the Holocaust”

This religion course is an examination of some of the remarkable—and highly controversial—activities in which Quakers engaged as they tried to provide assistance to Jews who were being persecuted by the Nazis.

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

Students in Professor David Harrington Watt's class went to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. to see the exhibit on American reactions and responses to the Holocaust. Photo by Jacob Gorenburg '22. See what other courses the Department of Religion is offering this semester.

Yuchao Wang '20 poses with peacock feathers, the focus of his research
Monday, May 6, 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.  

2019 Fine Arts seniors
Friday, May 3, 2019

Fine Arts Senior Thesis Exhibition

May 3, 2019—May 18, 2019
Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery

The Fine Arts Senior Thesis Exhibition will represent the culmination of studies at Haverford College for the 12 seniors graduating in 2019.  Details »

The 12 exhibited fine arts majors, front row (left to right): Olive Guerra BMC, Yiran Zhao BMC, Delia Landers BMC, Minyue Ruan BMC. Directly behind: Elana Kates, Isabella Oliva BMC, Ananya Gill Sinha BMC, Isabella Siegel. Back row: Emily Oriel BMC, Abigail Miller, Avery McNair BMC, and Taylor Murphy.

Students play chess
Thursday, May 2, 2019

CLUB LIFE: Chess Club

Chess Club

The newly founded Chess Club aims to provide a space for both players new to the game and experienced chessmasters to sharpen their mentality, character, and skill. 

Members of the Chess Club play against each other in the lower level of the Dining Center. Photo courtesy of Junior Nguyen '22

Very Large Array radio telescope
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

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.

Reilly Milburn '19 won second place in the 2019 contest for "The Very Large Array in New Mexico."

Student practices dance moves
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Student Engagement - Black Students' League

Haverford has more than 125 student groups that publish magazines, host symposia, sing a cappella, discuss religion and spirituality, stay politically active, maintain a system of student self-government, dance, demonstrate, and create.

For the second straight year, the Black Students’ League Fashion Show drew a large crowd to the VCAM for a multifaceted artistic exploration of black experience and identity. Photo by Alexandra Iglesia '21

View of new tree planting on the Haverford College Nature Trail
Monday, April 29, 2019

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.

Our arboretum renewal program includes planting trees, such as these saplings, along the Nature Trail. The goal is to help restore the natural four-layer structure of the eastern deciduous forest, which includes large canopy and understory species. Photo: Patrick Montero.

Three women sit on couches adressing a group of students
Friday, April 26, 2019

CLUB LIFE: Womxn in Econ

Womxn in Econ

With a mission to provide a support network and space to grow for students with identities underrepresented in the field, Womxn in Econ is crunching the numbers on inclusivity and gender equality.

Economics alumni (from left) Diana Schoder '17, Christine Hwang '11, and Christine Seewagen '06 returned to campus to particpate in a panel hosted by Womxn in Econ. Photo: Cole Sansom '19

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