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Man at podium discusses presentation slide.
Monday, November 19, 2018

Friend in Residence - Fall 2018

The Friend in Residence program brings gifted and experienced Quakers to campus for extended interactions with students, staff, faculty, and the community to stimulate reflection on the connections between academic pursuits and “letting one’s life speak.”

At one of the public events of his campus residency, M. Antonio “Toño” López Galicia, the executive director of the Casa de los Amigos in Mexico City, spoke about La Casa’s mission. Photo: Sarah Jennings '21

A telescope in the observatory
Friday, November 16, 2018

Astronomy at Haverford

The astronomy major is a good fit for students who want an in-depth education in astronomy that can be applied to a range of careers as well as further study in astronomy. Our faculty work at the cutting edge of modern astronomy and cosmology, creating exceptional research opportunities for majors.

At 7 p.m. on Friday, November 16, Haverford's Strawbridge Observatory will hold a family-friendly public observing event. Photo: Sarah Jennings '21.

Emily Wilson discusses her translation of the Odyssey.
Thursday, November 15, 2018


Haverford's intentionally diverse curricular requirements ensure that our students are well-rounded, expansive thinkers. Students take courses in each of three major academic divisions for a variety of ideas, concepts, and intellectual approaches.

Every year students and faculty from the classics department gather and read a classical text from start to finish. This time, the chosen text was Emily Wilson's translation of the Odyssey. Wilson, pictured here at the Homerathon in VCAM, is the first woman to translate the Odyssey in its entirety and does so in iambic pentameter. Photo: Claire Blood-Cheney '20.

Students paint happy little trees while watching Bob Ross
Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Art on Campus

James House is an accessible community space that's open 24/7 for Haverford students, faculty, and staff. By offering art supplies, programs, and exhibitions James House cultivates art culture on campus.

On Saturday, October 6, James House hosted a Bob Ross Painting Class. Photo: Alexandra Iglesia '21
Marc Melitz '89 speaks to students
Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Economics Alumni Forum

The Economics Department and the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship collaborated to create the Annual Economics Alumni Forum series in 2008. This year’s session focused on President Trump's economic policies on tariffs and trade. Former Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews ’90 and Harvard Professor Marc Melitz ’89 led the discussion along with moderator Jennifer Kowalski ’17.

Marc Melitz '89 speaks to attendees in Sharpless Auditorium during the 2018 Economics Alumni Forum. Photo: Dex Coen Gilbert '21

Sessions’ class
Monday, November 12, 2018

COOL CLASSES: "Art Against Fascism"

“Art Against Fascism”

This English course taught by Visiting Assistant Professor of English Gabriel Sessions explores the work of British writers in the 1930s who tried to fight rising militarism, totalitarian states, and imperial autocracy with prose and poetry.

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

See what other courses the Department of English is offering this semester. Photo of Sessions’ class by Cole Sansom '19.

Philadelphia skyline
Friday, November 9, 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.

Alexandra Morrison takes samples in Alaska
Thursday, November 8, 2018

Environmental Studies

Building on years of student interest stoked by a decade of classes in the discipline and the introduction of a Tri-Co minor in 2011, this year the College has officially launched an innovative new Bi-Co environmental studies major, which combines insights from biology, anthropology, literature, and more.

Chemistry major and environmental studies minor Alexandra Morrison '18 in the field in Alaska, analyzing a large oil residue sample that was released into the coastal environment in Prince William Sound following the 1964 earthquake. Photo: Helen White.

Shotokan Karate club
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

CLUB LIFE: Shotokan Karate Club

Shotokan Karate Club

The club, founded in 2017 by Kaden St. Onge ’20, is designed to teach fundamental martial arts skills through the widely practiced and well-known style of Shotokan karate.

Colin Coan '22 (left) is instructed by black belt Kaden St. Onge '20. Photo: Olivia Wong ’22.