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Jayme Guokas '97
Friday, November 30, 2018

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.

In his nearby Philadelphia studio, designer, craftsman, and woodworker Jayme Guokas '97 is working on two benches for the arboretum that are made from the wood of felled campus trees. Photo: Patrick Montero.

A group of students stand in front of a building.
Thursday, November 29, 2018

Chesick Scholars

The Chesick Scholars program is a four-year academic mentoring and leadership program for exceptional students who are the first in their family to attend college or who are from underrepresented or under-resourced backgrounds. This year’s 15 scholars capped their five-week summer session with a symposium themed around the “Ethics of Representation.”

The Class of 2022 Chesick Scholars (from left to right, top to bottom): Femi Obiwumi, Ali Altamimi, Daniel Paredes, Ashley DiCristofalo, Adrian Soto Soto, Zakiyyah Winston, Wahab Bajwa, Hannah Kolzer, Saul Ontiveros, Natasha Rojas, Alexandra Rodriguez-Gomez, Ruanna Small, Shayleah Jenkins, Sharon Nwankpa, Fariea Khan. Photo by Alexandra Iglesia '21.

Off the Wall exhibit
Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Visual Culture, Arts, and Media

The Off the Wall exhibition in VCAM's create space is an investigation of Philadelphia's graffiti, street art, and public art curated by Colin Fredrickson '20, Isabella Siegel '19, and Phillip Norman '19. Photo: Patrick Montero.

Andrea Lommen's wave and optics class
Monday, November 26, 2018

COOL CLASSES: "Waves and Optics"

“Waves and Optics”

Professor Andrea Lommen's physics course is about everything that oscillates—vibrations and waves in mechanical, electronic, and optical systems—and introduces related mathematical methods, such as functions of a complex variable and Fourier analysis.

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

See what other courses the Departments of Physics and Astronomy are offering this semester. Photo: Patrick Montero.

People signing wood beams that will be installed in the renovated library
Friday, November 23, 2018

Renovating the Library

Renovations began in mid-February to what will be called the Lutnick Library. Once completed, this new library will include technologically robust spaces, active teaching and learning spaces, a Digital Scholarship Commons, and a cafe, but will also retain many of Magill's beloved historic spaces including the Philips Wing, the reference and reading room, the Rufus Jones Room, and the Carvill Arc.

Amanda Acosta '18 (red shirt) and Maria Padrón ’19 (white shirt) sign the wood beams that were installed as part of the Topping Out Ceremony in the roof of Lutnick Library. Photo by Patrick Montero

Students sign thank you post cards
Thursday, November 22, 2018

Thank a Donor Day

The average financial aid grant awarded to Haverford students is $50,101 and more than 50% of students receive some form of financial aid from the College. On National Philanthropy Day (Nov. 15), students were invited to write thank-you notes to alumni who have participated in Annual Giving this year.

Students thoughtfully expressed their thanks to alumni donors during the Thank A Donor event. Photo: Patrick Montero.

A man demonstrates how to use a small electronic device while a group of people look on
Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Visual Culture, Arts, and Media

Visiting Instructor Sam Cusemano led an Internet of Things mini-hackathon in the VCAM. Photo: Claire Chenyu Wang '20

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

COOL CLASSES: "Medical Anthropology"

“Medical Anthropology”

This introductory anthropology course, taught by Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology Patricia Kelly, explores medical systems, health, and healing in a cross-cultural perspective using ethnographic studies and cross-comparative analyses.

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

See what other courses the Department of Anthropology is offering this semester. 

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