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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.

Thumbnails of the DocuLab web series
Thursday, October 11, 2018


Designed in engagement with Assistant Professor of Linguistics Brook Danielle Lillehaugen’s ongoing fieldwork with speakers of Zapotec languages, Dizhsa Nabani – Lengua Viva – Living Language is a documentary webseries that explores the relationship between identity, language, and daily life in Tlacochahuaya, Oaxaca, Mexico. It was produced, in part, by students in the Summer DocuLab program over the summer of 2018

DocuLabs is a donor-funded five-year program supported by VCAM and the John B. Hurford ’60 Center for the Arts and Humanities. A new episode of Dizhsa Nabani will be released every Thursday through November 15, 2018.

Saxaphone and piano duet in Marshall Auditorium
Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Music at Haverford

The Department of Music at Haverford offers a creative approach to music theory and a curriculum in music history that deals with music in the social context and embraces world music and jazz. Additionally, the department's applied music program and ensembles provide students with opportunities for performances and tours.

Jonathan Hultin-Cohen (saxophone) and Nicholas Shaneyfelt (piano) perform a duet in Marshall Auditorium during their Music & Conversation Series visit. Photo: Dex Coen Gilbert '21. 

 Jeff TecoskyFeldman sitting in his office.
Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Office Hour – Jeff Tecosky-Feldman

Along with teaching courses in calculus, geometry, and linear algebra, Senior Lecturer of Mathematics and Statistics Jeff Tecosky-Feldman directs the Chesick Summer Institute, a vital part of the Chesick Scholars Program, a four-year academic mentoring and leadership program for under-represented, under-resourced, or first-generation Haverford students that includes a residential summer program.

Read Office Hour in the Spring 2018 issue of Haverford Magazine.

Five years ago, Tecosky-Feldman worked with Dean Michael Martinez to launch Horizons, and he also finds time to help run the annual Yiddish Culture Festival on campus. Photo: Patrick Montero

Members of the Haverford College baseball team with children in Cuba
Monday, October 8, 2018

COOL CLASSES: "Sport and Society"

“Sport and Society”

Born of a 2001 trip to Cuba with the Haverford baseball team, this history course taught by Associate Professor Alexander Kitroeff examines the interrelationship of sport and society from a historical perspective and on a global scale, including a focus on key issues that have shaped the Olympic Games and the World Cup.

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

See what other courses the Department of History is offering this semester. Photo: The Haverford College baseball team trip to Cuba in 2001 that inspired this class.

A student observing the night sky through a telescope
Friday, October 5, 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, October 12, Haverford's Strawbridge Observatory will hold a family-friendly public observing event. Photo: Thom Carroll Photography.