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Patrick Montero
Thursday, January 5, 2012

CPGC in Venice

I cannot imagine writing a senior thesis of the same quality without my CPGC experience in Venice. …I felt it was essential to experience the urban environment first hand.” – Meaghan Ryan ’11

The Center for Peace and Global Citizenship funds a variety of activities, including student research, summer internships, and service learning.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

The Penn Treaty Elm

Haverford’s serene campus is a nationally recognized arboretum with 400 species of trees and shrubs, a 3.5-acre duck pond, gardens and wooded areas.

Haverford's elm is a direct descendant of the famous tree under which William Penn met with Lenape Chief Tamanend in 1682 and pledged a treaty of friendship.
Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Nonvarsity Sports

From Ultimate to ice hockey, badminton to crew, Haverford student-athletes find some serious fun playing all kinds of nonvarsity sports.

Emily Dix '12, the Equestrian Club's former Haverford liaison, takes a jump. The Bi-Co group has access to a fully equipped barn and private riding lessons.
Monday, January 2, 2012

Mapping Identity

In a unique student-faculty collaboration, Professor Carol Solomon and Janet Yoon ’10 co-curated Mapping Identity, a group exhibition featuring internationally-recognized artists whose works deal with issues of transnational identity, and the effects of displacement, exile, hybridity cosmopolitanism and the state of the in-between.

Glenn Kaino, Graft (Ostrich), 2006. Python skin, ostrich, feathers, plastic, thread and paint, lifesize. Installation photo by Andy Kim '10.
Sunday, January 1, 2012

Geology in Hawaii

Fellow Geology major Kelsey Meisenhelder ’13 and I sat on top of a hot, steaming vent from an older lava lake on Hilo, Hawaii. We also got to see a sulfur dioxide cloud glow red at red out of the active Kilauea volcano.” – Rachel Davis ’13

Haverford students can choose from 31 majors, including Geology at Bryn Mawr College, thanks to our academic partnerships.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Then & Now: The Skate House Now

Then & Now: The Skate House

The Skate House hasn’t seen any actual skaters for decades. But it’s still in use, booked for receptions and student events such as club meetings and even poetry readings.

Missed yesterday’s photo? See the Skate House back “Then“.

The Skate House, pictured here in 2008, was altered from its original design after a 1979 fire.
Monday, December 19, 2011

Then & Now: The Skate House

Then & Now: The Skate House

The Skate House looks thoroughly rustic, but was designed by a Philadelphia architect in 1949. The building, outfitted with a porch, two fireplaces, and a sitting room with benches, regularly played host to crowds of skaters back in the days when the Duck Pond could be counted on to freeze solid in winter.

Come back tomorrow to see the Skate House “Now”.

Photo by Professor of Engineering Theodore Hetzel, ca. 1955. Courtesy of the College Archives.
Thursday, December 15, 2011

Lloyd Lights

The denizens of Lloyd Hall have once again festooned each entry with lights in celebration of the season. Time to cast your non-binding (but fun anyway) vote for best effort.

Lloyd decorated for the season, 2011. Photo by Jonathan Yu '12.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Fostering Global Thinkers

“It was wonderful to discover that my interest in craftswomen, and the contexts in which they work, could span a year of exploration and grow constantly over the course of that year.” – Madeline Kreider-Carlson ’10

Madeline won a prestigious Watson fellowship that she used to study women's craft cooperatives in Guatemala, Uganda, Mexico, Indonesia, Mongolia and Egypt.