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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

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.