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Matthew Farmer stands near his bookcase in his office
Friday, November 15, 2019

Faculty – Matthew Farmer

An expert on Greek comedy, Assistant Professor of classics Matthew Farmer has taught elementary and intermediate Latin, and last year introduced the course “Sex and Power in the Ancient World.”

Read Office Hour in the Spring/Summer 2019 issue of Haverford Magazine.

Matthew Farmer's office in Hall building includes photos of his family, sidewalk chalk, a black squirrel, and copies of his book, Tragedy on the Comic Stage. Photo: Patrick Montero.

Lilian Feist stands in front of a whiteboard covered with writing while explaining her diagram
Thursday, November 14, 2019

COOL CLASSES: “Public Policy Analysis”

COOL CLASSES: “Public Policy Analysis”

Taught by Associate Professor of Political Science Zachary Oberfield, this course helps students develop a deeper understanding of how public policy is made while introducing students to policy analysis—the art and science of providing problem-solving advice.

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

Lilian Feist '20 explains her diagram to the class. Photo: Cole Sansom ’19. See what other courses the Department of Political Science is offering this semester.

A dancer stands with back to the camera while leading other members in a Step dance routine
Wednesday, November 13, 2019

CLUB LIFE: Iconic Step Team


Iconic is Haverford’s Step team, founded in 2018 and led by Raveen Green ’22 and Davion Williams ’22. Stepping uses the body as an instrument, and incorporates stomping, clapping, and spoken word to create a beat.

Club Life at Haverford is a blog series exploring student-run extracurricular activities.

Davion Williams ’22, center, leads the Iconic step team practice in Marshall Auditorium. From left: Cathy Zhu '23, Raveen Green ’22, Zarahy Rivas ’22, Davion Williams ’22 (facing away) Victoria Brown ’23, Erica Kaunang '22, and Natasha Rojas ’22. Photo: Holden Blanco '17

biohitech sprout digester decorated with a nametag and googly eyes
Tuesday, November 12, 2019


As a core institutional principle, sustainability animates ​Haverford's broad mission of stewarding ​its​ financial, ethical, and curricular endowments in the interest of educating principled global citizens while safeguarding intergenerational equity as a perpetual institution.

Dining Services uses an aerobic digester (named "Munchy Crunchy, Grinds Up Your Lunchy" by students via an Instagram poll) to process pre- and post-consumer food waste from the Dining Center, as well as pre-consumer food waste from the Coop. Photo: Patrick Montero.

Three students pose with a new collection of diverse philosophy texts named in their honor
Monday, November 11, 2019

Philosophy at Haverford

Philosophy majors and minors at Haverford are part of an active community of faculty and students committed to exploring the ideas on which we base our understanding of reason, value, and our very existence.

Named after one alumnus and two current students—(from left) Bradford Gladstone ’18, Andrew Lee ’20, and Aarushi Mohan ’20—the Department of Philosophy's new Gladstone Lee Mohan collection features works by authors from backgrounds currently underrepresented in the profession, affirming Haverford’s commitment to diversity. Photo: Patrick Montero

Two women stand with their arms raised, backs to the camera, with Fjords spread out in front of them
Friday, November 8, 2019

Study Abroad Photo Contest

“I’m immensely happy that I made the decision to study abroad at University College Dublin during the spring 2019 semester. I had the opportunity to experience a whole new educational system and national culture, make a new set of friends, and see parts of the world and hear viewpoints that I never would’ve gotten the chance to otherwise.”  – Caroline Tien '20

Each year more than 130 Haverford students take advantage of the opportunity to study abroad.

The 2019 Study Abroad Photo Contest first-place winner in the Ford Faces category: Eliza Brosgol '20, "Fords in Fjords," Denmark.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Visual Culture, Arts, and Media - Three Exhibits

Through November 20, 2019
Visual Culture, Arts, and Media

VCAM is hosting three new exhibits: Lives Derailed: Stories of Returning Mexican Migrants, which gathers portraits and interviews of some of the people whose stories were recorded as part of the Migration Encounters oral history project; Nunca Dejemos de Luchar, which shares the result of community conversations and art-making workshops with artist Michelle Angela Ortiz; and In Absentia, which uses the visual language of W.E.B. Du Bois’ early-20th-century infographics as a starting place for considering the veracity of data today. Details »

Image credits (left to right): "Portrait of Olympia Viridiana Ceja Garcia, 26, photographed in Mexico City" by Patrick Montero; photo of artwork in progress by Shannon Hartman; and photo of W.E.B. Du Bois infographic by Mimi Onuoha.

five silhouettes of jack-o-lanterns
Wednesday, November 6, 2019

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.

The Haverford College Arboretum hosts a variety of events, such as the recent pumpkin-carving workshop and guided night excursion along the Nature Trail, where visitors could witness the jack o’lanterns in full glow. Photo: Ruiming Li '22.

Woman works on an internal combustion engine
Tuesday, November 5, 2019

COOL CLASSES: "Sex Under Capitalism: Intimate Relations Between Economy and Society"

"Sex Under Capitalism: Intimate Relations Between Economy and Society"

Taught by Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology Shelly Ronen, this sociology course engages in debates about families as economic units, women’s bodies as social factories, gay identity’s relationship to labor and consumption, the “pricing” of unpaid care, and sex work and trafficking.

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

See what other courses the Department of Sociology is offering this semester. Photo: Alfred Palmer/FSA/OWI Collection, Library of Congress

Man jumps in air playing badminton
Monday, November 4, 2019

Ford Games - Good Fit

Physical education has been part of the Haverford experience since the College’s earliest days. As far back as the 1896-97 academic year, the course catalog described a “refitted” gymnasium, which included among its equipment “rowing, sculling, and wrist machines, chest weights ... and the necessary apparatus for the gymnastic game of basket-ball.”

Read "Good Fit" in the Spring/Summer 2019 issue of Haverford Magazine

Today, Haverford requires students to take six quarters of physical education to graduate. Participation in one of the College’s 23 varsity teams will fulfill that requirement, but there are plenty of other choices as well, including the badminton club. Photo: Rumming Li '22