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students propose a resolution during spring plenary
Friday, February 28, 2020


Plenary is a critical mechanism for student self-governance at Haverford College. Students gather to raise, discuss, and debate issues on campus. Resolutions passed by the Students’ Association are viewed as the will of the body, and Students’ Council is then tasked with the carrying out and upholding of any changes or initiatives.

This semester’s iteration of Haverford’s long-standing tradition celebrating self-governance focused on resolutions addressing sustainability, environmental justice, and student agency. Photo: Dex Coen Gilbert '21.

A telescope in the observatory
Thursday, February 27, 2020

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. Our faculty work at the cutting edge of modern astronomy and cosmology, creating exceptional research opportunities for majors.

At 6:45 p.m. on Friday, February 28, Haverford's Strawbridge Observatory will hold a family-friendly public observing event, rain or shine. Photo: Sarah Jennings '21.

Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge smiles in her headshot
Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Friend in Residence - Spring 2020

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.”

Friend in Residence Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge, a Quaker South African politician and activist and acolyte of Steve Biko, will give public talks as part of her residency and is also co-teaching a class, “After the Sunset: Lessons in Transitions to Peace, the South African Example,” with Associate Professor Zolani Ngwane this semester. Photo: Courtesy of WoWwoman.com.

A class discussing the film Geronimo
Monday, February 24, 2020

COOL CLASSES: "Anthropology of Human Rights: Engaged Ethnography and Anthropologist as Witness"

COOL CLASSES: “Anthropology of Human Rights: Engaged Ethnography and Anthropologist as Witness”

Taught by Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology Brie Gettleson, this course examines how anthropologists contribute to human rights in law and grassroots movements. Through partnerships with the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship and Philadelphia Area Creative Collaboratives, students have access to experts and activists on Native issues and storytelling, crafting expert testimony for asylum hearings, human rights archival partnerships, and prison abolition.

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.

Tailinh Agoyo from PACC partner We Are the Seeds (top left) speaking to the class (Gettleson is top right). Photo: Claire Wang ’20.

Women's basketball
Friday, February 21, 2020


The Athletic Department is committed to the belief that physical education is an integral component of each student’s liberal arts education and offers a wide range of athletic opportunities including intercollegiate varsity teams, club teams, intramural programs, instructional classes, and recreational activities.

The women's basketball team secured the number one seed in the conference tournament and hosting privileges throughout championship weekend. The Fords will be hosting the conference tournament for the third time in program history and the second time in four years, as Haverford previously gained the top seed following the 2016-17 regular season.

Headshots of the five Fulbright Scholars from the Class of 2019
Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Haverford College Named Top Fulbright Producer

Five Fords earned Fulbrights for the 2019–2020 year, putting the College in the company of only 43 other undergraduate institutions across the country with the highest number of student grants.

"Our Fulbright students’ excellent preparation across the liberal arts and within their majors provided an outstanding foundation for their current global research."President Wendy Raymond

Five members of the Haverford Class of 2019—(from left) Justin Otter, Seanna Viechweg, Danielle Jacobsen, Gabriel Braun, and Alexandra Corcoran—were selected for Fulbright Student Awards last spring.

Latinx Startup Weekend participants
Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Haverford Innovations Program

The Haverford Innovations Program (HIP) encourages and supports creative and strategic thinking around a problem, a need, a question, or simply an interest. The goal is to find new solutions and opportunities for entrepreneurial projects and paths of learning.

Hipolito Salazar '23, Emma Castiblanco '21, Daniela Moreira '23, and Bilikisu Hanidu '23 participated in the Techstars Latinx Startup Weekend, thanks to support from HIP. Emma and Daniela's project, Make-Believe, a mobile makerspace for STEM education in Philadelphia elementary schools, won third place at the event. 

Stills from four films
Monday, February 17, 2020

The Center for Peace and Global Citizenship

The Center for Peace and Global Citizenship is a flourishing nexus of social responsibility, civic engagement, and global peace work, both on campus and in the greater community.

As part of the Human Movement, Inclusivity, and Our Region film series, the CPGC and the Gender and Sexuality Studies Program will be screening Because of the War, a documentary that centers on several women peacemakers in Liberia who are now Philadelphia residents.