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Patrick Montero
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.
Monday, December 12, 2011

Strawbridge Observatory

As a student co-coordinator for Haverford’s public observing program, I work to bring community members to Strawbridge Observatory to view the night sky…these events allow us to share our academic experience at Haverford with the greater community. I got to show a four year-old Saturn for the first time, with its rings and all.” – Maya Barlev ’12

The observatory houses 12-inch and 16-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes which are actively used by students in Haverford astronomy classes.
Sunday, December 11, 2011

Student Garden

The Haverford Garden Initiative is a student organization with a mission to create food gardens and similar green spaces on campus for the benefit and use of the Haverford community. To celebrate the most recent harvest, Ehaus used the veggies in their weekly Thursday community dinner.

December 5th, Isaac Ellman '12 and Ruben Land '12 picked lettuce in the student garden during the final harvest of the season.
Thursday, December 8, 2011

Then & Now: Microscopes Now

Then & Now: Microscopes

A $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation brought several new high-tech instruments to campus. Among them is this confocal microscope, which employs a laser beam to produce high-quality images.

Missed yesterday’s photo? See microscopes back "Then".

Shanaye Jeffers, Faraz Sohail and Kaitlyn Shank, all Class of 2012, in their Bio300 class, aka "Super Lab."
Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Then & Now: Microscopes

Then & Now: Microscopes

Exactly when Haverford got its first microscope no one knows, but by the mid-1880s scientific labs were crowding out space in Founders once reserved for natural history museum specimens.

Come back tomorrow to see “Now”.

In 1919, the opening of Sharpless Hall brought what were then state of the art science facilities to the College, illustrated in this circa 1925 photo from the College Archives titled "Students at their microscopes."
Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Music Rehearsal

Choral music has long been an important part of campus life at Haverford and Bryn Mawr. An oratorio choir of 150 singers, the Chorale performs a major work with an orchestra each semester. Chamber Singers perform tomorrow.

Inside Marshall Auditorium, which offers a Bösendorfer Imperial concert grand piano, a Schlicker two-manual Baroque style organ, and a Shortridge-Jacquet two-manual harpsichord.