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Patrick Montero
Members of the Haverford College baseball team with children in Cuba
Monday, October 8, 2018

COOL CLASSES: "Sport and Society"

“Sport and Society”

Born of a 2001 trip to Cuba with the Haverford baseball team, this history course taught by Associate Professor Alexander Kitroeff examines the interrelationship of sport and society from a historical perspective and on a global scale, including a focus on key issues that have shaped the Olympic Games and the World Cup.

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

See what other courses the Department of History is offering this semester. Photo: The Haverford College baseball team trip to Cuba in 2001 that inspired this class.

A student observing the night sky through a telescope
Friday, October 5, 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, October 12, Haverford's Strawbridge Observatory will hold a family-friendly public observing event. Photo: Thom Carroll Photography.

Jayme Guokas '97
Thursday, October 4, 2018

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.

In his nearby Philadelphia studio, designer, craftsman, and woodworker Jayme Guokas '97 is working on two benches for the arboretum that are made from the wood of felled campus trees. Photo: Patrick Montero.

Molly Sheehan at an event
Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Moved to Run

Haverford alumni are stepping up as first-time political candidates, boldly challenging longtime incumbents and the political “machine” in their communities. For all, the decision to seek office is an effort to live their values. 

Read Moved to Run in the Spring/Summer 2018 issue of Haverford Magazine.

Molly Sheehan ’07, who ran in a local primary race earlier this year, will be back on campus Oct. 6 for a MAAG-sponsored event related to the midterm elections. Photo: Dan Z. Johnson

A rhinestone encrusted crane in a colorful landscape
Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Hee Sook Kim: Invitation to Paradise

Through October 12, 2018
Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery

In the exhibition Invitation to Paradise, Hee Sook Kim, with her eye for beauty, fills the canvas with motifs from Korean folk paintings and, thus, invites the viewers into a meditative healing space. Details »

Paradise Between 8 (detail), 2016, oil, acrylic, rhinestones on canvas.

Bruce Partridge and Ben Walter '13
Monday, October 1, 2018

Faculty

Haverford faculty mentor and partner with students, and not just in class and lab: 61% live on or near campus, facilitating close relationships that are a hallmark of our community.

Emeritus professor of astronomy Bruce Partridge (left) was part of an international crew of scientists recognized with one of the most prestigious awards in cosmology for their work on the Planck mission. Photo: Brad Larrison.

A man demonstrates how to use a small electronic device while a group of people look on
Thursday, September 27, 2018

Visual Culture, Arts, and Media

Visiting Instructor Sam Cusemano led an Internet of Things mini-hackathon in the VCAM on Saturday. Photo: Claire Chenyu Wang '20

Students walking with closed eyes trusting the people in the group not to lead them astray
Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Customs

One of Haverford College's unique traditions is the Customs Program, our year-long first-year orientation. Over the course of this year, nearly 150 upperclass students are working to support, in a multiplicity of ways, 357 first-year students in their transition to college life.

First-year students participate in a "trust walk," just one of many Customs week activities. Photo: Lev Greenstein '20

Dominique Debucquoy-Dodley in Burning Man's San Francisco headquarters
Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Managing Burning Man

Dominique Debucquoy-Dodley ‘11 is communications manager for Burning Man Project, the San Francisco-based nonprofit that runs the annual event and spearheads many other cultural, educational, civic, and artistic programs year-round. He oversees communication efforts related to all of the organization’s initiatives, but devotes the most energy to Burning Man itself, managing components such as press admission, social media channels, and volunteer groups.

Read "Managing Burning Man" from the Spring 2018 issue of Haverford Magazine.

Dominique Debucquoy-Dodley ‘11 at the Burning Man Project's San Francisco headquarters. Photo: Angela Decenzo.

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