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Handmade toy trucks
Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Faculty – Susanna Wing

A course on Francophone African literature as an undergrad led Associate Professor of Political Science Susanna Wing to an M.A. in African area studies and a Ph.D. in political science. She joined the Haverford faculty in 2002, and has become an internationally recognized and widely published expert on Mali.

Read Office Hour in the Fall 2019 issue of Haverford Magazine.

Wing's office in Hall Building features a hand-drawn map of Africa, papers from a 1960 conference in West Africa that belong to Professor Emeritus of Political Science Harvey Glickman, and these toy cars and trucks that were handmade in Mali. Photo: Patrick Montero.

Boyce Upholt holds an oar during his trip down the Mississippi
Tuesday, February 11, 2020

The Kamikaze Canoe

Boyce Upholt ’06 recounts a perilous trip atop a record-breaking flood—and an attempt to understand what we’ve done to America’s iconic river.

Read "The Kamikaze Canoe" from the Fall 2019 issue of Haverford Magazine.

Over the past four years, journalist Boyce Upholt has paddled more than a thousand miles of the Mississippi in the company of the river's "foremost evangelist" John Ruskey. Photo by Rory Doyle. 

A woman interviews a man in a hat sitting at a desk.
Monday, February 10, 2020

COOL CLASSES: "Refugees and Forced Migrants"

COOL CLASSES: “Refugees and Forced Migrants”

Taught by Benjamin R. Collins Professor of Social Sciences Anita Isaacs, this political science course integrates diverse disciplinary approaches—legal, political, sociological and anthropological—to explore the causes of migration, the dynamics of assimilation and incorporation of migrants in the U.S., and the process and impacts of deportation and (re)incorporation in Mexico and Central America.

Our Cool Classes blog series highlights interesting, unusual, and unique courses that enrich the Haverford College experience. See what other courses the Department of Political Science is offering.

Professor Anita Isaacs interviews "Ben" in Mexico City as part of the Migration Encounters Project. Photo by Patrick Montero. 

Keith Fulton and his production partner and husband Louis Pepe in their editing studio
Friday, February 7, 2020

Documenting A Director’s Dream

In his new documentary, He Dreams of Giants, Keith Fulton ’88 continues an exploration into the psyche of ex-Monty Python-er Terry Gilliam that began with his 2002 film festival hit Lost in La Mancha.

Read "Documenting A Director’s Dream" from the Fall 2019 issue of Haverford Magazine.

Keith Fulton '88 (right) and his production partner and husband Louis Pepe in their L.A. editing studio. Photo: Christopher Fragapane.

Assistant Professor Qrescent Mali Mason
Thursday, February 6, 2020

Philosophy at Haverford

Philosophy at Haverford aims as far as possible to reflect the richness, diversity, and reflexivity of philosophical inquiry. Grounded throughout in the history of philosophy, many courses focus on particular subfields, on value theory, for instance, or the philosophy of mind, ancient philosophy, or the philosophy of logic and language.

Ahead of its series finale, Assistant Professor of Philosophy Qrescent Mali Mason discussed how the NBC comedy The Good Place offers lessons in ethics along with the laughs. Photo: Patrick Montero.

Tri-Co Philly participants inside the Masonic Temple
Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Academic Partnerships

Through the Tri-College Consortium, Haverford, Bryn Mawr, and Swarthmore students take classes at all three schools and frequently collaborate on extracurricular activities.

Now in its third semester, the Tri-Co Philly program is educating students on pressing issues through an enlivening set of classes bolstered by extracurricular experiences in the city of Philadelphia.

Spring 2020 Tri-co Philly students during a tour of the Masonic Temple, Library & Museum. Photo by Cole Sansom '19.

A collection of promotional and educational comic books
Tuesday, February 4, 2020

In the Collection: Promotional & Educational Comic Books

One of the newest additions to Special Collections is a trove of 139 promotional and educational comic books donated by Rob Galford ’74. Mainly aimed at influencing public opinion, burnishing a company’s public image, advertising a product, or promulgating a government message, promotional comics shrewdly cloaked their mission in the popular comic book form. But instead of featuring the sagas of superheroes, they told more prosaic tales.

"In the Collection" highlights some of the rare and marvelous items that are part of Lutnick Library's Quaker & Special Collections.

Photo: Patrick Montero.

drift wood on a beach beneath a cloudy sky
Monday, February 3, 2020

Theo Anderson Photographs: The Great Lakes Landscape 2010 to 2016

Theo Anderson Photographs: The Great Lakes Landscape 2010 to 2016

Through April 26, 2020
Atrium Gallery, Jane Lutnick Fine Arts Center

This exhibit gathers 30 of photographer Theo Anderson's large-format color-pigment photographs of the Great Lakes, part of his larger American Episodes series, as a subject commensurate with his capacity for wonder. Details »

Wood, Lake Superior, Whitefish Point, Paradise, Michigan, 2013. Color pigment print, 20 x 13.33"

300th Tree Planting
Friday, January 31, 2020

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 arboretum renewal program reached its goal of planting 300 trees on campus by the end of 2019. The 300th tree planted this year by the arboretum staff is a dawn redwood (Metasequoia) and can be found by the Walton Road entrance to the campus. Photo: Patrick Montero.

Prosthetic hand workshop
Thursday, January 30, 2020

Maker Arts Space

The Maker Arts Space in VCAM houses an array of high-tech devices, such as a 3D printer, a laser cutter, and a 3D scanner, as well as lots of design software.

Bella Merchant BMC '21 and Rasaaq Shittu ‘23 helped make 3D-printed prosthetic hands with a member of E-Nable, an international volunteer organization that provides 3D-printed prosthetics to those in need. Current students can apply for the inaugural Design + Making Collaborative with E-Nable, which will take place on campus this summer.. Photo: Kent Watson.

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