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Daniel Gillen in profile working with computers and accessibility aids
Friday, February 15, 2019

Physics & Astronomy

All physics and astronomy majors have the opportunity to perform meaningful and potentially publishable research, working closely with our faculty in fields such as quantum computing, observational cosmology, nonlinear physics and fluid dynamics, extragalactic astronomy, biophysics, and nanoscience.

A team of Haverford alumni and professors recently published in the journal The Physics Teacher on methods and resources to help make STEM classrooms more accessible.  Daniel Gillen '17, one of the co-authors, is pictured here in the Physics 211 lab at work on a torsional oscillator, aided by sonification equipment. Photo by Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy (and another co-author) Kevin Setter.

FAB's Love Shack
Thursday, February 14, 2019

Student Activities - Fords Against Boredom

Haverford has more than 125 student groups that publish magazines, host symposia, sing a cappella, discuss religion and spirituality, stay politically active, maintain a system of student self-government, dance, demonstrate and create.

Caroline Steliotes '18, Kelly Waychoff '18, Benjamin Yellin '18, and Emily Chazen '18 pose with their winning entry, a delicious model of Tritton Hall, at Fords Against Boredom ’s 2018 pre-Valentine’s Day house-decorating competition. Photo: Alexandra Iglesia '21.

Beyond Haverford
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Beyond Haverford

Our "Beyond Haverford" visualization of paths highlights our graduates’ jobs and post-graduate education at 1, 5, 10, and 25-year milestones. This view of our alumni community illustrates the potential of a Haverford education.

Most Haverford graduates pursue a career in business and finance or education after graduation.

Students visiting Lower Merion High School
Monday, February 11, 2019

COOL CLASSES: “Education Reform in America: Politics and Policy”

“Education Reform in America: Politics and Policy”

Taught by Zachary Oberfield, this political science course is designed to help students gain a deeper understanding of the politics of school choice and the efficacy of recent American education reforms, like charter schools and school vouchers.

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

Students in Oberfield's class take field trips to local schools, including Lower Merion High School. See what other courses the Department of Political Science is offering this semester. Photo: Holden Blanco '17.

Griffin Vance in the factory where his environmentally conscious clothing line is made
Thursday, February 7, 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.

Disturbed by how much castoff clothing goes into the trash stream, Griffin Vanze ’05 launched a company that makes womenswear out of recycled fabrics. Photo by Webb Chappell.

Maurice Rippel and Students' Council address the student body during plenary
Tuesday, February 5, 2019


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.

Students' Council President Maurice Rippel '19 delivers the “State of the Ford” during Fall Plenary. Spring Plenary will be held February 17, 2019. Photo: Cole Sansom '19.