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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 second 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.
The KINSC Scientific Imaging Contest is an annual competition for student-submitted images from experiments or simulations that are scientifically intriguing as well as aesthetically pleasing. Judging is based on both the quality of the image and the explanation of the underlying science.
Taught by Assistant Professor of Religion Guangtian Ha, this religion course introduces students to debates about the senses in Islam, including exploring the relationship between sound and the sacred. The ultimate goal of the class is to prompt students to reflect more critically on the essential role of the senses in our engagement with faith and politics in an age of mass mediation.
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.
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.
*We have a very tiny magic 8 ball.