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Along with teaching courses in calculus, geometry, and linear algebra, Senior Lecturer of Mathematics and Statistics Jeff Tecosky-Feldman directs the Chesick Summer Institute, a vital part of the Chesick Scholars Program, a four-year academic mentoring and leadership program for under-represented, under-resourced, or first-generation Haverford students that includes a residential summer program.
When director Ava DuVernay went looking for a science advisor for the new Disney film adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s 1962 science fiction/fantasy novel A Wrinkle in Time, she found the perfect candidate in Stephon Alexander ’93, a professor of physics at Brown University.
“I‘m excited for a career that will constantly challenge my understanding of biology in a context that I find completely rewarding and beneficial to society,” she says. “I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to complete my undergraduate education at Haverford, where I was able to prepare for vet school by gaining a general literacy in STEM fields, learning the necessary skills and concepts, while also becoming more competent in academic spaces that are not restricted to my biology major.”
"I experience a very unique working environment where everyone is immensely passionate about what they do—they communicate and brainstorm so intricately and so naturally that I can now understand how the magic happens,” Yilmaz said. “I hope to learn from these work ethics and collaboration skills."
Sean Sloane—who retired after 21 years helming the men’s tennis team and both the women’s and men’s squash squads—has the accolades to back up his legendary status as an all-time great Haverford coach: a 214-144 all-time record with men’s tennis, 151 squash victories, all but one Centennial Conference Tournament appearance in the past 13 years, and two Middle States Coach of the Year awards from the U.S. Professional Tennis Association.
Not every undergraduate has their independent research funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), but Caleb Mayer '18 is one of the select few. The mathematics major and psychology minor spent a summer studying mathematical models for how different types of cancer cells respond to various treatments, thanks to the NSF's Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program. When it came time to design a senior thesis project, he knew he wanted to do something similarly interdisciplinary, building on his cancer cell models.
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.
*We have a very tiny magic 8 ball.