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Patrick Montero
 Jeff TecoskyFeldman sitting in his office.
Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Office Hour – Jeff Tecosky-Feldman

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.

Read Office Hour in the Spring 2018 issue of Haverford Magazine.

Tecosky-Feldman's interest in under-represented groups in science has also led him to become the director of MSP (formerly known as the Multicultural Scholars Program). Five years ago, he worked with Dean Michael Martinez to launch Horizons and also finds time to help run the annual Yiddish Culture Festival on campus. Photo: Patrick Montero

Stephon Alexander in front of a blackboard.
Tuesday, July 24, 2018

The Science Behind A Wrinkle in Time

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.

Read "Tell Us More" in the Spring/Summer 2018 issue of Haverford magazine.

Photo: Patrick Montero

Natalia Amaral Marrero posing with statues of a horse and pig
Friday, July 20, 2018

Where They’re Headed: Natalia Amaral Marrero '18

Biology major and fine arts minor Natalia Amaral Marrero '18 will attend Purdue University’s College of Veterinary Medicine this fall.

“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.”

"Where They're Headed" is a blog series detailing the post-graduation plans of the Class of 2018.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Summer Centered: Bilge Yilmaz '21

Bilge Yilmaz '21, a prospective political science major and music and visual studies double minor, is working for La Blogothèque, a French broadcast and production company.

"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."

Yilmaz's internship is supported by the Smart Family Fund and the Center for Career and Professional Advising. "Summer Centered" is a series exploring our students' Center-funded summer work.

Sean Sloane on the tennis courts
Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Ford Games - Conversation With a Coach

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.

Read "Conversation With a Coach" in the Spring/Summer 2018 issue of Haverford magazine.

Photo: Patrick Montero

Cancer cells
Tuesday, July 17, 2018

What They Learned: Caleb Mayer '18

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.

"What They Learned" is a blog series exploring the thesis work of recent graduates. 

Molly Sheehan at an event
Monday, July 16, 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 ran in a primary race that attracted nine other candidates for a seat in a Congressional district whose borders were re-drawn mid-campaign. Photo: Dan Z. Johnson