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  • In a year in which the powerful historical symbol of resistance inspired a wave of new art (including the Pulitzer Prize winner for fiction), Scott Sheppard ’06 co-created and starred in The Underground Railroad Game, a lauded theater production mounted both in Philadephia and New York. 

  • Dana Nichols ’14 has been training with the West Philly-based company since she graduated, and is now making a profession out of her passion for dance.

     

  • What began as a business opportunity for Adam M. Pener ’95 has become a mission: to shift the shipping industry from wood pallets to those made from environmentally friendly corrugated cardboard.

  • Fake News has become a social media scourge, and perhaps a threat to all of us. Four alumni journalists muse on what’s driving the phenomenon and how it might be stopped.

  • Considered pioneering when it was created, one history class was unparalleled in exposing majors to hands-on work in historical research. Nowadays, this work has been incorporated in students’ senior theses.

  • Since his start as a fresh-out-of-college CBS News researcher, Ken Goldstein ’87 has worked on network election-night coverage of every U.S. presidential election since 1988. Today, the professor of politics and political advertising expert can be found crunching numbers and picking winners behind the scenes for ABC News.

  • Back in the 1990s, neuroscientist Andrew Newberg began scanning the brains of people deep in meditation. Since then, he’s done hundreds of brain scans of people engaged in spiritual and religious practices, along the way becoming a pioneer in a new field called neurotheology, which is revealing the connections between these practices and emotional and physical health.

  • The former Ford field hocker player is now pursuing graduate education in Denmark, where she was recently the first non-Dane to be voted Female Player of the Year by the Dansk Hockey Union.

  • Lisa Silverman’s work is all about finding the proverbial smoking gun. As managing director at global corporate-investigations firm K2 Intelligence, LLC, Silverman, who is based in Chicago, conducts multinational investigations for clients usually looking to identify bad actors in high-stakes white-collar dealings.

  • Politico Reporters Annie Karni ’04 and Alex Isenstadt ’07 race to cover the campaign of a lifetime.

  • Walter Sorrells ’85 makes sure his products are always looking sharp—both literally and figuratively. 

  • Marvel comic book editor Emily Shaw ’10 shares details from her world of storytelling and character creation.

  • The Chester Theater Company artistic director and playwright is an integral part of the bold Berkshires theater scene.

  • A new book about international adoption by Psychology Professor Rebecca Compton is informed by research—and her own experience.

  • With the outbreak of the Korean War, Haverford launched what would be its most recent foray into graduate education: the Social and Technical Assistance program, which ran from 1951 to 1956.

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