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Isabel Thornberry is pictured in a portrait on Haverford's campus. She has blonde hair and wears dark glasses and a dark-colored t-shirt.

What They Learned: Isabel Thornberry ’24

ByDominic MercierJul 15, 2024
Thornberry’s thesis focuses on oxygen minimum zones in our oceans. It builds on work she engaged with through a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration fellowship program.
Ben Bergerson is pictured in a portrait captured on Haverford's campus. We wears a light-colored collared shirt and stands against a blurry background.

What They Learned: Ben Bergerson ’24

ByDominic MercierJul 10, 2024
For his thesis, the physics major turned to machine learning and neural networks to classify more than 30,000 spiral galaxies in the universe.
Shahla Mukhtar is depicted in a portrait on Haverford's campus.

What They Learned: Shahla Mukhtar ’24

ByDominic MercierJul 8, 2024
Mukhtar’s thesis explores the production of type II polyketides, diverse and chemically active natural products that hold promise as anticancer and antibacterial agents.
Clay Killoren is pictured in a portrait wearing a blue suit jacket and green tie.

What They Learned: Clay Killoren ’24

ByDominic MercierJul 3, 2024
For his thesis, Killoren chose to focus on affordable housing in San Francisco, one of the nation’s most expensive real estate markets.
A grey and yellow bird is pictured perched on the branch of an evergreen tree against a blurry background.

Club Life: The Haverford Ornithological Club

ByJill WaldbieserJul 2, 2024
While birdwatching is the club’s core activity, with weekly walks around campus, members also delve into bird biology, photography, ethics, conservation, and more.
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What They Learned

A series exploring the thesis work of recent graduates. View More
Isabel Thornberry is pictured in a portrait on Haverford's campus. She has blonde hair and wears dark glasses and a dark-colored t-shirt.

What They Learned: Isabel Thornberry ’24

Thornberry’s thesis focuses on oxygen minimum zones in our oceans. It builds on work she engaged with through a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration fellowship program.
Ben Bergerson is pictured in a portrait captured on Haverford's campus. We wears a light-colored collared shirt and stands against a blurry background.

What They Learned: Ben Bergerson ’24

For his thesis, the physics major turned to machine learning and neural networks to classify more than 30,000 spiral galaxies in the universe.
Shahla Mukhtar is depicted in a portrait on Haverford's campus.

What They Learned: Shahla Mukhtar ’24

Mukhtar’s thesis explores the production of type II polyketides, diverse and chemically active natural products that hold promise as anticancer and antibacterial agents.
Clay Killoren is pictured in a portrait wearing a blue suit jacket and green tie.

What They Learned: Clay Killoren ’24

For his thesis, Killoren chose to focus on affordable housing in San Francisco, one of the nation’s most expensive real estate markets.
Maya Antonio is portrayed in a portrait taken on Haverford's campus. She wears glasses and a light green shirt.

What They Learned: Maya Antonio ’24

For her thesis, Antonio examined bilingual community education centers, where teaching and learning transcend the traditional classroom space.
Jian Wei wears a blue shirt and navy jacket in a portrait taken against one of Haverford's historic buildings.

What They Learned: Jian Wei ’24

Wei’s thesis examines the destruction and rebirth of Los Angeles’ Chinatown and the vision and agency of second-generation Chinese American civic leaders and architects who realized it.

Where They’re Headed

A blog series detailing the post-Haverford plans of our recent graduates. View More
Nicholas Bayan Mostaghim wears a pnink shirt in a portrait taken in front of a historic building on Haverford's campus.

Where They’re Headed: Nicholas Bayan Mostaghim ’23

Mostaghim, a Fullbright Scholar, is now in Switzerland exploring nanobiotechnology and biosensor development.
Where They’re Headed: Lili May Muntean ’23

Where They’re Headed: Lili May Muntean ’23

Muntean majored in psychology and minored in visual studies. She now pursues a J.D. at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School.
Where They’re Headed: Naren Roy ’23

Where They’re Headed: Naren Roy ’23

Roy majored in social-cultural anthropology and minored in visual studies, concentrating on Latin American, Iberian, and Latinx studies. Post-graduation, he began his role as a Quaker Voluntary Service fellow at the Metrowest Worker Center – Casa del Trabajador, near Boston.
Where They’re Headed: Clarice Xu ’23

Where They’re Headed: Clarice Xu ’23

Xu, a biology major and psychology minor, is currently working as a research associate with plans to attend medical school next year.
Where They’re Headed: Eva White ’23

Where They’re Headed: Eva White ’23

The physics major and environmental studies and global Asian studies double minor wrapped up an internship with Pacific Northwest National Lab and is now settling into a fellowship position with Launch Alaska.
Where They’re Headed: Justin Adler ’23

Where They’re Headed: Justin Adler ’23

The neuroscience major and health studies minor started his full-time job as a cancer researcher at Penn Medicine just two days after graduation. Adler awaits his upcoming matriculation to the University of Rochester School of Medicine.

Cool Classes

A series highlighting interesting, unusual, and unique courses that enrich the Haverford College experience. View More
COOL CLASSES: “Electronic Music Evolution: From Foundational Basics to Sonic Horizons”

COOL CLASSES: “Electronic Music Evolution: From Foundational Basics to Sonic Horizons”

Electronic music is an ever-changing genre. This course covers its history and theory while offering students opportunities to use cutting-edge production tools and technologies.
A student sits at a table and looks over a folded piece of aged paper from Temple University's archives.

COOL CLASSES: “University City: Race, Power and Politics in Philadelphia”

This course focuses on the role Philadelphia’s colleges and universities — and their affiliated healthcare entities — play in organizing the region’s economy.
COOL CLASSES: “Introduction to Magical Realism”

COOL CLASSES: “Introduction to Magical Realism”

Associate Professor Ariana Huberman’s class class offers is a unique deep dive into the history and central characteristics of magical realism and explores texts, artworks, and films that resonate with it.
COOL CLASSES: “Strange Music: Monsters, Ghosts, and Aliens on Stage and Screen”

COOL CLASSES: “Strange Music: Monsters, Ghosts, and Aliens on Stage and Screen”

Richard Freedman’s class explores the role the ear plays in the cinematic experience. This semester, there’s a particular focus on the ghosts, monsters, and aliens that have appeared on screen.
COOL CLASSES: “Advanced Topics in Buddhist Studies: The Lotus Sutra”

COOL CLASSES: “Advanced Topics in Buddhist Studies: The Lotus Sutra”

Professor Hank Glassman’s class focuses on the history of the Lotus Sutra, its influence on art, and its role in forming an understanding of Buddhist practice and salvation.
COOL CLASSES: “Constitutional Law and Civil Rights: Gender, Sexuality, and Race”

COOL CLASSES: “Constitutional Law and Civil Rights: Gender, Sexuality, and Race”

This course offers students an opportunity to think about the civil rights laws that shape many aspects of our everyday lives, from university admissions to reproductive rights to voting rights.

The Club Life @ Haverford

A series exploring the many varied student clubs on campus. View More
A grey and yellow bird is pictured perched on the branch of an evergreen tree against a blurry background.

Club Life: The Haverford Ornithological Club

While birdwatching is the club’s core activity, with weekly walks around campus, members also delve into bird biology, photography, ethics, conservation, and more.
Two hands hold knitting needles as a person works on a knitting project.

Club Life: Fiber Arts Club

The Fiber Arts Club offers resources and materials for artists seeking to develop their skills.
Club Life: Haverford Students for Reproductive Health

Club Life: Haverford Students for Reproductive Health

On a pleasant spring evening in 2022, a group of students converged in Lutnick Library. They appeared to be like any other group working on a problem set…
Haverford's leadership of the Tri-Co Law Review stand for a photo.

CLUB LIFE: Tri-Co Law Review

A new incarnation and expansion of the former Haverford Law Review, the The Tri-Co Law Review aims to publish law-related articles by writers from all three campuses.
Natalie White '23 and Sarah Mastrocola '23 stand in the Haverford radio studio.

Club Life: College Radio Lives Again

WHRC is bringing radio back to campus.
Brendan Holleck '25 and other members of the Haverford Fishing Club

Haverford Fishing Club Will Reel You In

The new club provides students of all skill levels with an opportunity to hit the open water, catch fish, and learn about underwater environments.