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What They Learned: Jan David Estrada Pabón

What They Learned: Jan David Estrada Pabón

ByBySally Pearson ’21June 18, 20212 min read
In experimental chemistry research, people come up with hypotheses and test them. Jan Estrada Pábon’s thesis began by developing a procedure that would allow computers to develop these…
What They Learned: Corinne Williams ’21

What They Learned: Corinne Williams ’21

ByByJalen MartinJune 17, 20213 min read
The mathematics and biology double major built tools to explore the effects of starvation on bacteria and infection.
What They Learned: Johnluca Fenton ’21

What They Learned: Johnluca Fenton ’21

ByBySally Pearson ’21June 15, 20213 min read
The political science and environmental studies double major combined his interests in his thesis research on the Sunrise Movement.
What They Learned: Erica Belfi ’21

What They Learned: Erica Belfi ’21

ByBySally Pearson ’21June 10, 20214 min read
The political science major explored the strategy of shaming in public health, building upon her internship work on rural sanitation in Mangochi, Malawi.
What They Learned: Claudia Ojeda Rexach ’21

What They Learned: Claudia Ojeda Rexach ’21

ByBySally Pearson ’21June 9, 20213 min read
The history major researched surveillance of pro-independence groups in Puerto Rico, a history her family had told her about but she had never learned in school on the island.
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What They Learned

A series exploring the thesis work of recent graduates.

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What They Learned: Jan David Estrada Pabón

In experimental chemistry research, people come up with hypotheses and test them. Jan Estrada Pábon’s thesis began by developing a procedure that would allow computers to develop these hypotheses themselves, instead.  “Having this capability would allow us to have machine-guided explorations instead of biasing our chemical exploration through human biases,” he said. “An example …

Cool Classes

A series highlighting interesting, unusual, and unique courses that enrich the Haverford College experience.

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COOL CLASSES: “Asian American Psychology”

This seminar course addresses major theories and findings in Asian American psychology, with a focus on immigration and acculturation, ethnic identity, stereotyping and discrimination, families and development, and mental health.

Where They’re Headed

A blog series detailing the post-Haverford plans of our recent graduates.

WHERE THEY’RE HEADED: Jordyn Greenbaum ’20

The biology major and neuroscience minor is now working at the National Institutes of Health as a postbac IRTA fellow, studying cardiovascular development and abnormalities.
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Where They’re Headed: Becca Richie ’20

The English major, French minor, and gender and sexuality concentrator is both working at Beautiful Trouble, an organization supporting social movements and grassroots change around the world, and teaching English in France.

The Club Life @ Haverford

A series exploring the many varied student clubs on campus.

A student his a ping pong ball to another student, who crouches ready to hit it back.

Club Life: Haverpong

Haverford’s new club gives students a space to relax and enjoy a game of ping pong.
Students and President Wendy Raymond, all wearing masks, stand behind a table with an Active Minds banner on it in front of Founders Hall

Club Life: Active Minds

Founded in 2018 by Charlotte Scott ‘21, Althea Sellers ‘21, Anna Bacharach ‘21, and Rachel Spitzer ‘21, Active Minds gives students at Haverford access to conversations, guidance, and resources surrounding mental health.

Club Life: Quiz Bowl

Haverford’s academic competition team has been keeping up its activity and engagement despite the difficulties presented by the pandemic.

My New Normal

My New Normal is a series of first-person blog posts, sharing the experiences of the Haverford community in the time of COVID-19.

Bilge Nur Yilmaz plays acoustic guitar sitting on her bed next to her open laptop and in front of a David Bowie record

My New Normal: Bilge Nur Yilmaz ’21

The political science and music double major, who released her first single as Tendertwin during the pandemic, writes about her experience studying abroad at the onset of COVID-19 and what life is like on campus this semester.
Sarah Horowitz, wearing a purple shirt and glasses, stands in front of a green tree on the Haverford campus

My New Normal: Sarah Horowitz

The curator of rare books & manuscripts and head of Quaker & Special Collections writes about shifting her work from sharing physical editions to digital ones and becoming “the hands” for researchers far from campus, turning pages for them onscreen.

My New Normal: Jennie Ciborowski

The Arboretum Program Coordinator describes her work on campus during the College’s closure in the spring, and how it relates to Haverford’s sense of community.