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In Her Own Words

In Her Own Words

ByByRaquel Esteves-JoyceJanuary 19, 20218 min read
Assistant Dean of First-Generation Low-Income (FGLI) Student Support and Programming Raquel Esteves-Joyce writes about her journey to interim co-CDO.
“Remote Possibilities”

“Remote Possibilities”

ByByAidan York ’24December 17, 20204 min read
A new Hurford Center program, born of the disruption of the pandemic, allowed a group of Fords to spend the summer learning about the arts and humanities’ evolving roles in our contemporary moment, with particular emphasis on digitization and combating structural racism.
Where They’re Headed: Leslie Patricia Luqueño ’20

Where They’re Headed: Leslie Patricia Luqueño ’20

ByBySally Pearson ’21December 14, 20203 min read
The anthropology major and education studies minor is in her first quarter at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Education, where she is pursuing a Ph.D. in education.
Where They’re Headed: Neel Shah ’20

Where They’re Headed: Neel Shah ’20

ByBySally Pearson ’21December 7, 20202 min read
Biology major Neel Shah ’20 is doing cancer research in his two-year fellowship at the National Institutes of Health.
Biology Students Research COVID-19

Biology Students Research COVID-19

ByBySally Pearson ’21December 4, 20203 min read
Professor Emeritus of Biology Judith Owen led a team of 10 biology students in research on COVID-19 vaccines for five weeks over this past summer.
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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.

Cool Classes

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

16 students pose in front of the exhibit wall

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: Ben Mackay ’20

A participant in Haverford and Caltech’s joint 3-2 engineering program, the mathematics major and environmental studies minor has finished his Caltech education and is now developing climate change models.

The Club Life @ Haverford

A series exploring the many varied student clubs on campus.

Club Life: Quiz Bowl

Haverford’s academic competition team has been keeping up its activity and engagement despite the difficulties presented by the pandemic.
The team on the ice heading toward the goal

CLUB LIFE: Lame Ducks Are Anything But

Haverford’s long-standing, midnight-skating, stick-wielding, hoagie-eating ice hockey team is open to all players, regardless of skill level.

What They Learned

A series exploring the thesis work of recent graduates.

What They Learned: Lena Yeakey ’19

The comparative literature major used her thesis to study the relationship between memory and language in the wake of civil wars, calling upon her study abroad experience in Lima, Peru, to augment her analysis of post-conflict culture in Peru and Sri Lanka.

What They Learned: Talia Scott ’19

The political science major studied the prosecutorial reform movement as a way of exploring the various reasons why politicians and political candidates take up reform-minded stances that deviate from their party’s standard stances.