What They Learned

A series exploring the thesis work of recent graduates.


Where They're Headed

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

The Club Life @ Haverford

The Club Life @ Haverford

A series exploring the many varied student clubs on campus.


Cool Classes

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


WHAT THEY LEARNED: Nora Weathers ’16

Inspired by a topic from her Superlab course, the chemistry major and environmental studies minor researched the long-term reservoirs of pesticide DDT—which has been banned for almost 50 years in the U.S.—in salt marsh sediment.

Where They’re Headed: Alana Thurston ’16

After she finishes her six-week ecological field and lab work at the Toolik Lake field station in Alaska, Alana Thurston ‘16 will become a laboratory and field technician at Drexel University’s Patrick Center for Environmental Research.

WHAT THEY LEARNED: Harlow Figa ’16

The thesis of the anthropology major, who minored in health studies and concentrated in gender and sexuality studies, was fueled by a desire to expand the discipline into digital field sites and to expand trans academia.

WHAT THEY LEARNED: Gabe Rybeck ’16

His joint computer science and economics thesis explored how the use of big data to make automated decisions may result in indirect discrimination.