Are you a-WAKE out there?

Posted on: September 7, 2014


Photo by William Colgin.

Sophomores… I’m coming to you LIVE and DIRECT through the haze of the BLOGOSPHERE.  Are you there?  Good.

Haverford is perfect.

Ok, after a year here, you probably know now that’s not quite the case.  Yes, Haverford may be almost as good as a cup of black coffee and some fresh cherry pie, but we can can always make it a bit better.  The Academic Centers—the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship, the Koshland Integrated Natural Sciences Center, and the Hurford Center for the Arts and Humanities—do many things, but sometimes they can feel a bit like Haverford’s test-labs, trying out new ideas, new ways of learning, making, arguing, thinking, and harassing you with a lot of posters everywhere (sorry).

Each Academic Center has about 9 million formal ways for you to get involved (rough estimate), often through public events, film screenings, talks, internships, research funds, jobs, etc.  But as the test-labs of the College, they’re always coming up with Continue reading

“80% of Success is Showing Up” – Woody Allen

Posted on: September 1, 2014

Hello Sophomores! Welcome back!

Hopefully you’ve had some time to unpack and settle into your new rooms! As you readjust to life at Haverford College, this time without the built-in support that the Customs Program provides, perhaps you’re wondering how to branch out, meet more of your peers, or find good advice on navigating sophomore year. There are three things that I suggest you do this month that will ease your transition: Continue reading