Last weekend was the annual Family And Friends Weekend, and, as such, the College played host to more many visitors eager to explore the unique Haverford experience via class visits, panels, tours, and receptions. The parents, friends, and other family members of current students could visit The Wall In Our Heads: American Artists And The Berlin Wall in the Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, learn about the academic centers (CPGC, HCAH, KINSC); learn about funding for summer internships and study abroad opportunities; hear from successful alumni who work in the fields of entrepreneurism, finance, or consulting; meet and mingle with new President Kim Benston; and attend a concert featuring student ensembles and a cappella groups. Additionally, on Saturday afternoon, there was a special keynote conversation, given before a packed Marshall Auditorium, between global leader and entrepreneur Howard Lutnick ’83 and Harvard Business Review Editor Adi Ignatius ’81.
“The concept of a perfect, small liberal arts education that actually aims to do one step better and educate the whole being, I think that’s a beautiful quest. … That’s what we seek to do,” said Lutnick, the most generous donor in the College’s history. “I just think we’re great, and I want us to be greater.”
A campus tour
The weekend’s schedule of events
Professor Deborah Roberts discusses the future home for Hurford Center for the Arts and Humanities at the faculty panel
Howard Lutnick ’83 (center) stands with his daughter Casey and sister Edie next the Future Lutnick Library concept drawings
(From left) Adi Ignatius ’81, President Kim Benston, and Howard Lutnick ’83
At the keynote conversation between Howard Lutnick ’83 and Adi Ignatius ’81
Howard Lutnick ’83 (center) poses with his former dean, Donna Mancini (second from left), and other members of the Class of ’83
A reception in Zubrow Commons with President Benston
President Benston meets friends and family of current students at a reception
Jo Dutilloy ’17 sings her solo with a cappella group, the Looney Tunes, who performed in costume for Halloween
Bi-Co Orchestra Conductor Heidi Jacob explains the piece the orchestra is about to play
The Humtones perform at the Students Ensembles Concert
(From left) Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics Shannon Mudd, Eli Schwarz ’13, Bradley Aronson ’93, and Louis Cipriano ’14 on a panel about entrepreneurship
(From left) Alexander Kleinman ’94, Dick Voith ’77, Stephanie Wolfson ’15, and Nehad Chowdhury ’98 speak on a panel about finance and consulting
CCPA Dean Kelly Cleary presents recently retired Liza Jane Bernard with flowers at the Whitehead Internship reception
At the Whitehead Internship reception
The weekend also served as the second annual homecoming for Haverford’s young alumni. More than 125 members from the Classes of 2006 through 2015 came back to campus for an afternoon of food, drinks, lawn games, and photo booth shenanigans. They were also on hand for five matches against Swarthmore in men’s and women’s soccer, field hockey, men’s squash, and women’s volleyball; the Fords emerged victorious in all but the women’s soccer game.
As if the weekend wasn’t jam-packed enough, Fords Against Boredom (FAB) also held its annual Oktoberfest on Saturday afternoon. It was a perfect fall day for barbecuing sausages and painting pumpkins—even some parents got in on the action—and the bluesy sounds of student band Bazmati Vice (featuring Chris Gibson ’17, John Kerber ’17, Andrew Szczurek ’16, and Clayton Brandt ’17) scored the festivities.
FAB members Sara Leader, Nyrah Madon ’16, Vivian Sun ’17, Annika Ulrich ’18, and Jason Haas ’16 man the Oktoberfest grill
Family and friends gathered on Leeds Green for an Oktoberfest party
Bazmati Vice, a student band, played at Oktoberfest
Pumpkin painting at Oktoberfest
Casey Falk ’16 and David Reilley ’16 in costume at Oktoberfest
Pumpkin painting at Oktoberfest
Harlow Figa ’16, Sarah Moses ’16, Jeesoo Kang ’16, Emily Ozer ’16, Nyrah Madon ’16, and Jason Haas ’16 at Oktoberfest
Field Hockey Scores 4-2 Senior Day Win over Swarthmore
Women’s volleyball beat Swarthmore, 3 to 1
Rachel Goldstein ’14, Miriam Abaya ’14, Bruce G. Leto ’14, and Matt Gabalawi ’12 take an “Instagram” photo at Young Alumni Homecoming.
Matt da Silva ’14, Allison Kandel ’14, and Aaron Levine ’14 pose at Homecoming.
Alana Zola ’13, Daniel Salem ’13, and Nicole Johnson ’13 enjoying Young Alumni Homecoming.
Jen Campbell ’11, Katherine Dopulos ’13, Kirsten Larsen ’13, and a guest pose for photos as part of the Young Alumni Giving Month challenge
Watch the video of the keynote conversation between Howard Lutnick ’83 and Adi Ignatius ’81:
Photos by Caleb Eckert ’17, Patrick Montero, and Swan Vacula