Another Busy Night on Campus

Another Busy Night on Campus

Last Thursday night was packed with discussions, workshops, and presentations; there was something for everyone on the calendar!

An Evening with Jose Antonio Vargas

An Evening with Jose Antonio Vargas

How do you define what it means to be “American”? Jose Antonio Vargas, the Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist, filmmaker, and outspoken immigration activist, visited Haverford last Friday, March 21, as this semester’s featured speaker. Vargas, who penned the critically acclaimed 2011 New York Times Magazine article “My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant,” spoke about his work developing the non-profit immigration reform organization Define American. He also shared details of his latest film project, Documented. The event, which was hosted by Speakers’ Committee, was held in Marshall Auditorium. Before his talk, Vargas also met with 20 Haverford students over dinner. The group discussed issues of race, identity, and culture that students have experienced both on campus and off. To read more about the dinner conversation students with Vargas, check out The Haverford Clerk. Photos by Brad Larrison....
French Friends

French Friends

When the Haverford College International Council met in Paris last week, among the special guests at the opening dinner were four members of the Institut de France, and the chancellor of the Institut, Gabriel de Broglie.

Iron Chef, Dining Center Edition

Iron Chef, Dining Center Edition

  Dinner hour at the Dining Center saw a lively addition to the usual fare last Friday when Fords Against Boredom hosted this year’s DC Edition of Iron Chef, a cooking competition whose participants could only use ingredients they could find in the Dining Center. As a fascinated audience observed the action in the Sunken Lounge, where work stations with hot plates and supplies had been set up, the four competing teams worked to devise an appetizer, entree, and  dessert that all used the secret ingredient: apples. And they had to do it all in under 30 minutes. The panel of  judges, which included Miriam Abaya ’14, Dean Martha Denney, Associate Director of Dining Services Anthony Condo, and Dining Center employee Jeff Gladney, sampled the food and rated the dishes based on taste, presentation, and overall quality. One creative cookery team (made up of  Isabel Gross ’17; Carolyn Poutasse, Jade Andrade, Shana Burstein, and Leah Hollander, all ’15; as well as Evan Joslin, a visiting professor of chemistry) found a place for the mandatory apples in a spinach salad (with cranberries, walnuts, and feta cheese), a dish of penne pasta (with grilled chicken and parmesan), and as topping for vanilla ice cream (the slices coated with cinnamon and a honey-chocolate glaze). The competition was fierce, but Team 2, comprised of  William Tortorelli, a visiting professor of classics, and first-year students Sarah Betti ’17, Erin Lipman ’17, and Zak Oglesby ’17, emerged victorious.  Among the team’s culinary innovations was their interpretation of an Asian-influenced moo shoo pork style wrap (utilizing flour tortillas) that they assembled right on the judging table.  Their prize:...
A Cappella Mid-Semester Show

A Cappella Mid-Semester Show

It’s that time of the semester again: a cappella groups are teaming up and singing out! Last Friday night (2/28), campus groups the Oxford Blues and the Ford S-Chords partnered to present their Spring Mid-Semester Show. The standing-room-only performance, which took place in Zubrow Commons, was comprised of old favorites and some new repertoire from each group. The Blues, an all-female group, performed first, in all black, with blue accents. The all-male S-Chords followed, singing in their signature white overalls. The Blues and the S-Chords, who often perform at mid-semester shows together, have had a close sibling relationship since 1985, when both groups were founded. Photos by Thom...