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April 11, 2015 | By Sandy Bauers, For The Inquirer
It happens in a flash of feathers and fur. In one second - maybe two - it's over. There's either one dead rabbit, or one hungry hawk. The battle between avian predator and prey, waged and honed over evolutionary time, has captivated Haverford College professor Suzanne Amador Kane since 2009. What tactics are at work? How can a hawk fly in hot pursuit through a forest without breaking its neck? To find out, she worked with falconers worldwide and a goshawk named Shinta in the Netherlands, affixing tiny spy cameras to backpacks and helmets worn by the birds.
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February 28, 2016 | By Laura McCrystal and Jeremy Roebuck, STAFF WRITERS
Haverford College has rescinded Bill Cosby's honorary degree, joining a list of schools nationwide that have sought to distance themselves from the embattled entertainer. In an announcement Friday, Haverford officials said they approved a recommendation this month to rescind the degree they gave Cosby in 2002. "Although his creative contributions at the crossroads of education, civil rights, and entertainment remain," the college's honorary degree committee wrote, "Dr. Cosby's admission that he acquired drugs for the purpose of giving them to women with whom he wanted to have sex undermines the educational and humanitarian principles for which the Haverford community honored him 14 years ago. The college is deeply troubled by the nature of the conduct to which Dr. Cosby has admitted, which we view as gravely inconsistent with Haverford's institutional values.
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April 22, 2006 | By Patrick Kerkstra INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Haverford College president Thomas R. Tritton announced yesterday that he would step down at the end of the next academic year, ending a decade-long term in which the small Main Line institution more than doubled its endowment and became one of the nation's most selective liberal arts schools. In a letter to Haverford's faculty and its 1,100 students, Tritton - the Quaker college's 12th president - said he was confident in the school's future but felt it was time for him to try something new. "Change, evolution and rejuvenation are important, both for individuals and institutions," he said.
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November 8, 1988 | By Tim Panaccio, Inquirer Staff Writer
No one would ever accuse Haverford College's soccer team of avoiding the trainer's room. Not when you consider that all 22 players on the squad visited it at least once this season. "The only person who hasn't stepped into that room is me, and I figure I'm about due any day now," said Fords coach Joe Amorim. "It's been a terribly frustrating year trying to get through all these injuries. " Amorim's 11-man unit will end its season tomorrow in the Middle Atlantic Conference title game against nationally No. 1-ranked Elizabethtown.
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May 3, 2012 | By Susan Snyder, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Haverford College will wait more than a year to get its first choice for a new leader, Lafayette College president Daniel H. Weiss. The prestigious Main Line liberal arts college on Tuesday announced that Weiss, an art history scholar who has led Lafayette since 2005, would become Haverford's 14th president in July 2013. Weiss, 54, asked for the time to finish his eighth year with Lafayette and oversee projects he had started, including the design and building of a new center for global education and a new arts campus.
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October 1, 1999 | By James M. O'Neill, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Haverford College will use a $15 million gift - the largest in the school's history - to help pay for a new, five-story science center designed to enhance interaction among students and professors from all the science fields. The gift, which the school will announce today, comes from Daniel Koshland, 79, a professor emeritus of molecular and cell biology at the University of California, Berkeley, and former editor of Science Magazine. In exchange, Haverford will name the new science center after Koshland's wife, Marian, an acclaimed immunologist who was among the first women in her field and whose work led to a cholera vaccine.
NEWS
May 18, 2014 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
In a surprising move, a commencement speaker at Haverford College on Sunday used the celebratory occasion to deliver a sharp rebuke to students who had mounted a campaign against another speaker who had been scheduled to appear but withdrew amid the controversy. William G. Bowen, former president of Princeton and a nationally respected higher education leader, called the student protestors' approach both "immature" and "arrogant" and the subsequent withdrawal of Robert J. Birgeneau, former chancellor of the University of California Berkeley, a "defeat" for the Quaker college and its ideals.
NEWS
November 4, 1990 | By Kay Raftery, Special to The Inquirer
Arthur R. Kane Jr., 76, an active alumnus of Haverford College and a resident of Villanova, died Oct. 25 at Bryn Mawr Hospital. Mr. Kane was born in Bridgeport. He was a 1932 graduate of Norristown High School. In 1936 he received his bachelor of arts degree from Haverford College and went on to earn a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1939. During World War II, he was a lieutenant in the Navy. After the war, he opened a law office in Philadelphia, Weyl & Kane.
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July 9, 2016 | By Vibha Kannan, Staff Writer
Edward O. "Ted" Shakespeare, 92, of Roxborough, a World War II Army medic and a schoolteacher who loved drama and the theater, died Saturday, July 2, of a stroke at his home in the retirement community of Cathedral Village. Raised in Wynnewood, Mr. Shakespeare graduated from Lower Merion High School and briefly attended Cornell University before enlisting in the Army in 1943. A frontline medic during the war, he was wounded in battle while serving with the 95th Infantry Division in Germany.
NEWS
July 6, 2016
Haverford College is capping student financial aid, retreating from a long-standing policy of admitting students regardless of ability to pay. The college already spends about 20 percent of its budget helping students from lower-income families, but administrators say they had to make the difficult decision to control the drain on its endowment and ensure a financially secure future. Haverford's move, detailed by the Inquirer last week, makes it the second venerable institution in the region to undergo a major recent change in financial-aid policy.
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June 27, 2016 | By Susan Snyder, Staff Writer
Even colleges with endowments as large as Haverford's are not immune to the financial challenges hitting universities across the country. Haverford's board of managers this month approved a plan to set an annual cap on the college's mushrooming financial aid budget and increase the size of the freshman class by seven students a year for five years in an effort to balance the budget. The plan has proved controversial because it includes modifying the college's long-held policy of admitting students regardless of ability to pay and giving them enough financial aid to attend.
NEWS
May 2, 2016 | By Susan Snyder and Jonathan Lai, STAFF WRITERS
College commencement season will bring a rock-star cast of speakers to the region's colleges and universities - including the president of the United States. President Obama will address graduates at Rutgers New Brunswick, marking the first time in the university's 250-year history that a sitting president has appeared at commencement. Fresh off winning a Grammy and a Pulitzer Prize for the Broadway musical Hamilton , Lin-Manuel Miranda will take his act to the University of Pennsylvania.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 16, 2016
Special Events Art & Architecture Tour Tour focusing on the Center's architecture & the artwork on display. Sat. 10:30 am. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts Dozens of concerts, theatrical performances, exhibits & lectures taking place at venues throughout the city. Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts, Venues throughout Philadelphia Closes 4/23. Afterschool Nature Camp Hikes, nature-related games, learning survival skills, keeping a nature journal & more.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 9, 2016
Repertory Films Colonial Theatre 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; 610-917-1228. www.thecolonialtheatre.com . Annual Animation Show of Shows. $5. 4/9. 2 pm. Joel's Fried Gold Film Fest. Donations accepted. 4/10. 3-10 pm. The Franklin Institute 222 N. 20th St.; 215-448-1200. www.fi.edu . The Science Behind Pixar. $19.95-$29.95; $14.95-$24.95 children 3-11. 4/8. Haverford College 370 Lancaster Ave., Haverford; 610-896-1333. Strange Truth Film Series. 4/14. National Liberty Museum 321 Chestnut St.; 215-925-2800.
NEWS
March 29, 2016 | By Susan Snyder, Staff Writer
Jon Kabat-Zinn took off his jacket and shoes, rolled up his sleeves, and struck a Buddha pose. Sitting mountain like, he called it. "I'm sure you're waiting for what's next. The answer is nothing," Kabat-Zinn told 300 people in the Haverford College auditorium. They had come to hear Kabat-Zinn, 71, the internationally renowned guru of "mindfulness-based stress reduction," a meditative practice that the molecular biologist pioneered in 1979 as a way to help people with chronic illness.
NEWS
February 28, 2016 | By Laura McCrystal and Jeremy Roebuck, STAFF WRITERS
Haverford College has rescinded Bill Cosby's honorary degree, joining a list of schools nationwide that have sought to distance themselves from the embattled entertainer. In an announcement Friday, Haverford officials said they approved a recommendation this month to rescind the degree they gave Cosby in 2002. "Although his creative contributions at the crossroads of education, civil rights, and entertainment remain," the college's honorary degree committee wrote, "Dr. Cosby's admission that he acquired drugs for the purpose of giving them to women with whom he wanted to have sex undermines the educational and humanitarian principles for which the Haverford community honored him 14 years ago. The college is deeply troubled by the nature of the conduct to which Dr. Cosby has admitted, which we view as gravely inconsistent with Haverford's institutional values.
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