April 11, 2015 |
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.
February 28, 2016 |
Haverford College has rescinded Bill Cosby's honorary degree, joining a list of schools nationwide that have sought to distance themselves from the embattled entertainer.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.
April 22, 2006 |
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.
November 8, 1988 |
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.
May 3, 2012 |
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.
October 1, 1999 |
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.
November 4, 1990 |
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.
February 19, 2014 |
Slavica Matacic, 80, of Haverford, a pioneering researcher and professor of biology at Haverford College who worked to widen the study of sciences among women and minorities, died of pneumonia Wednesday, Feb. 5, at Bryn Mawr Hospital. When Dr. Matacic arrived at Haverford in 1964, the faculty was predominantly male. Over the next three and a half decades, until retiring in 1999, she worked to promote the success of women, minorities, and students who were the first in their families to attend college.