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have you guys seen this? [04 Jun 2008|01:47pm]
Haverford Confession Board
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Research Participants Needed! [25 Jul 2007|11:28am]

Down, blue, or depressed?

Contribute to psychological research
on thoughts and emotions
at the University of Pennsylvania
School of Medicine.

Participation involves completing several computerized questionnaires and decision-making experiments.

All data are confidential.

If you are interested in participating,
please contact Ben at 215-746-3338
or email him at bloew@mail.med.upenn.edu

All research will take place at 36th and Market St., Philadelphia, PA
Procedures will take up to 2 hours, and you will be paid $20/hour for your time.

Questions [26 Jun 2007|11:42am]
Hi folks...
I'm considering transferring to Bryn Mawr, but since I want to double major in art and music I'm probably going to be taking most of my classes at Haverford. I was wondering if anyone could tell me more about these departments. I know that the art department is pretty small. Do you think scheduling would allow me to do both majors?
Also, I play the violin, and I'm wondering about how easy it is to get private lessons, whether you can get financial aid for them, and so on.
(I have to decide today, so this is moot if you see this later on)
Thanks for any help you can give me!
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Questions for a prospective freshie [24 Sep 2006|11:55am]

Hey everyone! I'm a prospective student and so far I really like Haverford. I just have a couple questions about specific majors.

I've heard that English at Haverford is great. When I saw that the department was housed in a little cottage, I immediately thought of Thoreau, and the idea made me giddy. So, is my current impression of English at Haverford mostly correct?

And how's the History department? I've heard that the department is pretty popular, but that could be the Princeton Review lying to me. As usual.

Lastly, Bi-Co Theater. Does anyone here have an info or feedback about it?

Thanks so much for your help!
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Just a question (or two. or three.) [14 Aug 2006|01:31pm]
Hi! I'm a prospective student--I visited Haverford last spring and got some information on a program I'd like to know more about.

Apparently your French department is very good, and there is some sort of program that allows you to earn a combined B.A/M.A in four years? Can anyone tell me more about that? What you've heard, your experiences with it, etc.?

Also, if I were to get into Haverford and get accepted for this program, would it be feasible to do it AND have another major or minor at the same time?

Or how about just double majoring? Do the distribution requirements or schedule get in the way? Are there many students who double major?

And on a completely different subject, I'm interested in hearing about some of Haverford's traditions (something akin to Swarthmore's Screw-Your-Roommate Dance, perhaps?)--would anyone be wiling to tell me about some of them?

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A request: [17 Jul 2006|05:52pm]

I'm a current haverford student who is doing some research abroad right now, and I need a few articles for a paper I'm writing, but since I don't currently have an academic-institution-based internet connection, it's really hard to get at them! If you've got a connection to the internet provided by an academic institution, I'd really appreciate it if someone could get PDFs of the following articles. I realize this is a little out of the blue and not usually what the haverford community is for, but it's a good way to get the word out to a lot of people at once. ;)

If anyone can find it in their hearts to get/save these PDFs, that person can email them to me at claire dot roden at gmail dot com.


Vintzileos, Anthony M et al, The impact of prenatal care in the United States on preterm births in the presence and absence of antenatal high-risk conditions, American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Volume 187, Issue 5, November 2002, Pages 1254-1257.

Maupin Jr, R, et al, Characteristics of women who deliver with no prenatal care, Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine, Volume 16, Number 1, July 2004, pages 45-50.

Elam-Evans, LD, et al, Trends in the percentage of women who received no prenatal care in the United States, 1980-1992: contributions of the demographic and risk effects, Obstetrics & Gynecology 1996;87:575-580.

That last one would be especially awesome, even if it is kind of old data. That's the article that everyone seems to be citing in all the other articles I've managed to find.

PS sorry for the spam and totally non-haverford-college related post.

EDIT: I've got all of the articles, thanks so much for your help!
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Prospective Transfer Student [17 Jun 2006|02:55pm]

So, I’m planning on transferring from my current school and would like some insight into Haverford, especially from the current students. Later on, I’ll be going through the community’s past enteries for more info as well :). In no particular order:

a. What do you think about the academics? Overall, what has your experience been like with your professors? I’m especially interested in hearing from the Biology/(Biomedical) Engineering students…

b. How helpful is the premed committee/your premed advisor?

c. How’s the social life? (Greek, volunteer opportunities, big sports on campus, clubs, etc…)

d. How diverse is the school? ( be it by nation, culture, religion…)

e. How long does it take to get to the closest city (walking distance, 3 hour car ride…)

f. Finacial aid is a biggie for me – anyone know if Haverford is kind to their transfer students with grants/scholarships over loans? *hopeful*

g. Any transfer students willing to share their stats from when they applied?

h. Out of curiousity, what’s your favorite class? Or, what is the strangest, yet the coolest class you’ve had/plan on taking

i. I didn’t take any SAT II exams but I see it as a requirement for transfer…am I misreading something or am I supposed to go register for it in order to apply to this school?

j. If given the chance to go to another institution versus coming back to this school, which place would you choose? Why?

If you even read all of this and are still willing to answer at least one thing, thank you :)
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3 Quick Questions [16 May 2006|01:39pm]

My parents are bugging me about all the details of being a Haverford student, even though I won't be starting until August... So if you could answer a couple of questions, that would be great!

1) Does Cingular get good reception on campus? If not, what carriers do?

2) What bank do the ATMs use?

3) Are you allowed to have a microwave in your dorm room?

Thanks in advance!
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My time off (some megs) [29 Apr 2006|08:55am]

My holiday pics from Japao


Now back in Haverford - feelin' great.
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info? [03 Apr 2006|02:44pm]

so, what's the deal w/ the Art Brut show there this saturday (april 8)? open or closed to the public? if it's open, where + when + how much? anyone?
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[27 Feb 2006|04:38pm]
I am thinking of transfering to haverford. i am interested in spanish and communication or journalism as a minor, but I want a liberal arts major....i haven't decided which yet. I was just wondering what you thought of this place....are the programs good? how about working with faculty? are there good internships? what is living on campus like? What is the area like?? how close is it to a large urban area?
Thank you
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questions from a prospective student [08 Feb 2006|10:45pm]
i'm callie,
and i applied regular decision for the class of 2010.
i'm anxiously awaiting decision letters, and haverford is towards the top of my list. definitely a reach school though.

so in the meantime i figured i'd ask some questions (or just write my ramblings)... just in case ya know i got accepted. ekk!

unfortunately, i haven't been able to visit haverford (i live overseas). how key do you think the visit is... did it change your impression of the school at all? if i get accepted i'm planning on visiting but i dont know if it'll work out..

does the student body ever feel too small? do haverford and bryn mawr feel like basically the same school? how often do people go into philly, and what all is there to do there?

this may seem like a bizarre question, but what do you HATE/dislike about haverford? i'm trying not to be swayed by all this college propaganda... i want to hear the negative aspects as well.

how does the honor code affect day-to-day life? is cheating practically non-existant (i hope?!).

what's a typical friday/saturday night? ..give me a general description of the student body. diverse?

does anybody know anything of debate and/or womens volleyball (intramural or intercollegiate)?

anything else you think i should know?

blah,blah. thank you much!!
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a prospie! [29 Dec 2005|12:36pm]

[ mood | curious ]

Hi. I got deferred from my ED school and consider Haverford to be one of my top choices. Of course, I'm getting that awful second-guessing sort of feeling, so I was wondering if any students could confirm/deny some of my impressions of the school.

I took a road trip to PA with some friends and Haverford was kind of a lucky thing - I hadn't heard very much about the school, but my visit turned out to be amazing: the campus, the way there actually wasn't an informational session but just a really long tour, the intimacy, how a random professor just stopped and talked to our tour group for about 20 minutes. I unfortunately (or fortunately, since I'm a horribly nervous person and interview poorly) didn't do the interview or anything like that, because our road trip was kind of badly planned and I didn't call ahead.

Now, when I left, Haverford gave me one of the best impressions I ever had for a school. I was ready to live the LAC experience, immerse myself in the idealistic bubble. I'm just worried now about whether Haverford is in fact too small to the degree that it's suffocating. It seems like people really, really like the school - or don't.

A more specific question: do you feel the student body is diverse, not just ethnically or economically, but in terms of interests and ideas? I've read elsewhere that people can be frankly very similar. When I visited campus, everyone seemed (outwardly) fairly normal - well-groomed, mostly fit, laid-back. How many really strange/weird people do you know? Are most people fairly well-adjusted? Are many people ultra PC, liberal, NPR-raised and politically aware? I'm aware that I'm stereotyping... but these were my general impressions, and I was wondering if they were at least somewhat true.

I've also read that the campus does lean towards athleticism. Do you feel it's more or less than many other LAC's?

One final thing: are social groups fairly static? As in to some degree, it's more difficult to make close friends after freshman year, or outside of mutual clubs/interests? Er, I suppose that's the case at any school - but what I meant was if Haverford's small size in particular constrained this.

I actually have gone through many of the entries in the memories, but felt that my questions were sufficiently different to merit another entry. Thanks.

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Honor Code Essay [27 Dec 2005|10:48am]

I'm sorry if this question is at all inappropriate, but I was wondering how long the Honor Code supplementary essay should be. They give no length requirement, but I'm unsure if admissions just wants a few concise points, or a long essay on many different ways that the Honor Code will affect me.

Right now, my essay has about 300 words, but I'm worried that it's not long enough.

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[17 Dec 2005|03:02pm]
Hey everyone, I was accepted last week early decision to Haverford. I absolutely adore the place and can't wait to be there next year.

Anyways, I created a community for the class of 2010, haverford10. Anyone who was already accepted, feel free to join, and once regular decisions come out, everyone should join too. It'll be a place where we can get to know each other and ask questions/share knowledge about the college.

I'm so excited about haverford!!

I'm sure you will hear more from me in this community too.
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[13 Dec 2005|10:20pm]

Does anyone know what the preferred computer platform at Haverford is? Also, does the school require you to bring a laptop?

Becca Morgan
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[07 Dec 2005|08:48pm]
hi. im applying early decision, and they said that they'll notify applicants by mid december. i was just wondering when people actually get their letter. is it december 15th like everwhere else? or is it more just a general time frame? thanks
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Honor Code [07 Dec 2005|08:59am]
I've been reading up on the honor code to get help with writing the supplement essay, and while I understand the Code it seems kind of abstract. Can you give me examples/situations in which the Code was "used"? And what are some ways that Haverford is set apart from other schools because of this Code ? Thanks..

Oh and if anybody has any advice on writing this supplement essay (Envision the transition from your high school environment to Haverford with regard to the Honor Code. How do you think the Code would change you or help you grow?) then please share!

Thank you!
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[19 Nov 2005|04:09pm]
Any interview advice?
What, in particular, does Haverford look for in an interview?
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[13 Nov 2005|11:02am]


Would it be appropriate to paste a rather quirky/random poem in the Additional Information section of the Common App Supplement? If you need to see said poem prior to giving a hearty nay/yea, post your email.

Thank you!
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