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Social Atmosphere. [17 Oct 2005|05:51pm]

As a prospective student, I have a question (don't we all).
A few posts ago, someone inquired about the social scene at Haverford. Someone replied that there are tons of "jocks/wanna-be jocks" and very few artistic types. Is this really accurate? I have a best friend from high school who's a freshman at Haverford, and she said that both groups are fairly represented - though the former noticeably more than the latter - and yet there's sort of a "common denominator" of everyone being sort of nerdy.
Is this true?
As many people are, I'm considering Swarthmore, and my main concern is that Swarthmore is perhaps TOO "nerdy" while Haverford may not be "nerdy" enough.
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[16 Oct 2005|01:07pm]

Hey, my family and I are driving out to PA on Friday (thanks Superintedent's day :]) to visit Swarthmore, then hitting up Haverford on Sat. Just wondering if there's anything I HAVE to do or should do when I come, or if there's anything going on I should be aware of??

I'm hoping to compare the two, might end up applying to one or the other, since it's hard to distinguish most small lib. arts schools from each other. Hopefully I'll get a feel for each school...

Anyways, while I'm here - would Haverford be a good place for me considering my interests? I'm into English, foreign language (currently studying Spanish), linguistics, creative writing, anthro... as you can see I'm probably entering undeclared! But yeah, what are these depts. like at the school? And what sort of musical opportunities are there on campus? (Music lessons, a capella, etc.)

Thanks everyone!

xposted to swarthmore comm. - sorry :/
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[15 Oct 2005|07:47pm]

Yo, Haver-activists:

There was some talk last year about possibly forming a Student Union of sorts. If you're interested in such issues, there's a conference next weekend at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (where I'm currently attending grad school) called Democratizing Education. Here's their website: http://www.democratizingeducation.org/

I know it's short notice, but, if you're interested in attending, I'll put you up in my apartment. My e-mail address is in my lj-info. Just let me know.

Julien Colvin '05

(X-posted to the Go Boards)
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prospective haverford lil tyke here [15 Oct 2005|07:48pm]

Okay. I find that there's no way I can get a good judgement of a school without hearing rants about it from the kids who post on that school's LJ, so...

...okay, first: it's not that I haven't looked at the 62 Memories Entires, but it's just that my questions are a lot more general than most of those, and also, some of those just aren't recent, and opinions change.


a] What sucks about this place?
b] How would you say the rapport between the students and the administration?
c] Do the students know what's going on with the administration in the school?
d] If there's a problem, will someone listen?
e] If D is yes, will anything actually happen?
f] Does the small size of this place wind up sucking at all?
g] What's the romantic and sexual scene like? Is this place primarily relationship-focused? One-night-stand focused? Anything whatever?
h] Are the academic resources here good?
i] Did listing all my questions like this get annoying?
j] Any other comments for a prospective kid?
k] How would you describe the social atmosphere? Cliquish? ...Uncliquish?
...l] WHY IS THE SPEED LIMIT AT HAVERFORD 13? I took a picture of one of those signs when I visited.
m] Is the workload here ever too overwhelming for anyone?
n] Are students here generally enthusiastic about Haverford?

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[14 Oct 2005|12:22am]

man what is with posting a big empty square? put it behind a cut

[sorry, this would've just been a comment but when i clicked the post comment it wouldn't let me access posting]
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Just got to gush a bit :] [02 Oct 2005|10:42am]

Had my Haverford Interview today, and man would I love to be a Black Squirrel (definitely not "Fighting Quaker")!

Are there any key points Ford loves to see in the Honor Code essay? I feel like it really captures what I believe it, but I don't know if I should refer to personal anecdotes, or stick to more theoretical points.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
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Greetings [06 Sep 2005|04:33pm]

[ mood | nervous ]

Hi, hope no one minds this post. The community seems a bit dead, anyway.

Well, I really love Haverford, for many, many reasons. I really think I could be happy there. However, I still have to, you know, get in. So, do you guys think I could make it? Thanks for your time:

3.95 GPA
All A/A- highschool, except for two B+ in math (sophomore/junior year)
770 Verbal, 660 Math, 800 Writing
Volunteering at Public Libary/2 Animal Shelters since 9th grade
Part of "Peer Leadership" program, which helps freshmen get used to highschool
2 AP classes junior year, with 5s on both exams.
4 AP classes senior year
President of French Honor Society
Art Director for School Newspaper
Winner of school poetry contest
Member of school art show, so I have a lot of slides to submit
President of Simpsons Club and Independent Film Club
Lastly, member of JSA (debate team)

So what do you guys think? I'd really like to go to Haverford, everyone seems so nice.:)

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[26 Aug 2005|03:53pm]

If anyone is moving/has already moved into college in the Philadelphia area, be sure to pick up this Friday's Philadelphia Inquirer. There is a very nice pull out section in the Weekend portion that has a mini guide to the city, including a map with places to eat, a guide to radio stations, places you should visit, and just a general guide to getting started at college. I thought it was pretty helpful if you aren't use to the area, especially the section with "Phillyspeak". ^^ be sure to pick up this Friday's Philadelphia Inquirer. There is a very nice pull out section in the Weekend portion that has a mini guide to the city, including a map with places to eat, a guide to radio stations, places you should visit, and just a general guide to getting started at college. I thought it was pretty helpful if you aren't used to the area, especially the section with "Phillyspeak". ^^

crossposted in college_help community
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former Haverford student's newspaper threatened with lawsuit [25 Aug 2005|03:51pm]

Hey folks, please do me a big favor and post this thing and pass it along--it's something that's become very real in my life, as of yesterday:

Copy and Paste:
<a href="http://bayshorenews.blogspot.com/2005/08/support-free-speech.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.bayshorenews.com/bar_3.jpg" border="+0"></a>

And if current 'Fords can pass the word around campus, I'd appreciate it.

My best,
Jackie Corley
HC '04
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Dual Majors Question [01 Aug 2005|10:49am]

Hi there. I'm a prospective student who will be applying this fall. I fell in love with Haverford when I toured there, and it's my top choice. I am curious however on how easy it is to have dual majors at the school. I would like to dual major in History and Creative Writing (over at Bryn Mawr), but is this easily possible?

Also, any advice on the interview? I won't be doing this until the fall, but I'd like to be prepared before then. Thank you for any help! ^.^
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Jewish Students! [30 Jul 2005|02:28pm]

Hey, I was wondering about the Jewish population at Haverford. Thanks!
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[30 Jul 2005|12:17am]

Hey so the people who are part of customs are supposed to arrive on which day? I need to buy my plane ticket and I think I'm supposed to get there on sunday but my memory is failing and I want to know if I can get there on saturday or whenver storage first opens.

Somebody knows the day, I know it. spill the beanss
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gay at the ford? [29 Jun 2005|09:02pm]

[ mood | content ]

i recently took a tour of haverford, and was pretty impressed. i liked the campus, the facilities, the tour guide--and then i saw the bulletin board outside the bookstore. it looked like a public discussion board: people had posted letters back and forth about various political and on-campus issues. as i was skimming the letters, i was pretty surprised about the events recounted in several: accusations, especially, of severe homophobia.

as someone who is gay, this was troubling.

i figured that i should get both sides of the story, so i'm coming here. what's the climate for gays like at haverford? and, if you are gay: have you ever been the victim of homophobia while at haverford?

thanks for taking the time to respond--i did really like haverford, and want to be able to like it without any reservations.

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Application [29 Jun 2005|10:41am]

In between the questions of the accepted, new generation of Haverford students, I thought it'd be appropriate (and beneficial for my kind- the prospie) to ask first years for some insight on the admission process.

Beyond the deadlines, the test submissions, the arts supplemental sheet, is there anything a prospective student should really focus in on? What would improve their chances (essay/interview)?

And now questions probably for only my benefit:

I would really like to fence at Haverford (I've done so for a very, very long time). Should I fill out the supplement, and also contact the coach? How much say do coaches have in the admission process?

Is the Spanish/Latin American Studies program well-developed? Do most majoring in those subjects choose another major as well (double)?

Thank you!
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[27 May 2005|11:02pm]

Hey guys.

I'm going to be a freshman at Haverford next year. The name is Nathalie. Some of you may have seen me dragging an enormous fucking bag across the Haverford College Apartment lawns the night of the BCC party.

Anyway, I'm trying to decide where I might like housing. The options, according to the housing survey, just to refresh your memory:

Barclay houses 130 students on four floors. First year students live in doubles or three-person suites.

Gummere Hall houses 153 students. The building is divided into three sections, each of which has three floors. All rooms in Gummere are singles with the majority arranged in 4-person suites.

Haverford College Apartments (HCA) houses 128 first years and approximately 280 upperclass students. There are eight first year buildings. In each building, four first years are assigned together to live in two-bedroom apartments.

I don't know. Could anyone help me out? What are the buildings like? The suites? Opinions on which is the best? Which is most convenient re getting to class on time? Etc. Anything you can throw at me is helpful.
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Reunion [23 May 2005|02:18am]

[ mood | happy ]

So . . . is anyone else going to be around campus this coming weekend? I'll be in for reunion and it'd be great to meet up with other LJ folks when I'm not doing stuff with my class. I'll also probably be engaging in some sort of musical mayhem and it'd be cool to play for people outside my usual circle of friends.

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Transfer student question [02 May 2005|01:08am]

Hey everyone

I'm a potential transfer student from Wesleyan. I don't get to hear admissionswise until after we're both out of school, but I definitely want to come visit and see everything in action, even if that means coming before I know anything for sure.

I called admissions and they told me they don't do overnights for potential transfers, but I feel like A) What's the point of schlepping up to your humble campus if I can only stay for a few hours? B) Is it really possible to get a good idea of a college without staying the night? I don't really think it is...

So I was wondering if any of you have suggestions for what I should do. Wesleyan has reading week before exams starting on Wednesday, so I have some time to travel PA-ward. Is there anyone who would want to host a ridiculously polite and unassuming (but interesting? and intelligent, even?) transfer kid? Or anyone who has a suggestions as to how to get around this bit of inconvenience?
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[29 Apr 2005|06:29am]

So... who's comin' here next year?
I know you're out there.

(yes, it is 6:30 in the morning. no... i haven't gone to bed yet.)
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Love Thy Neighbor...But Don't Get Caught! [04 Apr 2005|10:14pm]

Hey! I am a prospect at both Swarthmore and Haverford, and I am curious to hear from any one who has been (or currently is!) in this same situation. What influenced your decision? Personally, I am most interested in the differences between students at both schools. There seem to be major differences between the Swarthmore and Haverford populations. I posed this question at the Swarthmore community as well, and obviously everyone is biased, but I would love to get some advice/observations from both sides!
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Just Visited! [04 Apr 2005|08:02pm]

Hey, I just wanted to tell everyone here that I visited Haverford on Friday, and out of the other 5 schools that I toured, it's the place where I felt like I truly belonged. I really want to go there!

Just wanted to tell all of you all of my great feelings about the 'Ford!
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