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Faculty & Staff News

  • Haverford crew team works Rushton Farm

    By Jon Stephanik, Head Crew Coach

    The Haverford crew team spent one of its preseason practices at Rushton Farm in Newtown Square. The boys started the morning running the outer edge of the property several times, around 4 miles. After their warm-up run, they were split into three groups and the farm workers directed them in harvesting potatoes, weeding the greenhouses, and pulling tomato stakes and clearing the plants.

  • Greetings from Copenhagen

    By Andrew Poolman, Global Studies Coordinator

    As part of The Haverford School's Global Studies program, we are in the midst of the second annual exchange with Ordrup Gymnasium in Copenhagen, Denmark.

  • Boys & Books

    By Sue Laird, Lower School Reading Specialist

    The Haverford School's summer reading camp is designed to teach kindergarten-fifth grade boys to be engaged, critical readers. Building on the best-for-boys learning approach of sensory stimulation, reading, writing, and speaking take on new life through performance, music, and movement.

  • Fords in Four: meet Aaron Carroll '90

    In Fords in Four, we ask an alumnus four questions; he shares insights and advice. In this blog post, we hear from Indiana University School of Medicine professor Aaron Carroll '90 about health policy and research.

  • Fall Sports Info

    The Fords will soon be back in athletic action! View the latest information regarding 2015 Fall Sports here.

  • Character Matters

    By Dr. John Nagl, Ninth Headmaster

    Researchers from Penn State and Duke University have confirmed a lesson taught by every good professor since Socrates: character matters. According to a study summarized in this The New York Times opinion piece, "If we want many more children to lead fulfilling and productive lives, it’s not enough for schools to focus exclusively on academics. Indeed, one of the most powerful and cost-effective interventions is to help children develop core social and emotional strengths like self-management, self-awareness and social awareness — strengths that are necessary for students to fully benefit from their education, and succeed in many other areas of life."

  • Photo by Mark Garvin.

    Learning from a master: the music of Stephen Sondheim

    Darren Hengst, theater department chair

    I remember Christmas morning 25 years ago when I received the original cast recording of Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd. I listened to the recording from start to finish, mesmerized by the intensity and sophistication of what I had heard. At that age, I didn’t fully understand what drew me to Sondheim’s music so much. Over time, I continued to grow fonder of the intricacies of the way in which he placed each note, perfectly married to its lyrics and using both always as a driving force moving the story line along. His painstaking details and depth of thought that go into his characters are what make his work such a gift to perform.

  • Desmond Tutu

    Headmaster Reflection: 2015 IBSC Conference

    By Dr. John Nagl, Ninth Headmaster

    I arrived in Cape Town, South Africa, on July 4, Independence Day, for the International Boys' School Coalition annual conference. I did not expect to see such illustrations of the value of freedom and the strength of character of a nation struggling to recover from apartheid, but I found the experience profoundly moving.

  • "Young Love" and the Norman Mailer Literary Award

    By Tom Stambaugh, Upper School English

    When Norman Mailer visited the School to offer the Hallowell Literary Lecture in 2000, he encouraged then-Headmaster Joe Cox to offer an award "to the best piece of fiction written during the school year." The literary essay remains a staple of the curriculum, but the English Department is equally interested in fostering personal and creative writing. We find that boys' interest in writing lean, memorable sentences is much higher when they have a personal stake in the matter. The English Department selected "Young Love" by Ethan DeLehman '16 as the 2014-15 winner of the Norman Mailer Literary Award.

  • Stream of Consciousketch: stop motion video

    Jenny Waring, Lower School art teacher

    "Stream of Consciousketch" is a stop motion video I made to help my students see that nothing is permanent when you have a pencil and eraser in hand.

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