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Lori Tharps SEED seminar

The Haverford School has been educates its parent and faculty/staff communities about the power of diversity through SEED (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity). On Feb. 10, the parent and faculty/staff SEED groups, which run separately but cover similar topics, came together to hear from Temple University professor, author, and ethnic and cultural diversity expert Lori Tharps.

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Samuel Shaw '16 named finalist for CRA's Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Awards

This year, four students studying computer science at Tufts University were nominated for the Computing Research Association's (CRA) Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Awards, and all four were ultimately recognized by the CRA. Samuel Shaw '16 was named a finalist. Read the full story on tufts.edu >

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Dr. Javier Avila

Dr. Javier Ávila, a noted poet, author, and professor, will serve as the keynote speaker at The Haverford School’s 12th annual Middle School Diversity Conference on Wednesday, March 4. Dr. Ávila’s will share his perspectives and expertise in the areas of diversity, equity, and social justice during his presentation titled The Trouble with My Name

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Dr. Maya Jasanoff

Renowned historian, author, and Harvard University professor Dr. Maya Jasanoff will present “Ancestors: Where do we come from and why do we care?” at The Haverford School on Feb. 20 at 7:30 p.m. in Centennial Hall. Her presentation is free and open to the public and will include a book signing of The Dawn Watch: Joseph Conrad in a Global World and Liberty’s Exiles: American Loyalists in the Revolutionary World

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The Inquirer: Pennsylvania Trust Co. Chairman Richardson T. Merriman '67 and Chief Executive George C. McFarland Jr. '77

By Joseph N. DiStefano, The Inquirer

Fiduciary Trust Co., a New York-based company that invests $29 billion for rich people and institutions, has agreed to buy $4 billion-asset Pennsylvania Trust Co. of Radnor, as it seeks more clients among rich baby boomers and their heirs. Read the story, "Pennsylvania Trust Co. sold as firms seek baby-boomer wealth" > The Penn Trust board includes three Haverford School alumni and two past parents.

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Two Haverford School robotics teams qualify for VEX Robotics World Championship in Louisville, Ky., this April

Two teams from The Haverford School’s VEX robotics program qualified for the VEX Robotics World Championship, which will be held this April in Louisville, Ky.
 
Team 169E and Team 169Y will compete against the top VEX robotics teams in the world after being named tournament champions at the WAVE Vex Robotics Tournament in Worcester, Mass., on Jan. 20.

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student studying at The Haverford School

Study Skills+ is in its inaugural year and is now open for registration. The co-ed course, available during two weeks over the summer, teaches essential skills in preparation for students' transition from middle school to high school. Through a series of focused exercises on organization, note-taking, studying, and academic writing, students learn to hone both their skills and their mindsets.

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Steve Sabol '60 elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame

The stories, footage and vision produced by Steve Sabol will last forever. Now his legacy will, too.

Sabol will be included in the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Centennial class to be inducted this summer, albeit posthumously. The longtime NFL Films steward died in 2012 at the age of 69 following brain cancer. 

Read the full story in USA Today or see the full slate from the Pro Football Hall of Fame >

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Seniors present findings from university lab projects during 12th annual Research Symposium

Five VI Form students (seniors), including Jack Ballenger, Daniel Chow, Alexander Greer, Toby Ma, and Aditya Sardesai, presented at the 12th annual Research Symposium on Jan. 10 in The Haverford School’s Ball Auditorium. The symposium, which was attended by faculty, parents, lab instructors, and alumni of the program, allows students to showcase the research they completed in professional laboratories over the summer. The Research Symposium is the culmination of the Advanced Research Laboratory Cooperative elective run by Upper School science teacher Kara Cleffi. 

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Middle School student work featured in Department of Agriculture calendar

Students in Marion Jacob’s sixth grade science class learned about the Spotted Lanternfly throughout the fall and created informational posters for the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture calendar contest. Blake Lee won second place for his age group; his work is featured as the July 2020 calendar page. Read the story >

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Main Line Times: Richard Cohen’s family counts its blessings during past holiday season
By Eddie Levin, MediaNews Group
 
Philadelphia - The recent holiday season was the time of year to be grateful for everything that happened throughout 2019; and the family of former Haverford School tennis star Dr. Richard Cohen had plenty of reason to be especially thankful. Read the story about Richard Cohen '65 >
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Why aren’t our children learning to read? At its debut, the Common Core gave hope that we could improve the reading, writing, and math outcomes of American children being outpaced by their international peers. Read more about the science of reading in this opinion piece by Dr. Pam Greenblatt, Head of Lower School and Nichole Pugliese, Director of the Enrichment and Learning Center >

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Lower School students go live with National Geographic geographer Alex Stait

"What do we do with the plastic we've already collected from the oceans?" "How much research did it take both of you to make that magazine?" Fifth-grade science students asked questions as part of a live onscreen spot during yesterday's live GeoChallenge mapping event with Alex Tait, a National Geographic geographer.

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Inquirer: Impeachment as education: How Philly-area teachers, students are handling the hearings

By Ellie Silverman, Maddie Hanna, and Kristen A. Graham, The Inquirer

Mr. Oberfield wrote the names of the major players on a chalkboard: "Trump - President" "J. Biden - ex V.P. [and] candidate" "H. Biden - son" "Zelensky - Pres. of Ukraine" Read the story, which includes Upper School history teacher Tim Lengel '07 >

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Top newcomer: In the short term, that’ll be Sherif Kenney, who’s expected to start at point guard as a freshman. In the long run, Howard said guard Christian Ray, the top recruit out of The Haverford School, will develop into a leader. As a high school senior, he led his team to an unbeaten season, and averaged 23.3 points and 11.1 rebounds. Read the story >

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Pat Cassidy at New Balance

By Michael Silverman, The Boston Globe

How fitting that a shoe and apparel company that used to brag it was “Endorsed By No One” now boasts Kawhi Leonard as its leading man in its reentry into the basketball shoe market. Read the story featuring Patrick Cassidy '95, global director of consumer marketing and athlete activation at New Balance >

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Aiden Lowe is student of the week

By Bruce Adams, Main Line Times

Aidan Lowe, a senior at The Haverford School, has a passion for technology, and in September, as part of his internship with the software development company AGI, he assisted in teaching Massachusetts Institute of Technology students how to use their software programs. He is the co-captain of the Mock Trial team, a sprinter on the track team, a member of the FOCUS Club and serves as a peer counselor. He co-founded the Glee Club band and continues to participate playing piano, bass and guitar. Lowe is a member of the Chinese Honors Society, and has won awards in the National Latin Exam. He is currently working to start a club to collect and refurbish old computers to donate. He also takes photos for the school’s yearbook. Read the story >

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athlete of the week

By Bruce Adams, PAPrepLive.com

The senior central midfielder has been a potent two-way performer for the Fords’ soccer team. In his last five games (as of Oct. 28), Macaione has dished out five assists, plus he has scored a number of key goals for the Fords throughout the season. fall, Macaione received second team All-Inter-Ac and All-Main Line soccer honors as a key member of Haverford’s Inter-Ac champions. Ford head coach said, “Luke has dominated as a central midfielder and helped our team find its offensive identity. He is a servant leader and a model student at our school.” Outside the pitch, Macaione spoke recently to the Haverford Upper School as a student leader of the Character Mentorship Program – a group dedicated to mentoring students that have committed honor code violations. Read the story >

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Haverford School leadership support

On Oct. 17, nearly 150 members of the Maroon & Gold Society gathered to celebrate their leadership support of the School. Attendees were also invited to sign the final beam that represents the “topping out” of the new $18 million Middle School. The beam was placed on the steel structure the following day, and had also been signed by Haverford’s Middle School students, faculty, and administration.

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Philadelphia exonoree visits Haverford

On Oct. 10, Upper School students heard from Terrance Lewis, a man formerly incarcerated after a wrongful conviction for second degree murder – which carries an automatic life sentence without parole – and Brett Zakeosian ’06, an Assistant District Attorney who works in the Conviction Integrity and Special Investigations Unit of the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office. 

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TIME Magazine: What is the role of an all-boys school in 2019?

TIME Magazine interviews boys' schools across the country as they adapt to the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements. The Haverford School's Director of Diversity and Inclusion Brendon Jobs, consulting school psychologist Michael Reichert, and Form VI student (senior) Pearse Glavin share their perspectives and the work they're doing to support boys and young men. Read the article >

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Germination Project Fellow at The Haverford School

V Former (junior) Kieran Dias-Lalcaca is one of 20 students in the Philadelphia metro area selected as a 2019 Germination Project Fellow. The Germination Project was founded in 2015 by the Pamela and Ajay Raju Foundation, which aims to re-establish Philadelphia as a global force in policy, commerce, and culture. Thirteen Haverford School students have been accepted as Fellows since the program’s inception.

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