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Fords in Four: John Dewis '94

In Fords in Four, we ask an alumnus four questions; he shares insight and stories. In this blog post, John Dewis '94, development director for Deep Springs College, shares his first experiences playing squash, his advice for current students, and his memorable encounters with fellow Haverford alumni. 

Photographing London

For his senior project, George "Bobby" Stratts ’18 traveled to London for nineteen days to photograph parts of the city and his old school, the American School in London. In this blog post, he reflects on seeing new parts of the city, meeting old and new friends, and the lessons that traveling taught him.  

Building a Boat

John Nelligan, Tyler Roland, and Grayson Potter collaborated to build a canoe from scratch for their senior project. In this blog post, Potter explains the process - from picking up the plywood to sailing the boat in the pool - and all the lessons the team learned along the way. 

Finding Joy Through Service

For his senior project, David Aspinall worked at the Vocation Office at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania. At this historic institution, Catholic men study, pray, and reflect as they discern a possible vocation to the priesthood. In this blog post, he shares what work he accomplished, and reflects on his interest in theology and on finding joy in serving others. 

Meet our alumni: Weston Dripps ’88

Weston Dripps ’88 is Executive Director of the David E. Shi Center for Sustainability and an Associate Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences. He strives to create “systems thinkers” who can help tackle the complex challenges facing our global society. As seen in the summer 2018 issue of Haverford School Today magazine.

The type of man I want to be one day

The Class of 1996 Rafael Laserna Award for Outstanding Teaching is selected by students from those nominated by the senior class. This award goes to the "teacher who has a lasting influence on his or her students and who inspires them to learn and to excel in the classroom and in life." In this blog post, Sam Lindner '18 shares his remarks from Commencement on this year's Laserna Award winner, Luqman Kolade. 

Questions for Men

Upper School Spanish teacher and Human Relationships teacher Carmen Epstein reflects on privilege and gratitude as she shares a recent dance piece: Questions for Men. In this dance, Haverford students express the responses of men in the Haverford community through movement. Read on for Epstein’s reflection and a video of Questions for Men.