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Haverford Class Of 2009


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  • nrahmannrahman Registered User Posts: 24 New Member
    Thanks jrose for the info. Munik: no, i am not recruited for cricket. i am female and the cricket team is all male...haha. but i am a big cricket fan and used to watch it a lot before i moved to the US...
  • ThreePointOneFourThreePointOneFour Registered User Posts: 37 Junior Member
    Some students tried to start a boxing club this year but got absolutely ZERO funding from Students' Council. Most clubs get at least something during the budgeting...but this one didn't pass. I don't know what that means, but I'm assuming that the same would happen for kickboxing.

    Yeah, it's a liberal school...but I've found that behind everything there are conservative puppeteers running the show.

    I'm not trying to be 'negative'; I'm merely stating what I've seen first hand. It's important to understand that there will be things that you don't like about Haverford. So please, don't go on a diatribe because of what I said...Just be aware of both sides of the spectrum.
  • mattasticmattastic Registered User Posts: 38 Junior Member
    Hey, I'd like to comment on that boxing club issue. I'm one of six members of Student Council's Budgeting Committee and possibly a candidate for next year's SC treasurer (e.i. I could be the person you'd be going to for money next year). In the initial round of budgeting, Boxing Club was given a tentative funding of zero in order to wait for liability approval from the activities director. We've funded a punching bag for The Martial Arts Club that will be shared with Boxing Club in DC basement. SC has limited funds- you'd be suprised as to how many of the activities on campus are payed for on SC's tab. New clubs aren't always given priority on budgeting, but budgeting committee certainly strives to allocate as much funding as is available to Haverford organizations.

    BTW, hope you all have fun at spec weekend in April. I'll be a host that night.
  • ThreePointOneFourThreePointOneFour Registered User Posts: 37 Junior Member
    Yikes, I stand corrected. I thought it was entirely due to liability. Sorry about that! I don't want to give SC a bad name...definitely a great service.
  • Chloe727Chloe727 Registered User Posts: 19 New Member
    I'm aware it will take time....plus...i've been kickboxing for a whilenow...its possible to kickbox without the money...hopefully it will work out...thanks for the info...I'll remember to come talk to you when I'm ready to start things up...Also i know that there will some stuff i dont like about haverford...thats part of the fun...complaining...but i chose the school cause i know there are a thousand things i love..
  • enw910enw910 Registered User Posts: 33 New Member
    This post seems to be a little dead. Instead of talking about what we might not like about the school, let's talk about what we like. What made you guys decide to apply early decision to Haverford? What made you fall in love with it?
  • nrahmannrahman Registered User Posts: 24 New Member
    beautiful campus & duck pond, honor code, good science department among LACs, small student body, most of the people seemed really nice (and more laid back than other schools) every time i visited, good location because i didn't want to be in a city or a totally isolated place...
  • jrosejrose Registered User Posts: 94 Junior Member
    I second enw910's comment. I LOVE Haverford's honor code and how that promotes a place of such an atmosphere of integrity, respect, and noncompetitiveness. I like the small class sizes and the availability of the professors. I like the 99% acceptance rate to med school (none of the other top schools I visited were even in the 90s). And lastly, I like that how every person that I met at Haverford, from professors to admissions officers to students, were all such nice and warm people.
  • mattasticmattastic Registered User Posts: 38 Junior Member
    As a current student, I'd like to comment on a few of your comments. Yes, our campus is beautiful (runs on the nature trail and around the area our amazing). Our science departments are excellent (especially Biology, or maybe that's because I'm a prospective bio major....become a bio major, cough...). For the most part, classes are small, although, be warned that most 100 level classes do have over 25 students. The location is great in respect to a major city, but retaining this sense of privacy that our campus retains. I love the idea of the Honor Code, although, despite what many may think here, I still feel as though Honor Council can function as a punitive body. And, quite frankly, I think they went overboard with the "Muppets" incident (you can find out about that when you get here). As for the 99% acceptance rate to medical school, well, I'd have to say that's fiction just like every other college's medical school acceptance rate. The program is tough here, challenging and demanding. Typically, our pre-med advisor will be fairly blunt if she feels you can make it into medical school or not...so I feel as though many applicants are weeded out before applying. I will say that Haverford has a great reputation with graduate schools (specifically the science departments). However, admission to Haverford is not a ticket to med school. That requires just as much hard work and dedication as it would at any other institution.

    Anyways, I think you all made a great decision in coming to Haverford. It's certainly a college of it's ups and downs, but I find at Haverford that life is more of what you make of it. I'm actually part of one of 23 Customs teams that will guide you through your first year at Haverford (I'm a Customs People (CPs) and will be living on the hall with my Customs Group...there's also PAFS, HCOs, OMAs, and UCAs...yeah, you'll get used to the acronyms).
  • Katebrook13Katebrook13 Registered User Posts: 10 New Member
    I am really exicted about the admitted students program on Sunday, April 17th. Does anyone know what kind of things go on that day? Will they send out information about it to the ED admits?
  • Konye618Konye618 Registered User Posts: 46 Junior Member
    I got into Haveford Regular Decision-NYC. I will be attending the multicultural weekend in mid-April. Should be fun!!! And I will be staying overnight.
  • Konye618Konye618 Registered User Posts: 46 Junior Member
    I got into Haveford Regular Decision-NYC. I will be attending the multicultural weekend in mid-April. Should be fun!!! And I will be staying overnight.
  • haverunikhaverunik Registered User Posts: 66 Junior Member
    How did you know that the multicultural weekend is in mid-april. Did your acceptance packet enclose information about multicultural weekend too?
  • Konye618Konye618 Registered User Posts: 46 Junior Member
    Yea the package had info. on the multicultural weekend and the open house for accepted students. I think like Cornell they offer it exclusively to students who have never visited. I don't think they do it for ED kids. I don't know.
  • onesweetworldonesweetworld Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
    hey everyone,

    it seems to be a common thing to say, but im another ED person who is really excited to be in and going somewhere so awesome! ive done a tour [last april] and an interview/overnight [this fall] which all went well and just made me more ready to move in there! also, do any of you have a live journal because there was a "haverford 08" journal made last year i guess and i looked for one for class of 09 but there was none to be found! so.. i dont know if anyone would be interested [i just found about college confidential today] and is more comfortable with the format of livejournal. at any rate, its great to finally talk to people like me [i dont know anyone from my town who even applied to haverford] and share our excitement!

    more later
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