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Never Again HC

Dear Haverford Community, We were made aware of a very offensive and antisemitic Yik Yak conversation that took place among Haverford students on the night of Wednesday, May 4, 2016, the night of Holocaust Remembrance Day. We find the statements you will read dangerous and hateful. They do not reflect the Read more…

By Laura, ago
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When there’s no “undo” or no “reset”

Today, at least in my world, technology is a bodily appendage. Today, as the stitching between technology appendages and people seems to only strengthen, I think it can be easy to forget that the features technology offer don’t necessarily seep into the body. For instance there is no “undo,” and “reset” option. Approximately Read more…

By Laura, ago
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An Almost Wordless Wednesday

Good Morning! It has been a while. Here’s an almost wordless Wednesday. Here are photos of different aspects of Southern Jewish Life I have been exploring: plantations, trade, transportation, and ritual. http://cdm16313.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/LSU_TJP/id/82 http://cdm16313.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/LSU_TJP/id/2 http://cdm16313.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/LSU_TJP/id/136

By Laura, ago
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Don’t blame me!

I promise, I really was going to write a blog post yesterday, but the power went off at 11:30 and didn’t go back on until 4:30. I went in search of a bookstore with a coffee shop that would have power, but I didn’t find one. Everything was closed due Read more…

By Laura, ago
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Good Morning

Its my second day here and I am invigorated… well sort of. I woke up, got up to quickly, became dizzy, and hit my head on the floor while trying to reach the wall… not a great way to start my day. But my head ache has dissipated and I Read more…

By Laura, ago
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From the Terminal

In the Philadelphia airport waiting for my flight: So far a 50 ish year old Israeli man flirted with me and asked me to have a smoke with him A woman, I don’t know if she’s on my flight; mumbled something at me and when I said “what?” She just Read more…

By Laura, ago
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New Plans

I am pleased to announce that this summer I am a John B. Hurford ’60 Humanities Center Summer Research Fellow. A little bit more about the fellowship in general: “These competitive grants are designed to support thesis-related or otherwise substantive research projects, enabling students to spend the summer visiting archives, Read more…

By Laura, ago
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Government Dealings

Things have been pretty interesting around here. Last week I tried calling the Postal Service Historian. Turns out, there’s no number for that person, so I called the general USPS number. Needless to say, the many people I talked to on the phone told me that even if I went Read more…

By Laura, ago