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winter 2014 26 F E AT U R E S 26 A Burglary Uncovered In 1971, a clandestine group broke into an FBI office in Media, Pa., stole thousands of documents, and then made them public, revealing damning details about the agency’s secret surveillance of anti-war activists, African-Americans, and others. A massive investigation produced no arrests, but the release of the documents changed history—and the FBI. Now, a new book identifies Haverford professor William Davidon as the man behind the daring caper. By Mark Wagenveld 40 33 COVER STORY: Investigating a Changing Climate Around the country, Ford scientists are studying oceans, ice sheets, coral, and clouds, and using supercomputers to create sophisticated climate models. Their aim: to gain a deeper understanding of Earth’s past and present in order to better predict the consequences of climate shifts to come. By Marcus Y. Woo 40 Searching for Laughs What makes things funny? A Haverford alumnus traveled the world with a humor researcher to find out. By Joel Warner ’01 Plus: The Burglary and the Tri-Co Two former editors of The Bryn Mawr-Haverford College News recall what happened in 1971 when some purloined FBI documents fell into their hands. By David Espo ’71 and Peter Goldberger ’71 44 Fords on Film Didn’t make it to the multiplex enough in 2013? Unsure of what to add to your Netflix queue in the year ahead? Let some Ford filmmakers and critics be your guides as they offer their picks for the best feature films, documentaries, and performances of the year. By Rebecca Raber Haverford magazine is published three times a year by College Communications, Haverford College, 370 Lancaster Avenue, Haverford, PA 19041, 610-896-1333, hc-editor@haverford.edu © 2014 Haverford College

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