August 25, 2011

President Weiss Unveils Community Partnership Review

President Daniel H. Weiss sent the following email to faculty and staff Aug. 25 about the College’s commitment to Easton:

On December 16, 1824, a group of Eastonians gathered at Chippy White’s Tavern and agreed to build a college in their town and to name the new institute of higher education after the Revolutionary War hero the Marquis de Lafayette.  On March 19, 1826, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania granted Lafayette College its charter, and from that day forward, the College and City of Easton were inextricably intertwined.  Today, Lafayette College has become one of the nation’s premier undergraduate colleges, and one of only a handful that offers both the traditional liberal arts and sciences program as well as engineering.

The report, “Community Partnership Review,” prepared for the College and our community, summarizes the College’s continued commitment to Easton and the region.  A strong College and a strong city are at the core of our mutual interests.  Lafayette and Easton both prosper when working closely together.  This enhances our joint partnership.

I hope you find the report informative and helpful.

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