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Ilani Paige-Waldon '12 has a sample of Starbucks coffee from Skillman Cafe.

September 4, 2011

Skillman Café Now Offering Starbucks Coffee

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Lafayette Dining Services is now serving Starbucks coffee, espresso creations, and non-espresso alternatives at Skillman Café. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was hosted last week by Student Government President Matthew Grandon ’12; Mitchell Wein, vice president for finance and administration; and Joseph Binotto, general manager of dining services. Starbucks is one of many new features and services [...]

A resident takes a walk on the new Karl Stirner Arts Trail.

August 31, 2011

Three Arts Projects Combine to Bring the Natural and Artistic Beauty of Lafayette and Easton to Life

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The new Karl Stirner Arts Trail wends along the Bushkill Creek, past cascades, towering sycamores, a meadow, and a stone wall that was built as a public works project during the Great Depression.  Named for the renowned sculptor and Easton arts pioneer, the 2.5-mile stretch is set to officially open at the end of September. [...]

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August 5, 2011

Summer Scenes on Campus

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Summer brings long hours of sunshine on Lafayette’s stately buildings and magnificent grounds. Check out a photo gallery of campus images.

An artist's rendering showing the brick walkway which will replace Pardee Drive.

August 2, 2011

A More Pedestrian-Friendly Campus

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A two-phase transformation of the Quad and Watson Hall courtyard, beginning this week, will be a major step toward a more walkable and environmentally-friendly campus with more open spaces connected by an enhanced network of pedestrian walkways, as envisioned in the Campus Master Plan. In the spring of 2010, the Board of Trustees advanced the [...]

Cliff Reiter works on his family area at Lafayette's organic garden near Metzgar Fields on Sullivan Trail.

June 24, 2011

A Green Harvest: Students, Faculty, and Staff Spend Summer Working the College’s Organic Garden

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The Lafayette College Organic Garden covers two acres on Sullivan Trail just south of the Metzgar Fields Athletic Complex. One acre is a community garden for Lafayette faculty, staff, and families to tend their own plots. The other section is where students work together spring through fall to grow healthy produce without the use of [...]

Exterior of the arts plaza on Third Street

June 15, 2011

Lafayette’s New Arts Plaza Represents the U.S. in the Prague Quadrennial International Theater Design Exhibition

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Lafayette’s arts plaza is one of several architectural projects selected to represent the United States in the prestigious Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space, an international exhibition that showcases some of the world’s most creative and innovative examples of performance and theater design. The plaza is the centerpiece of the College’s $10-million Williams Arts [...]

An artist's rendering showing the brick walkway which will replace Pardee Drive.

June 3, 2011

A Greener, More Pedestrian-Friendly Campus

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In the next decade, Lafayette’s campus will look and feel much different than it does today, as it realizes several goals outlined in the 2009 Campus Master Plan. New academic buildings, more green space, and a network of tree-lined walkways are all part of the vision for a more environmentally- and pedestrian-friendly campus that reinforces [...]

Members of HOLA: Front row from left, Amira Ahsan '13, Geoffrey Ferguson '12, Washcarina Martinez '11 Ramona Fittipaldi '11, and Christopher Hassler '12. Back row from left,  Szu-Ying Chen '13, Thafhim Siddiqua '11, Taisha Jerez '11, Gabriel Eusebio '11, Vichhay Khiev '12, Melanie Ruderman '14, and Premraj Deoraj '12.

June 3, 2011

Ripple Effect Helps H.O.L.A. Floor Promote Diversity through Educational and Fun Campus Events

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Mechanical engineering major Premraj Deoraj ’12 likes to think of his floor in Ramer Hall as a small pond leading into the larger ocean of the campus community. The Heritage of Latin America (H.O.L.A.) special interest floor provides a safe, inclusive place for students to share their ideas and provides the supportive environment to take [...]

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June 3, 2011

Van Wickle Hall Provides Geology Students with all the Tools to Succeed

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Originally serving as the Van Wickle Memorial Library from 1900-63, Van Wickle Hall houses Lafayette’s department of geology and environmental geosciences. The building meshes technology with a Romanesque Revival architectural style, which includes round arches with gargoyles, oak wainscot and paneling, terra-cotta decoration, and stained glass windows. Students have full access to state-of-the-art computer, geophysical, hydrologic, [...]

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May 13, 2011

Williams Center Is a Vital Part of Lafayette’s Vibrant Arts Scene

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Since 1983, the Williams Center for the Arts has hosted the world’s finest performers in classical and world music, jazz, dance, theater, and more. It is home to the Williams Center Gallery, the art and music departments, the College Theater program, and the student-led Arts Society. In addition to professional performances, the College’s six student [...]