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Professor John Kincaid, David Woglom, and Charles Prutzman '11 in the Robert B. and Helen S. Meyner Center for the Study of State and Local Government in Kirby Hall of Civil Rights.

May 13, 2011

The Meyner Center’s Broad Impact Touches the Campus, Nation, and World

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A Nobel Prize winner. A new police chief. Former residents of a low-income housing complex. Hundreds of academics and practitioners worldwide, committed to healthier relationships among national, regional, and local governments. All these individuals have been united by the Robert B. and Helen S. Meyner Center for the Study of State and Local Government. The [...]


April 29, 2011

Lafayette in the Spring

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The flowers are blooming. The temperature is warm.  Students are hanging out on the Quad. Spring has arrived at Lafayette. Check out a photo gallery of spring campus images.


April 29, 2011

C.H.A.N.C.E. Floor Celebrates Different Cultures and Backgrounds

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For Susan Grunewald ’11 (Wilton, Conn.), graduation will be a little bittersweet. “I wanted to live in a community where I could expand my knowledge of other cultures.  I’ll be sad when I have to move out for the last time in May. The C.H.A.N.C.E. floor feels like a real home to me.” Located on [...]


April 18, 2011

Breaking Bread: New CAFÉ Floor Allows Students to Bond through Cooking

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Julia Brodsky ’13 (East Meadow, N.Y.), a neuroscience major, and Taylor Miller ’13 (Glenside, Pa.), a geology and art double major, love cooking. As first-year students, they could often be found in the lounge of Ruef Hall, cooking up delectable dishes and filling the halls with enticing aromas of baked goods. “We started investing in [...]

Arts Houses

April 15, 2011

An Artistic Community: Arts Society Works to Increase Awareness of the Arts On Campus and Beyond

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If you’re an art enthusiast at Lafayette, you need to check out Parsons Street. Since 1987, Parsons Street has been a vital part of the College’s flourishing art scene, mainly because it’s the home of the Arts Society. In fact, 15 Arts Society members currently live in five Arts Houses on Parsons Street, behind the [...]


April 1, 2011

An Intellectual Community: Reeder House Brings together Students from Various Backgrounds and Majors

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If you’re looking for a lively intellectual discussion with your dinner on a Tuesday evening, stop by the Reeder Fellowship House. The topic of conversation could be anything from climate change to genetically modified foods to the pros and cons of childhood vaccinations. The weekly dinner discussions are hosted by the Reeder Street Fellows, a [...]


April 1, 2011

Pardee Hall Combines Technology and Old World Charm

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Built in 1872-73, Pardee Hall is the earliest building at Lafayette with its exterior intact as originally conceived. It is home to several departments and programs in the humanities — English, film & media studies, foreign languages and literatures, philosophy, religious studies, and theater — as well as Africana studies, American studies, Asian studies, international [...]


March 18, 2011

Dedication to the Arts: Lafayette Celebrates Various Forms of Visual Expression through its Four Galleries

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The vibrant arts scene is a big part of campus life at Lafayette. Including the EPI (Experimental Printmaking Institute)/Riley Temple Gallery dedicated earlier this month, the College has four venues focusing on different aspects of visual art from photography to works by local artists and historically underrepresented groups. EPI/Riley Temple Gallery The inaugural exhibit of [...]


March 18, 2011

Studying the Mind: Oechsle Hall Provides Top-Notch Facilities for Neuroscience and Psychology

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Oechsle Hall is a state-of-the-art teaching and research facility for neuroscience and psychology. The building provides 45,000 square feet of space on four levels for students and faculty, including classrooms, teaching laboratories, faculty-student research laboratories, faculty offices, and student meeting areas. An animal research area, observation rooms, multimedia seminar rooms, a large lecture hall, computers, [...]


March 4, 2011

Ramer History House Merges Technology and Beautiful Georgian Architecture

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Ramer History House provides a dynamic 21st-century learning environment integrated into a building that maintains its distinctive Georgian style. Home to the history department, the former Theta Delta Chi fraternity house was fully renovated in 2006 with state-of-the-art technology and projection capabilities. The building is named for Lawrence J. ’50 Hon.D. ’92 and Ina Lee [...]