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Shehtaz Huq ’14 and Nandini Sikand, assistant professor of film and media studies

August 19, 2011

Shehtaz Huq ’14 Pursues Her ‘Love Affair with Film’

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With just one class, Shehtaz Huq ’14 (Garland, Texas) was hooked. “I think taking Film and Media Studies 101 was the best stroke of luck that I had my freshman year, because that was the class that started my love affair with film,” says Huq, now a double major in English and film and media [...]

DeMark Bowman ’12 at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library in Washington, D.C.

August 17, 2011

DeMark Bowman ’12 Mentors Teens at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

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“As a philosophy major it’s hard to say what got me here; however, I chose my major because it has a little bit of everything mixed into one,” says DeMark Bowman ’12 (Washington, D.C.).  “I wanted to study psychology, sociology, government & law, and writing.  Philosophy was my path toward these things in a way [...]

Sarah Sullivan '12

August 15, 2011

Ophthalmology Research Gives Sarah Sullivan ’12 Clearer Focus

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From the time she arrived at Lafayette, Sarah Sullivan ’12 (West Hempstead, N.Y.) knew she was interested in the life sciences, but she was not sure which field she wanted to study. “My friend took me into a lab in Oechsle Hall where she was conducting neuroscience research on epilepsy by studying cross-sections of mice [...]

The Colosseum

August 11, 2011

Students Immerse Themselves in Italian Language and Culture by Living in Rome

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This summer, 18 Lafayette students took advantage of a six-week, faculty-led immersion program in Rome to improve their Italian language skills and learn about Italy’s rich culture. Students lived in small groups in apartments spread throughout the city. Each student spent five hours per day, four days per week, studying Italian from beginner to advanced [...]

Emily Melvin '12 and Professor Rebecca Kissane

August 10, 2011

Living through New Zealand Quake Inspires Emily Melvin ’12 to Improve Emergency Plans for Study Abroad Students

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When natural disasters strike, “the need to rebuild” is a common catchphrase. But for Emily Melvin ’12 (Seaford, N.Y.), restoring infrastructure is only half the battle in recovery. The rest involves something much less tangible – rebuilding lives. She got a taste of what it’s like to live through a natural disaster when a 6.3 [...]

Charnelle Pinkett ’13 at Comedy Central in New York City

August 5, 2011

Charnelle Pinkett ’13 Has Her Finger on the Pulse at Comedy Central in New York City

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By Michele Tallarita ’12 Not many people can say their summer internship involved a “Lady Gaga scare.” “She happened to be on a radio show that’s housed in our building and before I could blink, there was a huge crowd of paparazzi, fans, and a lot of employees standing outside,” says Charnelle Pinkett ’13.  “We [...]

Megan Cassidy ’13 and Katie O’Neall ’12 watch a restorer work on Titian’s Presentation of the Virgin. They spent a summer interning with the Save Venice organization through a Lafayette program funded by Mary Kolarek Frank ’79.

August 5, 2011

Megan Cassidy ’12 and Katie O’Neall ’12 Live in Venice while Restoring Some of World’s Greatest Masterpieces

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Standing on the scaffolding in the Church of San Sebastiano, Megan Cassidy ’12 (Manalapan, N.J.) could literally reach up and touch ceiling canvases dedicated to the Old Testament heroine Esther by Renaissance master Paolo Veronese. Taking in every detail of the frame, victory figures, and everything else that had not yet been removed for restoration, [...]

Kurumi Fukushima ’12

August 2, 2011

Global Journalist: Kurumi Fukushima ’12 Hones Communication Skills at Fuji Television in New York City

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From studying abroad in Paris to interning at a Japanese TV station, Kurumi Fukushima ’12 (Glen Ridge, N.J.) is building a wealth of global experience while studying at Lafayette. This summer, Fukushima is working at the New York City bureau of Fuji Television. Last summer, she interned at CBS 21 in Harrisburg, Pa. Throughout both [...]

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July 28, 2011

Swimming and Diving Teams among the Nation’s Elite in Academics

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Lafayette’s men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams were recognized last week by the College Swimming Coaches Association of American (CSCAA) for academic achievement during the 2010-11 season. Each squad garnered Scholar All-America status from the organization, posting grade-point averages above 3.0. “I’m excited for our student-athletes to be recognized for their outstanding academic achievement [...]

Calvano

July 21, 2011

Caine Scholars Award Winner Luke Calvano ’12 Explores Economics on a Global Scale

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This summer, Luke Calvano ’12 is using the knowledge he’s gained in economics and policy to advise businesses in the U.S. and abroad. He’s working as an intern in the New York City office of AMR International, a global strategy consulting firm. Calvano is the 2011 recipient of Lafayette’s Caine Scholars Award for Global Leadership, [...]