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Designed by the renowned architectural firm McKim, Mead & White, McKelvy House , or “Oakhurst” as it was originally named, was built in 1888 as a wedding present from John Eyerman, lecturer in mineralogy from 1888 to 1891, to his bride Lucy Maxwell. The granite mansion was purchased by Lafayette Trustee Francis G. McKelvy in [...]
The black box theater planned for Lafayette’s Williams Arts Campus will be named for former College president Daniel H. Weiss and his wife, Sandra Jarva Weiss, thanks to a donation by the Board of Trustees honoring the couple’s eight years of service to the College and community. Among the signature accomplishments of Weiss’ presidency is [...]
Lafayette has launched the Center for Community Engagement to support and expand experiential learning opportunities through partnerships with communities at the local, national, and global levels. “I think this is a step that can lead to something really amazing that will highlight and enhance all the work that we’re doing,” says Bonnie Winfield, director of community partnerships.
The Ahart Family Arts Plaza, located between the Williams Visual Arts Building and the future home of Lafayette’s theater program on North Third Street, was dedicated June 8 during Reunion. The plaza is named in honor of Edward W. Ahart ’69, chair of the Board of Trustees, and Catherine Ahart P’97 ’03 in recognition of [...]
High-tech X-ray equipment funded by a $265,000 National Science Foundation grant is opening up valuable opportunities in classroom instruction and research. Housed in the Geology and Environmental Geosciences Department, the new X-ray system enables professors and students to make high-temperature measurements to study thermal expansion in minerals as well as to identify naturally occurring and [...]
Lafayette marked the completion of the Quad renovation project with a dedication ceremony May 24 recognizing the many alumni, parents, and friends whose donations made it possible. The extensive renovation involved the removal of roadways and parking areas to create a safer, more accessible, environmentally sustainable, and more visually unified space. The end result gives [...]
The College will mark the creation of a more attractive, functional, and environmentally sustainable central campus 6 p.m. Friday. A ceremony to celebrate completion of the ambitious Quad renovation project will be held on Conway Plaza, located at the entrance of Pardee Hall that faces the Quad. Following a welcome by President Daniel H. Weiss, [...]
In early April Lafayette alumni returned to campus to speak with students, but in a new way. Through the Faculty/Alumni Partnership, alumni in the fields of English, mathematics, international affairs, and anthropology & sociology came back for a day in classes, networking with and providing career advice for students, and catching up with faculty and [...]
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