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Students have a good time during the 148th Lafayette-Lehigh Game at Fisher Field.

July 12, 2013

A Look Back at 2012-13 in Pictures

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Students enjoyed many exciting events and activities this past school year. The following gallery includes some of the most viewed photos of these over the course of the 2012-13 school year from Lafayette’s Flickr site. See more of the year’s most popular images on Flickr

Robert Fisher '68 leads a discussion during the 50th anniversary of the McKelvy Scholars Program and the 125th anniversary of McKelvy House.

July 12, 2013

McKelvy House Provides Students with Diverse Academic and Social Community

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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 [...]

A rendering shows new facilities at the Williams Arts Campus.

July 11, 2013

New College Theater Will be Named for Daniel and Sandra Weiss

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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 [...]

At the annual Community-Based Learning and Research Expo, Provost Wendy Hill announces the creation of the Center for Community Engagement and the appointment of Professor Debbie Byrd as its inaugural director.

June 18, 2013

New Center for Community Engagement Launched

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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.

Ahart Family Arts Plaza

June 11, 2013

Ahart Family Arts Plaza Dedicated during Reunion Weekend

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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 [...]

A class meets on the Quad.

June 3, 2013

Lafayette in Spring

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The flowers are blooming. The birds are chirping. Spring has arrived at Lafayette. Check out a photo gallery of campus images.

Derek Morris ’13 and Professor Guy Hovis with the geology department’s PANalytical Empyrean x-ray diffractometer in Van Wickle Hall

June 3, 2013

High-Tech X-Ray System Improves Research Capabilities for Faculty and Students

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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 [...]

Students walk along a pathway on the newly-renovated Quad.

May 28, 2013

Photo Gallery: Lafayette Dedicates Renovated Quad

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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 [...]

Students walk on the new pedestrian pathways along the Quad in front of Colton Chapel and Pardee Hall.

May 23, 2013

Lafayette Will Celebrate Quad Renovation Friday

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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, [...]

Inku Subedi ’05 shares a laugh with faculty.

May 7, 2013

Alumni Work with Faculty and Students Through New Partnership

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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 [...]