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To the casual observer, it might appear that externship hosts do all the giving and students do all the receiving. Not so, says Ellen Kravet Burke ’76, who received the Alumni Association’s Externship Commitment Award 2011, for 10 years of participation. “We learn from students, particularly now with social media—Instagram, Facebook, and Houzz,” says Kravet [...]
With a curriculum ranging from art, fossils, and fiction to the Muslim discovery of coffee, causes of the Arab spring, and relationship between age and happiness, alumni and friends spent July 17-20 exercising their intellects during the fifth annual Alumni Summer College. “Topics that I have been nervous about not enjoying have turned out to [...]
Lafayette men’s basketball players Seth Hinrichs ’15 and Joey Ptasinski ’15 were named to the 2013-14 National Association of Basketball Coaches Honors Court. To make the list, students must be juniors or seniors and maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher at the conclusion of the academic year.
Michael D. Kiser, vice president for communications at Colby College, has been named vice president for marketing and communications at Lafayette. The appointment is effective Sept. 1, 2014. Kiser will succeed Robert J. Massa P’08, who is stepping down after five years of service as vice president for communications to join Lafayette’s Development Office as [...]
Visitors to downtown Easton last weekend most likely felt as if they had been transported back to the Revolutionary War during the city’s 37th annual Heritage Day. Begun in 1976 as part of the nation’s Bicentennial Celebration, the day commemorates one of the first public readings of the Declaration of Independence, which took place July [...]
By Jillian Bevacqua When Dr. Amith Majumdar ’95 launched Lehigh Valley Pediatric Dentistry in 2006, he created an office as unique as his specialty. With his partner, pediatric orthodontist Dr. Steven Ely, he installed digital radiography. This process creates much less chemical waste and exposes children to 75 percent less radiation than traditional X-rays. He [...]
Charles Bergstresser, Class of 1881, was discussed in the July 8 edition of The Wall Street Journal in a letter to readers from editor in chief Gerard Baker. The letter celebrated the newspaper’s 125th anniversary. Read the letter Bergstresser was the silent partner who bankrolled the publishing venture of Charles Henry Dow and Edward Davis [...]
In the College’s 13 Division I spring sports, 164 students were named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll. To be eligible for this distinction, student athletes need to record at least a 3.20 grade point average (GPA) during the semester. The baseball team landed 11 players on the honor roll, with Toby Schwartz ’15 [...]
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