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Jeff Mutis '89

April 11, 2014

Catching Up with Former Major League Pitcher Jeff Mutis ’89

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Economics and business graduate and baseball player Jeff Mutis ’89 discusses his life after Lafayette. Mutis, who is a software engineerfor Precision Computer Solutions, pitched in the Major Leagues from 1991-94 for the Cleveland Indians and the Florida Marlins.

Harry Ettlinger, Courtesy NJIT

April 10, 2014

Lafayette Will Award Four Honorary Degrees at Commencement

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Lafayette will award honorary degrees to four distinguished individuals at the College’s 179th Commencement Saturday, May 24. Visit the Commencement website Harry L. Ettlinger, the last surviving member of the “Monuments Men” of World War II, will be awarded an honorary Doctor of Humanities degree. Kevin Mandia ’92, senior vice president and chief operating officer [...]

Students met with local teen moms and their children to collect letters, images, and stories for the photo narrative book.

April 9, 2014

Students Promote Easton Shelter and Mentoring Program through Film, Photos, and Words

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By Shehtaz Huq ’14 Alec Golini ’14 (Lumberton, N.J.) has had a close connection with the Easton community during his time on College Hill. A government and law major and member of the men’s soccer team, Golini founded Athletes C.A.R.E. (Creating Abundant Relief Effort), which engages athletes and young people in the community to provide [...]

Japan Interim abroad

April 9, 2014

Beyond the Classroom: Students Get Hands-on Look at Japanese History and Culture

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By Michele Tallarita ’12 In silence, Hannah Weaver ’14 (Whitefish, Mont.) and several other Lafayette students sat around a long table, upon which bowls, kettles, and napkins had been set with care. Their instructor gestured to show them how to whisk their tea, position their bowls, and communicate with those sitting next to them. “There [...]

Professor Lindsay Soh works in her lab with Christopher Verni ’15.

April 9, 2014

Fueling the Future: Prof. Lindsay Soh Explores Sustainable Biodiesel

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The ready availability of fuel is a double-edged sword, says Lindsay Soh, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering. It has enabled development around the world, but the way fuels are harvested and the rate at which they are consumed are unsustainable. In collaboration with colleagues at Yale and University of Pittsburgh, Soh is searching for [...]

Nkrumah Pierre ’06

April 9, 2014

The Connector: Nkrumah Pierre ’06 Excels at Corporate Matchmaking

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By Samuel T. Clover ’91 Talking with Nkrumah Pierre ’06 is like boarding a high-speed luxury train: He’s polished, solid, agile, and speaks with a rapid cadence that drives the conversation forward while never losing focus of the topic—or you. Key qualities from someone who makes his living by networking. Pierre was recently recognized by [...]

Christina Helms '06 and Julia Guarch '15

April 8, 2014

Lafayette Women Focus on the Power of Community at Biennial Conference

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By Margie Peterson At the end of her luncheon speech at the 2014 Council of Lafayette Women Conference Saturday, Anne Alexander, editorial director of Prevention, told a story. One day she arrived late and frazzled for her first yoga workout at a new studio to find that it was full, with little space left on [...]

Concert Choir

April 8, 2014

Award-winning Composer Gabriela Lena Frank Unveils New Work April 13

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The Lafayette Concert Choir and Chamber Singers will join several professional singers and musicians in the world premiere performance of composer Gabriela Lena Frank’s “Songs of Cifar and the Sweet Sea” 3 p.m. Sunday, April 13, in the Williams Center for the Arts. Frank, a Grammy-nominated and Latin Grammy-winning composer and pianist, has served a [...]

Professor Jenn Rossmann discusses an assignment with Henry Scales ’17.

April 7, 2014

Course Introduces Technical and Human Sides of Engineering

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Colton Bamford ’17 (Souderton, Pa.) came to Lafayette intending to major in physics. But after one semester of Engineering Science 101, he scrapped that plan. “After a few classes I started to realize that mechanical engineering was everything I loved about physics and math,” he says. Hands-on approach Intro to Engineering is a hands-on, laboratory-based [...]

Spring Mag 2014

April 4, 2014

Spring Edition of Lafayette Magazine Focuses on Academic Life

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In the spring edition of Lafayette Magazine, students, alumni, and faculty describe the many programs, facilities, and resources that contribute to the academic character of the College. Check it out online The College offers other ways to keep up with the latest Lafayette news. From the Hill is a review delivered each week of campus [...]