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Family Weekend

November 11, 2013

Photo Gallery: Students and Parents Enjoy Family Weekend

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Students and their families enjoyed many activities during Family Weekend including art exhibits, academic discussions, the annual concert in Colton Chapel, coffee with engineering faculty, a community service project, various social events, the Legacy Dinner, and the football game against Colgate at Fisher Stadium. Families were also able to meet with new president Alison Byerly [...]

Lafayette-Lehigh Telecast

October 31, 2013

Watch Lafayette-Lehigh at Alumni-Hosted Telecast Party

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Lafayette will close out the 2013 football season with the 149th game in college football’s most-played rivalry. The Leopards will take on Lehigh 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at Goodman Stadium. For those who can’t make the game in person, Lafayette and Lehigh alumni will be hosting more than 60 telecast parties in 34 states [...]

Alison Byerly

September 30, 2013

Inauguration Virtual Conference Continues Dialogue on Future of Higher Education

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When Alison Byerly is inaugurated as the 17th president of Lafayette College Friday, Oct. 4, there will be more on display than the rich history and tradition of academia. Higher education is at a crossroad—rising costs and emerging technologies threaten “business as usual.”  As a nationally-known commentator on the role of technology in higher education, Byerly [...]

Alison Byerly

September 24, 2013

Watch the Inauguration of Alison Byerly Live at 3:45 p.m.

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Lafayette will embark upon a new era Oct. 4 with the inauguration of Alison R. Byerly as the College’s 17th president. Watch the Convocation ceremony live starting at 3:45 p.m. The Inaugural Convocation, at 4 p.m. on the Quad, will headline the historic day. Other events will include the panel discussion “New Models for Higher [...]

Following the welcome ceremony in Kirby Sports Center, the first-year students say goodbye to their parents before the official start of orientation.

August 23, 2013

Photo Galleries: Lafayette Welcomes Class of 2017

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The Class of 2017 completed its first day of school Aug. 22 during new student orientation. Below are several photo galleries chronicling the very busy day. Over the weekend, the students will take part in activities focusing on intellectual development and building a class identity. The orientation program will culminate with a re-imagined Convocation ceremony [...]

Macklemore

June 6, 2013

Lafayette’s Spring Concert with Macklemore Featured in XXL Magazine

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Lafayette’s Spring Concert last month in Fisher Stadium has been featured in the national media. The event was headlined by hip-hop sensation Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, with special guests Timeflies and DJ John Hamilton. A photo gallery of Macklemore performing and crowd walking appeared in XXL Magazine. View XXL’s coverage View more images of the [...]

Skillman

May 7, 2013

New Policy on Health Insurance for Students Takes Effect This Fall

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The Affordable Care Act requires all individuals to be covered by health insurance effective Jan. 1, 2014. Starting this fall, in anticipation of the act’s requirement, to ensure that all Lafayette students have access to comprehensive medical care, all students will be automatically enrolled in the Student Health Insurance Plan, or SHIP, serviced by University [...]

Jimmy Carter, 39th President of the United States, speaks at the podium outdoors at Lafayette College

April 23, 2013

President Jimmy Carter Discusses Humanitarianism and Peace

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On Monday afternoon Robert Pastor ’69 had his best homecoming ever. The renowned diplomatic scholar launched an annual Lafayette lecture series in international affairs that he endowed with his wife, Margy. He introduced the first guest speaker, Jimmy Carter, the former president and his former boss. The two ambassadors discussed their global humanitarian campaign on [...]

Tony Blair

April 1, 2013

Alumni Chapters Host Telecast Gatherings for Tony Blair Address April 8

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For those unable to attend Tony Blair’s address on campus, five alumni chapters will host telecast gatherings across the East Coast 4 p.m. Monday, April 8. Blair, former prime minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, will deliver Lafayette’s Lives of Liberty Lecture for 2012-13. Tickets to this event have been exhausted; however, several locations [...]

Grossman House

April 1, 2013

Lafayette Celebrates Initiatives in Global Education

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Lafayette will celebrate two major initiatives in global education this weekend. A dedication ceremony will be held for Grossman House, a special residence housing 25 students interested in global topics, 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 5. A groundbreaking ceremony for the Oechsle Center for Global Education will be held 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 6. Grossman House, [...]