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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, [...]

Family Weekend

October 29, 2012

Photo Galleries: 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, the Star-Spangled Family Tailgate in Kamine Gym, and the football game against Georgetown at Fisher Stadium. Check out photos from the weekend’s events. Star-Spangled Family Tailgate and Football vs. Georgetown [...]

Lauren Smedley ’13

September 24, 2012

Lauren Smedley ’13 Selected as Senior CLASS Award Candidate

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Lauren Smedley ’13 (Hamilton, N.J.) has been selected as one of 30 candidates for the 2012 Senior CLASS Award in collegiate soccer. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence—community, classroom, character, and competition. An acronym for [...]

2012 Good Bye 028

August 24, 2012

Class of 2016 Orientation in Pictures

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View photos from the Class of 2016 move-in, Convocation ceremony, and orientation. Lafayette Welcomes Class of 2016 First-Year Move-In View and share more images of students moving in on Flickr Class of 2016 Convocation Ceremony View and share more images of Convocation on Flickr Parent Goodbyes View and share more images of farewells on Flickr [...]

2012 Convocation

August 24, 2012

Lafayette Welcomes the Class of 2016

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“Today you are being offered an opportunity. You are beginning something that you can seize. This is a special moment because what Lafayette will offer you beginning now is a platform for you to build your own lives. To look to the future and begin to invent a life for yourself that is in your [...]

Daniel Rosen P’12, Megan Devlin ’12, and Elizabeth Moroney ’14

April 2, 2012

Students Explore Inner Workings of New York Supreme Court

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Prior to serving an externship at the New York County Supreme Court over the winter break, American studies major Megan Devlin ’12 (Pennington, N.J.) thought she would look for a paralegal position at a private firm after graduating from Lafayette. After spending three days learning the ins and outs of the court system with host [...]

Mikhail Gorbachev speaks at Lafayette.

October 20, 2011

Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev Visits Lafayette

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Mikhail Gorbachev, the former leader of the Soviet Union who ended Communist rule in Eastern Europe and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, delivered a major address titled “Perspectives on Global Change” Wednesday at Allan P. Kirby Sports Center. More coverage of Gorbachev’s visit. Lafayette President Daniel H. Weiss introduced Gorbachev and hosted the question-and-answer [...]


March 6, 2011

What a Win! Men’s Basketball Team Advances to Patriot League Final

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The men’s basketball team defeated American, 73-71, in a double-overtime thriller Sunday evening at Bender Arena in Washington, D.C., to advance to the Patriot League Tournament Championship. Lafayette ended the second overtime on an 8-1 run, including a game-winning three-pointer by Jim Mower ’12 (Harleysville, Pa.) with a half-second left. CBS College Sports Network is showing [...]

Ronald Fields P’08 and Tania Torres ’11 at St. Mary Medical Center

February 7, 2011

Tania Torres ’11 Gets to the Heart of the Medical Field During an Externship with Cardiologist Ronald Fields P’08

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Tania Torres ’11 (Sugar Land, Texas) got a sneak peak of a career in the medical field during a January externship shadowing Ronald Fields P’08, a cardiologist at Comprehensive Cardiology and St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne, Pa. Torres, a double major in philosophy and a self-designed major in classics, spent time in Fields’ office [...]

Kirby Hall of Civil Rights

October 21, 2010

Lafayette Celebrates 80 Years of Kirby Hall of Civil Rights

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“This building is a call from my great-grandfather that the study of government and law and civil rights is no less important than economics or engineering or medicine, but rather at the core of all that we do and say here in America,” said S. Dillard Kirby ’81 at Lafayette’s 80th anniversary celebration of the [...]