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Sharon Jones (left), professor of civil and environmental engineering, and Lindsay Weir ’11 work with residents of Blantyre, Malawi, to help develop locally sustainable drinking water resources within the city.

July 30, 2010

Professor Sharon Jones and Lindsay Weir ’11 Featured in International Educator Magazine

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Work by Professor Sharon Jones and Lindsay Weir ’11 and the College’s chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) to develop locally sustainable drinking water resources in Malawi and Honduras has been featured in the July/August edition of International Educator magazine. The article, “Water, Water…Anywhere?” focused on students and faculty who are helping people in the [...]

Prof. Fluney Hutchinson with Student

July 26, 2010

Prof. Gladstone Hutchinson Named Director-General of Jamaica’s Planning Institute

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The Government of Jamaica is calling upon Gladstone Fluney Hutchinson, associate professor of economics at Lafayette and founding director of the College’s Economic Empowerment and Global Learning Project, to spearhead policy-formulation leading toward sustainable development in that nation. Hutchinson has been appointed director-general of the Planning Institute of Jamaica. Under the Office of the Prime [...]

Franklin Stinner '11; Chris Nadovich, lab director of electrical and computer engineering; and Justin Bunnell '11 work on their junior design project--an electronic device that detects shadows.

July 26, 2010

A Robotic Punxsutawney Phil? Students Design Shadow-Detection Device

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Chris Nadovich was reading the news online last January when a letter from Gemma Vaughan of the animal rights group PETA caught his eye. Saying it was cruel to expose the most famous prognosticator, Punxsutawney Phil, to screaming crowds and the blinding flash of cameras each Ground Hog Day, Vaughan suggested an animatronic doppelganger. There [...]

Michelle Obama (center) and Nancy Freeborne-Brinton '83 (right of podium) at July 14 health care press conference. Credit: William Atkins/GWU

July 16, 2010

Nancy Freeborne-Brinton ’83 Shares Podium with First Lady

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When First Lady Michelle Obama announced new preventive care provisions made possible through the Affordable Health Care Act at a press conference held July 14 at George Washington University, Nancy Freeborne-Brinton ’83 also spoke. Mrs. Obama, joined by Jill Biden and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, stressed that preventive care is key to [...]

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July 16, 2010

Scenes from Equestrian Team’s Standout Season

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The Lafayette College Equestrian Team finished the 2010 season with a good deal of success. The team placed first in its regional competition and 10th in the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association’s national tournament. Erin Duggan ’13 (Oradell, N.J.), Danielle Miranda ’12 (Mendham, N.J.), and Michela Torchio ’12 (Redding, Conn.) all placed in the top 10 [...]

Michael Gruner ’10 has been named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll four years straight and led the men's basketball team this spring with a 4.0 GPA.

July 15, 2010

185 Students Named to Patriot League Academic Honor Roll

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In the College’s 13 Division I spring sports 185 students were named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll. To be eligible for the honor roll, student athletes need to record at least a 3.20 grade point average during the semester. The baseball team tied with Bucknell for most honorees of any school in the [...]

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July 15, 2010

Lafayette and Easton Receive $200,000 National Endowment for the Arts Grant

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Lafayette and the City of Easton were awarded a $200,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to host an arts festival that will be the first of its kind in the U.S. The grant was awarded through the NEA Mayors’ Institute on City Design 25th Anniversary Initiative (MICD 25). Called the “Art of [...]

Donald Miller, John Henry MacCracken Professor of History, teaches a class in Ramer History House.

July 13, 2010

HBO WWII Miniseries Nominated for 24 Emmy Awards; Professor Donald Miller Served as Consultant

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The Pacific, for which Professor Donald Miller serves as a consultant and writer for accompanying historical material, has been nominated for 24 Emmy Awards, including outstanding miniseries and outstanding directing and writing for a miniseries, movie, or dramatic special. The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards will be Aug. 29 on NBC. Miller, John Henry MacCracken Professor [...]

Rosie Bukics

July 12, 2010

Professor Rosie Bukics Honored for Her Book Reading, Writing, and Thriving

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Rose Marie L. Bukics, Thomas Roy and Lura Forrest Jones Professor of Economics, was honored by the American Educational Publishers Association for her book Reading, Writing, and Thriving: How to Make The Wall Street Journal a Key Part of Your Business Curriculum. The book offers faculty at the nation’s colleges and universities insights on integrating [...]

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July 7, 2010

Student-Faculty Team Promotes Economic Development in Honduras

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An interdisciplinary team of students and faculty has recently returned to campus after spending a week working on an economic development project in the rural village of Lagunitas, Honduras. For the past two years, members of the College’s Economic Empowerment and Global Learning Project have helped the villagers build a 30,000-plant coffee plantation. The first [...]