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Provost Wendy Hill

September 24, 2013

Inauguration Roundtable Will Explore the Future of Higher Education

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In conjunction with the inauguration of Alison Byerly as Lafayette’s 17th president, three leaders in higher education will share ideas during a panel discussion on “New Models for Higher Education” 1:45 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, in the Williams Center for the Arts. (Follow the panel discussion on Twitter @LafCol #NMHE13.) Moderated by Wendy L. Hill, [...]

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 [...]

New Lafayette College President Alison Byerly and her husband, Stephen Jensen, sit during a rest from their move into the President's House.

July 3, 2013

Alison Byerly Takes the Helm at Lafayette

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“Woke up this morning feeling different,” tweeted @alisonbyerly July 1. “Looked in the mirror and realized I had turned into… a Leopard.” Appointed the College’s 17th president in January, Alison Byerly took office last Monday, after serving in leadership positions at Middlebury College for 13 years, most recently as provost and executive vice president. She’s [...]

Lafayette President Daniel H. Weiss

April 1, 2013

President Daniel H. Weiss Honored by Posse Foundation

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President Daniel H. Weiss will be honored as a Posse Star at the Posse Foundation’s annual Gala Wednesday, May 22, at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. The gala will be emceed by 60 Minutes correspondent Lesley Stahl, with a special appearance by actor John Leguizamo. Posse is a national nonprofit that identifies public high [...]

Presidential Ball

February 5, 2013

Photos and Video: Dancing the Night Away at the Presidential Ball

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Hundreds of students, faculty, and staff got down to the music of the Soulsystem Orchestra during the annual Presidential Ball. Held in the Bergethon Room of Marquis Hall, the Lafayette tradition began in 2006. Check out a photo gallery and video of the fun. View and share more images of the ball on Flickr  

Various Lafayette College building scenics

June 14, 2012

Lafayette Presidential Search Committee Members Named

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Edward W. Ahart ’69, chair of Lafayette’s Board of Trustees, announced the membership of a committee formed to conduct a search for the next president of Lafayette. Trustee Alan R. Griffith ’64 will chair the Presidential Search Committee, which is made up of six trustees, all of whom are graduates of the College; three faculty [...]

Vice President Joe Biden

May 3, 2012

Photo Galleries of Vice President Joe Biden’s Visit to Campus

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United States Vice President Joe Biden gave the 2011-12 Lives of Liberty Lecture at Kirby Sports Center May 2, “Charting Our Economic Destiny: The Pursuit of American Innovation.” Biden also visited the library in the Kirby Hall of Civil Rights to examine records of his great-grandfather Edward Francis Blewitt, Class of 1879, and his great uncles Arthur [...]

Lafayette President Daniel H. Weiss

May 1, 2012

President Daniel H. Weiss Announces He Will Conclude His Service to Lafayette in 2013

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Lafayette President Daniel H. Weiss informed the campus community today that he will complete his service as president at the conclusion of the 2012-13 academic year, having served eight years in the position. He will become the president of Haverford College July 1, 2013. The College’s Board of Trustees had been informed about the decision [...]

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May 1, 2012

President Weiss Announces He Will Conclude His Service to Lafayette in 2013: A Message to the Campus Community

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President Daniel H. Weiss sent the following message to the campus community today: Dear Friends and Colleagues: It is with mixed emotions that I write to inform you of my decision to complete my service as president at the conclusion of the 2012-13 academic year. On July 1, 2013, after eight years of service at [...]

Mikhail Gorbachev

October 20, 2011

Mikhail Gorbachev Says Uprisings Signal an Emerging New World Order

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“We are reaping the consequences of a strategy that is not conducive to cooperation and partnership, to living in a new global situation,” said Mikhail Gorbachev, former President of the Soviet Union, to a crowd of 3,600 on Oct. 19 in the Allan P. Kirby Field House and many others via a live streaming broadcast [...]