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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 [...]

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October 20, 2011

Photo Galleries of Mikhail Gorbachev’s Visit

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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 at Allan P. Kirby Sports Center. The images below document his visit to campus. More coverage of Gorbachev’s visit. Gorbachev’s Lecture View and share photos of the lecture [...]

Mikhail Gorbachev

October 20, 2011

Address by Mikhail Gorbachev: “Perspectives on Global Change”

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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 at Allan P. Kirby Sports Center. More coverage of Gorbachev’s visit. I recently turned 80, and for 55 years I’ve been involved in politics. It meant a lot [...]

Mikhail Gorbachev and President Daniel H. Weiss

October 20, 2011

President Daniel H. Weiss Introduces Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev

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

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October 3, 2011

President Weiss Announces Steps Planned to Improve Campus Climate

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President Daniel H. Weiss sent the following email to the campus community today to announce steps being taken in response to recommendations from the Campus Climate Working Group: Earlier this summer, the Campus Climate Working Group issued to me a series of recommendations resulting from the findings of the study and the town meetings held [...]

Betsy Leebron Tutelman

September 29, 2011

Temple Senior Vice Provost Betsy Leebron Tutelman Will Spend Year at Lafayette as ACE Fellow

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Betsy Leebron Tutelman, senior vice provost for strategic initiatives and communications at Temple University, will spend the 2011-12 academic year at Lafayette as an American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow. The ACE Fellows Program prepares senior leaders to serve American colleges and universities by enabling participants to immerse themselves in the culture, policies, and decision-making [...]

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August 25, 2011

President Weiss Unveils Community Partnership Review

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President Daniel H. Weiss sent the following email to faculty and staff Aug. 25 about the College’s commitment to Easton: On December 16, 1824, a group of Eastonians gathered at Chippy White’s Tavern and agreed to build a college in their town and to name the new institute of higher education after the Revolutionary War hero [...]