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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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August 25, 2011

President Daniel H. Weiss Honored for Service by Boys & Girls Club of Easton

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The Boys & Girls Club of Easton will present the 2011 Martin Zippel Award to Lafayette President Daniel H. Weiss and Martin Till, publisher of The Express-Times newspaper. The award is presented in recognition of an individual or business who has demonstrated outstanding integrity, leadership, and consistency in support of the Boys & Girls Club [...]

Luis Schettino, assistant professor of psychology, and Camille Borland '13 are researching a computerized, wearable glove that studies human grasping behavior.

August 5, 2011

Initiative to Grow the Faculty Will Position Lafayette as a Premier Liberal Arts Institution

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When President Daniel H. Weiss unveiled the College’s strategic plan in the fall of 2007, he said it was designed “to secure a place for Lafayette among the nation’s premier liberal-arts institutions.” Among its five key objectives are to increase the size of the permanent faculty by 20 percent and decrease the student-to-faculty ratio from [...]

Students load one of the College's Earth Tub composting units

April 21, 2011

Lafayette Team Presents Food Loop Project at National Sustainable Design Expo

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A team of students and professors presented the College’s food loop project at the seventh annual National Sustainable Design Expo held in conjunction with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Earth Day celebration last weekend in Washington, D.C. Better known as the EPA: People, Prosperity, and the Planet award competition, Lafayette’s team was invited after going [...]

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January 30, 2011

A Swinging Good Time at the Presidential Ball

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Hundreds of students, faculty, and staff had a swinging time dancing to the music of the George Gee Orchestra during the annual Presidential Ball. The campus-wide tradition began in 2006 when the Office of Student Life Programs was asked to plan a student event to celebrate the inauguration of President Daniel H. Weiss. The success [...]