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January 25, 2011

Lafayette Honored for Partnership with Easton

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Lafayette was recognized for its contributions to the City of Easton by the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce during its annual economic outlook luncheon on Jan. 25. Easton Mayor Sal Panto presented the Community Development Award to President Daniel H. Weiss before an audience of several hundred at the Holiday Inn Conference Center in [...]

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January 3, 2011

Community Service Is Important for Students

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Lafayette President Daniel H. Weiss wrote the following article that was published in the Morning Call newspaper Jan. 3, 2011. On a Saturday in early December, more than 200 Lafayette College students and members of the community gathered in Kirby Field House to string together thousands of colorful paper cranes to help an Easton boy suffering from [...]

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October 29, 2010

Neil McElroy and John O’Keefe Take on New Roles to Strengthen ITS

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Neil J. McElroy, dean of libraries and information technology services, will take on an additional role as special assistant to President Daniel H. Weiss for information technology strategies. John O’Keefe, director of academic technology and network services, has been named senior director of information technology services. He will now oversee administrative information systems as well [...]

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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 [...]

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October 13, 2010

Kirby Hall Rededication Celebrates Civil Rights

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Lafayette will commemorate the 80th anniversary of Kirby Hall of Civil Rights, one of the most historic and distinctive academic buildings in America, Wednesday, Oct. 20, with an afternoon rededication ceremony featuring remarks by former U.S. attorney general Nicholas Katzenbach and an evening lecture by Taylor Branch, the Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer of Martin Luther King [...]

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October 8, 2010

Lafayette Announces New Williams Arts Campus on North Third Street

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An experimental black box theater, a state-of-the-art film theater, a sound stage, and a high-tech media and teaching lab are some of the exciting facilities included in the plans for the new Williams Arts Campus on North Third Street. “The arts campus will serve as a vibrant gateway to Lafayette and the city and provide [...]

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September 30, 2010

Message from President Weiss

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Update: The following was emailed to the campus community this morning: This is to notify the campus community that the suspect in several crimes committed last weekend in the Easton area, including the armed robbery and attempted abduction of a female student on our campus, has been apprehended. The investigation that began when the crimes [...]

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September 8, 2010

Annette Diorio Named Dean of Students; Other Staffing Changes Announced

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Annette Diorio, who served as associate dean of students for the last five years, is now dean of students at the College. President Daniel H. Weiss announced the appointment in a message to the campus community, along with other staffing changes taking place in a reorganization of the President’s Cabinet, Division of Student Life, and [...]

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September 3, 2010

Patient, Inspiring, and Smart, Joe Maddon ’76 Receives Degree after 38 Years

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“We play the liberal arts style of baseball,” said Joe Maddon ’76, manager of the Tampa Bay Rays. “We do a little bit of everything right. It’s the effort and grinding that makes the team successful. That’s our style and that’s how we win.” He made these comments on the occasion of being awarded an [...]

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August 30, 2010

President Daniel Weiss Featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education

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President Daniel Weiss was featured in the Aug. 29 edition of The Chronicle of Higher Education.  The article, “Running Jogs the Academic Mind,” focuses on the brainstorming and problem solving that occurs when faculty and administrators are able to let their minds wander while running. An excerpt “Meditative” is how Daniel H. Weiss describes his [...]