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Malahat Mazaher '16

March 25, 2014

Education Opens Doors for Malahat Mazaher ’16

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Malahat Mazaher ’16  is eager to help connect young people in her home country of Afghanistan with educational opportunities. “Women’s education, and for that matter, education for everyone in the country, is the key to a progressive, secure, and developed Afghanistan,” says Mazaher, a double major in economics and international affairs. Mazaher first traveled to the [...]

Robert Bliwise ’76 goes through proofs of Duke Magazine with Hong Ha Vu ’17. Photo by Megan Morr

March 24, 2014

Learning About Print Journalism at Duke Magazine

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Even though she is just a first-year student, Hong Ha Vu ’17 (Hanoi, Vietnam) got an in-depth look at a possible career field during a week-long externship hosted by Robert Bliwise ’76, assistant vice president for alumni affairs at Duke University and editor of Duke Magazine. Vu is considering a career in media, possibly journalism [...]

Natasha Trethewey

March 18, 2014

U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey Inspires Students

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“In a time of erosion of civil discourse, poetry is a sacred language that enables us to still connect,” said Natasha Trethewey during her visit to campus March 12. View more images of Trethewey’s visit on Flickr Trethewey, the 19th Poet Laureate of the United States, presented the annual John L Hatfield ’67 Lecture hosted [...]

Hassaan Khan '13, Hannah Griesbach '13, and Leikune Aragaw '15 collect water samples and computer data at Sullivan Park to evaluate back in the engineering lab.

March 18, 2014

Wetlands Project Receives Pennsylvania’s Top Conservation Award

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Sullivan Park in Easton was named Pennsylvania’s 2014 Green Park of the Year thanks in part to Lafayette civil engineering students who installed a wetlands habitat there by first mitigating a serious water runoff problem and then planting native vegetation. Although the City of Easton is the official recipient of the state’s top conservation award, [...]

Sebastian Crapanzano ’97 and Samantha Druks ’14 in Times Square

March 14, 2014

Experience at Morgan Stanley Provides Career Insights for Samantha Druks ’14

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By Shehtaz Huq ’14 Three days at Morgan Stanley in New York City showed Samantha Druks ’14 (Weston, Conn.) the inner workings of a multinational financial services corporation. She was hosted by Sebastian Crapanzano ’97, managing director of equity risk management. “This externship exposed me to various aspects of the field such as sales, trading risk management, compliance, and [...]

Black Heritage Month Finale

March 11, 2014

Photo Gallery: Students Explore Civil Rights During Black Heritage Month

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This year’s celebration of Black Heritage Month used theater, dance, and discussions to focus on the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Students and faculty explored topics including “diversity” hiring, Lafayette’s role in the desegregation of the Sun Bowl, felon disenfranchisement, voter ID laws, and Miranda Rights. Read more about Black Heritage Month [...]

Elise Buffinton '14

March 11, 2014

Elise Buffinton ’14 Wins Pole Vault at ECAC Championships

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Elise Buffinton ’14 (Lewisburg, Pa.) became Lafayette’s second woman to win an Eastern College Athletic Conference Indoor Track and Field Championship when she pole vaulted 12’ 11 ½” last weekend at Boston University. Buffinton, an engineering studies major, is the indoor and outdoor school record holder in pole vault. She won the Indoor and Outdoor [...]

Lafayette Literacy Day

March 9, 2014

Photo Gallery: Literacy Day Cultivates a Passion for Reading

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Last weekend, local children took part in a variety of student-organized activities based on the book Falling Up by Shel Silverstein during Lafayette’s 14th annual Literacy Day. Organized by the College’s America Reads-America Counts team, the program promotes enthusiasm for reading. View more images of Literacy Day on Flickr Four student groups chose a different poem [...]

Cord Stasolla ’15

March 6, 2014

Cord Stasolla ’15 Accepted to Navy’s Nuclear Propulsion Officer Candidate Program

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After a rigorous yearlong application process that culminated in a personal interview with Admiral John M. Richardson, Cord Stasolla ’15 (Morrisville, Pa.) has been accepted into the Navy’s Nuclear Propulsion Officer Candidate (NUPOC) program. Stasolla has been preparing for this moment his entire life. Influenced by his grandfather, who served as an Army medic during [...]

EEGLP in Honduras

March 3, 2014

Can Garbage Solve Energy Issues?

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What does a community in a developing country do with high volumes of trash and nowhere to put it? Possibly use it as an alternative fuel source. Over the winter break, a student-faculty team traveled to Roatan Island, Honduras, to explore the feasibility of waste-to-energy power plants as an alternative to imported diesel fuel. The [...]