By Shehtaz Huq ’14 Film and media studies major Joel Vargas ’14 (Bronx, N.Y.) is a recipient of the prestigious Beinecke Scholarship. The award will provide $4,000 now and $30,000 when he attends a graduate school in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Vargas is one of 20 exceptional students nationwide who received the scholarship [...]
Lafayette celebrated National Poetry Month in April with poetry readings, lectures, and sessions recognizing the winners of the College’s annual poetry competitions. The winner of the MacKnight Black Competition is Rachel LeWitt ’13 (Berwyn, Pa.), a double major in psychology and English, for her poem “Forests for the Trees.” English major Alexandra Von Arx ’13 [...]
Accomplished alumni shared their experiences and perspectives with students at the third annual McDonogh Network Spring Meeting and Senior Celebration earlier this month in Farinon College Center. Students were able to network, discuss specific careers, and get advice about entering the workforce. The event honored the achievements of black and African American members of the [...]
Civil engineering major Sarah Hardy ’14 (Rowley, Mass.) has been awarded a Udall Scholarship to continue her research of ecological wastewater treatment. Presented to 50 students from 43 colleges and universities, the scholarship is given to recipients on the basis of commitment to careers in the environment, Native American healthcare, or tribal public policy; leadership [...]
Watch Lafayette Ski Team members hit the slopes, demonstrate some tricks, and have a great time.
Rebecca McIver ’15 (Mableton, Ga.) is spending the semester studying French language and culture in Paris. She wrote the following article about her time abroad. My spring semester started with a move from one Lafayette to another: from Lafayette College to Résidence Lafayette in Metz, France. As a mechanical engineering and international studies dual degree [...]
Eddie Andujar ’15 (New York, N.Y.) will study human rights in Copenhagen, Denmark, this summer after receiving a Humanity in Action Fellowship. Awarded to 42 students from the United States, the highly competitive fellowship brings together international students and recent graduates to explore different national histories of discrimination and resistance to injustice, as well as [...]
On Monday afternoon Robert Pastor ’69 had his best homecoming ever. The renowned diplomatic scholar launched an annual Lafayette lecture series in international affairs that he endowed with his wife, Margy. He introduced the first guest speaker, Jimmy Carter, the former president and his former boss. The two ambassadors discussed their global humanitarian campaign on [...]
Jimmy Carter, 39th President of the United States, delivered Lafayette’s inaugural Robert ’69 and Margaret Pastor Lecture in International Affairs April 22 on the Quad. Robert Pastor introduced Carter prior to the lecture. Following a question-and-answer session with President Daniel H. Weiss, Carter met with students, faculty, alumni, parents, and administrators during a post-lecture reception [...]
“Every moment, the brain integrates diverse inputs from a complex and dynamic visual environment in order to resolve perceptual ambiguities and guide behavior. I’m interested in unraveling the neural circuits that lead to this higher-order visual perception,” says Ashley Juavinett ’11, a neuroscience graduate. A second-year graduate student researching visual perception with Ed Callaway at [...]
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