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Cory Spera '15

May 7, 2014

Cory Spera ’15 Named Patriot League Baseball Scholar-Athlete of the Year

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Biology major Cory Spera ’15 (Lorton, Va.) was named the Patriot League Baseball Scholar-Athlete of the Year. A right-handed pitcher, Spera carries a 3.89 cumulative grade-point average and was named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll twice. He is Lafayette’s fourth Patriot League Baseball Scholar-Athlete of the Year honoree.

Geraldo Neto ’15

May 5, 2014

Geraldo Neto ’15 Receives Fellowship for Public Policy Program at Princeton

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By Michele Tallarita ’12 Geraldo Neto ’15 (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) has already backpacked across Europe—twice—spent a semester studying abroad in Geneva, and traveled throughout the Middle East on his own. During his travels, he’s seen Athens in the midst of financial crisis, helped build houses for orphans in Haiti, and experienced firsthand the tense refugee camps [...]

Rendering of Oechsle Center for Global Studies

April 21, 2014

Oechsle Center Models College’s Commitment to Global Education

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When the Oechsle Center for Global Education opens for classes next spring, students will find a three-story, state-of-the-art facility themed around interdisciplinary global studies. “Global education should be an integral part of any Lafayette student’s education, regardless of major,” says David Stifel, associate professor of economics and chair of international affairs. “Being exposed to different [...]

Students met with local teen moms and their children to collect letters, images, and stories for the photo narrative book.

April 9, 2014

Students Promote Easton Shelter and Mentoring Program through Film, Photos, and Words

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By Shehtaz Huq ’14 Alec Golini ’14 (Lumberton, N.J.) has had a close connection with the Easton community during his time on College Hill. A government and law major and member of the men’s soccer team, Golini founded Athletes C.A.R.E. (Creating Abundant Relief Effort), which engages athletes and young people in the community to provide [...]

Paul Muldoon, photo by Pieter M. van Hattem

March 25, 2014

Pulitzer Prize-Winner Paul Muldoon to Headline Poetry Month

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This year’s celebration of National Poetry Month is jam-packed with talented writers as the College marks the 20th anniversary of the H. MacKnight Black Poetry Competition. Earlier this month, Natasha Trethewey, the 19th Poet Laureate of the United States, presented the annual John L Hatfield ’67 Lecture hosted by Friends of Skillman Library. The talk [...]

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 [...]

Portia Simpson Miller

March 24, 2014

Prime Minister of Jamaica to Speak at Lafayette’s 179th Commencement

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The prime minister of Jamaica, The Most Honorable Portia Simpson Miller, will be the principal speaker at Lafayette’s 179th Commencement Saturday, May 24, and will be awarded an honorary Doctor of Public Service degree. The first woman to serve as Jamaica’s prime minister, Simpson Miller is in her second term in the position. She first [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]