The City of Easton received the 2014 Green Park of the Year award last week for the renovations of Sullivan Park. Under the guidance of David Brandes, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, Lafayette students installed a wetlands habitat at the park by mitigating a serious water runoff problem and planting native vegetation. The [...]
By Michele Tallarita ’12 Mary Higgins ’15 (Annandale, N.J.) has many passions: genetics, music, research, and working with people with developmental disorders. Her goal is to put them all together into a career, and she is well on her way after receiving a Goldwater Scholarship. The premier undergraduate award given to students of mathematics, science, [...]
Student externs go inside the operating room with Dr. Kenneth Chavin ’83. By Kevin Gray “As a parent, the transplants that involve children really hit my heart.” Dr. Kenneth Chavin ’83 P’16 was reflecting as he prepared to fly from his base at Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston to another hospital in [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 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 [...]
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 [...]
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