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Holi Festival

April 15, 2014

Photo Gallery: A Festival of Colors

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Over the weekend, students celebrated Holi, the Hindu “Festival of Colors,” in the courtyard behind Grossman House. Observed primarily in India and Nepal, Holi celebrates the vibrant colors of spring and is intended to break down the social boundaries of class, religion, gender, and age. The highlight of Holi is when people throw colorful scented [...]

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Nkrumah Pierre ’06

April 9, 2014

The Connector: Nkrumah Pierre ’06 Excels at Corporate Matchmaking

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By Samuel T. Clover ’91 Talking with Nkrumah Pierre ’06 is like boarding a high-speed luxury train: He’s polished, solid, agile, and speaks with a rapid cadence that drives the conversation forward while never losing focus of the topic—or you. Key qualities from someone who makes his living by networking. Pierre was recently recognized by [...]

Christina Helms '06 and Julia Guarch '15

April 8, 2014

Lafayette Women Focus on the Power of Community at Biennial Conference

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By Margie Peterson At the end of her luncheon speech at the 2014 Council of Lafayette Women Conference Saturday, Anne Alexander, editorial director of Prevention, told a story. One day she arrived late and frazzled for her first yoga workout at a new studio to find that it was full, with little space left on [...]

Concert Choir

April 8, 2014

Award-winning Composer Gabriela Lena Frank Unveils New Work April 13

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The Lafayette Concert Choir and Chamber Singers will join several professional singers and musicians in the world premiere performance of composer Gabriela Lena Frank’s “Songs of Cifar and the Sweet Sea” 3 p.m. Sunday, April 13, in the Williams Center for the Arts. Frank, a Grammy-nominated and Latin Grammy-winning composer and pianist, has served a [...]

Professor Jenn Rossmann discusses an assignment with Henry Scales ’17.

April 7, 2014

Course Introduces Technical and Human Sides of Engineering

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Colton Bamford ’17 (Souderton, Pa.) came to Lafayette intending to major in physics. But after one semester of Engineering Science 101, he scrapped that plan. “After a few classes I started to realize that mechanical engineering was everything I loved about physics and math,” he says. Hands-on approach Intro to Engineering is a hands-on, laboratory-based [...]

Spring Mag 2014

April 4, 2014

Spring Edition of Lafayette Magazine Focuses on Academic Life

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In the spring edition of Lafayette Magazine, students, alumni, and faculty describe the many programs, facilities, and resources that contribute to the academic character of the College. Check it out online The College offers other ways to keep up with the latest Lafayette news. From the Hill is a review delivered each week of campus [...]

JANUARY 24, 2014 - Buffie Longmire-Avital '02, assistant professor of psychology, Elon University (photo by Kim Walker)

April 4, 2014

Healthy Attitude: Buffie Longmire-Avital ’02 Explores Psychosocial Factors

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By Benjamin Gleisser Black women make up 13 percent of the population of women in the United States, but when it comes to new HIV infection cases, says Buffie Longmire-Avital ’02, “they account for about 66 percent of all women who contract HIV.” Longmire-Avital, assistant professor of psychology at Elon University, is conducting research on [...]

Frank Hunt’s grandchildren – Sara Lewis, Ruthanne Lewis Turcotte, and Larry Lewis – with Sandye Turnauer and Jerry Turnauer '59 in front of the plaque dedicated to Dean Hunt in Hogg Hall

April 1, 2014

Looking Back: Dean Frank Hunt Quietly Came to the Rescue

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During finals at the end of Floyd Johnson’s junior year in 1948, his mother had a serious accident so he had to go to Pittsburgh to see her. “When I returned, I heard a knock on my door,” says Johnson. “It was Dean Hunt. He wanted to find out if I had missed any finals [...]

Dantong Zhu ’16 performs the Rumba.

April 1, 2014

Lafayette Celebrates International Culture During Extravaganza Week

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The International Students Association hosted its annual Extravaganza cultural festival last week.  Activities included brown bag discussions, a food tasting, a study abroad workshop, a Carnival dance party, and the Grand Finale at the Williams Center for the Arts. Grand Finale View more images on Flickr

Nicole Stodard '99 (far right) works with members of the cast.

April 1, 2014

Nicole Stodard ’99 Directs Award-Winning Theatre That ‘Explodes with Thought’

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By Kevin Gray A logo with a grenade image that declares “theatre exploding with thought” is a clue that Thinking Cap is not typical community arts fare. Founded by Nicole Stodard ’99, the Ft. Lauderdale company is being lauded by critics and audiences for its daring approach. Stodard  received “best director” awards from the New [...]

Jerry Turnauer ’59 discusses the help he received from former dean Frank Hunt.

April 1, 2014

Celebrating the Lafayette Family

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By Geoff Gehman ’80 Megan Schmidt ’17 (Pottstown, Pa.) and Gary Flaum P’16 belong to the same extended family—the Lafayette family. She’s able to attend Lafayette thanks in part to a scholarship started by Flaum’s late father, Mitchel Flaum ’40, a longtime Lafayette trustee who gave generously to the College that gave generously to him. [...]