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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 [...]

Jeff Mutis '89

April 11, 2014

Catching Up with Former Major League Pitcher Jeff Mutis ’89

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Economics and business graduate and baseball player Jeff Mutis ’89 discusses his life after Lafayette. Mutis, who is a software engineerfor Precision Computer Solutions, pitched in the Major Leagues from 1991-94 for the Cleveland Indians and the Florida Marlins.

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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 [...]

Field Hockey

March 24, 2014

Field Hockey Team Earns National Academic Honor

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The field hockey team has earned a spot on the 2013 National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division I National Academic Team Award list. The award recognizes institutions that have achieved a team GPA of 3.0 or higher during the first semester of the 2013-14 academic year. Katelyn Arnold ’17 (Coopersburg, Pa.), Aliza Furneaux ’17 [...]

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, [...]

Wine 3-9

March 18, 2014

A Toast to Lafayette!

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Students and alumni recently celebrated the 188th anniversary of the founding of Lafayette College. Alumni gathered in 28 U.S. locations and three other countries March 9 to take part in Wine 3/9: A Coast to Coast Toast to Lafayette. View images of Wine 3/9 on Flickr On campus, students attended the non-alcoholic Dine 3/9 with [...]

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 [...]

Council of Lafayette Women conference program cover 2014

March 14, 2014

Prevention Editor Anne Alexander Featured at Council of Lafayette Women Conference April 5

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President Alison Byerly will give the keynote address, “The Power of Community: Lafayette Women Supporting Each Other in Life and Work,” at the biennial Council of Lafayette Women conference April 5. During lunch, Anne Alexander, senior vice president and editorial director of Prevention, will give health tips, including insights from her New York Times best seller, The Sugar [...]

Chanel Mowatt '17 and Darius Glover '14

March 12, 2014

Photo Gallery: College Theater Presents Clybourne Park

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Lafayette College Theater presented its production of Clybourne Park last week in the Williams Center for the Arts. View more images of Clybourne Park on Flickr The show was part of a theater series during Black Heritage Month examining the changing racial makeup of American cities across many generations. It was supported by Lafayette’s START [...]

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 [...]