Africana Studies

tatiana logan

January 30, 2012

Tatiana Logan ’13 Explores Culture and Education in Senegal

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“There is something about finding yourself so completely out of your element that helps you define your own culture and your place within it. The people I met during my study abroad have redefined my definition of warmth. They were willing to help anyone at the drop of a hat, would give and give and [...]

Lafayette College

May 2, 2011

Lafayette Honors Students for Academic Excellence

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Lafayette honored more than 120 students for academic excellence at the annual All-College Honors Convocation May 1, in the Williams Center for the Arts. Awards and prizes recognized outstanding academic success in all four of Lafayette’s academic divisions–engineering, the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. This spring, 46 students will join Phi Beta Kappa, the [...]

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April 4, 2011

Spotted on Campus with … Jerome Rudolph ’12

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  Football and track & field athlete Jerome Rudolph ’12 (Lithonia, Ga.) discusses economics, time management, keeping a positive attitude, and meeting football great Jim Brown. What’s your major and what do you like about your major? I am an economics major with an Africana studies minor. My major thus far has given me the [...]

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March 26, 2011

Association of Black Collegians Hosts Hip Hop Week March 28-April 2

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The Association of Black Collegians (ABC) is hosting a series of events on campus for Hip Hop Week March 28-April 2. Students will be urged to work toward positive change by actions such as sending letters to record executives and watching educational films that reveal the larger meaning of hip hop, called “the most important [...]

Rexford Ahene

January 7, 2011

Land Reform in Africa: Prof. Rexford Ahene Helps Developing Countries Put Policies in Place

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After receiving a master’s in economics from the University of Virginia, Rexford Ahene couldn’t afford to fly home to Ghana. But he couldn’t stay in the U.S. either, because his visa was no longer valid. “The only option was to go on for a Ph.D.,” says Ahene, whose master’s degree was funded by a grant [...]

Amanda Lalley '07 at teacher mentor training Zambia

November 19, 2010

Amanda Lalley ’07 Trains Teachers in Zambia

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When Amanda Lalley ’07 arrived in Solwezi, Zambia, as a Peace Corps volunteer almost three years ago, she learned KiKaonde, a language spoken only in the northwest region of the country. “KiKaonde is a minority language, even in Zambia,” says Lalley. “It is spoken in about three districts. I would estimate that fewer than 300,000 people speak [...]

Jenna Menard '03

November 8, 2010

Jenna Menard ’03 Is ‘Making Up’ the Stars

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By Barbara Mulligan One day, less than a decade ago, Jenna Menard ’03 sat down with a Lafayette career counselor and, after a bit of probing, began talking about what she really liked to do. “I said, ‘well, I do my friends’ makeup a lot,” Menard recalls. “She kind of laughed and asked, ‘well, why [...]

Lafayette College

April 20, 2010

African American Art Expert Robert Steele Will Visit Campus April 27

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He will present a lecture and meet with students in the African American art history course Art expert Robert Steele will give a lecture about collecting African American artwork at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 27 in the Williams Center for the Arts room 108. The talk, “Evolution of an Art Collection,” is free and open [...]

Award-Winning Author and Filmmaker Molefi K. Asante, Jr. '04 Speaks April 17

April 16, 2010

Award-Winning Author and Filmmaker Molefi K. Asante, Jr. ’04 Speaks April 17

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He will discuss his work during a public lecture in Kirby Hall of Civil Rights Award-winning author and filmmaker Molefi K. Asante, Jr. ’04 will present the talk “Being the Change” 2 p.m. Saturday, April 17 in Kirby Hall of Civil Rights room 104. Asante was scheduled to be the keynote speaker for Lafayette’s celebration [...]

Lafayette College

March 24, 2010

Student-Hosted Forum Will Explore Africa’s Financial Development

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Fifth annual ACACIA conference will be held March 26-27 Africans Creating African Consciousness and Interest Abroad (ACACIA) will host its annual student-focused conference “Beyond 2010: Africa Financing Africa’s Development” March 26-27. This is the fifth year that ACACIA has held a conference on current African issues for the Lafayette community. The theme this year is [...]