Alison Byerly Messages

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May 30, 2014

Update from May Board Meeting/Commencement

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President Alison Bylerly emailed the following message today: To the College Community: I write to update you on decisions taken at last week’s Board of Trustees meeting, as well as to congratulate the entire Lafayette community on a very successful Commencement weekend.  As this was my first Lafayette Commencement as President, it was a very [...]

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May 9, 2014

Presidential Task Force Reports Available Online

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President Alison Byerly emailed the following to the campus community today: To the Campus Community: I am very pleased to announce that the three Presidential Task Forces convened earlier this year have now completed their work.  These groups were charged with examining strategic issues related to curricular innovation and technology, enrollment size and program capacity, [...]

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May 5, 2014

Changes in Enrollment Management and Admissions Positions

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President Alison Byerly emailed the campus community the following message today: Dear Colleagues, We have just concluded a very successful season in admissions, with a newly enrolled class that shows increased SAT scores, increased diversity, increased yield of Marquis Scholars, and 9 top students holding the new Marquis Fellowships. I know that I speak for [...]

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April 25, 2014

Administrative Changes

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President Alison Byerly emailed the following message to the campus community today: Dear Colleagues, I am very pleased to announce a number of appointments to the academic administration, and to explain the nature of the new administrative roles. I am grateful to the many faculty and staff colleagues who have offered input and advice on [...]

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April 14, 2014

Update From the Board of Trustees Meeting

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President Alison Byerly emailed this message to the campus community today: I write to update the campus community on the most recent meeting of the Board of Trustees. On Friday, March 28, two hours were devoted to a special presentation on the vision, financial goals, and strategy of the College’s Capital Campaign.  A group that included [...]

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April 5, 2014

Administrative Appointments

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President Alison Byerly emailed the following message to the campus community today: Colleagues: I write to update you on the plans underway to fill several administrative positions that will become vacant over the next three months. We are very fortunate in having experienced colleagues available who have graciously agreed to take on additional responsibilities during [...]

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February 10, 2014

Update from Winter Trustee Meeting

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President Alison Byerly sent the following message to the campus community this afternoon. I write to provide an update on the Board of Trustees meeting that took place one week ago.  I plan to provide such updates after every Board meeting, and hope that they will help to keep the campus community informed about key [...]

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December 28, 2013

Statement on American Studies Association Boycott

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President Alison Byerly sent the following email today: To the College Community: Over the last ten days a number of college and university presidents have released statements regarding the American Studies Association’s recently announced boycott of Israeli institutions of higher education. Some members of the Lafayette community have asked where we stand on this issue. Our mission statement begins, [...]

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November 15, 2013

Update on Aubrey Baumbach ’17

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President Alison Byerly emailed the following message to the campus community today: Dear Students, and Faculty and Staff Colleagues, On behalf of her family, I am writing with appreciation for the generous outpouring of support that the Lafayette community has provided for Aubrey Baumbach, Class of 2017, since last Friday evening’s accident.  As you can [...]

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November 7, 2013

Working Toward a Positive Campus Climate

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President Alison Byerly sent the following email message to the campus community today. To Members of the Campus Community: I write to update you on some developments in the College’s continuing efforts to ensure a positive campus climate, and an environment that is free of sexual harassment and sexual assault.  This memo is not a response to [...]