Alison Byerly Messages

Alison Byerly

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 [...]

Alison Byerly

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 [...]

Alison Byerly

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 [...]

Alison Byerly

November 4, 2013

Presidential Task Forces

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President Alison Byerly emailed the following message to the campus community today: Dear Colleagues, I am pleased to report that many colleagues expressed interest in serving on the Presidential Task Forces that will be charged with helping us to move forward on a number of important issues. I am very grateful to all those who [...]

President Alison Byerly poses with Emily Musil Church, left, assistant professor of history, and Caryn McTighe Musil at the President’s Reception following the convocation ceremony on the Quad.

October 21, 2013

Post-Inauguration Update

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President Alison Byerly sent the following email message to the campus community today: To the College Community: I write to offer my deepest thanks to all those who made the Inauguration festivities earlier this month so successful, as well as to update the community on the Board of Trustees meeting that also took place on [...]

President Alison Byerly poses with Emily Musil Church, left, assistant professor of history, and Caryn McTighe Musil at the President’s Reception following the convocation ceremony on the Quad.

October 11, 2013

Inauguration and Presidential Task Forces

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President Alison Byerly emailed this message to faculty today: Dear Colleagues, It was a pleasure to see so many of you at last weekend’s Inauguration festivities. I appreciate your willingness to don heavy regalia on what turned out to be a fairly steamy October afternoon!  It was good for the 60+ delegates from other colleges [...]

Alison Byerly

August 24, 2013

Building on Strong Momentum

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Lafayette President Alison Byerly emailed the following message before the start of the fall semester: To the College Community: As students return to campus, faculty finalize their syllabi, and staff across the college work hard to prepare for the start of a new academic year, I am excited to begin my first year as President [...]

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July 15, 2013

Message to Campus on Death of Former Coach Bill Lawson

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President Alison Byerly emailed the following announcement to the campus community Sunday morning: Members of the extended Lafayette community were greatly saddened to learn of the passing of Coach Bill Lawson, who died in a car accident on Saturday, July 13th.   Reports of this loss have appeared in many local media outlets, and moving tributes [...]

Dave Reif ’68, president of the Alumni Association, President-Elect Alison Byerly, and Alex Karapetian ’04, president-elect of the Alumni Association in Bourger Varsity Football House

May 10, 2013

Video: President-Elect Alison Byerly Answers Alumni Questions

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Alison Byerly, who will assume the presidency of Lafayette July 1, discussed questions submitted by alumni with Dave Reif ’68, president of the Alumni Association, and Alex Karapetian ’04, president-elect of the association, in a live, one-hour telecast streamed on the College’s website Thursday evening. “Clearly there is interest in a real dialogue,” Byerly said. [...]