Alison Byerly

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September 24, 2013

Inauguration Roundtable Will Explore the Future of Higher Education

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In conjunction with the inauguration of Alison Byerly as Lafayette’s 17th president, three leaders in higher education will share ideas during a panel discussion on “New Models for Higher Education” 1:45 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, in the Williams Center for the Arts. (Follow the panel discussion on Twitter @LafCol #NMHE13.) Moderated by Wendy L. Hill, [...]

Alison Byerly

September 24, 2013

Watch the Inauguration of Alison Byerly Live at 3:45 p.m.

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Lafayette will embark upon a new era Oct. 4 with the inauguration of Alison R. Byerly as the College’s 17th president. Watch the Convocation ceremony live starting at 3:45 p.m. The Inaugural Convocation, at 4 p.m. on the Quad, will headline the historic day. Other events will include the panel discussion “New Models for Higher [...]

The Marquis de Lafayette greets people in the stands.

September 9, 2013

Video and Photos: Happy Birthday Lafayette!

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The College celebrated the 256th birthday of the Marquis de Lafayette last weekend during the 12th annual Block pARTy and the football game against Sacred Heart. The Marquis, played by historical interpreter Loic Barnieu, made an appearance at the Block pARTy, where he cut his birthday cake and distributed cupcakes to visitors. Later during the [...]

Lafayette officially opened the 182nd academic year with Convocation ceremonies Sunday.

August 26, 2013

Lafayette Opens 2013-14 School Year

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Lafayette officially opened the 182nd academic year with Convocation ceremonies Sunday. In a new tradition, students from all class years were invited to attend. This was the first Convocation presided over by Lafayette’s new president, Alison Byerly. During her welcoming remarks, Byerly also began a new tradition of sharing the College’s sword of the Marquis [...]

Members of the Class of 2016 listen during Convocation ceremonies last year.

August 20, 2013

Welcome Class of 2017!

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The 640 members of the Class of 2017 will begin their college careers Thursday, Aug. 22, during the first day of Lafayette’s new student orientation. Read the Class of 2017 orientation schedule The students officially will be welcomed to the College community Sunday evening during Convocation ceremonies opening the 182nd academic year. This is the [...]

Eric Luhrs, center, head of digital scholarship services, has helped the library develop the infrastructure it needs to support research in the digital humanities. Here he works with Miguel Haruki Yamaguchi '11 on MetaDB, a software program that Luhrs created to allow scholars and librarians to collaborate on the creation of metadata.

August 16, 2013

Lafayette Explores Digital Humanities with Mellon Foundation Support

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Lafayette is poised to become a national leader among liberal arts colleges in the area of digital scholarship thanks to a four-year, $700,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The grant will support the training of faculty and students in digital humanities methods, fostering collaborative projects, and integrating the digital humanities further into the [...]

New Lafayette College President Alison Byerly and her husband, Stephen Jensen, sit during a rest from their move into the President's House.

July 3, 2013

Alison Byerly Takes the Helm at Lafayette

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“Woke up this morning feeling different,” tweeted @alisonbyerly July 1. “Looked in the mirror and realized I had turned into… a Leopard.” Appointed the College’s 17th president in January, Alison Byerly took office last Monday, after serving in leadership positions at Middlebury College for 13 years, most recently as provost and executive vice president. She’s [...]

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January 17, 2013

Photo Gallery: President-Elect Alison Byerly Visits Campus

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After being announced yesterday as Lafayette’s 17th president, Alison Byerly introduced herself to the college community during a special program in Pfenning Alumni Center and a reception in the Williams Center for the Arts. Read the press release about Alison Byerly being named president Watch Byerly in a video interview Visit the Presidential Transition website [...]

Alison Byerly

January 16, 2013

Alison Byerly Named President of Lafayette College

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Alison R. Byerly has been named the 17th president of Lafayette College. A nationally recognized scholar, she is one of the nation’s most prominent thought leaders on the role of technology in higher education today. She has extensive administrative experience at one of America’s most prominent and highly regarded liberal arts colleges with a long [...]