American Studies

Emily Melvin '12 and Professor Rebecca Kissane

August 10, 2011

Living through New Zealand Quake Inspires Emily Melvin ’12 to Improve Emergency Plans for Study Abroad Students

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When natural disasters strike, “the need to rebuild” is a common catchphrase. But for Emily Melvin ’12 (Seaford, N.Y.), restoring infrastructure is only half the battle in recovery. The rest involves something much less tangible – rebuilding lives. She got a taste of what it’s like to live through a natural disaster when a 6.3 [...]

Sarah Shaffer ’11

April 14, 2011

Sarah Shaffer ’11 Wins Outstanding Achievement Award at Women’s Studies Conference

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American studies major Sarah Shaffer ’11 (Annandale, N.J.) has received an Outstanding Achievement Award for her research presentation at the 17th annual Undergraduate Conference in Women’s Studies held by the Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges.  Shaffer was one of nine students who presented at the conference at Cedar Crest College in Allentown. Shaffer’s honors [...]

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April 5, 2011

Big Dreams and Preparation Allow Lafayette Graduates to Succeed Right Out of the Gate

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A producer with The Today Show; a laser communications system developer for the Navy, a makeup artist with Abercrombie & Fitch, Nautica, and Ralph Lauren; features manager for The Nate Berkus Show; advertising director for Macy’s, lobbyist on Capitol Hill with IBM. These are just a few examples of high-profile careers that young Lafayette alumni [...]

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February 23, 2011

Meet the Spring Semester Student Bloggers

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Before beginning her studies in New Zealand, Rethna Eddy ’12 tried sailing, built a fort out of kayaks in the middle of the ocean, and watched a “scary” dance on sacred ground. Laquan Lightfoot ’11 explored what it means to be a “Millennial” on a retreat for Posse Scholars from New York City and Washington, [...]

Walter Mitchell Jr. '66

February 22, 2011

Walter Mitchell Jr. ’66 Enjoys Serving as Small-Town Mayor

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By Robert Bruce Slater When a small group of residents of Bear Creek Township, Pa., voted in 1993 to secede and form a separate borough, they elected Walter S. Mitchell Jr. ’66 as mayor. And, he’s been mayor ever since. Mitchell views the secession as an “unqualified success.” While many towns and cities throughout the [...]

Pete Carril '12 (right) stands with Chris McCumber '89 in the MSNBC news studio at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, where Carril served a summer internship

August 19, 2010

Brand Marketing in the Big Apple — Pete Carril ’12 Writes about His Summer Internship at MSNBC

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Pete Carril ’12 (Princeton, N.J.), an American studies major, spent the summer working as an intern in the marketing department of MSNBC in New York City. I can safely say there has not been a day during my internship that I found unfulfilling or where I did not learn something. With MSNBC I was given [...]

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March 29, 2010

Instilling a Passion for Change

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Stefanie Mircovich ’10 writes about her experiences on Alternative School Break Club’s Civil Rights Tour Stefanie Mircovich ’10 (Wyckoff, N.J.), a double major in American studies and anthropology & sociology, served as team leader for Alternative School Break Club’s Civil Rights Tour March 13-20. Along with Bonnie Winfield, director of the Landis Community Outreach Center, [...]

Lafayette College

June 30, 2009

Hiding a Stunning Secret

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Ellen Fenlon Beal ’81 kept to shadows while working with apocryphal gospel In the bowels of the nation’s capital, the precious cargo snug against her hip, she lost herself amid the rush-hour subway crowd. Japanese tourists fired off snapshots as they waited to board, so she kept her head down and walked in shadows. They [...]

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July 2, 2008

Katie Thompson ’09 and Nicole Ceil ’11 Head for New York’s Museums, Galleries, and Libraries

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They’re assisting Prof. Christopher Phillips with research for a new book. By Elizabeth Hall ’10 New York’s museums, galleries, and libraries are among the scholarly destinations for Katie Thompson ’09 and Nicole Ceil ’11 this summer as they assist Christopher Phillips, assistant professor of English, with research for a book on American literature, law, and [...]

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April 15, 2008

Our Proximity Advantage: Externships in New York City

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During winter break, 74 students shadowed alumni and parents at ESPN, ABC News World News, The New York Times, CNN Headline News, and many others During January’s interim session, 74 students participated in externships at 39 business firms, government agencies, and other organizations in nearby New York City. Lafayette alumni and parents hosted the students [...]