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Holi Festival

April 15, 2014

Photo Gallery: A Festival of Colors

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Over the weekend, students celebrated Holi, the Hindu “Festival of Colors,” in the courtyard behind Grossman House. Observed primarily in India and Nepal, Holi celebrates the vibrant colors of spring and is intended to break down the social boundaries of class, religion, gender, and age. The highlight of Holi is when people throw colorful scented [...]

Tibetan Monks

April 14, 2014

Photo Gallery: Students Learn Buddhism from Tibetan Monks

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Eight exiled Tibetan monks were on campus last week for a three-day residency. The monks, from the Drepung Gomang Monastery for Advanced Studies and Practice on Buddhist Philosophy, created a sand mandala in the Interfaith Chapel of Hogg Hall, presented lectures and workshops on Buddhist teachings, and performed a traditional yak dance on the Quad. [...]

Christina Helms '06 and Julia Guarch '15

April 8, 2014

Lafayette Women Focus on the Power of Community at Biennial Conference

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By Margie Peterson At the end of her luncheon speech at the 2014 Council of Lafayette Women Conference Saturday, Anne Alexander, editorial director of Prevention, told a story. One day she arrived late and frazzled for her first yoga workout at a new studio to find that it was full, with little space left on [...]

Dantong Zhu ’16 performs the Rumba.

April 1, 2014

Lafayette Celebrates International Culture During Extravaganza Week

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The International Students Association hosted its annual Extravaganza cultural festival last week.  Activities included brown bag discussions, a food tasting, a study abroad workshop, a Carnival dance party, and the Grand Finale at the Williams Center for the Arts. Grand Finale View more images on Flickr

Jerry Turnauer ’59 discusses the help he received from former dean Frank Hunt.

April 1, 2014

Celebrating the Lafayette Family

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By Geoff Gehman ’80 Megan Schmidt ’17 (Pottstown, Pa.) and Gary Flaum P’16 belong to the same extended family—the Lafayette family. She’s able to attend Lafayette thanks in part to a scholarship started by Flaum’s late father, Mitchel Flaum ’40, a longtime Lafayette trustee who gave generously to the College that gave generously to him. [...]

Paul Muldoon, photo by Pieter M. van Hattem

March 25, 2014

Pulitzer Prize-Winner Paul Muldoon to Headline Poetry Month

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This year’s celebration of National Poetry Month is jam-packed with talented writers as the College marks the 20th anniversary of the H. MacKnight Black Poetry Competition. Earlier this month, Natasha Trethewey, the 19th Poet Laureate of the United States, presented the annual John L Hatfield ’67 Lecture hosted by Friends of Skillman Library. The talk [...]

Chanel Mowatt '17 and Darius Glover '14

March 12, 2014

Photo Gallery: College Theater Presents Clybourne Park

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Lafayette College Theater presented its production of Clybourne Park last week in the Williams Center for the Arts. View more images of Clybourne Park on Flickr The show was part of a theater series during Black Heritage Month examining the changing racial makeup of American cities across many generations. It was supported by Lafayette’s START [...]

Black Heritage Month Finale

March 11, 2014

Photo Gallery: Students Explore Civil Rights During Black Heritage Month

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This year’s celebration of Black Heritage Month used theater, dance, and discussions to focus on the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Students and faculty explored topics including “diversity” hiring, Lafayette’s role in the desegregation of the Sun Bowl, felon disenfranchisement, voter ID laws, and Miranda Rights. Read more about Black Heritage Month [...]

Elise Buffinton '14

March 11, 2014

Elise Buffinton ’14 Wins Pole Vault at ECAC Championships

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Elise Buffinton ’14 (Lewisburg, Pa.) became Lafayette’s second woman to win an Eastern College Athletic Conference Indoor Track and Field Championship when she pole vaulted 12’ 11 ½” last weekend at Boston University. Buffinton, an engineering studies major, is the indoor and outdoor school record holder in pole vault. She won the Indoor and Outdoor [...]

Lafayette Literacy Day

March 9, 2014

Photo Gallery: Literacy Day Cultivates a Passion for Reading

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Last weekend, local children took part in a variety of student-organized activities based on the book Falling Up by Shel Silverstein during Lafayette’s 14th annual Literacy Day. Organized by the College’s America Reads-America Counts team, the program promotes enthusiasm for reading. View more images of Literacy Day on Flickr Four student groups chose a different poem [...]