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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 [...]

U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey, photo by Joel Smith

March 4, 2014

Lafayette Celebrates Women’s History Month

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Lafayette will celebrate Women’s History Month in March with lectures, discussion forums, film screenings, a trivia contest, and a reading by U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey. Now in her second term as the 19th Poet Laureate of the United States, Trethewey will present the 2014 John L Hatfield ’67 Lecture hosted by the Friends of [...]

Chris Reginer '15 competes at last year's Easton Regional Mock Trial Tournament.

March 3, 2014

Lafayette Advances to Mock Trial Opening Round Championships

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Lafayette’s mock trial team has advanced to the American Mock Trial Association (AMTA) Opening Round Championship series March 22-23 in Washington, D.C. The team earned the berth by placing fourth at the Bristol, R.I., Regional Tournament hosted by Roger Williams University last month. Tricia Riordan ’14 (Baldwin, N.Y.) received an outstanding witness award and Aaron Freedman [...]

The Leopards defeated Lehigh 77-71 in the newly-renovated Kirby arena.

February 25, 2014

Slam Dunk: Big Changes Enhance Kirby Arena

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As Dillard ’81, P’13 and Jeff ’84 Kirby sat in an office within Kirby Sports Center late Sunday morning, their seats provided a view that any Leopards fan would love. “It’s wonderful,” says Jeff Kirby, “to watch the stream of people coming down the steps [through Fisher Stadium] and into the arena to see the [Lafayette vs. Lehigh [...]

100 Nights Formal

February 25, 2014

Photo Gallery: Seniors Celebrate 100 Nights of College

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Seniors recently enjoyed the annual 100 Nights formal, held each winter to celebrate that only 100 days remain until they graduate. View more images of the formal on Flickr

Students analyze photos and paintings during a session led by Amy Herman ’88 focusing on observational skills and communication. Accomplished alumni shared their experiences and perspectives with more than 200 junior and senior student leaders at the 2014 Lafayette Leadership Institute, themed “Leadership 24/7.” The annual conference focuses on developing skills and exchanging information relevant for student leaders on campus and after graduation. Chuck Zovko/Zovko Photographic llc February 8, 2014

February 11, 2014

Alumni Inspire New Generation of Leaders

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Accomplished alumni shared their experiences and perspectives with more than 200 juniors and seniors at the 2014 Lafayette Leadership Institute, themed “Leadership 24/7.” The annual conference focuses on developing skills and exchanging information relevant for student leaders on campus and after graduation. View more images of the Leadership Institute on Flickr The event consists of [...]

Abenezer Solomon '14 performed with other members of the Percussion Ensemble during last year's Black Heritage Month finale.

January 31, 2014

Lafayette Celebrates Black Heritage Month

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Lafayette will celebrate Black Heritage Month in February with theater, dance, discussion forums, and lectures. A special theater series will examine the changing racial makeup of American cities across many generations. The program will include two opportunities to see Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun on Broadway starring Denzel Washington and Diahann Carroll. Lafayette [...]

The statue of Marquis de Lafayette in front of Colton Chapel

January 24, 2014

Winter Comes to Lafayette

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A beautiful layer of snow recently covered the campus. Check out a photo gallery of winter images. View more winter images on Flickr

Brianna Braswell ’16 fields a question from the audience.

December 13, 2013

Challenging People to Think Differently about Diversity

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By Shehtaz Huq ’14 Our Beloved Community, Lafayette’s second annual diversity symposium, drew students, faculty, and administrators to Kirby Hall of Civil Rights to engage in open dialogue about social justice. About 60 prospective students also attended the symposium, which is designed to provide a safe space to discuss complex issues in an environment that [...]

Members of the Lafayette community stand together against sexual violence.

December 6, 2013

Photo Gallery: Lafayette Stands Against Sexual Violence

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Members of the College community stood together against sexual violence recently during the Take Back the Night rally.  Students, faculty, and staff gathered at various locations around campus and took part in a silent march ending at the Quad. The “silence was shattered” with various chants and remarks by Mary Armstrong, associate professor and chair [...]