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May 5, 2011

Robert Elliott ’11, Melissa Gordon ’11 and Lauren Huyett ’11 Prepare for Advanced Degrees through NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

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Ever since he stepped foot on campus, it seems Robert Elliott ’11 (Dighton, Mass.) has been destined for graduate school. He has been researching sustainable architecture since his first year and after earning his degree in civil engineering this spring, he’ll attend Columbia University to focus on converting unused flat roofs into comfortable roof gardens. [...]

Susan Averett and Nick Stacey '11

April 29, 2011

Nick Stacey ’11 Explores Problem of Obesity in his Home Country of South Africa

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Growing up in South Africa, Nick Stacey ’11 was well aware his country had an obesity problem, but he didn’t realize just how widespread it was until he began working on an EXCEL research project with Susan Averett, Dana Professor of Economics. “It’s become an epidemic,” says Stacey, who presented the pair’s findings in February [...]

CHANCE Floor

April 29, 2011

C.H.A.N.C.E. Floor Celebrates Different Cultures and Backgrounds

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For Susan Grunewald ’11 (Wilton, Conn.), graduation will be a little bittersweet. “I wanted to live in a community where I could expand my knowledge of other cultures.  I’ll be sad when I have to move out for the last time in May. The C.H.A.N.C.E. floor feels like a real home to me.” Located on [...]

Kara Boodakian ’07, left, and Millie Gonzalez ’11 at The Nate Berkus Show

April 28, 2011

Brian Carey ’11, Jessica Counihan ’10, Mildred Gonzalez ’11, and Susan Grunewald ’11 Receive Fulbright Scholarships

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Three students have won Fulbright Scholarships that will allow them to live, work, and study in foreign countries this fall. Jessica Counihan ’10, Susan Grunewald ’11 (Wilton, Conn.), and Mildred Gonzalez ’11 (New York, N.Y.) received English Teaching Assistantship Awards, and Brian Carey ’11 (Seaford, Del.) was awarded a Fulbright Research Grant. Thirty one Lafayette students [...]

Holden Ferry '11 and the Amiel Family

April 21, 2011

Holden Ferry ’11 and Amiel Family Present College with French Translation of A Son and His Adoptive Father

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Earlier this semester, Holden Ferry ’11 (Glencoe, Ill.), a French major, presented a full translation into French of the exhibition catalog “A Son and His Adoptive Father” to Diane Windham Shaw, special collections librarian and college archivist, for the archives. The catalog was for the exhibit featured first at Mount Vernon and then Lafayette during [...]

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 [...]

Stefan Bauer '11 in Dubai

April 1, 2011

Vote for Lacrosse Star Stefan Bauer ’11 for Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award

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Lacrosse star Stefan Bauer ’11 (Ho Ho Kus, N.J.) has been recognized as one of the 10 finalists for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award. The award recognizes senior student athletes for their achievements in four separate areas- community, classroom, character, and competition. Fans are encouraged to vote via the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award website or [...]

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April 1, 2011

Contemporary Music Ensemble Brings Together Diverse Talents of Students and Faculty in Creative Collaboration

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When the Contemporary Music Ensemble took the stage for its debut concert this March, it was the product of the innovative vision of its director, Kirk O’Riordan, assistant professor of music and director of bands. The elite chamber group performs music composed in the 20th and 21st centuries by established masters, emerging composers, and students. [...]

Nathan Terwilliger '11 and Alex Mednick '11 work on the battle bot.

April 1, 2011

Mechanical Engineers Design Battle Robot to Compete in National Competition

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A team of 12 senior mechanical engineering majors is designing and building a tactical combat robot (TCR) as a senior capstone project. The team will attempt to use its battle bot to disarm and disable other TCRs at the eighth annual RoboGames in San Mateo, Calif., April 15-17. Working on a real-world project with team [...]

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April 1, 2011

An Intellectual Community: Reeder House Brings together Students from Various Backgrounds and Majors

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If you’re looking for a lively intellectual discussion with your dinner on a Tuesday evening, stop by the Reeder Fellowship House. The topic of conversation could be anything from climate change to genetically modified foods to the pros and cons of childhood vaccinations. The weekly dinner discussions are hosted by the Reeder Street Fellows, a [...]