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Student Write-a-Thon

November 5, 2013

Students Get Inspired at Annual Write-A-Thon

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By Shehtaz Huq ’14 Ernest Hemingway purportedly bragged that he could write a story in six words. At Lafayette’s annual Write-a-Thon, students were given a little more leeway and asked to write a memoir in eight. Among 30 entries, film and media studies major Mara Natale ’16 (New Providence, N.J.) took first place with “I [...]

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December 14, 2011

Danielle Hartl ’11 Thrives in Prestigious White House Internship

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In preparation for a career in law, Danielle Hartl ’11 of Morris Plains, N.J., is getting an insider’s look at the country’s highest branch of government through the prestigious White House Internship Program. As an intern in the Office of Presidential Correspondence for the past four months, Hartl has been developing leadership skills and gaining exposure [...]

Mildred Gonzalez ’11, Christian Tatu, and Hannah Finegold ’11 helped Easton residents struggling with literacy.

March 4, 2011

Student Writing Associates Learn Much by Helping Residents Improve Writing Skills

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A 21-year-old mother of two came to ProJeCt of Easton’s Fowler Literacy Center for help with a very special writing project. She was keeping a journal of her thoughts and experiences for her children to read when they got older. Through ProJeCt’s weekly writing workshops, she worked with Lafayette writing associate (WA) Hannah Finegold ’11 [...]

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October 16, 2009

College Hosts Campus ‘Write-in’ to Commemorate National Day on Writing Oct. 20

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To commemorate the National Day on Writing Oct. 20, the College Writing Program is hosting a campus “write-in.”  A large poster will be hung in the Landis Atrium of Farinon College Center, and Lafayette students, faculty, and staff are invited to stop by and write their responses to the prompt, “My words are…”  After Tuesday, [...]

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April 10, 2008

Professor Patricia Donahue Takes Over as Editor of the Journal Reader

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She stresses it is rare for a scholarly publication to be produced at a strictly undergraduate college Patricia Donahue, professor of English and director of the College Writing Program, has assumed the role of editor of the journal Reader. Originating in 1976 as a newsletter responding to the growing interest in reader-response criticism and theory [...]

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December 31, 2007

Alison Disbrow ’08 Dives into Bioengineering

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She explores the behavior of blood vessels for her honors thesis Alison Disbrow ’08 (Belvidere, N.J.) is pursuing an A.B. in Engineering Studies. She is currently working on her honors thesis focusing on the deformation of biological tissues, specifically blood vessels. She is working with Joshua Smith, assistant professor of mechanical engineering. The following is [...]

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December 27, 2007

Bringing the 1800’s and the Present Together

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Kari Andersen ’08 compares contemporary filmmaker Michael Moore with 19th-century Spanish essayist in her honors thesis Kari Andersen ’08 (Patchogue, N.Y.) is a Marquis Scholar with a double major in Spanish and psychology. She is currently working on a comparative analysis of 19th-century Spanish essayist Mariano Jose de Larra and contemporary U.S. filmmaker Michael Moore [...]

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December 13, 2007

Exploring the Global Marketplace

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Lisa Lovallo ’07 discusses her Fulbright experiences in Mexico Lisa Lovallo ’07 graduated in May with an A.B. with majors in economics and business and Spanish. She is spending September 2007 through June 2008 in Mexico City through a Fulbright Binational Business Grant. The award allows U.S. graduates in business, law, or engineering to combine [...]

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August 9, 2007

Marjorie Schmidt ’08 Serves her Community during Summer Internships

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Psychology and English double major works with adults with disorders and high school students Marjorie Schmidt ’08 (Manahawkin, N.J.) has been very busy this summer. The psychology and English double major has taken two internships—in a high school guidance department and in a care program for adults with various disorders. From the end of school [...]