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February 15, 2012

Snowboarders Take Flight at Easton’s Annual Rail Jam Competition

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Centre Square in Easton was turned into a snowboarding park over the weekend as part of the Red Bull Butter Cup rail jam competition.  Lafayette students and local residents came out to eat, listen to live music, and watch some high-flying acrobatics. Check out a photo gallery of all the action. View and share more [...]

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July 15, 2011

A Flowering Arts Scene: Technology Clinic Is Collaborating with Local Community to Create More Welcoming Public Spaces

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By Michele Tallarita ’12 The biggest flower in Easton sprung up in the most unlikely of places. Nestled between brick houses and feet away from the passing cars of Northampton Street in the city’s West Ward, a 16-foot-long flower spreads its petals of white pansies while its yellow center stretches toward the sky. The project [...]

Greening Easton's West Ward

May 13, 2010

Greening Easton’s West Ward

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Technology Clinic is collaborating with local community to create more welcoming public spaces Lafayette students feel a strong sense of community on campus, and now a Technology Clinic team of six students is trying to foster those same feelings in the surrounding Easton community. Working with the West Ward Neighborhood Partnership and supported by a [...]

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May 1, 2010

Open Mic Event Asks ‘Who is Easton?’

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Easton’s historic Centre Square will be the site of community forum May 1 A free speech open mic event titled “Who is Easton?” will take place 1 p.m. Saturday, May 1 in Easton’s Center Square. All members of the Lafayette and Easton communities are invited to attend. The event is being sponsored by students in [...]

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March 23, 2010

An Artistic Vision for Easton

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Jordan Kaplan ’10 writes about planning a local art and cultural center Jordan Kaplan ’10 (Livingston, N.J.), an economics and business major, is project leader for the College’s Economic Empowerment and Global Learning Project’s revitalization efforts in Easton. Working under the guidance of Gladstone Fluney Hutchinson, associate professor of economics, the team has been working [...]

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March 16, 2010

Helping Shape Easton’s Cultural Future

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Students and faculty will present plans for the Governor Wolf Art and Culture Athenaeum project April 1 at Easton City Hall A team of Lafayette students and faculty has taken a direct interest in shaping Easton’s cultural future. Through the College’s Economic Empowerment and Global Learning Project (EEGLP), the group has been working closely with [...]

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January 6, 2010

Students Work to Help Make Environmental Improvements to Easton’s West Ward

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Technology Clinic gives final recommendations to manage water runoff in the neighborhood Students in this year’s Technology Clinic gave their final presentation on their work with Easton’s West Ward Neighborhood Partnership on issues concerning the management of surface water runoff. Tech Clinic is a hands-on course founded in 1986 that brings together students from different [...]

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January 6, 2010

Students Led Local Fight Against Swine Flu

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Raphael Cuomo ’11 headed efforts to recruit students and staff an area vaccination clinic Sixteen Lafayette students were on the front line in the fight against H1N1 flu in Lehigh County last fall. Raphael Cuomo ’11 provided the vision for the public health volunteer effort and worked with the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s Northeast District [...]

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December 17, 2009

Progress and People: Redevelopment in Easton

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A multidisciplinary student-faculty team is evaluating the impact of redevelopment on residents and neighbors of a public housing neighborhood. Lauren Buisson ’10 writes Lauren Buisson ’10 is a member of a multidisciplinary student-faculty team that is working with the City of Easton to assess the personal and economic impact on residents who have been displaced [...]

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December 14, 2009

Tech Clinic Presents Recommendations for West Ward Environmental Improvements Dec. 18

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Another class will report on Slate Belt job creation today Six students in a Technology Clinic class spent the past two semesters working with Easton’s West Ward Neighborhood Partnership on issues concerning the management of surface water runoff. They will present their findings 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18, in room 103 of Hugel Science Center. [...]