Economics and Business
In your favorite city looking for a restaurant with fusion cuisine or a bar specializing in tropical martinis? The new website barHappy.com has the answers. The brainchild of Michael Leff ’07, barHappy.com is a guide to restaurants and bars in 18 major cities across the country. It features not only the name and location of [...]
By Dan Edelen “Hometown Boy Makes Good” is the classic feel-good story. For Philadelphia native son William F. Casey III ’85, his success in the financial world and networking is not only a personal triumph but also a boon to his city and Lafayette. Casey, managing partner since 2009 of the boutique Philadelphia investment firm [...]
With the same energy and commitment he demonstrated as a Lafayette student, Reco Collins ’05 is making a difference as an involved community member, business leader, and volunteer. Recently, three organizations honored him with prestigious recognitions for his service and leadership. Reco, vice president of public finance at PNC Bank in Baltimore, Md., received the [...]
Led by Michael Whitman ’82, Micro Interventional Devices (MID) is pioneering technologies for treating structural heart disease. Through its innovations, the company is reducing operating times and simplifying complex surgical procedures. Launched in September 2010, MID, New Hope, Pa., designs, develops, and commercializes proprietary technologies for use in percutaneous and minimally invasive heart repair procedures. MID’s [...]
By Robert Bruce Slater As a budget analyst for the City of New York, Vanessa E. Youngs ‘07 has the opportunity to participate in policy decisions that can better the lives of city residents. “The most meaningful part of my work,” reports Youngs, “is the opportunity to participate in issues that have an actual impact in the neighborhoods [...]
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 [...]
Overcoming Barriers: Lafayette Peer Mentoring Program Helps Malagasy Students Attend College in the U.S.
For high school students in Madagascar who have aspirations of attending college in the United States, the application process can be extremely daunting. They have to study for and take the SAT, write essays, prepare applications – the same steps that American high school students take, but in a language that for most is their [...]
Preserving Art in Italy: Erica Kamin ’11 and Lauren Novotny ’11 Learn about Restoration and Culture through Save Venice Internships
The summer internship is a rite of passage for college students, but very few have the pleasure of interning in a place as beautiful and culturally rich as Venice, Italy. Last summer, Erica Kamin ’11 and Lauren Novotny ’11 spent two months learning about art restoration with the non-profit organization Save Venice. This coming summer, [...]
After receiving a master’s in economics from the University of Virginia, Rexford Ahene couldn’t afford to fly home to Ghana. But he couldn’t stay in the U.S. either, because his visa was no longer valid. “The only option was to go on for a Ph.D.,” says Ahene, whose master’s degree was funded by a grant [...]
Lafayette took second place in the national College Fed Challenge held Nov. 30 in the boardroom of the Federal Reserve System’s Board of Governors in Washington, D.C. This is the second year in a row that the College’s team has excelled on the national level. Last December, Lafayette won the 2009-10 College Fed Challenge. More [...]
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