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Mark Ross '14 heads for the end zone. Photo by Kenya Allen

December 20, 2013

Mark Ross ’14 and Brad Bormann ’14 Earn Academic All-America Honors

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Mark Ross ’14 (Aliquippa, Pa.) and Brad Bormann ’14 (Flemington, N.J.) have been named to the Capital One Academic All-America Division I Football Second Team by the College Sports Information Directors of America. They were eligible for the honor after garnering Capital One Academic All-District II Team honors last month. Honorees must be a starter [...]

Brendan Gover ’14

December 16, 2013

Spotted on Campus With … Brendan Gover ’14

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Men’s lacrosse player Brendan Gover ’14 (Somerset, N.J.) discusses the real-world applications of economics, a future career in finance, and the importance of being a well-rounded person. What do you enjoy about your major? It challenges me to think outside the box about abstract concepts that still have relative application to the real world.   [...]

Mark Ross '14 heads for the end zone. Photo by Kenya Allen

December 2, 2013

Mark Ross ’14 Named Patriot League Football Scholar-Athlete of the Year

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Mark Ross ’14 (Aliquippa, Pa.) has been named the 2013 Patriot League Football Scholar-Athlete of the Year. He heads a group of three Lafayette student-athletes named to the Academic All-Patriot League Team. An economics major, Ross won Capital One Academic All-District II honors in 2012 and 2013 and was also named to the 2012 FCS [...]

Co-anchors Dan Valladares and '14 Kelsey Gula '14 get ready to go on air.

November 27, 2013

Video: Student Broadcast Explores “Millennial Generation” and 3-D printing on PBS

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Lafayette Lens, a student-run production created in partnership with WLVT Channel 39, the Lehigh Valley PBS affiliate, aired on PBS during the last week in November. Every aspect of the show was produced by students in the Political Economy class taught by Mark Crain, Simon Professor of Political Economy and chair of policy studies. It [...]

Lafayette Lens

November 19, 2013

Student-Produced Broadcast Will Air on PBS Nov. 22, 24, and 25

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By Michele Tallarita ’12 Students in Mark Crain’s political economy course are taking two big topics to the airwaves this semester by producing a broadcast for local television. The students are at work on the second edition of Lafayette Lens, a 30-minute program that will air on WLVT Channel 39, the PBS affiliate in the [...]

The students relax with some of the villagers.

October 30, 2013

Students and Faculty Work with Honduran Villagers to Minimize Effects of Flooding

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By Michele Tallarita ’12 This summer, an interdisciplinary team of students and faculty worked with residents of Lomitas, Honduras, to help improve stormwater drainage in the village, which experiences regular flooding. The project is part of Lafayette’s Economic Empowerment and Global Learning Project (EEGLP), with funding from the National Science Foundation International Research Experience for [...]

Nicole Lee '15

October 16, 2013

Spotted on Campus with … Nicole Lee ’15

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Nicole Lee ’15 (Mahwah, N.J.), a midfielder on the women’s soccer team, discusses her passions, superstitions, and what interests her in economics and psychology. What do you enjoy about your major? As a double major, I enjoy the diversity of my classes. Each semester, I am learning something completely different from the last. It keeps [...]

Henry Schenk '43

September 16, 2013

Purple Heart of Hero Henry Schenk ’43 to be Returned to Family in November Ceremony

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A Purple Heart, found in a box of books bought at a yard sale in Pinehurst, N.C., by Kimberly Paller about a year ago, was awarded posthumously to 1st Lt. Henry A. Schenk ’43, killed in action during the Korean War. She found his name inscribed on the back of the medal and began a [...]

Samantha Druks '14

September 10, 2013

Samantha Druks ’14: My Invaluable Experience at a Financial Advising Firm

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By Samantha Druks ’14 During my internship over the summer, I received invaluable experience in the areas of finance and marketing at Westport Resources, Westport, Conn., a leading financial advisory and investment team that combines the major resources of a large company, yet the personal connections and genuine relationships of a small firm. I had [...]

Dave Gnopo '15, an international student from the Ivory Coast, was able to teach the Malagasy students about the TOEFL and financial aid for international students from personal experience.

June 14, 2013

LIME Program Featured in USA TODAY

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The Lafayette Initiative for Malagasy Education (LIME) was featured in the June 13 edition of USA TODAY College. The article, “American Students Pave Way for High Schoolers in Madagascar,” highlights the work Lafayette students have done in the country over the last three years. Read the USA TODAY article Read more about LIME The program [...]