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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 [...]

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April 9, 2012

Taking Root: Students Help Honduras Coffee Project Come Full Circle

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Rural Honduras is a long way to go for a good cup of coffee. But for a team of Lafayette students representing the College’s Economic Empowerment and Global Learning Project (EEGLP), it’s worth the effort. Over the winter break, the EEGLP team visited Lagunitas and other communities in Honduras where they have been assisting residents [...]

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July 21, 2011

Caine Scholars Award Winner Luke Calvano ’12 Explores Economics on a Global Scale

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This summer, Luke Calvano ’12 is using the knowledge he’s gained in economics and policy to advise businesses in the U.S. and abroad. He’s working as an intern in the New York City office of AMR International, a global strategy consulting firm. Calvano is the 2011 recipient of Lafayette’s Caine Scholars Award for Global Leadership, [...]

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April 29, 2011

Student-Faculty Team Works to Boost Economy of Honduran Village through Cocoa Plantation

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Perhaps you’ve read the book or seen the movie Like Water for Chocolate. In one small village in Honduras, it’s just the opposite: Villagers are learning to grow a variety of crops, including cocoa, with the goal of earning an income that will help them maintain their new water system. Images by Jack Fedak ’13 Since [...]

Donald Ellis ’11, Melanie DeFazio ’11 , and Jon Martin ’11

February 11, 2011

Students Are Helping Hurricane-Devastated Neighborhood in New Orleans Rebuild as a Green Community

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Professor David Veshosky is driving a rented red Borrego SUV through the empty streets of New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward on a cloudy day in early January as several of his engineering students stare silently out the backseat windows at the destruction caused by Hurricane Katrina more than five years ago. The once vibrant neighborhood [...]

Gladstone Fluney Hutchinson, associate professor of economics and EEGLP founder, Richard Durham '11, and Sergio Aguilar, regional director of the Honduran Coffee Board, gather supplies in town.

January 3, 2011

Economic Empowerment and Global Learning Project Featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education

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A feature-length article in The Chronicle of Higher Education highlights the multidisciplinary approach Lafayette’s Economic Empowerment and Global Learning Project (EEGLP) takes toward its community redevelopment initiatives. Read the article.   EEGLP brings together students and faculty from Lafayette’s four academic divisions of engineering, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences to work hand in hand [...]

Troy of The Cosmic Cup Coffee Co. in Easton, Sergío Aguilar, Richard Durham '11, and Hannah Rhadigan ’11 in New York City

October 15, 2010

Students Bring Honduran Coffee Project Full Circle

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For the past several years, members of the College’s Economic Empowerment and Global Learning Project (EEGLP) have collaborated with rural villages in the Yoro region of Honduras and the Honduran national coffee board to help the villagers build a 30,000-plant coffee plantation. The first 15,000 plants are now harvested and ready to be sold. Sergio [...]

Prof. Fluney Hutchinson with Student

July 26, 2010

Prof. Gladstone Hutchinson Named Director-General of Jamaica’s Planning Institute

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The Government of Jamaica is calling upon Gladstone Fluney Hutchinson, associate professor of economics at Lafayette and founding director of the College’s Economic Empowerment and Global Learning Project, to spearhead policy-formulation leading toward sustainable development in that nation. Hutchinson has been appointed director-general of the Planning Institute of Jamaica. Under the Office of the Prime [...]

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July 7, 2010

Student-Faculty Team Promotes Economic Development in Honduras

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An interdisciplinary team of students and faculty has recently returned to campus after spending a week working on an economic development project in the rural village of Lagunitas, Honduras. For the past two years, members of the College’s Economic Empowerment and Global Learning Project have helped the villagers build a 30,000-plant coffee plantation. The first [...]

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June 18, 2010

Student Work in Honduras Featured on Channel 69 News

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The Lafayette student-run water and economic infrastructure projects in the Yoro region of Honduras have been featured in three segments over the last month on WFMZ-TV Channel 69 News and Edicion en Espanol. Watch the June 21 segment Watch the May 20 segment part 1 (in Spanish) Watch the May 20 segment part 2 (in [...]