Government and Law

Li Yang, assistant professor of foreign languages and literatures, and Loujing “Gina” Pan ’15 in Pardee Hall

June 26, 2013

Loujing Pan ’15 Presents Research on Korean Pop Idols’ Effect on Body Image at Conference

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Analyzing films for cultural content captivated Loujing “Gina” Pan ’15 (Edison, N.J.) last spring. At the end of her Introduction to Contemporary Chinese Cinema course, she approached Li Yang, assistant professor of foreign languages and literatures, about learning more. This year, Pan, a double major in government & law and Asian studies, has been working [...]

Sharon Chen ’15

June 5, 2013

Forensics Team Places Second in Nation in Debate

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Lafayette’s Forensics Society placed second in the Lincoln Douglas debate portion of the National Forensics Association’s National Tournament last month at Marshall University in Huntington, W. Va. Ryan Monahan ’15 (Cranford, N.J.), a government and law major, and Zoe Staum ’14 (Needham, Mass.), an Asian studies major, both advanced to the semi-final debate round, placing [...]

Professor Michael Feola and Juannell Riley ‘15

June 3, 2013

Juannell Riley ’15 Explores Democratic Exclusion With Professor Michael Feola

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Juannell Riley ’15 (Bronx, N.Y.) spent the semester investigating who speaks—and whose voice matters—in democratic communities. Riley worked with Michael Feola, assistant professor of government & law, through Lafayette’s EXCEL Scholars undergraduate research program on a project that challenges longstanding assumptions about democracy and citizenship. The team grappled with the widespread belief that challenges to [...]

Chester John J. Salwach (l-r), associate professor of mathematics; Thomas H. Bruggink, professor of economics; Anthony D. Novaco, Marshall R. Metzgar Professor of Physics; and James E. Lennertz, associate professor of government and law, have been elected to emeritus status.

May 22, 2013

Retiring Faculty Elected to Emeritus Status

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Retiring faculty members Thomas H. Bruggink, professor of economics; James E. Lennertz, associate professor of government and law; Anthony D. Novaco, Marshall R. Metzgar Professor of Physics; and Chester John J. Salwach, associate professor of mathematics, have been elected to emeritus status and will be recognized at the 178th Commencement May 24. Read testamonials written [...]

Skillman Library

May 9, 2013

Lafayette Honors Students for Academic Excellence

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Lafayette honored more than 85 students for academic excellence at the annual All-College Honors Convocation May 5 in Colton Chapel. Awards and prizes recognized outstanding academic success in all four of Lafayette’s academic divisions—engineering, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. This spring, 42 students will join Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest and most respected undergraduate [...]

Cassidy Reller ’16, who won the novice national championship in extemporaneous speaking, prepares for the national championship during the annual Forensics performance night.

April 16, 2013

Cassidy Reller ’16 Takes National Novice Championship in Forensics

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Does John Boehner have control over the GOP House Caucus? Hard to say, but Cassidy Reller ’16 (Fremont, Neb.) has pretty good odds of convincing you that the caucus is fracturing along ideological lines under Boehner’s watch. Reller argued that point of view last month during the Novice National Intercollegiate Forensics Tournament at Berry College [...]

Tony Blair

April 9, 2013

Tony Blair Delivers 2013 Lives of Liberty Lecture

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Tony Blair, former prime minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, delivered the Lives of Liberty Lecture at Lafayette College April 8. His opening remarks included praise for former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who died earlier that day. Remarks by Tony Blair about late Margaret Thatcher receive international attention View images of Blair’s visit to [...]

Sarah Hardy '14 and Professor Art Kney in Acopian Engineering Center

March 31, 2013

19 Students Invited to Present at National Conference on Undergraduate Research

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Nineteen students have been invited to present their research at the 27th National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) April 11-13 at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. NCUR is the largest conference of its kind in the country with approximately 2,000 undergraduates from more than 250 colleges and universities in attendance. This is Lafayette’s 26th year of [...]

Jenna Gowell ’16 and Paul Brodeur ’86 at the Massachusetts State House

March 26, 2013

Students Learn Local Politics with Massachusetts State Rep. Paul Brodeur ’86

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“Before this experience, I had written off the idea of holding a governmental office because I thought it was unattainable.  This externship showed me that becoming a part of the government is a realistic and attainable goal.  Representative Brodeur showed me that ordinary people can hold offices and often do the best job at it, [...]

Jordan Parsons '13

March 25, 2013

Spotted on Campus with … Jordan Parsons ’13

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Softball infielder Jordan Parsons ’13 (San Marcos, Calif.) discusses how her studies in government and law have changed the way she interprets information, how Lafayette has molded her into a better student and person, and the importance of being a role model to her teammates. Why did you choose Lafayette?  How is that reason relevant [...]