Government and Law

Asad Akram 13 (l-r), Alexandra Behette '13, Helen Xu '14, and Julia Seidenstein '14 in Easton Area Community Center’s greenhouse

June 12, 2012

Tech Clinic Teams with Local Groups to Increase Access to Fresh Produce

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Six students are working to green up the plates of the Easton community, using a variety of innovations to make vegetable-growing possible within limited green space. The team is working as part of Technology Clinic, a hands-on course that brings students from different majors together to help solve real-world problems.  This semester, the group focused [...]

Judge Joel Pisano '71

June 7, 2012

Joel Pisano ’71 Rules on High-Stakes Cases as U.S. District Court Judge

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Now in his 20th year, U.S. District Court Judge Joel Pisano ’71 presides over high-stakes cases in Trenton, N.J., involving virtually every aspect of the law. As he oversees a weighty caseload, Pisano is energized by the variety of his docket and the enthusiasm of young minds that come to his office to learn and [...]

Caitlin Flood ’12

May 4, 2012

Caitlin Flood ’12 Wins George Wharton Pepper Prize, Will Speak at 177th Commencement

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Caitlin Flood ’12 (Bellerose Terrace, N.Y.) is the recipient of the 2012 George Wharton Pepper Prize, awarded annually to the senior “who most nearly represents the Lafayette ideal.” The prize was established in 1923 by George Wharton Pepper H’22, a U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, attorney, and founding member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association. In his [...]


May 3, 2012

Vice President Joe Biden Discusses American Innovation

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By Geoff Gehman ’80 U.S. Vice President Joe Biden gave a rousing speech Wednesday at Kirby Sports Center about the grand possibilities of future progress through American ingenuity. View photo galleries chronicling Biden’s visit Watch Biden’s address View list of Lafayette alumni who have served Presidents or Vice Presidents past and present Speaking before a [...]


May 1, 2012

Lafayette Honors Students for Academic Excellence

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Lafayette honored more than 120 students for academic excellence at the annual All-College Honors Convocation April 29 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, 47 students will join Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest and most respected undergraduate [...]

Biden Panel

May 1, 2012

Student-Faculty Panel Provides Profile of Vice President Joe Biden

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By Michele Tallarita ’12 In anticipation of Vice President Joe Biden’s visit to Lafayette May 2, a panel of government and law faculty and a student held a panel discussion Monday night in Kirby Hall of Civil Rights about Biden’s role as vice president, his foreign policy positions, and his service to the Democratic Party. [...]

Vice President Joe Biden

April 30, 2012

Additional Seating Available for Vice President Biden’s Address May 2

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Additional seating is now available for Vice President Joe Biden’s address at Lafayette, scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, in Kirby Sports Center. Tickets may be ordered free of charge online at All tickets will be held for pickup at the Athletic Ticket Office in Kirby Sports Center, 700 West Pierce St. On [...]

Anny Lopez '10 (L-R), Joseph Lanzot '07, Washcarina Martinez '11

April 23, 2012

Three Lafayette Graduates Excel at Rutgers Law School

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Prepared by their Lafayette experiences, Joseph Lanzot ’07 of Hoboken, N.J.; Anny Lopez ’10 of Brooklyn, N.Y.; and Washcarina Martinez ’11 of New York, N.Y., have excelled at Rutgers School of Law, Newark, N.J. Lanzot was selected to serve on the staff of Rutgers Law Review and was an editor in 2009-10. A government and [...]

Jerry Berland '81

April 2, 2012

Jerry Berland ’81 Is One of the Country’s Leading Pediatric Ophthalmologists

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By Matt Sinclair ’90 Over the span of his career, Dr. Jerry E. Berland ’81 has operated on wounded soldiers whose eyes were injured during the Desert Storm conflict and taught ophthalmology residents as assistant clinical professor at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. A pediatric ophthalmologist and partner in Thomas Eye [...]

Daniel Rosen P’12, Megan Devlin ’12, and Elizabeth Moroney ’14

April 2, 2012

Students Explore Inner Workings of New York Supreme Court

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Prior to serving an externship at the New York County Supreme Court over the winter break, American studies major Megan Devlin ’12 (Pennington, N.J.) thought she would look for a paralegal position at a private firm after graduating from Lafayette. After spending three days learning the ins and outs of the court system with host [...]