Government and Law

Abenezer Solomon ’14 outside the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in New York City

August 28, 2012

Abenezer Solomon ’14 Spends Summer Fighting Injustice at EEOC

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Abenezer Solomon ’14 (Brooklyn, N.Y) aspires to have a career in which he battles injustice and inequality in our society. This summer, he gained experience doing just that as an intern with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in New York City. A double major in government & law and anthropology & sociology, Solomon worked [...]

Professor John T. McCartney

July 11, 2012

Memorial Resolution for John T. McCartney

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At its May 1 meeting, the faculty adopted the following memorial resolution for John T. McCartney, associate professor of government and law, who died March 28. John Talmadge McCartney, a committed teacher and mentor to hundreds of Lafayette students, an exemplary colleague in every way, and a dear friend to many of us, passed away [...]

Lafayette women's basketball player Sarah McGorry '12 looks to shoot against Lehigh

June 30, 2012

Sarah McGorry ’12 and Jim Mower ’12 Receive Victory Scholarships to Study in Europe

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Sarah McGorry ’12 and Jim Mower ’12 have each received Victory Scholarships to continue their basketball-playing careers as graduate students in Europe. The Victory Scholarship, sponsored by the nonprofit Sport Changes Lives, is an opportunity to play and coach basketball while participating in a one-year, post-graduate program at an Irish or Northern Irish university. McGorry [...]

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 [...]