Intercultural Experience

Dantong Zhu ’16 performs the Rumba.

April 1, 2014

Lafayette Celebrates International Culture During Extravaganza Week

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The International Students Association hosted its annual Extravaganza cultural festival last week.  Activities included brown bag discussions, a food tasting, a study abroad workshop, a Carnival dance party, and the Grand Finale at the Williams Center for the Arts. Grand Finale View more images on Flickr

Abenezer Solomon '14 performed with other members of the Percussion Ensemble during last year's Black Heritage Month finale.

January 31, 2014

Lafayette Celebrates Black Heritage Month

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Lafayette will celebrate Black Heritage Month in February with theater, dance, discussion forums, and lectures. A special theater series will examine the changing racial makeup of American cities across many generations. The program will include two opportunities to see Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun on Broadway starring Denzel Washington and Diahann Carroll. Lafayette [...]

Brianna Braswell ’16 fields a question from the audience.

December 13, 2013

Challenging People to Think Differently about Diversity

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By Shehtaz Huq ’14 Our Beloved Community, Lafayette’s second annual diversity symposium, drew students, faculty, and administrators to Kirby Hall of Civil Rights to engage in open dialogue about social justice. About 60 prospective students also attended the symposium, which is designed to provide a safe space to discuss complex issues in an environment that [...]

Robert Young '14 speaks at the exhibit opening reception.

December 5, 2013

Robert Young ’14 Reveals Lafayette’s Pioneering Past

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By Sean Grim ’14 Twenty-seven years before the passage of the 13th Amendment, two slaves were admitted to Lafayette College. One went on to become a physician in New York City, while the other took up missionary work in Liberia. These young men, David and Washington McDonogh, were two of the 10 African-Americans who matriculated [...]

Diwali Festival

November 22, 2013

Photo Gallery: Students Celebrate Hindu Culture during Diwali

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Earlier this month, students gathered in the Marlo Room to celebrate Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights and happiness. They enjoyed traditional Hindu performances, Indian food, and henna painting. “One of the goals of Diwali is for families to unite and people from all parts of the world to celebrate and share each others’ cultures. [...]

Condom Bingo

November 5, 2013

Photo Gallery: Lafayette Celebrates LGBT Pride Month

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In celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month in October, Lafayette sponsored numerous programs including film screenings, a panel discussion on marriage equality, the 2013 Temple Visiting Lecture by playwright and performer John Dayo Aliya, a talk by gay-rights advocate and philosophy professor John Corvino, and Condom Bingo. The photo gallery below is [...]

Extravaganza Grand Finale

April 9, 2013

Photo Gallery: International Culture Comes Alive During Extravaganza Week

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The International Students Association hosted its annual Extravaganza cultural festival last week.  Activities throughout the week included a barbecue, brown bag discussions, a food tasting and celebration of international wedding traditions, a Carnival Dance Party, and the Grand Finale at the Williams Center for the Arts. Grand Finale View more images of the Grand Finale [...]

Black Heritage Month Finale

March 5, 2013

Photo Galleries: Black Heritage Month at Lafayette

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Lafayette concluded its celebration of Black Heritage Month with its finale performance night in Farinon College Center. Hosted by the Association of Black Collegians, the event had a range of performances including singing, dancing, acting, poetry, and music. View and share more images of the finale on Flickr Black Heritage Month Finale The celebration’s keynote [...]

McDonogh Voice Cover

February 11, 2013

Latest Edition of McDonogh Voice Available Online

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The latest edition of McDonogh Voice is now available on the College’s website. The magazine celebrates the contributions of black and African American alumni to the Lafayette community. The issue features the work of Pat Anderson Myers ’82, a control systems group leader for Philadelphia Energy Solutions; Maurice Bennett ’06, an equity sales and trading [...]

Members of the Percussion Ensemble perform during last year's Black Heritage Month Finale.

January 29, 2013

Lafayette Celebrates Black Heritage Month

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Lafayette will celebrate Black Heritage Month in February with art, music, a research symposium on diversity, discussion forums, and performances. The theme of this year’s celebration is “Yesterday. Today. Tomorrow.” According to John McKnight, dean of intercultural development, this captures the spirit and variety of programs that will celebrate the forward movement of blacks in [...]