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Students in the Class of 2015 at the Convocation ceremony during last year's Orientation.

August 22, 2012

Welcome Class of 2016!

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The 629 members of the Class of 2016 will begin their college careers Aug. 23 during the first day of Lafayette’s new student orientation. Read the Class of 2016 orientation schedule The students officially will be welcomed to the College community Thursday afternoon during Convocation ceremonies opening the 181st academic year. President Daniel H. Weiss, [...]

Alternative School Break students help build a house in Haiti.

June 14, 2012

Expanding the Classroom into Communities

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With their Save Me from Arsenic project, civil engineering major Thafhim “Muna” Siddiqua ’13 (Silver Spring, Md.) and international affairs major Taneesha Tate-Robinson ’13 (Bowie, Md.) are helping to remove arsenic from water in Bangladesh.  They received a $10,000 Projects for Peace grant and will travel to the city of Barisal this summer to test tube wells and educate the [...]

Through Alternative School Break, Kelly McNulty ’11 spent a week living among the indigenous Shaur people of the Amazon rainforest in Ecuador.

May 22, 2012

Kelly McNulty ’11 and Mathew Pezon ’10 Receive Fulbright Scholarships

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Two alumni have won Fulbright Scholarships that will allow them to live, work, and study in foreign countries in 2013. Kelly McNulty ’11 received an English Teaching Assistantship Award, and Mathew Pezon ’10 won a scholarship to study in Spain. Thirty-three Lafayette students have received Fulbrights in the last 13 years. McNulty begins her Fulbright [...]

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May 9, 2012

Lafayette Serves the Community during Lafapalooza

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Hundreds of students, faculty, staff, and alumni helped community organizations in Easton and cities across the country last month (April 21) during Lafapalooza ’12: Lafayette’s National Day of Service. View and share more images of Lafapalooza on Flickr Students in the Easton Community Students volunteered for projects benefiting Easton Area Community Center, Easton Area Neighborhood [...]

Costa-building a bridge

May 7, 2012

Students Serve Communities Around the World through Alternative School Break

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By Michele Tallarita ’12 Doing farm labor under the hot sun, waking up when the rooster crowed, chowing down on rice and beans, and relaxing by the campfire were just a few of the ways Monica Manglani ’13 (Woodbury, N.Y.) spent her winter break. Through Lafayette’s chapter of Alternative School Break (ASB), Manglani led an [...]

Ashley Juavinett '11

April 27, 2012

Ashley Juavinett ’11 Earns NSF-Sponsored Teaching Fellowship

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Ashley Juavinett ’11 has spent most of her life in a classroom. And if everything goes according to plan, she’ll spend a lot more time in classrooms in the future. Pursuing a Ph.D. in neuroscience at the University of California, San Diego, Juavinett hopes to one day become a professor at a liberal arts college. [...]

Thafhim "Muna" Siddiqua '13, left, and Taneesha Tate-Robinson '13 presented their project at Lafayette's Community Based Learning and Research expo.

April 24, 2012

Students Receive $10,000 Grant for Arsenic-Removal Project in Bangladesh

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Safe drinking water is a necessity that most Americans take for granted. But, in some parts of the world, like Barisal, Bangladesh, it is a luxury many don’t have. This summer, Thafhim “Muna” Siddiqua ’13 (Silver Spring, Md.) and Taneesha Tate-Robinson ’13 (Bowie, Md.) will take steps to create change in Bangladesh. The students have [...]

Alberto Luna '08

April 11, 2012

Doctoral Candidate Alberto Luna ’08 Researches Motivation for Learning-Disabled Students

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By Dan Edelen When students need a listening ear, Alberto Luna ’08 is there. Luna is a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate and supplemental instruction supervisor in the school of psychology at University of Arizona, where he completed his master’s in 2010. He has also served as program developer for the honors college Xtreme Discovery Teams and [...]

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March 8, 2012

Jeff Zimmer ’10 Helps Secure Workers’ Rights around the Globe

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By Kate Helm After landing a much sought-after job with the American Center for International Labor Solidarity in Washington, D.C., Jeff Zimmer ’10 was told why he was hired. “[My supervisor] said it was my passion that made me stand out, and Lafayette can take a lot of credit for that,” says Zimmer. “Lafayette doesn’t [...]

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March 6, 2012

Literacy Day Cultivates a Passion for Reading

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Local children and Easton Mayor Sal Panto took part in a variety of activities organized by Lafayette students to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ 108th birthday last weekend in Farinon College Center. Lafayette’s 12th annual Literacy Day was done in conjunction with the National Education Association’s Read Across America program to promote enthusiasm for reading. The event [...]