McDonogh Events

Rennie Harris' Puremovement Dance Company Returns to Lafayette Feb. 3

January 21, 2010

Rennie Harris’ Puremovement Dance Company Returns to Lafayette Feb. 3

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Performance and open rehearsal is part of the College’s celebration of Black History Month Rennie Harris’ award-winning dance company Puremovement returns to Lafayette’s Williams Center for the Arts 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3. The Footlights series performance is one of many activities included in the College’s celebration of Black History Month. Tickets are free for [...]

Majora Carter, Founder of Sustainable South Bronx, Will Speak Nov. 12

October 15, 2009

Majora Carter, Founder of Sustainable South Bronx, Will Speak Nov. 12

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Talk is part of the President’s McDonogh Lecture Series Majora Carter, founder of Sustainable South Bronx and president of her own “green collar” economic consulting firm, will deliver a talk titled “Green the Ghetto: And how much it won’t cost us” 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, in Oechsle Hall room 224. Part of the President’s [...]

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February 26, 2009

Fourth Annual ACACIA Conference Will Explore Recent African Elections Feb. 27 to March 1

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Event is part of the College’s celebration of Black History Month Africans Creating African Consciousness and Interest Abroad (ACACIA) will host its fourth annual conference from Feb. 27 to March 1 in Kirby Hall of Civil Rights room 104. This year’s theme is “Ballots or Bullets: Recent African Elections.” The conference is taking place in [...]

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February 4, 2009

Author Kwame Anthony Appiah Will Discuss Cosmopolitanism Feb. 19

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This year’s Thomas Roy and Lura Forrest Jones Visiting Lecturer will be Kwame Anthony Appiah, an author and the Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Philosophy at Princeton University and the Center for Human Values. He will discuss his 2004 book, Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers, at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19 in the [...]

Lafayette College

February 2, 2009

Lafayette Celebrates the Struggles and Achievements of African Americans during Black History Month

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Lafayette will celebrate Black History Month during February with the theme “Reflections of Black Life: Struggles and Achievements.” Events include lectures, art exhibits, discussions, performances, an African market, and workshops. For more information about the College’s Black History Month celebration, contact the Office of Intercultural Development at x5819 or email. The celebration’s keynote address will [...]

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January 29, 2009

Civil Rights Attorney Theodore Shaw Will Discuss ‘Obama’s Post-Racial America’ Feb. 24

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Talk is part of the Presidential Lecture Series on Diversity As a part of the Presidential Lecture Series on Diversity, Theodore Shaw, Esq. will present the talk, “Reflections on Race and Identity in Obama’s ‘Post-Racial’ America,” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, in the Kirby Hall of Civil Rights, room 104. The event, which is [...]

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October 29, 2008

Video: Art Students Study ‘Transcendence’

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New sculpture commemorates the life of David Kearney McDonogh 1844 Art students working with Jim Toia, director of the art department’s Community-Based Teaching program, have been studying “Transcendence,” a new sculpture on the north side of Skillman Library which commemorates the life of David Kearney McDonogh 1844. Watch a video. McDonogh, the College’s first black [...]

Lafayette College

October 17, 2008

Dr. Benjamin S. Carson Sr. to Speak at 174th Commencement

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Renowned pediatric neurosurgeon is the recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Turner Network Television will present an original movie, Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story, based on his inspiring memoir World-renowned pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Benjamin S. Carson Sr. will be the principal speaker at Lafayette’s 174th Commencement on Saturday, May 23, 2009, and will [...]

Lafayette College

September 24, 2008

McDonogh Network Brings Together African American Alumni

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Group will hold first networking event Saturday afternoon Lafayette has formed the McDonogh Network to provide networking opportunities for African American and other black alumni and students. The group is comprised of all African American and black alumni. “At a time when Lafayette has strengthened its commitment to diversity on campus, we’re pleased that the [...]

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September 22, 2008

‘Transcendence’ Featured in Video and Article

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Sculpture commemorates David Kearney McDonogh 1844, the College’s first black graduate An article and video appeared in the Morning Call Sept. 21, focusing on a new sculpture, “Transcendence,” which commemorates David Kearney McDonogh 1844, the College’s first black graduate. McDonogh was a slave when he was sent from Louisiana by his owner in 1838. The [...]