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August 26, 2008

Sculpture Commemorating Granting of Degree to David McDonogh in 1844 Will be Dedicated Sept. 27

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Related events will celebrate the life of Lafayette’s first black graduate Lafayette will dedicate “Transcendence,” a sculpture commemorating David Kearney McDonogh 1844, the College’s first black graduate, Saturday, Sept. 27, and will host related public events. McDonogh was a slave when he was sent by his owner to Lafayette in 1838. Prior to the dedication [...]

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May 24, 2008

Juan Williams Speaks at 173rd Commencement

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College awards 599 degrees to 578 graduating seniors and honorary doctorates to four distinguished leaders Lafayette granted 599 degrees to 578 graduating seniors and honorary doctorates to four distinguished leaders, including journalist Juan Williams, today at the College’s 173rd Commencement. President Daniel H. Weiss awarded Williams the honorary degree of Doctor of Journalism. Also receiving [...]

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May 1, 2008

Professor Curlee Holton Produces Print for New Play Another River Flows

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Project is collaboration with Touchstone Theatre and Lehigh Valley Black African Heritage History Project Curlee Raven Holton, professor and head of art and founding director of the Experimental Printmaking Institute (EPI), has engaged in a collaboration with Touchstone Theatre and the Lehigh Valley Black African Heritage History Project (LVBAHHP). Holton has created a limited edition [...]

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March 7, 2008

Juan Williams to Speak at 173rd Commencement

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One of America’s leading journalists, he is senior correspondent on NPR’s Morning Edition and panelist on Fox News Sunday Juan Williams, one of America’s leading journalists, will be the principal speaker at Lafayette’s 173rd Commencement on Saturday, May 24, and will receive an honorary degree. Information for parents on Commencement A senior correspondent on National [...]

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February 25, 2008

Slideshow: Stanford Professor Claude Steele Discusses Stereotypes and Identity

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Black History Month keynote lecture was also part of the Presidential Lecture Series on Diversity As a part of the Presidential Lecture Series on Diversity, Claude Steele, Lucy Stern Professor of the Social Sciences and Director for the Center of Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University, presented a lecture on stereotypes and identity. [...]

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February 14, 2008

Experimental Printmaking Institute Featured in Film Honoring Artist David Driskell

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Footage will be shown at African American Museum in Philadelphia’s third annual Heritage Gala Feb. 29 Artist David C. Driskell’s recent work with Curlee Holton, professor and head of art, and the College’s Experimental Printmaking Institute (EPI) will be featured in a film being screened at the African American Museum in Philadelphia’s third annual Heritage [...]

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February 4, 2008

Stanford Professor Claude Steele to Give Lecture on Stereotypes and Identity Feb. 21

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Talk is part of Presidential Lecture Series on Diversity As a part of the Presidential Lecture Series on Diversity, Claude Steele, Lucy Stern Professor of the Social Sciences and Director for the Center of Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University, will give a talk at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21 in Kirby Hall [...]

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January 22, 2008

Portlock Black Cultural Center Hosts Exhibit by Janet Pickett Feb. 1 – March 5

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“Mappings of Memory” show is part of Black History Month celebration An exhibit of works by Janet Taylor Pickett entitled “Mappings of Memory” will be on display in the Portlock Black Cultural Center (PBCC), 101 McCartney Street, as a part of the College’s celebration of Black History Month. The show will run from Friday, Feb. [...]

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January 10, 2008

Black History Month Explores ‘The Modern Black Experience’ Feb. 1-March 5

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Events include lectures, art exhibits, films, discussions, performances, and a benefit dance Lafayette will celebrate Black History Month (BHM) from Feb. 1-March 5 with the theme “The Modern Black Experience: Examining the Past to Define our Place in the Future.” Events will explore the contributions of black people from all over the Diaspora and how [...]

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January 9, 2008

Saxophonist Steve Wilson and Drummer Lewis Nash to Perform at the Williams Center Feb. 1

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They will also conduct a clinic for Lafayette student jazz musicians As the third concert in the Williams Center’s Jazz Masters series, celebrated saxophonist Steve Wilson and drummer Lewis Nash will come together for a performance on Friday, Feb. 1 at 8 p.m. Tickets are free for students, $4 for faculty and staff, and $18 [...]