McDonogh Students/Faculty

Professor Chris Phillips presents the Darlyne Bailey ’74 Excellence in the Humanities and Social Sciences Award to Shehtaz Huq ’14.

May 20, 2014

Students and Faculty Honored for Promoting Diversity

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Students and faculty were honored for their dedication to academics and furthering diversity on campus and in the surrounding community at the annual Intercultural Awards May 1 in the Wilson Room of Pfenning Alumni Center. Sponsored by the Office of Intercultural Development, the ceremony celebrates those who have committed themselves to addressing issues of multiculturalism, [...]

Robert Young '14 and Justin Butler ’14 share a laugh.

May 5, 2014

Students Prepare for the Future at Annual McDonogh Network Event

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Accomplished alumni shared their experiences and perspectives with students at the fourth annual McDonogh Network Spring Meeting and Senior Celebration last weekend in Pfenning Alumni Center. Students were able to network, discuss specific careers, and get advice about entering the workforce. The event honored the achievements of black and African American members of the Lafayette [...]

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 [...]

Samantha Jordan '13

October 30, 2013

Video: Samantha Jordan ’13 on Studying in France and Presenting Her Research

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Samantha Jordan ’13 received a Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship, which provides preparation for a career in the foreign service through internships with the State Department and up to $40,000 a year for a master’s degree program in public policy. Jordan majored in international economics and commerce at Lafayette and played on the varsity women’s basketball [...]

Derrick Hargwood ’14 works in a lab at West Innovations Concepts.

September 26, 2013

Derrick Hargwood ’14 Explores Design Engineering at West Pharmaceutical Services

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Mechanical engineering major Derrick Hargwood ’14 (Metuchen, N.J.) got hands-on experience in his field as an intern at the product design and innovation center of West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. in Washington, N.J. During a summer internship, Hargwood learned about the design process and took part in brainstorming sessions, made and tested prototypes, and then refined [...]

Kyle Tucker '14 works in a lab in Kunkel Science Center.

September 20, 2013

Cancer Research is Personal for Kyle Tucker ’14

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For Kyle Tucker ’14 (Los Angeles, Calif.), cancer research allows him to explore multiple fields of science, but it also touches him on a personal level. “I was sixteen years old going into college when I heard that my mother’s breast cancer had returned from remission. It was a numbing experience for me, but I [...]

Professor Robert Kurt, Tiffany Phuong ’16, Kofi Boateng ’16, and Professor Chun Wai Liew work in the lab.

July 12, 2013

Tiffany Phuong ’16 and Kofi Boateng ’16 Combine Biology and Computer Science in Cancer Research

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Research by Tiffany Phuong ’16 (Aldan, Pa.) and Kofi Boateng ’16 (Bronx, N.Y.) this summer is contributing to their goals of becoming doctors and could also help in the fight against cancer. They are working on an interdisciplinary project looking at how the protein MYD88 affects tumor growth with Robert Kurt, associate professor and head of [...]

Professor Ian Smith

July 12, 2013

Professor Ian Smith Publishes Groundbreaking Article on Othello

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What difference does the color of a handkerchief make in one of Shakespeare’s plays? A great deal, as it turns out. In the article “Othello’s Black Handkerchief” in Shakespeare Quarterly, Ian Smith, professor of English, challenges the common assumption that the handkerchief in Othello is white, contending that textual clues in the play indicate that [...]

Professor Michael Feola and Juannell Riley ‘15

June 3, 2013

Juannell Riley ’15 Explores Democratic Exclusion With Professor Michael Feola

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Juannell Riley ’15 (Bronx, N.Y.) spent the semester investigating who speaks—and whose voice matters—in democratic communities. Riley worked with Michael Feola, assistant professor of government & law, through Lafayette’s EXCEL Scholars undergraduate research program on a project that challenges longstanding assumptions about democracy and citizenship. The team grappled with the widespread belief that challenges to [...]

PARDees student-athletes

May 24, 2013

Four Student-Athletes Honored for Excellence

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The PARDees, Lafayette’s senior student-athlete awards ceremony, were held Thursday evening at the Williams Center for the Arts. More than 100 student-athletes and their families celebrated the close of the Class of 2013′s competitive careers. Four seniors stood out from the pack. Tony Johnson (Folsom, Calif.), Deanna DiCroce (Doylestown, Pa.), Blake Fink (Westhampton, N.J.) and Emily Valeo (Norristown, Pa.) took home the top honors as [...]