McDonogh Students/Faculty

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 [...]

Tiffany Phuong ’16; Robert Kurt, associate professor and head of biology; Kofi Boateng ’16; and Chun Wai Liew, associate professor of computer science, 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 [...]

Jasmine Jay ’14 puts her thoughts down on paper.

May 21, 2013

Jasmine Jay ’14 Receives Prestigious Writers Institute Scholarship

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By Shehtaz Huq ’14 Among approximately 400 applications received, English major Jasmine Jay ’14 (Allentown, Pa.) is one of 50 students nationwide to be invited to the prestigious NY State Summer Writers Institute. Jay, a recipient of the institute’s merit scholarship that aims at promoting access and diversity, will spend four weeks over the summer [...]

Taylor Brown ’15, Barbara Olivier ’16, and Steven Shankman ’77 at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.

February 26, 2013

Taylor Brown ’15 and Barbara Olivier ’16 Dive into the World of Medicine with Steven Shankman ’77

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Over winter break, Taylor Brown ’15 (Warren, N.J.) and Barbara Olivier ’16 (Brooklyn, N.Y.) got a taste of what day-to-day life is like in the medical field during an externship with Steven Shankman ’77, vice chairman and program director of radiology at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. While shadowing Shankman, Brown and Olivier observed [...]