McDonogh Students/Faculty

Professor Curlee Raven Holton works with students at the Experimental Printmaking Institute.

February 6, 2012

Art by Curlee Holton Featured in Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit and Morris Art Museum

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Two pieces of art by Curlee Raven Holton have been included in a Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition, African American art 1950-Present, and Celebrating our Legacy at the Morris Art Museum in Morris, N.J. Holton’s large-format 1993 etching “Bred for Pleasure” will be part of the Smithsonian exhibit, as well as the permanent collections of the [...]

Brandon Ellis in New York City

November 16, 2011

Brandon Ellis ’12 Named to Capital One Academic All-District II Football Team

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Brandon Ellis ’12 (Jeffersonville, Pa.) has earned placement on the Capital One Academic All-District II Football Team. A three-year starter in the defensive backfield, Ellis has been honored for the second straight season and was named to the inaugural Academic All-Patriot League Team in 2010. He leads Lafayette with 11 pass breakups and is fifth [...]

Professor Curlee Holton works in the Venice Printmaking Studio.

November 4, 2011

Re-Imagining Othello in Venice: Two Professors and Berrisford Boothe ’83 Collaborate to Create 10 Etchings

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Working in the very city where the character Othello struggled against racial hostility, Curlee Holton has created a series of 10 images re-imagining Shakespeare’s character in the context of contemporary awareness of issues of race, identity, and culture. Holton, Roth Professor of Art and founding director of the Experimental Printmaking Institute (EPI), made the Othello [...]

DeMark Bowman ’12 at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library in Washington, D.C.

August 17, 2011

DeMark Bowman ’12 Mentors Teens at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

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“As a philosophy major it’s hard to say what got me here; however, I chose my major because it has a little bit of everything mixed into one,” says DeMark Bowman ’12 (Washington, D.C.).  “I wanted to study psychology, sociology, government & law, and writing.  Philosophy was my path toward these things in a way [...]

Charnelle Pinkett ’13 at Comedy Central in New York City

August 5, 2011

Charnelle Pinkett ’13 Has Her Finger on the Pulse at Comedy Central in New York City

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By Michele Tallarita ’12 Not many people can say their summer internship involved a “Lady Gaga scare.” “She happened to be on a radio show that’s housed in our building and before I could blink, there was a huge crowd of paparazzi, fans, and a lot of employees standing outside,” says Charnelle Pinkett ’13.  “We [...]

hip hop

March 26, 2011

Association of Black Collegians Hosts Hip Hop Week March 28-April 2

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The Association of Black Collegians (ABC) is hosting a series of events on campus for Hip Hop Week March 28-April 2. Students will be urged to work toward positive change by actions such as sending letters to record executives and watching educational films that reveal the larger meaning of hip hop, called “the most important [...]

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March 4, 2011

Art Professor Curlee Holton Creates ‘Living Classroom’ through Experimental Printmaking Institute

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Growing up, Curlee Raven Holton always admired his older brother Homer’s drawings and tried to follow in his footsteps. It wasn’t until college that he truly understood the impact art can have in everyday life. A business major at the time, he witnessed a horrific car accident. “A car hit a young man riding a [...]

Kameisha Hodge '11

February 18, 2011

Poetic Prodigy: Kameisha Hodge ’11 Publishes Atlas of Consciousness

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This March, when many college students will be in Florida or Mexico on spring break, Kameisha Hodge ’11 will be hanging out at Borders Bookstore in Washington, D.C. She won’t be browsing the latest best sellers or sipping mocha lattes in the café. Rather, she’ll be signing copies of her first book of poetry, Atlas [...]

Brandi Porter '13 performs during the Lafayette Fringe Festival.

February 11, 2011

Big-Time Aspirations: Brandi Porter ’13 Plans to Take Her Talents All the Way to Broadway

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Someday, you might see Brandi Porter ’13 (Olney, Md.) on a Broadway stage. She knows that getting to The Great White Way will take a lot of hard work, and she’s prepared to do whatever it takes. Last summer, as part of an independent study in musical theater, Porter attended the summer Broadway Theater Project [...]

Laquan Lightfoot '11

September 3, 2010

Laquan Lightfoot ’11 Gets a Preview of Her Future at the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office

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Laquan Lightfoot ’11 (Washington, D.C.) first became interested in justice and law in high school after serving as a youth adviser for the D.C. Youth Advisory Council. The government organization gives young people a voice to influence legislation and policies that impact youth within the city and works to create youth-adult partnerships. “I became really [...]