Reunion 2013

Ahart Family Arts Plaza

June 11, 2013

Ahart Family Arts Plaza Dedicated during Reunion Weekend

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The Ahart Family Arts Plaza, located between the Williams Visual Arts Building and the future home of Lafayette’s theater program on North Third Street, was dedicated June 8 during Reunion. The plaza is named in honor of Edward W. Ahart ’69, chair of the Board of Trustees, and Catherine Ahart P’97 ’03 in recognition of [...]

President Daniel H. Weiss

June 11, 2013

Reunion 2013: President Daniel H. Weiss Gives State of the College Address

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By Geoff Gehman ’80 On opening night of Reunion Weekend, President Daniel H. Weiss devoted his last State of the College address to recapping a period of remarkable growth in which he occasionally sat in the hot seat. “During a time of duress and challenge in higher education nationally and internationally—financially, educationally, and otherwise—this college [...]

Norman Carlson '49

June 11, 2013

Fleck Society Member Bricks Rededicated during Reunion

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During the renovation of the Quad, some of the bricks etched with the names of members of the Fleck Consistent Giving Society were relocated. A ceremony was held June 8 to recognize the more than 3,000 members of the society and rededicate the bricks that line the walkways near Skillman Library. President Daniel H. Weiss [...]

Lamar Smith (L-R), Danielle Bero '07, Sarah Kolb '07, Lai Huang '07, and Chris Johnston '08.

June 10, 2013

Reunion 2013: Coming Back for Usual and Unusual Reasons

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By Geoff Gehman ’80 More than 1,200 alumni returned June 7-9 to enjoy Reunion Weekend with their classmates. Here’s an inside view of the groups marking key anniversaries: 5th, 25th, and 50th. Read or watch the annual State of the College address Read about the special event on Gettysburg, Lafayette, and the Civil War Read [...]

Elizabeth Coddington Townsend (left) and James McPherson at Reunion 2013

June 10, 2013

Reunion 2013: Gettysburg, Lafayette, and the Civil War

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During the time that the country was divided and embroiled in a bitter, tragic war 150 years ago, Lafayette was also divided and on the verge of having to close. To open the special Reunion session held Friday, Diane Windham Shaw, College archivist, told the fascinating story of the College’s struggle, outlined the students, alumni, [...]

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June 10, 2013

Reunion 2013: Physicians from Class of ’63 Discuss Future of Health Care

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By Lori McFerran When the three physicians who presented a Reunion College session during their 50th reunion Saturday graduated from Lafayette in 1963, medicine was entering a boom era. It was fueled by new treatments, technology, and an influx of funding from the newly passed Medicare Act. According to Dr. Bert Zarins ’63, those events [...]

Reunion 2013

June 7, 2013

More Than 1,200 Alumni Arrive for Reunion 2013

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Reunion headquarters opened today in Pfenning Alumni Center to welcome back returning alumni, especially those in class years ending in “3” and “8.” The weekend is full of events planned for catching up with old friends, reliving the nostalgia of college days, and creating new memories to treasure for years to come. View the full [...]