Women’s and Gender Studies

Students met with local teen moms and their children to collect letters, images, and stories for the photo narrative book.

April 9, 2014

Students Promote Easton Shelter and Mentoring Program through Film, Photos, and Words

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By Shehtaz Huq ’14 Alec Golini ’14 (Lumberton, N.J.) has had a close connection with the Easton community during his time on College Hill. A government and law major and member of the men’s soccer team, Golini founded Athletes C.A.R.E. (Creating Abundant Relief Effort), which engages athletes and young people in the community to provide [...]

Christina Helms '06 and Julia Guarch '15

April 8, 2014

Lafayette Women Focus on the Power of Community at Biennial Conference

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By Margie Peterson At the end of her luncheon speech at the 2014 Council of Lafayette Women Conference Saturday, Anne Alexander, editorial director of Prevention, told a story. One day she arrived late and frazzled for her first yoga workout at a new studio to find that it was full, with little space left on [...]

U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey, photo by Joel Smith

March 4, 2014

Lafayette Celebrates Women’s History Month

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Lafayette will celebrate Women’s History Month in March with lectures, discussion forums, film screenings, a trivia contest, and a reading by U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey. Now in her second term as the 19th Poet Laureate of the United States, Trethewey will present the 2014 John L Hatfield ’67 Lecture hosted by the Friends of [...]

Members of the Lafayette community stand together against sexual violence.

December 6, 2013

Photo Gallery: Lafayette Stands Against Sexual Violence

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Members of the College community stood together against sexual violence recently during the Take Back the Night rally.  Students, faculty, and staff gathered at various locations around campus and took part in a silent march ending at the Quad. The “silence was shattered” with various chants and remarks by Mary Armstrong, associate professor and chair [...]

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 [...]

Skillman Library

May 9, 2013

Lafayette Honors Students for Academic Excellence

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Lafayette honored more than 85 students for academic excellence at the annual All-College Honors Convocation May 5 in Colton Chapel. Awards and prizes recognized outstanding academic success in all four of Lafayette’s academic divisions—engineering, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. This spring, 42 students will join Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest and most respected undergraduate [...]

Nandini Sikand, assistant professor of film and media studies

May 1, 2013

Professor Nandini Sikand Receives National Postdoctoral Fellowship for New Book

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The American Association of University Women has awarded Nandini Sikand, assistant professor of film and media studies, a postdoctoral American Fellowship for her book project, Bodies, Bells and Borders: Choreographing a New Odissi Tradition. The work is an ethnography of how Odissi, a classical Indian dance dating from the second century B.C., has transformed from a [...]

Josh, Emily, and Nora Musil Church

April 17, 2013

Photo Gallery: “Is Feminism Still Necessary?”

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As part of the College’s celebration of Women’s History Month in March, the Association of Lafayette Feminists hosted a photo display event called “Is Feminism Still Necessary?” Students, faculty, staff, and friends took photos of their reasons why feminism is important. The images were on display in Farinon College Center from March 18-22. The goal [...]

Russian author and journalist Masha Gessen will speak on the regime of Vladimir Putin March 11

February 26, 2013

Lafayette Celebrates Women’s History Month

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Lafayette will celebrate Women’s History Month in March with events focusing on the theme of “Domestic and International Intersections.” The month captures the spirit of International Women’s Day on March 8 by featuring events on and speakers from Africa, Russia, the Caribbean, and Asia and exploring Native American topics, spirituality, body image, feminism, sexual assault, and [...]

Professor Mary Armstrong and Lauren White ’13

November 30, 2012

Professor Mary Armstrong Receives NSF Grant to Study Underrepresented Minority Women in STEM Fields

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a $100,000 grant to Mary Armstrong, associate professor of English and chair of women’s and gender studies, and Jasna Jovanovic, professor of psychology and child development at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo, for their study of how colleges and universities can more effectively support the success of underrepresented [...]