December 15, 2010

Research by Economics Professor Mark Crain Featured in The Wall Street Journal

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Research on state fiscal policies by Mark Crain, Simon Professor of Political Economy, has been featured in the Dec. 10 edition of The Wall Street Journal. The article, “How to Control State Spending,” looks at ways for state governments to limit budget growth including using the item-reduction veto, which allows a governor to single out […]


December 15, 2010

Op-Ed on Early Decision by Vice President Robert Massa Appears in New York Times

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An op-ed article by Robert Massa, vice president for communications, has been published in the education section of today’s The New York Times. His article, “The Case for Early Decision,” discusses the benefits for students applying through an early decision program and dispels some commonly held misconceptions. Read the article.


December 15, 2010

Patriot League Presidents Elect to Table Decision to Adjust Financial Aid in Football

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The Patriot League Council of Presidents elected to table a decision to adjust the current need-limited model of financial aid for two years pending additional deliberations related to the league’s strategic direction. The council issued the following statement today: “Following extensive discussions at their meetings this week, the Patriot League Council of Presidents elected to […]

Ryan Sysko '97

December 13, 2010

Ryan Sysko ’97 Partners with AT&T to Launch WellDoc’s Mobile Diabetes Management System

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By Kevin Gray During a family vacation in Florida in 2004, Ryan Sysko ’97 and his sister, Dr. Suzanne Clough, who at the time was a physician at the Joslin Center for Diabetes, University of Maryland, were discussing ways that technology might be used to help her patients manage diabetes. “Her patients were struggling,” says […]


December 9, 2010

Men’s and Women’s Soccer Honored for Academics by National Coaches Association

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The men’s and women’s soccer teams have been honored with Team Academic Awards by the National Soccer Coaches Association of American (NSCAA). The men earned special recognition from the NSCAA, as the team’s collective grade-point average (GPA) of 3.38 ranked among the 10 best in Division I.  The team was also the only Patriot League […]


December 8, 2010

Faculty Lectures from Alumni Summer College Available Online

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Lectures by faculty who taught courses during the Alumni Summer College in July can be viewed on Lafayette’s YouTube channel. Watch the videos. Alumni Summer College features ten 90-minute classes taught by faculty representing Lafayette’s four academic divisions: engineering, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. The three-day learning experience is designed for alumni, parents, spouses, […]

Susan Grunewald '11 (from left), Samuel Strong '12, Professor Ida Sinkevic, Noel Kellogg '11, and Megan Cassidy '12

December 8, 2010

Students Present Research at National Conference on Medieval and Early Modern Studies

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Earlier this month, four Lafayette students presented research at the Fifth Undergraduate Conference in Medieval & Early Modern Studies at Moravian College. More than 100 students from colleges and universities across the nation participated. The Lafayette presenters were part of the Byzantine Art course taught by Ida Sinkevic, associate professor of art. The class explores […]

Jessika Luth '01

December 7, 2010

From New Zealand to Sweden, Jessika Luth ’01 Begins Study of Environmental Policy

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A world citizen. A teacher. An environmental activist. A park ranger. All of these roles and a purposeful journey from California, Pennsylvania, and Washington to Australia, England, New Zealand, and on to Sweden, came together in the next step for Jessika Luth ’01. In September, Luth began work on a master’s in environmental management and […]

Lafayette College

December 6, 2010

News from the Chapters: Updated Dec. 1, 2010

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Holiday outings and NHL hockey fill the winter calendar. Alumni chapters bring together Lafayette graduates, parents, and friends to begin and renew friendships with one another and strengthen bonds to the College. They enjoy sports outings, luncheons, and dinners featuring faculty or alumni speakers, networking events, museum trips, welcoming receptions for incoming students, events with […]


December 3, 2010

Students Help Developing Communities in Honduras through Engineers Without Borders

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Someday soon, the residents of El Convento, Honduras, will be able to enjoy what people in the developed world take for granted: fresh clean water in their homes.  Until then, they use water drawn from a polluted stream running through the village. When their village’s water distribution and filtration system is complete, it will be […]