Involved, Focused, and Active Students
Lafayette students are drivers, not passengers; doers, not spectators. From diverse backgrounds here and abroad, they are motivated and focused, and they plan to use their education to accomplish great things in the world. They are socially engaged and active in academic projects and student organizations. They are highly successful in pursuing advanced study and securing top careers.
With just one class, Shehtaz Huq ’14 (Garland, Texas) was hooked. “I think taking Film and Media Studies 101 was the best stroke of luck that I had my freshman year, because that was the class that started my love affair with film,” says Huq, now a double major in English and film and media [...]
“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 [...]
From the time she arrived at Lafayette, Sarah Sullivan ’12 (West Hempstead, N.Y.) knew she was interested in the life sciences, but she was not sure which field she wanted to study. “My friend took me into a lab in Oechsle Hall where she was conducting neuroscience research on epilepsy by studying cross-sections of mice [...]
This summer, 18 Lafayette students took advantage of a six-week, faculty-led immersion program in Rome to improve their Italian language skills and learn about Italy’s rich culture. Students lived in small groups in apartments spread throughout the city. Each student spent five hours per day, four days per week, studying Italian from beginner to advanced [...]
Living through New Zealand Quake Inspires Emily Melvin ’12 to Improve Emergency Plans for Study Abroad Students
When natural disasters strike, “the need to rebuild” is a common catchphrase. But for Emily Melvin ’12 (Seaford, N.Y.), restoring infrastructure is only half the battle in recovery. The rest involves something much less tangible – rebuilding lives. She got a taste of what it’s like to live through a natural disaster when a 6.3 [...]