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Samantha George ’12 in New York City

July 19, 2011

Samantha George ’12 Learns the Ropes of Broadcast Journalism at CBS Radio

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By Michele Tallarita ’12 Samantha George ’12 (Dublin, Ohio) is working on her radio voice. Amid the honking horns and towering skyscrapers of New York City, George is getting a taste of the airwaves at a historic hub of broadcast journalism this summer.  She scored an internship with 1010 WINS, a division of CBS radio—and [...]

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July 15, 2011

Students Learn about U.K. Healthcare System by Living and Working in London

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It’s not every day students get to learn about a foreign healthcare system by rolling up their sleeves and working within the system, but that’s exactly what 19 students did through a summer interim course in London. It’s such a unique experience that each year, the College receives inquiries from students around the country hoping [...]

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July 12, 2011

Alyssa Smith ’11 Takes Third Place in National Economic Education Video Competition

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Explaining the idea of United States central bank independence is no easy task. But Alyssa Smith ’11 had such a sound grasp of the subject that she placed third in the nation in the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis’ National Economic Education Video Competition. Her video earned a spot on the St. Louis Fed’s [...]

Ana Drehwing '13 at Zion National Park

July 12, 2011

A Living Laboratory: Students Explore the Geology of the American Southwest

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This summer, Drew Williams ’14 (Collegeville, Pa.) had a birthday he’ll never forget. He and a group of 19 other students got up at 4:30 a.m. to watch the sunrise at Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah and then hiked in 98-degree weather through slot canyons. They ended the day with a snowball fight on [...]

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July 8, 2011

Icy Research: Jaclyn Avidon ’12 Studies Geologic Development of Moons at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab in California

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By Michele Tallarita ’12 In the depths of outer space millions of miles from Earth, Jupiter and its many moons make their slow turn around the sun.  One of the planet’s largest moons, Europa, bears a pale surface full of crisscrossing lines, like bicycle tracks, and has temperatures several hundred degrees below our planet’s coldest [...]

Jordan Parsons ’13 led the softball team this semester with a 3.93 grade point average.

June 30, 2011

173 Students Named to Patriot League Academic Honor Roll

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In the College’s 13 Division I spring sports, 173 students were named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll. To be eligible for the honor roll, student athletes need to record at least a 3.20 grade point average (GPA) during the semester. This year, Lafayette has set the bar for Patriot League academic performance as [...]

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June 24, 2011

Grasping the Point: Zhao Xin Yin ’13 Presents Research on Computerized Glove at International Conference

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Zhao Xin Yin ’13 (Shijiazhuang, China) has a futuristic vision for the research he is conducting on a computerized, wearable glove that studies human grasping behavior. “With the gloves, we can acquire 10 channels of commands through each finger contact, and if we combine this with touch-screen technologies  – which hardly allow multi-point contact — [...]

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June 24, 2011

Artistic Expression: Students Explore Painting Methods and Techniques

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Lafayette’s art department provides students with a variety of opportunities for individual expression and exploration guided by nationally and internationally renowned artists and scholars. In the Intermediate Painting course taught by Ed Kerns, Clapp Professor of Art, students explore painting methodology; techniques in acrylic, oil, and egg tempera; and modes such as figurative and abstract. [...]

Brian Peacock '12

June 13, 2011

Brian Peacock ’12 Receives Third National Honor for Environmental Research

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Civil engineering major Brian Peacock ’12 (Haddonfield, N.J.) has recently been awarded a third national-level honor recognizing his work in environmental research. After receiving a 2011 Udall Scholarship and an Environmental Protection Agency-Greater Research Opportunity fellowship, last month Peacock received an Undergraduate Student Award in Environmental Chemistry from the American Chemical Society. The society’s division [...]

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June 8, 2011

Caitlyn Ische ’12 Gains Big World View as Student in Greece

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If one word could sum up Caitlyn Ische’s study abroad experience in Athens it would be “opa,” a tiny word used by Greeks to convey big joy and exuberance. A double major in government & law and art, Ische ’12 (Coppell, Texas) spent the spring semester attending classes in Greek art and politics, visiting the [...]