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August 25, 2011

President Daniel H. Weiss Honored for Service by Boys & Girls Club of Easton

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The Boys & Girls Club of Easton will present the 2011 Martin Zippel Award to Lafayette President Daniel H. Weiss and Martin Till, publisher of The Express-Times newspaper. The award is presented in recognition of an individual or business who has demonstrated outstanding integrity, leadership, and consistency in support of the Boys & Girls Club [...]

Luis Schettino, assistant professor of psychology, and Camille Borland '13 are researching a computerized, wearable glove that studies human grasping behavior.

August 5, 2011

Initiative to Grow the Faculty Will Position Lafayette as a Premier Liberal Arts Institution

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When President Daniel H. Weiss unveiled the College’s strategic plan in the fall of 2007, he said it was designed “to secure a place for Lafayette among the nation’s premier liberal-arts institutions.” Among its five key objectives are to increase the size of the permanent faculty by 20 percent and decrease the student-to-faculty ratio from [...]

Students load one of the College's Earth Tub composting units

April 21, 2011

Lafayette Team Presents Food Loop Project at National Sustainable Design Expo

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A team of students and professors presented the College’s food loop project at the seventh annual National Sustainable Design Expo held in conjunction with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Earth Day celebration last weekend in Washington, D.C. Better known as the EPA: People, Prosperity, and the Planet award competition, Lafayette’s team was invited after going [...]

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January 30, 2011

A Swinging Good Time at the Presidential Ball

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Hundreds of students, faculty, and staff had a swinging time dancing to the music of the George Gee Orchestra during the annual Presidential Ball. The campus-wide tradition began in 2006 when the Office of Student Life Programs was asked to plan a student event to celebrate the inauguration of President Daniel H. Weiss. The success [...]

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January 25, 2011

Lafayette Honored for Partnership with Easton

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Lafayette was recognized for its contributions to the City of Easton by the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce during its annual economic outlook luncheon on Jan. 25. Easton Mayor Sal Panto presented the Community Development Award to President Daniel H. Weiss before an audience of several hundred at the Holiday Inn Conference Center in [...]

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January 3, 2011

Community Service Is Important for Students

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Lafayette President Daniel H. Weiss wrote the following article that was published in the Morning Call newspaper Jan. 3, 2011. On a Saturday in early December, more than 200 Lafayette College students and members of the community gathered in Kirby Field House to string together thousands of colorful paper cranes to help an Easton boy suffering from [...]

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October 29, 2010

Neil McElroy and John O’Keefe Take on New Roles to Strengthen ITS

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Neil J. McElroy, dean of libraries and information technology services, will take on an additional role as special assistant to President Daniel H. Weiss for information technology strategies. John O’Keefe, director of academic technology and network services, has been named senior director of information technology services. He will now oversee administrative information systems as well [...]

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October 21, 2010

Lafayette Celebrates 80 Years of Kirby Hall of Civil Rights

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“This building is a call from my great-grandfather that the study of government and law and civil rights is no less important than economics or engineering or medicine, but rather at the core of all that we do and say here in America,” said S. Dillard Kirby ’81 at Lafayette’s 80th anniversary celebration of the [...]

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October 13, 2010

Kirby Hall Rededication Celebrates Civil Rights

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Lafayette will commemorate the 80th anniversary of Kirby Hall of Civil Rights, one of the most historic and distinctive academic buildings in America, Wednesday, Oct. 20, with an afternoon rededication ceremony featuring remarks by former U.S. attorney general Nicholas Katzenbach and an evening lecture by Taylor Branch, the Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer of Martin Luther King [...]

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October 8, 2010

Lafayette Announces New Williams Arts Campus on North Third Street

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An experimental black box theater, a state-of-the-art film theater, a sound stage, and a high-tech media and teaching lab are some of the exciting facilities included in the plans for the new Williams Arts Campus on North Third Street. “The arts campus will serve as a vibrant gateway to Lafayette and the city and provide [...]