Anthropology and Sociology

San Francisco 49er Blake Costanzo '06

March 14, 2012

Blake Costanzo ’06 Signs with NFL’s Chicago Bears

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National Football League special teams standout Blake Costanzo ’06 has signed a new contract, reportedly two years, with the Chicago Bears. The linebacker tweeted about the new contract yesterday, thanking San Francisco 49ers fans and expressing his excitement to Bears fans. Costanzo played a big role in helping the 49ers advance in last season’s playoffs, [...]

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January 30, 2012

Tatiana Logan ’13 Explores Culture and Education in Senegal

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“There is something about finding yourself so completely out of your element that helps you define your own culture and your place within it. The people I met during my study abroad have redefined my definition of warmth. They were willing to help anyone at the drop of a hat, would give and give and [...]

San Francisco 49er Blake Costanzo '06

January 22, 2012

Blake Costanzo ’06 Contributes in 49ers’ NFL Championship Game

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NFL special teams standout Blake Costanzo ’06 had two tackles and an assisted tackle for the San Francisco 49ers today, but the team lost its NFC Championship game to the New York Giants, 20-17. Costanzo, who was selected as an alternate for the Pro Bowl this season, was featured  by the media in newspaper and website [...]

Brooke Kohler ’13 on a beach on St. John Island

January 6, 2012

Brooke Kohler ’13 Tracks Effects of Iguana Population Growth on St. John Island

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What began with an anthropology class that Brooke Kohler ’13 took on a whim turned into a summer studying iguanas on a Caribbean island. Kohler (Flemington, N.J.) recently attended the 110th annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association (AAA) in Montreal after conducting research as a Mellon Scholar this summer in St. John in the [...]

Tanuja Dehne '93

November 28, 2011

Tanuja Majumdar Dehne ’93 Named One of NJBIZ Best 50 Women in Business

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by April Hall Recognized as one of New Jersey’s leading women in business, Tanuja Majumdar Dehne ’93 is senior vice president of human resources for NRG Energy, Inc., Princeton, N.J.  She was named to the 2011 NJBIZ Best 50 Women in Business for her leadership in company, industry, and community. At NRG, Dehne oversees benefits, [...]

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October 3, 2011

Michael Leff ’07 Creates Website with Support of Entrepreneurial Mentor Jim Fisher ’77

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In your favorite city looking for a restaurant with fusion cuisine or a bar specializing in tropical martinis? The new website barHappy.com has the answers. The brainchild of Michael Leff ’07, barHappy.com is a guide to restaurants and bars in 18 major cities across the country. It features not only the name and location of [...]

LaKeisha Wright '11

September 29, 2011

LaKeisha Wright ’11 Extends Collegiate Basketball Career While Pursuing MBA

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A team-high 16 points in the Patriot League Tournament Quarterfinals March 5, 2011 marked the last of the 1,316 points that LaKeisha Wright ’11 scored as a member of the Lafayette women’s basketball team. Two months later, she received a degree with a major in anthropology and sociology to close out her education on College [...]

Laura Hammer '12 in New York City

September 7, 2011

Tricks of the Trade: Laura Hammer ’12 Learns About Fashion and Publishing at Harper’s Bazaar

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For anthropology and sociology major Laura Hammer ’12, the ways that societies function, down to even their fashions, have always been of great interest. “Studying anthropology and sociology has given me great insight in the structure of society.  It has given me different perspectives, further igniting my fascination with other cultures.  Learning about the ideas [...]

Danielle Sobol ’12 takes water samples from Raritan Bay in New Jersey.

August 31, 2011

Environmental Scientists: Mellon Scholars Program Provides Students with Hands-on Experiences Locally and Abroad

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There are worse places to spend the summer break than on a Caribbean island. Brooke Kohler ’13 and Jephord English ’12 spent part of their summer on St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands, but they weren’t there to lounge on the beaches. Kohler and English are part of Lafayette’s interdisciplinary Summer Mellon Scholars program, [...]

Blake Costanzo ’06

August 18, 2011

Catching Up with San Francisco 49er Blake Costanzo ’06

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Former Lafayette football star Blake Costanzo ’06 took some time to answer questions about his career in the National Football League. The anthropology and sociology graduate is playing with the San Francisco 49ers after spending the past two seasons with the Cleveland Browns. Between your former teammates and coaches, who has made the most impact [...]