Class of 2013

Rachel Davidson ’13, Diane Ahl, and Rado Pribic have organized the International Conference on Nazi-Looted Art.

June 3, 2011

Rachel Davidson ’13 Helps Organize International Conference on Nazi-Looted Art

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Ever since elementary school, Rachel Davidson ’13 (Bethesda, Md.) has been interested in the Holocaust. Her maternal grandfather, Erwin Schwager, escaped his hometown of Munich, Germany, the day before Kristallnacht, the infamous Nazi-instigated “Night of Broken Glass” in 1938 when Jewish businesses, synagogues, and homes were destroyed. Schwager’s brother escaped to Israel, but their parents [...]

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May 14, 2011

Spotted on Campus With …Caitlin Mitchell ’13

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Field hockey Second Team All-Patriot League defender Caitlin Mitchell ’13 (Plymouth, Vt.) discusses the challenges of chemistry and her secret plan to score a goal. What is your major and what do you like about your major? I am a civil engineering major. I enjoy it because it is based around problem solving, and most [...]

Thafhim "Muna" Siddiqua '13, left, and Taneesha Tate-Robinson '13 presented their project at Lafayette's Community Based Learning and Research expo.

May 13, 2011

Students Lay Groundwork for Arsenic-Removal Project in Bangladesh Next Year

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When Thafhim “Muna” Siddiqua ’13 (Silver Spring, Md.) and Taneesha Tate-Robinson ’13 (Bowie, Md.) learned about the devastating effects of arsenic poisoning due to contaminated drinking water in Bangladesh, they decided to put together a service project to help. In preparation for their Save Me from Arsenic project, the students teamed up with John Greenleaf, [...]

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April 1, 2011

Contemporary Music Ensemble Brings Together Diverse Talents of Students and Faculty in Creative Collaboration

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When the Contemporary Music Ensemble took the stage for its debut concert this March, it was the product of the innovative vision of its director, Kirk O’Riordan, assistant professor of music and director of bands. The elite chamber group performs music composed in the 20th and 21st centuries by established masters, emerging composers, and students. [...]

Lucas Reilly '13 at the Globe Theatre in London.

March 10, 2011

Students Explore London in Lafayette’s New Faculty-Led Semester Abroad

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A friend once told Lucas Reilly ’13 (Sayre, Pa.), “When the opportunity to go abroad presents itself, the answer is always ‘yes.’” That’s why the English and music double major jumped on the chance to spend the fall semester in London as part of Lafayette’s new faculty-led semester abroad program at Goldsmiths College of University [...]

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February 11, 2011

101 Students Named to Patriot League Academic Honor Roll

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From the College’s fall sports teams, 101 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 during the semester. The men’s and women’s cross country teams combined for 22 students named to the honor roll. [...]

Brandi Porter '13 performs during the Lafayette Fringe Festival.

February 11, 2011

Big-Time Aspirations: Brandi Porter ’13 Plans to Take Her Talents All the Way to Broadway

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Someday, you might see Brandi Porter ’13 (Olney, Md.) on a Broadway stage. She knows that getting to The Great White Way will take a lot of hard work, and she’s prepared to do whatever it takes. Last summer, as part of an independent study in musical theater, Porter attended the summer Broadway Theater Project [...]

Chris Kelly ’13 in Ecuador

February 11, 2011

A Portal to the Past: Chris Kelly ’13 Explores the Geologic Evolution of Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands

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Chris Kelly ’13 (Boyertown, Pa.), a double major in geology and international affairs, was one of 24 students who spent three weeks over the January interim studying the evolution of life and land in Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. The course, taught by geology professors Lawrence Malinconico and David Sunderlin and Provost Wendy Hill, was [...]

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January 28, 2011

Overcoming Barriers: Lafayette Peer Mentoring Program Helps Malagasy Students Attend College in the U.S.

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For high school students in Madagascar who have aspirations of attending college in the United States, the application process can be extremely daunting.  They have to study for and take the SAT, write essays, prepare applications – the same steps that American high school students take, but in a language that for most is their [...]

Tong Pham ’13; Matthew Taylor, assistant professor of computer science; and Kumera Bekele ’13

January 28, 2011

Tong Pham ’13 and Kumera Bekele ’13 Study Artificial Intelligence with Professor Matthew Taylor

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Artificial intelligence isn’t just for the movies anymore. Tong Pham ’13 (Anaheim, Calif.) and Kumera Bekele ’13 (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) are working under the guidance of Matthew Taylor, assistant professor of computer science, on research aimed at allowing autonomous computer programs to coordinate among themselves. Pham, an electrical and computer engineering major, talks excitedly about the [...]