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Clinton Conference

June 11, 2010

Students Honored by President Clinton at National Conference

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A team of students working to help rebuild New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward was recognized by President Bill Clinton at the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) conference at University of Miami. Katherine Reeves ’10, Ting Chiu ’11, Jessalyn Rolwood ’10, and Hannah Rhadigan ’11 were representing the College’s Economic Empowerment and Global Learning Project [...]

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May 19, 2010

Lafayette Students Featured in Two Segments on WFMZ’s Edicion en Espanol

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Students provide commentary in Spanish on their economic and environmental work in Honduras Students involved with Lafayette’s chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) and the Economic Empowerment and Global Learning Project (EEGLP) were interviewed for two segments on WFMZ’s Edicion en Espanol appearing 11 p.m. Wednesday, May 19 and Thursday, May 20. Civil engineering majors [...]

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May 17, 2010

Students and Faculty Work to Convert Abandoned New Orleans School into Community Arts Center

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A group of Lafayette students and faculty spent their spring break in New Orleans working with artists and community leaders in the Lower Ninth Ward to help them convert a former public school, abandoned since Hurricane Katrina in 2005, into a community arts and cultural center. The trip was part of an ongoing effort since [...]

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April 12, 2010

Student Work in New Orleans Will Be Recognized at Clinton Global Initiative University Conference

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Members of the College’s Economic Empowerment and Global Learning Project will attend the meeting April 16-18 A team of students and faculty who have been working to help rebuild New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward will be recognized at the upcoming Clinton Global Initiative University (CGIU) conference. Katherine Reeves ’10 (Colorado Springs, Colo.), Ting Chiu ’11 [...]

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April 9, 2010

Adventures in the Honduran Jungle

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Thomas Johnson ’11 chronicles a day working on water infrastructure projects near a rural Honduran village Thomas Johnson ’11 (Allendale, N.J.), who is pursuing a B.S. in chemical engineering and an A.B. with a major in international economics and commerce, chronicled a grueling day spent working in the jungle of the Yoro region of Honduras. [...]

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March 23, 2010

An Artistic Vision for Easton

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Jordan Kaplan ’10 writes about planning a local art and cultural center Jordan Kaplan ’10 (Livingston, N.J.), an economics and business major, is project leader for the College’s Economic Empowerment and Global Learning Project’s revitalization efforts in Easton. Working under the guidance of Gladstone Fluney Hutchinson, associate professor of economics, the team has been working [...]

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March 16, 2010

Helping Shape Easton’s Cultural Future

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Students and faculty will present plans for the Governor Wolf Art and Culture Athenaeum project April 1 at Easton City Hall A team of Lafayette students and faculty has taken a direct interest in shaping Easton’s cultural future. Through the College’s Economic Empowerment and Global Learning Project (EEGLP), the group has been working closely with [...]

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May 4, 2009

Students Will Work with Easton Community Groups to Discover New Possibilities for the City’s Arts Scene and the West Ward

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Grants from the William T. Morris Foundation and the West Ward Neighborhood Partnership will support ‘Community Fellows’ Jordan Kaplan ’10 (Livingston, N.J.), Nicolus Oliver ’10 (Cheltenham, Pa.), and Tsion Tsegaye ’10 (Arlington, Va.) will study the potential economic and community development impact of converting the Governor Wolf Building, 45 North Second St., into a sustainable [...]

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October 15, 2008

Three Years After Katrina, New Orleans Continues to Rebuild

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Katherine Reeves ’10 writes about her experience working with Lower Ninth Ward residents Katie Reeves ’10 (Colorado Springs, Colo.) is a member of Lafayette’s Economic Empowerment and Global Learning Project team. The group is working with residents and institutions in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans to help with the district’s redevelopment, and the [...]

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April 8, 2008

Michael Adelman ’10 and William Towne ’09 Awarded Udall Scholarships

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Lafayette is the only exclusively undergraduate liberal arts and engineering college among the 64 institutions whose students were honored Michael Adelman ’10 (Clarks Summit, Pa.) and William (Ben) Towne ’09 (Litchfield, N.H.) are two of 80 students nationally to be awarded 2008 Morris K. Udall Scholarships. Lafayette is the only exclusively undergraduate liberal arts and [...]