Government and Law

Craig von Schroeder '01

December 6, 2013

Craig Arthur von Schroeder ’01 Creates Exclusive Menswear

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By Robert S. Benchley As a goalkeeper, he played professional soccer on three continents. As an attorney, he fought for social justice in the courts. Now Craig Arthur von Schroeder ’01 is five years into a third career as founder of Commonwealth Proper of Philadelphia, selling both ready-to-wear and custom-made clothing to men who fit [...]

Gina Pan '14 and Miranda Andretti ’16 with a guard at the Suwon Hwaseong Fortress in South Korea.

September 20, 2013

Students Study History, Culture, and Politics in South Korea and Japan

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After taking a history course focusing on East Asia, James “J.D.” Moore ’14 (Pittsburgh, Pa.) wanted to learn more. He had the perfect opportunity this summer through the faculty-led, short-term study abroad course Interconnections in Northeast Asia, which brought students to South Korea and Japan. Led by Paul Barclay, associate professor of history and co-chair [...]

Robert Meyner Oral History Project

September 18, 2013

Danielle Moran ’15 Helps Document the Legacy of New Jersey Gov. Robert Meyner ’30

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Danielle Moran ’15 (Berkeley Heights, N.J.) loves studying history, law, and politics. She’s helping construct an oral history of a Lafayette graduate who left important legacies in all three. Robert Meyner ’30, governor of New Jersey during the 1950s, is the subject of the history, on which Moran is collaborating with John Kincaid, Meyner Professor [...]

Chris McCumber '89

September 13, 2013

Chris McCumber ’89 Named President of USA Network

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Creator of the transformative slogan “Characters welcome” and head of the team that made USA Network the number one cable TV destination, Chris McCumber ’89 became president of USA Network Sept. 9. Co-president for the past two and a half years, McCumber was previously executive vice president of marketing, digital, and brand strategy. He and [...]

Adam Chernicoff '14 in front of the White House

August 20, 2013

Adam Chernicoff ’14 Goes to Washington

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The 2000 presidential election between Al Gore and George W. Bush may be remembered for “hanging chads” and controversy, but it also had a much quieter impact—it was the political event that motivated Adam Chernicoff ’14 (Harrisburg, Pa.) to learn more about the workings of the U.S. government. Going from state capital to nation’s capital [...]

Chris Vecchio '11

July 19, 2013

Currency Analyst Chris Vecchio ’11 Keeps Watchful Eye on International Markets

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By Kate Helm Rising well before the sun, Chris Vecchio ’11 starts his workday at 3 a.m. A currency analyst for DailyFX in New York City, the research arm of Forex Capital Markets LLC, the world’s largest foreign exchange broker, he monitors the European markets from the first bell. Adjusting to this unusual schedule is [...]

Lucien Bruggeman ’14 (l-r), Cameron Roche ’13, and Elizabeth Suhay, assistant professor of government and law

July 17, 2013

Students and Prof. Elizabeth Suhay Research Political Expression in Blogs

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The Occupy Wall Street movement in 2011 inspired plenty of debate, much of which played out in blogs. Since that fall, Elizabeth Suhay, assistant professor of government and law, has been studying blog discussions on the topic to explore how emotions and political identity motivate people to conform to the political views expressed by their [...]

Li Yang, assistant professor of foreign languages and literatures, and Loujing “Gina” Pan ’15 in Pardee Hall

June 26, 2013

Loujing Pan ’15 Presents Research on Korean Pop Idols’ Effect on Body Image at Conference

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Analyzing films for cultural content captivated Loujing “Gina” Pan ’15 (Edison, N.J.) last spring. At the end of her Introduction to Contemporary Chinese Cinema course, she approached Li Yang, assistant professor of foreign languages and literatures, about learning more. This year, Pan, a double major in government & law and Asian studies, has been working [...]

Sharon Chen ’15

June 5, 2013

Forensics Team Places Second in Nation in Debate

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Lafayette’s Forensics Society placed second in the Lincoln Douglas debate portion of the National Forensics Association’s National Tournament last month at Marshall University in Huntington, W. Va. Ryan Monahan ’15 (Cranford, N.J.), a government and law major, and Zoe Staum ’14 (Needham, Mass.), an Asian studies major, both advanced to the semi-final debate round, placing [...]

Professor Michael Feola and Juannell Riley ‘15

June 3, 2013

Juannell Riley ’15 Explores Democratic Exclusion With Professor Michael Feola

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Juannell Riley ’15 (Bronx, N.Y.) spent the semester investigating who speaks—and whose voice matters—in democratic communities. Riley worked with Michael Feola, assistant professor of government & law, through Lafayette’s EXCEL Scholars undergraduate research program on a project that challenges longstanding assumptions about democracy and citizenship. The team grappled with the widespread belief that challenges to [...]