Government and Law

Melissa Persaud '08

January 11, 2013

Melissa Persaud ’08 Establishes Computer Lab for Women in Cameroon

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In the spirit of expanding opportunities for girls and women in underdeveloped countries, Melissa Persaud ’08, a community enterprise volunteer with the Peace Corps, helped build a computer lab/multimedia center in Garoua, Cameroon. Adult women are using the lab to develop computer skills necessary to prepare business plans needed to apply for bank loans and charitable funding [...]

Election Night 2012

November 7, 2012

Live from Farinon, it’s the Election Night Broadcast

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By Shehtaz Huq ’14 It’s just 30 minutes until Lafayette’s 50 States of Grey election night broadcast goes live. Twitter anchor Gina Morrone ’14 exchanges a few words with the social media and marketing team as her fellow classmates get prepped in the TV studio set up in Farinon College Center. “We’re trying to bring [...]

Alex Charchalis '15 and Maddie Laskoski '13 tape a promo for Lafayette's election night coverage at PBS Channel 39's studio in Bethlehem.

October 31, 2012

Behind the Scenes of Lafayette’s Student-Run Election Night Broadcast

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Election Day is quickly approaching.  For Lafayette’s election-night broadcast team that means there isn’t much time before going on-air live to potentially millions of viewers. The College has partnered with WLVT Channel 39, the PBS affiliate in the Lehigh Valley, to produce the live, student-run election-night broadcast named “Fifty States of Grey.” Tune in Tuesday, [...]

Anne-Marie Slaughter

October 26, 2012

Princeton Professor Anne-Marie Slaughter Discusses Political Hot Spots in Inaugural Class of 1961 Lecture

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Princeton professor Anne-Marie Slaughter spoke before a packed house Oct. 24 in Colton Chapel. Her talk, “The Big Picture: Beyond Hot Spots and Crises in Our Interconnected World,” was the inaugural lecture of the Class of 1961 International Speaker Series. Slaughter, the Bert G. Kerstetter ’66 Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University, [...]

Joshua Miller

October 23, 2012

Politics, Values, and Ideas Intersect in Professor Joshua Miller’s Classroom

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Last year, Joshua Miller received one of the highest compliments a student can give a professor: “To have this type of course is why I came to college.” Those moments are what make Miller, the college professor, tick. What makes Miller, the professor of government and law, tick goes a little deeper. His interest in [...]

Students keep track of the many results during the 2008 Election Night broadcast.

September 1, 2012

Lafayette Gears Up for Live, Student-Run Election Broadcast on Nov. 6

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On Nov. 6, Lafayette will once again host its live, student-run election night broadcast.  This two-hour show, which will include the work of more than 100 students, will share up-to-the-minute information on the races for the White House, Senate, and House of Representatives to audiences on campus and across the United States. The “command central” [...]

Abenezer Solomon ’14 outside the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in New York City

August 28, 2012

Abenezer Solomon ’14 Spends Summer Fighting Injustice at EEOC

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Abenezer Solomon ’14 (Brooklyn, N.Y) aspires to have a career in which he battles injustice and inequality in our society. This summer, he gained experience doing just that as an intern with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in New York City. A double major in government & law and anthropology & sociology, Solomon worked [...]

Professor John T. McCartney

July 11, 2012

Memorial Resolution for John T. McCartney

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At its May 1 meeting, the faculty adopted the following memorial resolution for John T. McCartney, associate professor of government and law, who died March 28. John Talmadge McCartney, a committed teacher and mentor to hundreds of Lafayette students, an exemplary colleague in every way, and a dear friend to many of us, passed away [...]

Lafayette women's basketball player Sarah McGorry '12 looks to shoot against Lehigh

June 30, 2012

Sarah McGorry ’12 and Jim Mower ’12 Receive Victory Scholarships to Study in Europe

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Sarah McGorry ’12 and Jim Mower ’12 have each received Victory Scholarships to continue their basketball-playing careers as graduate students in Europe. The Victory Scholarship, sponsored by the nonprofit Sport Changes Lives, is an opportunity to play and coach basketball while participating in a one-year, post-graduate program at an Irish or Northern Irish university. McGorry [...]

Asad Akram 13 (l-r), Alexandra Behette '13, Helen Xu '14, and Julia Seidenstein '14 in Easton Area Community Center’s greenhouse

June 12, 2012

Tech Clinic Teams with Local Groups to Increase Access to Fresh Produce

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Six students are working to green up the plates of the Easton community, using a variety of innovations to make vegetable-growing possible within limited green space. The team is working as part of Technology Clinic, a hands-on course that brings students from different majors together to help solve real-world problems.  This semester, the group focused [...]