International Affairs

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 [...]


May 3, 2012

Vice President Joe Biden Discusses American Innovation

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By Geoff Gehman ’80 U.S. Vice President Joe Biden gave a rousing speech Wednesday at Kirby Sports Center about the grand possibilities of future progress through American ingenuity. View photo galleries chronicling Biden’s visit Watch Biden’s address View list of Lafayette alumni who have served Presidents or Vice Presidents past and present Speaking before a [...]

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May 1, 2012

Student-Faculty Panel Provides Profile of Vice President Joe Biden

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By Michele Tallarita ’12 In anticipation of Vice President Joe Biden’s visit to Lafayette May 2, a panel of government and law faculty and a student held a panel discussion Monday night in Kirby Hall of Civil Rights about Biden’s role as vice president, his foreign policy positions, and his service to the Democratic Party. [...]

Vice President Joe Biden

April 30, 2012

Additional Seating Available for Vice President Biden’s Address May 2

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Additional seating is now available for Vice President Joe Biden’s address at Lafayette, scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, in Kirby Sports Center. Tickets may be ordered free of charge online at All tickets will be held for pickup at the Athletic Ticket Office in Kirby Sports Center, 700 West Pierce St. On [...]

Lindsay Pugh '05

April 27, 2012

Lindsay Pugh ’05 Plays Key Role in Raising Funds to Upgrade the National Mall

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By Geoff Gehman ’80 When Lindsay Pugh ’05 jogs on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., she sees much more than grassy esplanades and monuments. She sees a healthier, smarter version of America’s most popular, pivotal park—the country’s “front yard.” Pugh directs corporate relations for the Trust for the National Mall, nonprofit partner of the [...]

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

April 24, 2012

Students Receive $10,000 Grant for Arsenic-Removal Project in Bangladesh

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Safe drinking water is a necessity that most Americans take for granted. But, in some parts of the world, like Barisal, Bangladesh, it is a luxury many don’t have. This summer, Thafhim “Muna” Siddiqua ’13 (Silver Spring, Md.) and Taneesha Tate-Robinson ’13 (Bowie, Md.) will take steps to create change in Bangladesh. The students have [...]

Anny Lopez '10 (L-R), Joseph Lanzot '07, Washcarina Martinez '11

April 23, 2012

Three Lafayette Graduates Excel at Rutgers Law School

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Prepared by their Lafayette experiences, Joseph Lanzot ’07 of Hoboken, N.J.; Anny Lopez ’10 of Brooklyn, N.Y.; and Washcarina Martinez ’11 of New York, N.Y., have excelled at Rutgers School of Law, Newark, N.J. Lanzot was selected to serve on the staff of Rutgers Law Review and was an editor in 2009-10. A government and [...]

Chris Kelly ’13 in Ecuador

April 5, 2012

Chris Kelly ’13 and Emily Defnet ’13 Awarded Goldwater Scholarships

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Geology and international affairs double major Chris Kelly ’13 (Boyertown, Pa.) and chemistry major Emily Defnet ’13 (Pottstown, Pa.) have achieved national distinction as recipients of Goldwater Scholarships. Awarded for academic merit, the Goldwater is the premier undergraduate award of its type in the fields of mathematics, science, and engineering. Each student’s award will cover [...]

Todd Zander '96

March 19, 2012

Todd Zander ’96 Heads Emerging Media for WebMD

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By Kevin Gray At the intersection of leading-edge health care information and the cutting edge for its delivery, Todd Zander ’96 thrives in a profession with no red lights and no speed limits. Things are constantly in motion and moving rapidly. Zander is vice president of mobile and emerging media for WebMD, New York, N.Y., [...]

Erin D'Amelio '13 working with the LIME students.

March 19, 2012

Changing Lives: Lafayette Peer Mentoring Program Helps Malagasy Students Prepare for College

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In most Malagasy villages, it’s a tradition to share a drink from a coconut with visitors. So when a group of 10 Lafayette students visited a village during their travels in Madagascar over the January break, a farmer welcomed them by climbing up a large coconut tree and knocking down enough for everyone in the [...]