Marquis de Lafayette

Lafayette College

August 29, 2007

French Club Toasts the Marquis for the 250th Celebration

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Le Cercle Francais seeks to foster good relations with the country and culture it loves Members of the French Club are planning a unique expression of paying their respects to the Marquis de Lafayette for the 250th anniversary of his birth. They will lead the crowd in a toast to the Marquis at the All-College [...]

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August 28, 2007

David McCullough to Deliver Keynote Address in Lives of Liberty Series Sept. 5

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Lecture is part of the College’s celebration of Marquis’ 250th birthday Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough will kick off the Lives of Liberty Lecture Series 2007-08 with a talk entitled “Ties that Bind: America and France” at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, in Kamine Gymnasium, Allan P. Kirby Sports Center. Open to the public free [...]

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August 24, 2007

David A. Clary Delivers Convocation Address

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He stresses the importance of learning from the past David A. Clary, author of Adopted Son: Washington, Lafayette, and the Friendship that Saved the Revolution, delivered the main address today at the Convocation opening Lafayette’s 176th academic year. Listen to the address here. Thank you. I don’t know if I can live up to that [...]

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August 24, 2007

School Year Begins for Class of 2011

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594 first-year students join the Lafayette family The 594 members of the Class of 2011 were officially welcomed to campus Aug. 24 during Convocation ceremonies opening the College’s 176th academic year. Click here for the Class of 2011 web page. David A. Clary, author of Adopted Son: Washington, Lafayette, and the Friendship that Saved the [...]

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August 24, 2007

President Daniel Weiss Welcomes Students to Lafayette

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“What we’re about to embark on together is a very special journey,” he says President Daniel Weiss addressed the Class of 2011 today at the Convocation opening Lafayette’s 176th academic year. Good morning! It’s great to see all of you here. I’m sure it seems in some ways like you’ve been here at Lafayette for [...]

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August 23, 2007

RSVP Deadline Extended for Philadelphia Weekend Program Honoring Marquis’ Birthday Sept. 8-9

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Schedule includes tours, lectures, meals, and battlefield visit The RSVP deadline has been extended for the weekend of events in Philadelphia that will celebrate the 250th anniversary of the birth of the Marquis de Lafayette Sept. 8-9. Reservations should be made by calling the Office of Alumni Affairs, 1-800-LAFAYETTE (outside Pa.), (610) 330-5040. The program [...]

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August 23, 2007

A Meal Fit for the Marquis

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250th Anniversary All College Dinner combines the best of Colonial fare and French cuisine For the Marquis de Lafayette’s 250th All College Dinner Sept. 6, Dining Services has cooked up a feast fit for common Colonial peasants, American Revolutionary War soldiers, the French upper class, and even the Marquis. The dinner is part of the [...]

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August 23, 2007

All College Dinner Menu

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The complete menu for the Marquis de Lafayette All College Dinner is listed below: Station 1 VIRGINIA STYLE “BRUNSWICK STEW” Served with homemade Johnny Cakes, Corn Bread muffins, and Biscuits BAKED VIRGINIA “PIT HAMS” Basted with Brown sugar, honey, and West Indies spices, sliced and chilled, Served with Grain mustards, horseradish cream BLOCKS OF CHEDDAR [...]

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August 21, 2007

Diane Windham Shaw Discusses ‘Lafayette in Philadelphia’ Sept. 18

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Lecture is part of the Son and his Adoptive Father exhibit Diane Windham Shaw, special collections librarian and College archivist, will present a brown bag lecture, “Lafayette in Philadelphia: Two Vignettes, 1777 and 1824,” at 12:15 p.m. Sept. 18 in room 108 of the Williams Center for the Arts. The talk is part of the [...]

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August 16, 2007

A Son and his Adoptive Father Exhibit Opens Sept. 6

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Historical exhibit is centerpiece of College’s celebration of Marquis’ 250th birthday Sept. 6 will mark the official opening of the Son and his Adoptive Father: The Marquis de Lafayette and George Washington exhibit in the Williams Center for the Arts gallery. The historical exhibition focuses on the close “father-son” relationship between the Marquis and Washington [...]