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Guilherme Ferreira de Avila wins Pepper Prize

Guilherme Ferreira de Avila wins Pepper Prize

Christina Shaman May 6, 2016

At 22 years old, Guilherme Ferreira de Avila left his former university to come to Lafayette. He put his two-and-a-half-year education at Brazil’s most prestigious international relations academy on...

Dean of impact leaves Lafayette: Dean of Intercultural Development John McKnight moves to Connecticut College

“Dean of impact” leaves Lafayette: Dean of Intercultural Development John McKnight moves to Connecticut College

Christina Shaman April 29, 2016

On a bookshelf in John McKnight’s office is a rock inscribed with the words “Dean of Impact”—a gift from one of his staff. On his wall is a photo from his college years, where he stands with...

Non-student reports sexual assault on campus

Christina Shaman April 29, 2016

A non-student was allegedly sexually assaulted on April 24 at 3 a.m. in a residence hall on campus, according to an email sent out by Lafayette College Public Safety to the campus community. The email...

Photo by Courtney DeVita 19. Professor Rosie Bukics gives the last lecture.

Roadmapping Rosie’s life: A profile on this year’s last lecturer

Christina Shaman April 23, 2016

Professor of Economics Rosie Bukics said she doesn’t lecture a lot. But on Wednesday, she gave a “last lecture,” to a room full of students. It wasn’t Buciks’s final lecture, but rather an annual...

Charges against student withdrawn in court

Christina Shaman April 23, 2016

All charges have been withdrawn against Steven Mercado ‘16, who was cited last December for three summary offenses: public drunkenness, disorderly conduct, and simple trespassing. A hearing took place...

Changing the safety game: Jeffrey Troxell promoted to director of public safety

Changing the safety game: Jeffrey Troxell promoted to director of public safety

Christina Shaman April 15, 2016

When Jeffrey Troxell interviewed to be assistant Director of Lafayette College Public Safety in 1990, he sat in the same office where he sits now, over 25 years later. But now he is on the other side...

Imagining Easton: College and city discuss expansion plans

Christina Shaman April 8, 2016

As Lafayette College grows over the next few decades, the city of Easton hopes to grow alongside it, according to a comprehensive plan produced by Urban Matrix Architecture and Planning PC of Brooklyn,...

2016 commencement speaker set: William D. Adams talks about the power of humanities

Christina Shaman March 18, 2016

William D. Adams is often asked to give commencement speeches, but he doesn’t always agree to do so. He said he tries to limit the number of speeches he gives to one or two a year. And this year, Lafayette...

Sick tunes: norovirus inspires impromptu concert on the quad

Christina Shaman March 10, 2016

Music doesn't stop for the norovirus. The student band Cosmography, formed at Lafayette College, will be playing a live concert on the quad Thursday at 1 p.m. as an impromptu response to the cancellation...

From Indiana University to Lafayette: Sexual assault and the system’s failures

Christina Shaman March 4, 2016

In February, Jill Creighton, an administrator at New York University, went public with claims that Jason Casares, associate dean of students, director of student ethics and deputy Title IX coordinator...

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The Posse question: Students air concerns in three hour forum

Christina Shaman February 26, 2016

By Christina Shaman '16 and William Gordon '17 Roughly 100 students, faculty and staff attended what turned into a 3-hour long open forum Wednesday full of high emotions, pointed questions and frustration....

Time stood still: An intimate meeting with actor Tom Hanks

Time stood still: An intimate meeting with actor Tom Hanks

Christina Shaman February 19, 2016

Twenty of professor Donald Miller’s students sat, patiently waiting, in Kirby Library. Some of them had woken early that day, too nervous to sleep. It was 10:15 a.m. The clock on the wall above the exit...

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