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David Showell 51 was the catalyst for Lafayettes boycott of the 1949 Sun Bowl (Photo courtesy of Lafayette College Special Collections and Archives)

Three Black men who shaped Lafayette College

Gilad Evans, Contributing Writer February 11, 2022

Since Lafayette's beginnings on College Hill, Black men have been at the center of some of the most critical stories about the college. Robert Young, Lafayette’s director of Intercultural Development,...

A photograph of the old Observatory in present day Colton Chapel.

Lafayette used to have what?: A look into the college’s defunct amenities and traditions

Colton Summers September 24, 2021

Imagine a stroll across campus in 1945. There's a military drill taking place on the quad. A room in Kirby Hall is filled with firearms. Hogg Hall has a bowling alley in its basement. By college mandate,...

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