That’s What She Read: Novel explores questions of personhood, survivor’s guilt

“Little Sister” by Barbara Gowdy is definitely one of the weirdest novels I’ve read lately. Rose Bowan owns and runs the local movie hall with her mother. She has a placid, uneventful life and a placid, uneventful boyfriend. Her mother is in the early stages of dementia, but that is the only cloud on Rose’s horizon. […]

Emmy award-winning screenwriter visits the college

For one Williams College alumnus, a liberal arts education paid off well. Emmy award-winning screenwriter and novelist Robert Seidman visited the college on Monday to discuss the evolution of his career. Most famous for his Emmy-nominated documentary “A Life Apart: Hasidism in America,” Seidman has also written PBS documentary films about Wallace Stevens, Margaret Mead […]

A Leopard goes pro: Harriet Ottewill-Soulsby ’17 continues basketball career abroad

After four years as a Leopard, Harriet Ottewill-Soulsby ’17 continues her basketball career at a professional level with the Durham Palatinates in England. She starts for the Palatinates and has done so in their first four games this year after signing with them in August. During her senior season at Lafayette, Ottewill-Soulsby appeared in all […]

New director of IDEAL center aims to promote ‘a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship’

After a dormant year, the Center for Innovation, Design, Entrepreneurship, and Leadership (IDEAL) is back on track with Yusuf Dahl taking the lead as the program’s new director.  “Our main goal is to build, nurture and sustain a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. All of our programs are designed to empower students, facilitating their abilities […]

The evolution of a tradition: Homecoming through the years

One hundred and forty-three years after the first “impromptu” gathering in Pardee Auditorium on October 21, 1874, Lafayette College will once again be celebrating homecoming, previously known as “Founder’s Day.” This weekend continues an array of traditions that have evolved in purpose and spirit throughout the years. The first Founder’s Day in 1874 was the first […]