Lafayette Professors discuss history, feminism in Liberia: its first elected female president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, to visit Oct. 23

A panel of professors with experience in international affairs, Africana studies and history came together Tuesday to discuss war, history, politics and feminism in Liberia, past and present. International affairs chair and professor Angelika von Wahl, Africana studies chair and professor Wendy Wilson-Fall and history professor Christopher Lee hosted the talk in the Gendebein room […]

Movie Review: ‘A Star Is Born’ features stellar performances, but the remake adds nothing new

With Oscars moved up, the festival darlings are now releasing in October, the first of which is Bradley Cooper’s “A Star Is Born.” “A Star Is Born” stars Lady Gaga and its director Bradley Cooper. The movie follows Ally (Gaga), a struggling musician who meets Jack (Cooper), a successful but alcoholic musician. They fall in […]

Students report facing lack of accommodations during fall break: transportation, dietary restrictions affected

Lack of food availability and transportation options were two challenges students who remained on campus this fall break said they faced. Fall break, which gave students off classes Oct. 8 and Oct. 9, is a time when hours and services are shortened due to much of the student body returning home for the long weekend. […]

Jazz musician Steve Coleman talks on the influence of music, inspirations, style of performance

Steve Coleman is an alto saxophonist focused on improvisation and compositional technique in jazz. He was a recipient of the 2014 MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Award, awarded annually to twenty to thirty innovators deemed most worthy to receive a $500,000 grant that can be used however the award-winner pleases. Steve Coleman and Five Elements will be […]