‘The existence of fierce’ Amazonian women: Lisa Leet discusses female warrior motif throughout history

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word “Amazon?” Rainforests? Online shopping? Wonder Woman? Lise Leet, a professor of French and francophone studies at Franklin & Marshall College, would likely think of Camilla, the fierce Amazon warrior maiden described in Virgil’s “Aeneid” (19 BC). On Wednesday, Leet explained this connection in […]

Sexual assault nurse examiners discuss process of sexual assault evidence collection

After an experience as traumatic as sexual assault, knowing how to proceed after can be difficult. This Wednesday, Elisa Moyer, Amanda Howat and Michele Rice, sexual assault nurse examiners from the Lehigh Valley Health Network, outlined the details of the sexual assault forensic process in an effort to ease that difficulty. These examiners have all […]

‘Exciting to be in year two’: Athletic Director Freeman discusses the current stages of her five-year plan

After releasing her five-year strategic plan in September 2018, Athletic Director Sherryta Freeman is following through on her commitment to student athletes and the department’s teams. “I feel a great sense of responsibility to our student athletes and to our community to make sure that we are doing everything that we can to make athletics […]

Men’s soccer kicks off conference play with win over BU, falls to St. Joseph’s in non-conference matchup

Men’s soccer opened up their conference schedule with a 2-1 victory over Boston University on Saturday. On Tuesday they suffered their second loss of the season, falling 2-1 to St. Joseph’s. Currently standing at 5-2-1, 1-0 in conference, six out of their next seven games are against Patriot League opponents. Through eight games this season, […]

This semester’s Max Kade writer in residence Mascha Dabić to teach German translation studies

In April 2018, translator and author Mascha Dabić came to campus to speak at the third annual Austrian-American “PODIUM Dialog” in the Max Kade Center for German Studies. Now, she is back on campus, and this time, for the entire semester. The Lafayette College German department recently welcomed Dabić to campus as the Max Kade […]

Kirby Art Study Center consolidates college art collections, provides opportunity to study original artwork

For many years, Lafayette College’s art collections were stored in various locations throughout campus, inaccessible to students and researchers. Now, they are all available to view in one space: the Kirby Art Study Center. “It’s become increasingly important among academic museums and galleries to use collections in teaching across the campus,” said Michiko Okaya, director […]

Public Safety informs residents of lead-based paint in college buildings: Older buildings at higher risk for exposure

Before students returned to campus for the fall semester, the Lafayette Department of Public Safety notified residents of the presence of lead-based paint in college-owned buildings both on and off-campus. Through emails sent in late July, Public Safety released summary reports of lead-based paint testing in residential buildings to occupants of those buildings. The reports […]