Exhibit celebrates Marquis de Lafayette’s dedication to abolition

On campus, the Marquis de Lafayette is known as French nobility and a revolutionary war hero. What students may not know about Lafayette is that he was an early and dedicated abolitionist. Lafayette’s anti-slavery platform is the subject of a new exhibition at The Grolier Club in New York City, according to Lafayette College’s Director for Special […]

Not your typical Christmas carols: Cadence, Mar-Keys sing their way into the holidays

The air is a bit colder, the days are shorter and cramming for finals is in full force – but among all those things, there is still some holiday cheer. Cadence rang in the holiday spirit by hosting its annual holiday concert on Monday in Farinon. The concert also featured a performance by the Mar-Keys and was overall a […]

Movement challenges home ownership: Book talk provides new perspective on squatters in New York City

The Manhattan many are familiar with today has been radically changed since the 1980s — thanks in large part to a squatting movement that was popular during that time. Co-Director of the Oral History Master of Arts program at Columbia University Amy Starecheski has first hand experience with the movement as she lived as a […]

Conversation on China’s human rights: Professor provides first hand account of human rights movement

In China, lawyers are often detained and tortured for standing up for human rights, professor Teng Biao told a crowd of Lafayette students on Monday. As a human rights lawyer himself, Biao was banned from teaching in China, kidnapped and held prisoner by the Chinese government, which ultimately led him to flee the country. Biao’s goal […]

Bacon bonanza: Easton’s annual bacon fest takes place this weekend

This weekend, students and Lehigh Valley community members should get ready to stuff their faces with bacon. It is many meatlovers’ favorite weekend of the year – Easton’s famed Bacon Fest. This year, Bacon Fest is back and ready to rule over downtown Easton. The fest is planned to have more than 100 vendors, 20 musical acts and eight stages […]

The story behind the sculptures and sketches in ‘Breach’

Earlier this week, artist Alison Saar was very much present at the Williams Center. On Tuesday, Saar, who is the Grossman Visiting Artist, gave a lecture on her background and artwork, concluding with her current exhibit presented in the Grossman Gallery this semester called “Breach.” When Director of Art Galleries Michio Okaya introduced Saar to the […]

The search for self-acceptance: Sally Lou Loveman ‘84 talks about her passion and career

Sometimes potential can only be realized through passion. At least that’s what Sally Lou Loveman ’84 said on Monday when she kicked off the new Lafayette Women Rising lecture series, which focuses on women in the workplace and how to excel in any career field. Loveman’s lecture was entitled “Careers That Make Sense,” discussing how her career path […]

A window into creativity: New exhibition makes use of previously unused space

Over the course of this past semester, the Guard House on Sullivan Road, next to the Sullivan Parking Deck, has been transformed into an exhibit space for art. Cleverly named the “Garde House,” this space was just officially unveiled last weekend with a kick-off event. “It’s official opening as an art space was on April 30 from 3-5 p.m., it […]

Teaming up with the pros: Theater department pairs with professional group

Members of the Lafayette College community got a bite of the Big Apple on Monday, when they performed “Tartuffe” Off-Broadway at Teatro Circulo. The play, which was supposed to be performed last week, had to be rescheduled because of the cancellations due to the norovirus outbreak. The cast was supposed to have their final performance in New York, […]

Lectures for equality: Black History Month lecture series emphasizes social justice

From lectures by civil rights leader Diane Nash and Lafayette professors to film screenings of “Selma” and “3 ½ Minutes, Ten Bullets,” the college organized has a series of events for Black History Month. This year’s theme is “Resistance: Black Activism Through the Ages.” Several events for Black History Month, or Black Heritage Month, revolve […]

Sounds of the holiday season

Cadence Excels in Final Concert of the Semester Lafayette’s all-female a cappella group, Cadence, had their final performance of the semester Monday in Farinon Atrium in front of a packed house. All dressed in holiday apparel, Cadence started off with a performance of “Carol of the Bells,” a classic song for the Holiday season. Miranda […]