Looking through the stained glass: Louis Tiffany’s techniques on display in Williams Center

Glassmaker Louis Comfort Tiffany saw art in a new light. “Tiffany Glass: Painting with Color and Light,” one of the three exhibitions for “Tiffany at Lafayette,” will be showcased at the Williams Center Art Gallery starting today and running through June 4. The Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass in New York organized the gallery. It consists of five […]

Islam and activism: Professor Jamillah Karim examines how religion can liberate the marginalized

Islam, though so often portrayed in the media as a violent and oppressive faith, can be one of the most powerful unifying forces among marginalized people, said Professor of Religion at Spelman College Jamillah Karim, who spoke at Lafayette College on Monday. Karim specializes in Islam and Muslims in the United States and also focuses […]

A multicultural lunar celebration: Lafayette celebrates traditional Asian holiday from multiple perspectives

Better late than never, Lafayette is preparing to monkey around for Lunar New Year. Although the Year of the Monkey started back on Feb. 8, Lafayette is hosting its celebration of the holiday on Saturday. “We were actually making preliminary plans to get things running early,” president of the Asian Cultural Association Sony Mathew said. “But we wanted to […]

The Marquis’ chronicler

Lafayette biographer to speak in Colton Chapel New York Times best-selling author Sarah Vowellis visiting Lafayette College Wednesday to talk about her latest book,“Lafayette in the Somewhat United States.” The book, described by the New York Times as “gilded with snark, buoyant on charm,” she revisits Marquis de Lafayette’s journey to America –a land which […]

Stop “he” or “she”

When the gender binary doesn’t fit Sam Nichols ‘16 spoke on Tuesday about non-binary genders and what she believes can be done to increase awareness and representation of non-binary persons. Nichols identifies as being outside of the binary male-female gender spectrum. Nichols began her presentation by refuting the definitions that four popular dictionaries—Merriam Webster, Dictionary.com, […]

The search for “home”

Inaugural poet Richard Blanco speaks about coming to terms with his heritage Inaugural Poet Richard Blanco came to Lafayette College on Oct. 1 to speak about one seemingly simple—but complex—idea: home. Blanco, who became the youngest, first Latino, first immigrant and the first openly gay Inaugural Poet after being named the fifth Inaugural Poet in […]

Just Danse

Helen Simoneau Danse brings the Caribou to Lafayette Choreographer Helen Simoneau and six other dancers are part of the Choreographers on Campus program, a dance program at Lafayette supported a $450,000 by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. According to the official website, this program “brings choreographers to the Lehigh Valley to engage in collaborative artistic […]

Making this a little less ruff

LDAPA brings puppies to Quad to de-stress during finals The dog days were over Wednesday as the quad played host to puppies ranging from six weeks to eighteen months old to play with students and faculty. The Seeing Eye organization brought their energetic puppies-in-training from Morristown, N.J. to Lafayette, so students could enjoy a study […]