Alba explores identity through various art forms

Sometimes confessional, other times subversive, yet always possessing a deft intimacy, Elia Alba explores her own identity through her art. On Monday, she treated Lafayette to a discussion of that art, which typically consists of sculpture, textiles and photographs and usually concerns identity politics. One highlight of the lecture was Alba’s discussion of “The Supper Club,” […]

Focus III: Exhibit examines portraiture in terms of subject

A photography exhibit on campus is bringing the Lafayette community a brief respite from selfies and Instagrams, and a return to more traditional portraiture. “Focus III: Photographer and Subjects” will be on display at the Williams Center for the Arts Grossman Gallery from Jan. 24 – Feb. 25. The exhibit was curated by Lafayette professors […]

Building in three dimensions

Students test out new technology By Sadie Lebow ‘17 and Mikai Johnson ‘19 Collaborative Writers As the college invests more into 3-D printers, Lafayette students are finding opportunities to conduct coursework, research and business. The Additive Manufacturing Program (AMI), which began in January 2015 as part of the interdisciplinary IDEAL center, explores metal and plastic […]

A new way to dine

Marquis renovations transform eatery Marquis renovations transform dining facility into dining destination Students returning to campus this semester were greeted by a long-awaited total overhaul to Marquis Dining Hall that included a crepe station and more varied seating. The renovations, which took a total of 12 weeks during the summer, included an expansion to both […]

Renovating religious space

Muslim prayer space made more accommodating To better accommodate Muslim students on campus, the college has funded the construction of a more comfortable prayer space in Hogg Hall. The Muslim Student Association (MSA) expects full completion for use by October, at which point students practicing Islam will be able to pray in an enlarged area […]

Breaking Bard

New study reveals that majority of english majors not required to study Shakespeare To study Shakespeare, or to not study Shakespeare: that is the question on the minds of many English departments and Shakespeare enthusiasts across the country. A recent report by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni revealed that only four out of […]

Undergraduates in Washington

Nineteen lafayette students present research at national conference Nineteen Lafayette students went to Washington this week and presented their research at the 2015 National Conference on Undergraduate Research on topics ranging from how dogs make decisions to organic chemistry. “The goal of NCUR is really to foster opportunities for students to do research with faculty, […]

Flagging awareness

Hispanic Society launches Immigration Week with representation of immigrant deaths Students were met with an unexpected sight last Tuesday afternoon: 2500 yellow flags covering a section of the Quad. The flags signify every migrant death that occurred on the US-Mexico border since 1999. The siting of the flags acted as the kick-start to Lafayette’s Immigration […]