Pulitzer Prize winner Ayad Akhtar discusses spirituality and Muslim identity

Known for addressing thought-provoking issues relevant to America today in his Pulitzer Prize-winning work “Disgraced,” playwright Ayad Akhtar talked to students about his Muslim identity and his journey of becoming a writer Wednesday night in Colton Chapel. Born into a Pakistani family and raised in Wisconsin, Akhtar had a unique cultural experience growing up. Even […]

Forbes 30 under 30 Entrepreneur Justin Kamine ’11 speaks on importance of communication

Just seven years after graduating from Lafayette, Justin Kamine ’11 has been recognized on Forbes 30 under 30: Food and Drink list for his success as co-founder of KDC AG, an agricultural technology company that turns leftover food waste into animal feed and fertilizer. On Wednesday night, Kamine returned to campus to share the inspiration […]

Steamboat Institute recognizes Professor Van Dyck with Courage in Education Award

The Steamboat Institute has honored government and law professor Brandon Van Dyck with the Courage in Education Award. The Steamboat Institute is an educational organization that “promotes America’s first principles and inspires active involvement in the defense of liberty. It was founded in 2008 out of genuine concern for the future of our country. We […]

Professor Gary Gordon honored for excellence in teaching mathematics

The annual Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Diego honored professor Gary Gordon, head of the math department, earlier this month for the Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award from the Mathematics Association of America. It’s bestowed upon college educators “who have been widely recognized as extraordinarily successful and whose teaching effectiveness has been shown to […]

Senior’s poster for sustainability research wins first prize at national conference

Rachel Tenney ’18 is looking to make use of seemingly unusable municipal waste water. Tenney created a poster and based her honors thesis on extracting nutrients from the waste water in order to make more environmentally-friendly fertilizers for plants. With this poster, she won first place at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers National Conference (AIChE). […]

New director of IDEAL center aims to promote ‘a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship’

After a dormant year, the Center for Innovation, Design, Entrepreneurship, and Leadership (IDEAL) is back on track with Yusuf Dahl taking the lead as the program’s new director.  “Our main goal is to build, nurture and sustain a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. All of our programs are designed to empower students, facilitating their abilities […]