Actor Esther Chae speaks on Asian American representation in Hollywood

Representation is not just about bodies and faces. For actor Esther Chae, representation includes showing all the “nuanced gradations of dimensionality” of characters that are often only viewed as cultural archetypes. This past Monday, Chae, an award-winning Korean American actress, playwright, educator and speaker, shared her insights and experiences regarding representation in Hollywood with the […]

Talk on sustainability literacy underscores need for more sustainability courses at Lafayette

Alongside their many recent efforts promoting sustainability on campus, the Office of Sustainability has aimed their sights on another area of improvement: sustainability education. This past Wednesday, faculty and students joined the Office of Sustainability in a virtual event where presenters shared research on how sustainability education can be integrated into curricular and co-curricular opportunities […]

Increased demand, decreased support: A look at the Whole Life Center food pantry’s work and response to COVID-19

It has been a tough year for local businesses. But what about businesses whose sole purpose is to serve others? The nearby Whole Life Center food pantry, which is supported by many Lafayette students each semester, has been working overtime to help the Easton community through the pandemic. And they could use more help. Founded […]

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Student Artist Spotlight: Artist Gwen Goldman ’21 speaks on her intersecting passions of art and science

For Gwen Goldman ’21, the personal nature and humanism of art is what makes it so beautiful and special. The art and biology double major has always been “an artsy kid,” she said. But she didn’t take her first official art class until her freshman year in college, when she took Introduction to Drawing with […]

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Lauren Klein explores the dynamics between data science and hierarchy in her new book, ‘Data Feminism’

As data becomes an omnipotent force to be used by governments and corporations, the question of who this data benefits has become ever more important. This interaction between data, power and intersectional feminism is the theme of Lauren Klein’s new book “Data Feminism.”  This Monday over Zoom, Klein shared thoughts and insights from “Data Feminism,” […]

Artist Rebecca Kamen discusses awakening scientific discovery through art

To artist and professor Rebecca Kamen, artwork can be a visual representation of scientific research and an attempt to capture its inner beauty. This past Wednesday, Kamen shared her insights on how the arts and creativity in general can enhance innovation and our understanding of science. The talk was presented to a virtual audience consisting […]

Student Artist Spotlight: Jane Fergusson ’21 draws artistic influence from math and mathematical influence from art

Art may not come to mind as the most immediate form of expression for math students, but for Jane Fergusson ’21, both seamlessly blend together. Fergusson said that she developed an affinity for art at a very young age. As a preschooler, she said she remembers a day where she started drawing a black-eyed Susan […]

Radio show ‘You are There! Natives Americans at the First Thanksgiving’ is a new take on the holiday’s origins

Lafayette theater students have been revolutionizing the meaning of theater all semester through a number of pre-recorded Zoom plays and even a musical. Now, they are delivering their message using only their voices through the radio show “You Are There! Native Americans at the first Thanksgiving.” The show premiered on Nov. 5 and is available […]

Being ‘obsessed in this moment’: Jenna Bond speaks on writing for television

It is easier to get into Harvard than to become an intelligent writer. At least that’s what television writer Jenna Bond told her virtual audience Tuesday night. Bond took her audience on a journey of what goes on behind the scenes of television production during the eighth event in this semester’s Closs Virtual Reading series. […]

Hear the voices behind the Queer Archives Project: Alumni share insight into project’s development

The Queer Archives Project (QAP) is a project designed to illuminate the college’s queer history by bringing to light stories and experiences of LGBTQ+ identifying alumni, faculty and staff. On Wednesday night, several people involved in the the QAP hosted a discussion over Zoom to discuss the journey behind this initiative. Panelists included Women, Gender […]

Julissa Calderon speaks on authenticity, representation in Hollywood

Actress Julissa Calderon has some advice for Lafayette students: own your identity. This past Wednesday, Calderon spoke to the college over Zoom as the keynote speaker event in this year’s Latinx Heritage Month. The talk was sponsored by the Office of Intercultural Development and the Hispanic Society of Lafayette in association with the Latinx Heritage […]

Emily Raboteau discusses the role of literary writers in the fight against climate change

For author Emily Raboteau, the climate crisis is urgent—and literary writers have a place in the fight against it. This past Tuesday, Raboteau spoke to participants over Zoom and read an excerpt from her work as part of the fourth event in the Closs Virtual Reading Series. Raboteau is an author and a professor of creative […]