Warm welcome back to campus

After a summer full of turbulent weather, students were welcomed back to campus this week by a heat advisory from the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The advisory, which lasted from 12 p.m. on Tuesday until 8 p.m. Wednesday night, warned the Lehigh Valley of extremely hot temperatures. On Tuesday, the campus community received an […]

The power of oral history: lecturer emphasizes role of the past in social justice

Amy Starecheski believes that oral history can “change the world.” She visited the college Monday to present on the importance of oral history and its many uses. Co-Director of Oral History MA Program at Columbia University, Starecheski discussed oral history’s usage in social justice movements. She began her talk by asking the audience to turn […]

‘Not going to let the darkness take over’: Director of ‘Newtown’ documentary visits campus, screens film

As director Kim Snyder’s documentary “Newtown” neared its end on Monday night, the audience of over 70 students, faculty and staff were nearly completely silent. For many, the film was an emotional experience. Before the screening began, however, Film and Media Studies professor Andy Smith introduced Snyder. Smith recalled meeting Snyder a few years ago. […]

Samantha Pastron ’18 emphasizes environmental issues in thesis project

When Samantha Pastron ‘18 was in elementary school in Pasadena, Calif., art was incorporated into almost everything she did. At just five years old, Pastron had access to a state-of-the-art studio, photo labs, ceramics studios and all the supplies she could’ve dreamed. Now, her years of art culminate in her honors thesis project, inspired by […]