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 […]

Review: Betsayda Machado y La Parranda El Clavo delivers an emotional performance

Betsayda Machado y La Parranda El Clavo captivated an audience of students, faculty and local Easton residents Wednesday night with a fascinating performance at the Williams Center for the Arts. The performance opened with powerful vocals from Machado, built on with strong percussion. Members of the band clapped and shouted continuously as the songs went […]

Solving “grand challenges”: former Lafayette professor returns to discuss global learning initiative

Former Lafayette history professor Dr. Emily Musil Church is working to incentivize people to solve major world problems through her new endeavor as Director of Strategy and Impact at XPRIZE Learning. She visited on campus on Monday night to teach Lafayette more about it. “What we do is design and operate large-scale incentive competitions. Basically we get […]