Kris Manjapra, author and Tufts history professor, talks history of slavery

Tufts professor of history Kris Manjapra delivered his lecture “Black Ghosts of Empire” to a packed audience in Kirby Hall Monday night. The talk, which focused on the slave trade in the 1800s, was the Robert ‘69 and Margaret Pastor Lecture in International Affairs. Manjapra received his doctorate from Harvard University in 2007. His work focuses on […]

Emmy award-winning screenwriter visits the college

For one Williams College alumnus, a liberal arts education paid off well. Emmy award-winning screenwriter and novelist Robert Seidman visited the college on Monday to discuss the evolution of his career. Most famous for his Emmy-nominated documentary “A Life Apart: Hasidism in America,” Seidman has also written PBS documentary films about Wallace Stevens, Margaret Mead […]

Bailey’s partners with St. Luke’s Hospital in order to expand health center hours

In an effort to meet student demand for longer hours of operation and more availability, Bailey’s Health Center has teamed up with St. Luke’s University Health Network. This partnership will result in the extension of hours at the health center as well as providing more staff to accommodate the students. Providers from St. Luke’s will be available […]

‘I Hate Hamlet’ features student actors: Play shows for second weekend

Reading William Shakespeare can be intimidating for some, but acting in it can be downright scary. For “I Hate Hamlet” protagonist Andrew Rally, it could be following his dreams that causes him the most stress. Last week, the college’s theater department debuted the show “I Hate Hamlet” in Buck Hall’s Weiss Theatre. The show revolves around protagonist Andrew […]

Admissions partners with groups to increase diversity, opportunities

Vice President of Enrollment Greg MacDonald and the Lafayette Admissions team are looking to facilitate diversity at the college, be more desirable to prospective students and increase the amount of opportunities around the world. MacDonald recently announced in a campus-wide email that the college has formed partnerships with both Global Citizen Year and Sponsors for Educational […]

Success against the odds: Entertainment executive Luis Balaguer gives talk to campus

Luis Balaguer, founder and CEO of Latin World Entertainment (LatinWE), visited the college Tuesday, addressing the student body on the entertainment industry, where he has worked for more than 25 years. His company, which he started with “Modern Family” star Sofia Vergara, manages and endorses Hispanic talent. The talk was sponsored by the Policy Studies […]

On-campus passion becomes business idea

Lafayette graduates aim high with marijuana vaporizer Two recent Lafayette graduates have used their engineering and entrepreneurial skills to develop a product for the medical marijuana market. Andrew Kristof‘14 and Robert Lombino‘15 created the Newton, a vaporizer that allows those who use it to consume marijuana in a controlled way. Lombino and Kristof founded their […]

President and professor

Byerly to teach English course next Spring By Aidan Trevisan ‘19 and Hannah Doherty ‘19 Collaborative Writers For the first time as President of Lafayette College, Alison Byerly will be teaching a course for the Spring 2016 semester available to all students who have taken an English class. Byerly describes the course “Fictional Worlds” as […]