Author, English professor, lifelong reader Jennifer Gilmore speaks on what inspires her

English professor Jennifer Gilmore presented a reading from her most recent novel “If Only” on Monday. Two narratives woven into one, the young adult novel is a story about adoption and imagining the different paths one’s life could take. “If Only” follows Bridget, a mother who is forced to give her daughter up for adoption. The […]

Assistant Director of Student Leadership and Involvement on how literature taught her gratitude

By completing an assignment she was less than excited for in college, Assistant Director of Student Leadership and Involvement Melissa Dalrymple found a new outlook on gratitude. At the time, Melissa was a senior at East Stroudsburg University and was going through the limitless stress that seniors normally undergo during their final year of college. […]

Using art and science together to “become more holistically connected to the world”

“I made paintings that in some way paint themselves,” art professor and acclaimed artist Ed Kerns said. He added that his works do not use perspectives of distance, saying, “they use emergent principals to produce images that paint themselves. And if you see the paintings, you’ll see that.” Kerns is a painter whose work has been […]

Dean Hunt discusses his journey through literature with “The Souls of Black Folks,” “Raisin in the Sun”

“The Souls of Black Folks”(1903), by W. E. B. Du Bois has helped Dean of Equity and Inclusion Christopher Hunt make his experience as a black man feel less isolating. Having read “The Souls of Black Folks” during his undergraduate career, Dean Hunt said that it showed him “what was potentially ahead of me.” “W. E. […]

Jones Lecture discusses value of history in modern East Asia

Bringing expertise in East Asia and international security, government and law professor Seo-Hyun Park tackled a pressing question in academia: will history repeat itself? Her answer: both yes and no. In her lecture, Park drew parallels between 19th century security in East Asia and modern day security challenges that face the region. She then posed […]

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 […]

Tenure process changes implemented this fall after approval at end of spring

The president and the promotion and tenure review committee (PTR) will now work directly together when evaluating tenure cases of professors, instead of the president making a recommendation after receiving the PTR’s. Motions for changes to the tenure review process were approved for the current school year this past May. These changes came as a […]

Proposed federal budget cuts leave college uncertain

President Donald Trump’s proposed budget for 2018 would drastically cut funds for many academic endeavors. Many people within the academic world, including Lafayette professors, have been left wondering about what this could mean for their work. The budget proposes eliminating the National Endowment for Humanities entirely, reducing the funds of National Institutes of Health, and […]

Questions about expansion dominate town hall

Nearly one year since Lafayette announced its expansion plans, President Alison Byerly opened a town hall meeting where audience members questioned the college’s future. During time for questions, the audience voiced their concerns, which included what happens if building construction cannot go as planned, if temporary classroom and office space will be necessary and the future of the Bushkill Drive […]

Mass immigration panel sparks wide debate

The panel discussion “Is Mass Imigration Bad for Europe?” was meant to frame questions from a conservative viewpoint about the effect of Middle East migrants into Europe. Controversy surrounding the topic brought into question not only its content but the title of the discussion itself. This was the second talk in the John Stuart Mill Series. Around 25 […]