Lafayette students win top three places at Lehigh Engineering’s annual Research Symposium

Lafayette students won first, second and third place in this year’s David and Lorraine Freed Undergraduate Research Symposium, hosted at Lehigh University. One outstanding student was selected from each of Lafayette’s engineering departments to compete in the symposium, giving them the opportunity to showcase their academic agility alongside other engineers in the Lehigh Valley. On […]

Athlete Ally hosts first meeting of the semester with virtual panel on the horizon

The Lafayette College Athlete Ally club (LCAA) gathered on Zoom last Wednesday to discuss their plans going forward, with a focus on the virtual panel the club has been organizing, themed ‘allyship through the years.’ It was the club’s first time gathering during this unorthodox spring semester.  The panel is not officially on the schedule […]

Halfway through the LVEHC Grant, handlers of $950,000 sum reflect on accomplishments

Co-directors Andrea Smith and Charlotte Nunes spoke about the Lehigh Valley Engaged Humanities Consortium (LVEHC) grant with the grant principal investigator Provost Abu Rizvi on Wednesday. Smith is a professor of anthropology and sociology at the college, and Nunes is the director of digital scholarship services. Smith, Nunes and Rizvi collaborated with coordinator Kate Pitts […]

‘Emboldened’ by efforts in society to silence him, Michael Mann calls for climate action among students

“What is the greatest threat the military now tells us we face in the years ahead?” asked Dr. Michael Mann, professor of atmospheric science at Penn State University and director of the Penn State Earth System Science Center last Tuesday. “It’s climate change.” Mann was invited to speak at the college as the Jones Lecturer. He […]

Author and professor Sylvia Chan-Malik speaks on individuality of American Muslim women

Sylvia Chan-Malik came to the college to speak about the historical and current roles of Muslim women in America on Tuesday. Chan-Malik recently wrote a book on this topic, entitled, “Being Muslim: A Cultural History of Women of Color in American Islam.” Chan-Malik is a professor of American studies and women and gender studies at Rutgers […]

At Dare to be Dark panel, students and faculty share experiences with colorism

Colorism is the discrimination against individuals among an ethnic or racial group because of skin tone. On Monday, students and faculty gathered in the Gendebien room to discuss colorism and the role it has played in their lives. The panel featured a handful of students and faculty who discussed their experiences. The panel, moderated by Danielle […]

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 […]

Women in STEM Week celebrates diversity of experiences

Women who pursue degrees and careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) often face struggles due to these disciplines being sometimes overwhelmingly male-dominated. Shira Wein ’19, a computer science major, said she can attest to some of these struggles. “I’ve often questioned my own abilities and my path in STEM, but studying computer science […]

Kristen Gibbons Feden ’04 talks sexual assault awareness, experience as Bill Cosby prosecutor

Prominent lawyer and Lafayette alumna Kristen Gibbons Feden ’04 spoke to students on Tuesday about her influential role as prosecutor in the Bill Cosby trial. Hosted by Pards Against Sexual Assault (PASA) and the Office of Intercultural Development, the event was held as a part of the ongoing “I Ask” Campaign Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Feden […]

‘We still bleed the same color’: March Elementary School students perform, write, direct skits in honor of civil rights movement

Lafayette celebrated its seventh annual Martin Luther King Jr. Luncheon with the help of young students from March Elementary School this past Monday. The skits, which were the focal point of the event, were all written, directed and acted by the young students in order to showcase their knowledge of the Civil Rights Movement. Students […]

The future of Israel: Professor Ilan Peleg speaks on the importance of upcoming Israeli elections

Benjamin Netanyahu, the current Prime Minister of Israel, is being indicted after ten years in his role. Israel is now preparing for an election on April 9 that will effect the political future of the region. Born and raised in Israel, government and law professor and chair of Jewish Studies Ilan Peleg spoke about the April […]