‘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 […]

Kodo fuses modern and traditional taiko styles in third campus performance

The reverberating booms of a one-ton traditional taiko drum filled the Williams Center last Wednesday night. Kodo, a world-renowned taiko drum group, awed students the audience with a performance worthy of their distinction. The group consists of 16 members and is led by newly appointed artistic director Tamasaburo Bando. Their lineup for the performance consisted […]

Religiously following the data: Pew research director discusses spiritual practices of young people

Alan Cooperman, the Director of Religion Research at the Pew Research Center, spoke in Colton Chapel this past Wednesday on the role of religion in the U.S. and in the world. He spoke as part of the Lafayette Symposium, a viewpoint-diversity initiative driven by a committee, which recommends speakers to President Alison Byerly’s office. Cooperman […]

Students to celebrate gender and sexual identities during Sex Education and Exploration Week

The Office of Gender and Sexuality Programs will be encouraging students to explore and educate themselves about sexuality and gender outside of the “binary and linear” context they may be familiar with. Sex Education and Exploration week, hosted through the Office of Gender and Sexuality Programs, will feature a lineup of events celebrating the diversity […]

Toward a healthier campus culture surrounding sexual assault: panelists discuss resources and challenges

Student board members of Pards Against Sexual Assault (PASA) told a packed audience on Wednesday that “we are all participating in the culture surrounding sexual misconduct.” Dean of Conduct Jennifer Dize and Educational Equity Coordinator Jessica Brown joined Reeve Lanigan ’19 and Nahin Ferdousi ’19 of PASA in a panel discussion on sexual assault Wednesday […]