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 […]

All the colors of the rainbow and beyond: Professor Michael Butler discusses research in Jones Lecture

“Green is in the eye of the beholder,” quipped biology professor Michael Butler, before going on to explain the true nature of color as a spectrum of photons. Butler celebrated gaining tenure by giving a lecture on one of his areas of research: color in the animal kingdom. The talk, “Colorful Animals in a Challenging […]

Mock trial B team receives bid to attend next round of competition, team prepares to advance

Lafayette’s mock trial B team doesn’t have the experience of the A team, as they’re the younger group of the two, but last Sunday, they carried the squad one step closer to the national championship. Last Sunday, both the Lafayette A and B mock trial teams attended one of the American Mock Trial Association’s (AMTA) regional […]

Wes Moore to speak at commencement: CEO of poverty-fighting foundation strives to increase educational opportunity

Wes Moore will be the commencement speaker for the class of 2019 this May. He is the CEO of New York City’s largest poverty-fighting organization, Robin Hood, but his accomplishments and experiences reach beyond even his current role. Having served in the U.S. armed forces in Afghanistan, Moore is the chairman of BridgeEdU, an organization […]

Lafayette Symposium schedules speaker from Pew Research Center, the first since formation of committee

Director of Religion Research at the Pew Research Center Alan Cooperman will be visiting the college in March next semester, an event put on by the Lafayette Symposium. This event, to be held on March 6, will be the first from the symposium since last year’s debate between Brexit architect Nigel Farage and former President […]

Economist Michelle Lowry discusses issues of corporate finance, investment decisions

For their final seminar of the semester, the economics department welcomed Professor Michelle Lowry, the TD Bank Professor of Finance at the LeBow School of Business at Drexel University to present her research on investors’ attention to and perceptions of corporate governance. Lowry’s research focuses on issues within empirical corporate finance, such as initial public […]

‘Why do we give people a platform?’: Mill Series hosts student activism advocate, students critique past events

The controversial Mill Series was under scrutiny this past Tuesday during their talk and discussion led by Angus Johnston, historian and advocate of student activism on campuses. He offered his views on who deserves a platform when engaging in intellectual discussions and debates. Johnston spoke for a half hour to a classroom of around 40 […]