August 12, 2015


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By Rachel Tenney ’18 She is a messy person. It’s not that she’s a slob, it’s just that her lifestyle is “organized chaos.” This was the first thing I noticed. I walked in, and there were piles of schoolbooks and papers on the rug, a jumble of shoes next to the mini-fridge, and dirty dishes on the […]

A student rock band performs on a stage

August 11, 2015

Encouraging the ‘Shuffle’ Attitude

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Let me introduce myself: My name is Johnny Gossick and I am about to begin my second year at Lafayette College as a Creative and Performing Arts Fellow.  My major is currently undecided, but one of my main passions is music.  Over this past summer I began to take the first steps of my long-term […]

July 26, 2015

My Hectic But Exciting Experience in the World of Event Planning

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By Jolly Shi ’16 May 31st, 2015. It was the day I left home in NYC and set off on a Greyhound bus to Saratoga Springs to experience my 10-week event/wedding planning internship with Christine Wheat Special Events Firm. I had some ideas in my head about what to expect, but experiencing the events industry […]

July 23, 2015

Rothkopf Scholars in Vienna

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By Kaitlin Worden ’16 December 1st, 2014, 4:31 pm. This moment is seared in my brain as the moment that I opened my email to find out that I was on the adventure of a lifetime. I also remember it as the one time I shouted in a library, and immediately ran out to call […]

A view from behind two students observing a painting in a museum in Italy

July 15, 2015

The Fine Art of Nanotechnology

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By Maxine Ankora ’16 The year-long IDEAL 375 program started in the fall semester of 2014 with preliminary interviews for the selection of qualified students to participate in it. It is the product of years of planning by professors from the chemical engineering and art departments and generous donations from alumni of the Lafayette Community. […]

Jane Kuntz '15

May 26, 2015

Accepting Every Challenge

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By Jane Kuntz ’15 At only 19 years of age, the Marquis de Lafayette sailed to America on the Hermione for the French intervention in the Revolutionary War. When Lafayette arrived in America, he adopted the motto “Cur Non?” meaning “Why Not?” This spirit guided him to play an integral role in America’s freedom, and […]

Barb Levy speaks with students

May 24, 2015

A Memorable Night

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By Ryan Dodds ’15 The Economics Department and the Policy Studies Program joined together to offer the class Industry, Strategy, and Policy. This course is designed to analyze the major factors that shape the performance and profitability of organizations and industries. This is accomplished through a group project. Each student is assigned to a group […]

Chelsea Cuttino '15

May 21, 2015

Why Not?

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By Chelsea Cutino ’15 Here at Lafayette we have a saying roughly equivalent to the popular phrase “YOLO” (You only live once). It’s called “cur non” and translates to “why not?” All joking aside, though, cur non conveys the adventurous, ambitious spirit of the school’s founder, the Marquis de Lafayette, and it is this sort […]

Douglas E. Morel '79

May 7, 2015

Eliminating the Word “I”

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By Zach Zweizig ’15 I had never taken a policy studies class in my time at Lafayette College, but Industry, Strategy, & Policy is easily one of the most influential classes I’ve had. Learning goes well beyond a textbook; Professor Crain brings in guest speakers to lead discussions about real-world problems and about life in […]

Roger Newton

April 27, 2015

Invaluable Career & Life Lessons

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By Ross Scheuerman ’15 Over the course of four, short years here at Lafayette, I have been able to take a variety of different classes to obtain the full effect of a liberal arts education. Being an Econ major, this is the topic where a majority of my classes have been. In my final semester […]