Creative Fusion

Lafayette’s newest academic building is named William C. Buck Hall in recognition of a major gift to the College’s Live Connected, Lead Change campaign from William C. Buck ’50 and his wife, Laura Buck. The 18,000-square-foot building houses a black box theater seating up to 200 and a 180-seat film-screening room as well as a […]

What Would Susan Do?

by SHARON SANDERS When Susan B. Anthony came to Lafayette College on Dec. 4, 1883, the stern-looking suffragist knew she had to use more than cold logic to convince an assemblage of male collegians to support women’s right to vote. So she made an appeal to their hearts “to obtain for their mothers and sisters […]

The Marquis’ Moment

By SHARON SANDERS Just like that, comme ça, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette, seems to be everywhere. He’s on Broadway as “the Lancelot of the revolutionary set” in the Grammy-nominated rap hit Hamilton: An American Musical. Hundreds of Gen X fans have chanted his name outside the stage door […]

The Answer Men

Lafayette’s 1962 Academic College Bowl Champs Shine Again by Bill Landauer On the night of Oct. 14, 1962, Lafayette’s football team hoisted four men onto their shoulders and carried them around the Quad. The marching band played. A crowd cheered. But this triumph hadn’t come from the gridiron or the basketball court. Those four students […]

Poetic Justice

Photography by CHUCK ZOVKO Ross Gay ’96, winner of Claremont Graduate University’s $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award for his latest poetry collection, Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude, sits down with Leslieann Hobayan ’95, poet and creative writing lecturer at Rutgers, to talk about gardening, his new writing projects, and […]

The Art of Cultural Conservation

by Christian Millman Call her Mud Angel 2.0. Leah Firestone ’16 wasn’t among the angeli del fango, the thousands who flocked to Florence after the devastating 1966 flood to help rescue irreplaceable paintings, sculptures, and books from the raging waters of the Arno River. But half a century later, she’s doing her part, demonstrating to […]