Fall 2023

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The Bergh Family Fellows program is supporting, and shaping, hundreds of Pard experiences out of the classroom. In the Fall 2023 cover story, nine Lafayette students reflect on their recent academic pursuits around the world, which were made possible through the program. Seen here on the cover is international affairs major Eline Pellicano ’24, who was able to travel to Senegal and be immersed in the country’s culture and language.
  • A moment for the rookie

    A moment for the rookie

    Malik Hamm makes his NFL debut.

  • A watershed moment

    A watershed moment

    In an effort to revitalize local waterways and protect the endangered life cycle of freshwater mussels, the College teamed up with conservancy groups to demolish existing dams on Bushkill Creek.

  • About the gift

    About the gift

    Bergh family fellows program is expected to support at least 1,000 students over 5 years.

  • All in harmony

    All in harmony

    This year, through community and collaboration-and the lyrics and composition of two alumni-the newest College song has emerged.

  • Back to business

    Back to business

    Economics professor Julie K. Smith talks inflation and a new cost of living.

  • Can this bike built by Lafayette engineers save lives?

    Can this bike built by Lafayette engineers save lives?

    Associate professor of mechanical engineering Alexander Brown and student-researchers spent This summer constructing a self-driving minibike and innovative software that could potentially transform motorcycle safety.

  • Catching up with Yolanda Wisher ’98

    Catching up with Yolanda Wisher ’98

    Pard poet reflects on the writing process.

  • Check this

    Check this

    Lafayette alumni share their latest work.

  • En plein air

    En plein air

    Jim Toia, Lafayette’s director of community-based teaching, steps outside with students to sketch an abstract sculpture on campus called Transcendence.

  • Escarpment trail and Gateway Plaza

    Escarpment trail and Gateway Plaza

    The pathway to Easton opens alongside the Class of 1962 Gateway Plaza.

  • Field notes from Bushkill Creek

    Field notes from Bushkill Creek

    A look at the major events leading up to removal of the century-old dams.

  • Game on

    Game on

    Scenes around Fisher Stadium as Lafayette gets ready for its first home football game of the season.

  • How to elevate your writing

    How to elevate your writing

    Author, publisher, and wordsmith extraordinaire Kameisha Hodge ’11 will help you find your voice as a writer—and take it to the next level.

  • How to filter out the noise

    How to filter out the noise

    In the digital media age, we’re bombarded with data. Will Johnson ’02, CEO of The Harris Poll, knows how to zero in on what’s real and relevant.

  • How to sharpen your critical thinking skills

    How to sharpen your critical thinking skills

    Amy Herman ’88 trains leaders across the world in how to make tactical decisions. Here, she shares three habits that will help improve any problem-solving process.

  • Lafayette purchases historic inn

    Lafayette purchases historic inn

    The College plans to continue operation of the 18-room bed and breakfast.

  • Learning by growing

    Learning by growing

    LaFarm gets a greenhouse, and it’s a hub of activity for the College and community.

  • Lessons in sustenance

    Lessons in sustenance

    Through civic-minded programs, Lafayette addresses food insecurity in Easton.

  • Making a mark

    Making a mark

    From conducting cancer experiments in San Diego to studying languages in West Africa—internship, research, and study abroad opportunities around the world are expanding how and where our students learn. Their work also has far-reaching impact.

  • Marquis lineup

    Marquis lineup

    Over the years, some big names have stopped by College Hill to entertain and educate crowds, from Jane Goodall and Maya Angelou to Bruce Springsteen.

  • Moved by music

    Moved by music

    How an alumni couple inspired the College’s newest song.

  • New student opportunities

    New student opportunities

    More inclusive efforts announced from financial aid to the application process.

  • New tech on campus

    New tech on campus

    The College Post Office and Simon’s Market roll out new technology for students.

  • On the pitch

    On the pitch

    A lead gift for Gummeson Grounds has enhanced the experience to watch, and play, soccer games.

  • Spaces and places

    Spaces and places

    Markle Hall debuts a renovated and modern space for visitors.

  • The Williams Center turns 40

    The Williams Center turns 40

    This year, the College celebrates four decades of artistic excellence and memories.

  • Warm welcomes

    Warm welcomes

    President Nicole Hurd catches up with Sarah Moschenross, Lafayette’s new vice president of student life, to talk Pard pride, students finding their guardrails, and the benefits of meditation.

  • Within reach

    Within reach

    Manaka Gomi ’23 is improving the instrument, and the sounds, for pianists like herself.