Moving Forward on Measures of Excellence


*First Posse Foundation Scholars from New York City graduate; first Posse from Washington, D.C., enrolls

*College issues statement condemning genocide in Sudan

*Ramer History House, named in honor of Lawrence ’50 and Ina Lee Ramer, opens

*Lafayette receives Community Partner Award from Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce

*Renovated Fisher Stadium, named in honor of James ’77 and Tracey Fisher, opens

Measures of Excellence


*Trustees adopt The Plan for Lafayette

*CBS Evening News features College’s successful affiliation with Posse Foundation

*Lafayette receives Community Service Award from Two Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce

*250th anniversary celebration of Marquis de Lafayette’s birth includes Lives of Liberty lectures by David McCullough (right), Ron Chernow, Simon Schama, Gloria Steinem, and Salman Rushdie

*Bourger Varsity Football House, named in honor of John T. (Jack) Bourger ’71 and Selena Vanderwerf, opens

Measures of Excellence

*McDonogh Report (now McDonogh Voice) magazine launched, named for David McDonogh 1844, first African American graduate; campus sculpture honoring him installed


*College eliminates loans from need-based aid packages to students with family incomes of less than $50,000 and (beginning 2009) limits loans for those with incomes between $50,000 and $100,000

*Lafayette signs American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment


*Campus Master Plan completed
Measures of Excellence
*Faculty adopts, trustees approve College’s Statement on Diversity and Inclusiveness. Position of vice president for campus life and senior diversity officer created

*Lafayette named to President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

*Scott Hall, named in honor of Walter ’59 and Kate Scott, opens as home of the Dean of the College

Measures of Excellence


*College announces plans for Williams Arts Campus

*Working Group on Greek Life and Campus Community formed to study benefits of fraternity and sorority membership and develop insight on avenues for preserving and enhancing benefits while mitigating challenges

*College receives grade of B in Sustainable Endowment Institute’s Sustainability Report Card, up from D-minus in 2008
Measures of Excellence
*80th anniversary celebration of Kirby Hall of Civil Rights includes address by former U.S. attorney general Nicholas Katzenbach


*Address by Mikhail Gorbachev marks creation of Oechsle Center for Global Education, named in honor of Walter ’57 and Christa Oechsle

*Lafayette is first American college or university to offer credit-bearing study-abroad program in North Korea

*College awarded $300,000 grant from Teagle Foundation to enhance campus diversity and diversity education

*Lafayette receives Community Development Award from Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce

*Weiss receives Martin Zippel ’49 Award from Boys & Girls Club of Easton

Measures of Excellence

*First Women of Lafayette Reunion caps celebration of 40th anniversary of coeducation


*Applications for admission reach all-time high, 6,600

*Vice President Joe Biden delivers address on American innovation

Measures of Excellence

*Grossman House, student residence named in honor of Richard ’64 and Rissa Grossman, opens

*Student residence at 512 March St. opens

*Central campus/Quad renovation completed

*Fundraising program receives an Overall Improvement Award from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education