The Homecoming celebration Oct. 5 offered something for everybody. In addition to the annual alumni tailgate, gatherings were sponsored by 17 fraternities and sororities, several varsity sports, the Arts Society, Council of Lafayette Women, Hillel Society, McDonogh Network, and Maroon Club. Students enjoyed a DJ, lawn games, and free food on Anderson Courtyard.
An opening reception was held for the exhibition Tales of Our Brothers: The Journey of David & Washington McDonogh, on view in Pardee Hall, depicting the stories of Aaron Hoff, the McDonogh brothers, and other early African American Lafayette students.
The football team started its Patriot League season with a win over Bucknell, and College Theater’s production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee capped the festivities.
Lafayette College – Homecoming 2013, a set on Flickr.
Robert Young ’14 curated the exhibition Tales of Our Brothers: The Journey of David & Washington McDonogh, working with Diane Windham Shaw, director of special collections and College archivist. Richard Koplin ’64, who attended the opening, and his daughter, Russell Arden Koplin, authored a presentation entitled “A Transcendent Life: The Story of David K. McDonogh” at the September 2008 dedication of Transcendence, the campus sculpture by Melvin Edwards honoring David Kearney McDonogh, Class of 1844, Lafayette’s first African American graduate.
Lafayette College – Homecoming 2013 – McDonogh Exhibit, a set on Flickr.