The Times They Are A-Changin’

by Peter Newman ’73 For orientation this year, first-year students read Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates, who describes for his son his life and views on being a black man in America. As we discussed the book, I recalled 1969, my first year at Lafayette. We had grown up with Bob Dylan […]

Engineering All-Stars

by Bryan Hay Induction into the National Academy of Engineers is the engineering equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize or a gold-plated Academy Award. “It’s the highest accolade an engineer can achieve in the U.S.,” says NAE Executive Director Alton Romig Jr., who received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. from Lehigh University. Lucky for him, his […]

 Engineering A Better World

Stodgy? Academic? Numbers, lines, and angles? Tom Loughlin ’83 doesn’t see engineers as clipboard-toting white coats in laboratories. Instead, the executive director of the American Society of Mechanical Engineering believes engineers should be technological citizens focused on human needs. The big challenges of the next century—providing access to clean water, securing cyberspace, and finding clean, […]

Class Notes

The Class Notes PDF that is available here includes news excerpts from the columns written by class correspondents that are posted on the websites created for each individual class.