In the National Limelight

The Chronicle of Higher Education features Lafayette’s Economic Empowerment and Global Learning Project and its collaborations with communities to advance residents’ ambitions and build human capital (“Lafayette College Takes a Liberal-Arts Approach to Community and Economic Outreach,” Jan. 2, 2011).

Wall Street Journal The Wall Street Journal features the research of Mark Crain, Simon Professor of Political Economy, on state fiscal policies (“How to Control State Spending,” Dec. 10, 2010).

New York Times The New York Times publishes an opinion piece by Robert J. Massa, vice president for communications (“The Case for Early Decision,” Dec. 15, 2010).

Inside Higher Ed features Lafayette as the first American college or university to offer a credit-bearing study-abroad program in North Korea (“Study Abroad in North Korea,” March 9, 2011).

The Morning Call publishes an opinion piece by President Daniel H. Weiss (“Community Service Is Important for Students,” Jan. 3, 2011).

Los Angeles Times The Los Angeles Times features the College’s celebration of the 80th anniversary of Kirby Hall of Civil Rights (“Lafayette College Brings Its ‘Hall of Civil Rights’ into the Modern Age,” Feb. 6, 2011).

Inspired by a book by Donald L. Miller, MacCracken Professor of History, an installment of the History Channel’s Emmy Award-winning series WWII in HD features Miller as screenwriter and historical consultant (“The Air War,” premiere Nov. 10, 2010).

The expert commentary of Chuck Holliday, professor of biology, is featured in an article on the sighting of a rare pink katydid in Pennsylvania. The article appeared in several media outlets, including MSNBC, The Boston Globe, Anchorage Daily News, and Maclean’s (“Colorful Find,” August 26, 2010).

The Times Literary Supplement features the discovery by June Schlueter, Dana Professor Emerita of English and former provost, and Paul Schlueter, of unpublished poems by Elizabethan England’s most esteemed female poet (“Halfe maim’d? Five Unknown Poems by Mary Sidney Herbert, Countess of Pembroke,” July 23, 2010).

Wired The Los Angeles Times features the research of Jennifer Rossmann, assistant professor of mechanical engineering (“When Intuition Met Physics, Professor Jenn Rossmann Became the Newest Star of Wiffle Ball,” October 24, 2010). Also the The Washington Post, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and Wired.

Chicago Times The Chicago Tribune features a student-led project to divert 1,000 pounds of food waste from the College’s dining facilities for composting (“A Rind Is a Terrible Thing to Waste,” Sept. 19, 2010).

Philadelphia Inquirer The Philadelphia Inquirer features the College’s plans to develop the Williams Arts Campus with facilities for theater and film & media studies (“Lafayette College Plans $10 Million Arts Campus,” Oct. 10, 2010).

A cover story in the The Chronicle of Higher Education features an innovative admissions outreach effort to persuade admitted applicants to choose Lafayette (“The Sweet and Subtle Science of Wooing the Admitted,” April 25, 2010).

National Geographic The National Geographic Channel features Susan Niles, professor of anthropology, in its Ancient Megastuctures series (“Machu Picchu: Inca Architecture,” April 6, 2011).