State-of-the-Art Geology Lab

Tucked in Van Wickle Hall’s basement, near a display of fossilized dinosaur bones and rock specimens, is Lafayette’s smartest new classroom—the Petrographic Microscopy Laboratory. Its extraordinary state-of-the-art technology allows students to study minerals in a whole new light. The lab may be the first of its kind in an institution like Lafayette, says John Wilson, […]

Rosen Wins

Deborah A. Rosen, the David M. ’70 and Linda Roth Professor of History, won the Bancroft Prize, considered one of the most prestigious honors in the field of American history, for her book Border Law: The First Seminole War and American Nationhood (Harvard University Press). Rosen describes in her book how that conflict, which lasted […]

Hanks for the Memories

He strode across the stage in Kamine Gym and snapped a selfie—with a crowd of students mugging behind him—for posterity. For the next 90 minutes, Oscar-winner Tom Hanks spoke of war, acting, and finding truth in Hollywood’s smoke and mirrors. Hanks conversed with President Alison Byerly and Donald L. Miller, MacCracken Professor of History, whose […]

Lafayette-Lehigh Rivalry 150 DVD On Sale

Relive the 150th meeting of College Football’s Most-Played Rivalry when Lafayette won 27-7 over Lehigh in front of a sellout crowd at Yankee Stadium. DVDs of CBS Sports Network’s live television broadcast can only be purchased through The DVD is available for just $35 at!

Lafayette Community Meets Giving Challenge

You Did It! The Lafayette community surpassed the goal of the GiveLafayette Challenge, with 570 donors contributing $103,313 in celebration of the anniversary of the College’s founding. The goal was 480 gifts in 48 hours, starting 8 a.m. Tuesday, March 8. Donations came from 406 alumni, 61 parents, 38 students, 28 employees, and 37 friends […]

Author Discusses “Rock Star” Marquis

Witty, wry, and direct, Sarah Vowell delighted a crowded Colton Chapel Feb. 10 with a Jones Lecture Series discussion of her latest book, Lafayette in the Somewhat United States, an unconventional examination of the teenage Frenchman who both loved and earned the love of young America. After opening the program with a reading from the […]

Greening Lafayette

Lafayette has a new plan to be more neighborly with nature, but it doesn’t involve engineering or scientists peering at DNA strands through microscopes. It’s a tree branch wrapped in newspaper jutting from a wooden crate positioned somewhere in Farinon Student Center or elsewhere on campus. Instead of leaves, the branch sprouts announcements about upcoming […]

Civil Rights Hero Headlines Black Heritage Month

Diane Nash’s life was threatened many times during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. As co-founder of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, Nash led the Nashville sit-ins, the first successful campaign to integrate lunch counters in a Southern city, and coordinated the 1961 Freedom Rides from Birmingham, Ala., to Jackson, Miss., which led to […]

Senior Takes Silver on Food Network’s “Chopped”

Drew Friedman ’16 (Port Washington, N.Y.) finished runner-up as he competed for a $10,000 purse on the March 15 special college episode of “Chopped.” “While I have always been a competitive person, nothing could compare to the experience I had on set,” says Friedman, known as “Mr. Tastebuds” on campus. “The authenticity and realness of […]


Global Rogues and Regional Orders: The Multidimensional Challenge of North Korea and Iran By Il Hyun Cho, assistant professor government and law/Asian studies program Oxford University Press, 2015 264 pp. Memories of Madagascar and Slavery in the Black Atlantic By Wendy Wilson-Fall, associate professor and chair Africana studies Ohio University Press, 2015 234 pp. Heavy […]