Welcome to the spring issue of Lafayette magazine.

How do you get young people psyched about studying science, technology, engineering, and math? Remove the boring, and make it fun. Learn how our grads are doing just that in our cover story.

Then find out whether the muse is in the machine, the state of spirituality on campus, and how one alum survived prison and lived to write a book.

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A Computer Could Write this Headline

Computers may be able to generate poetry and art, outwit humans at the chessboard, drive cars, and equip Siri to look up a recipe, but technophobes need not worry that dark machinery is replacing the muses.

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The Weight of Words

Over nearly seven decades, MacKnight Black Poetry Competition has recognized creativity of young writers.

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