Sunday, May 5, 2013
Lafayette students pay tribute to classmate one year after his death.
Bridget Greeley and Everett Glenn were a few years apart at Lafayette College. But that didn't stop them from becoming friends, because that's just how it was with Everett. "For Everett, there were no strangers on campus," Greeley said Sunday, speaking to a few hundred of her classmates on the college quad at a service for Glenn on the one-year anniversary of his death. "Whenever he walked through a doorway, he'd have a crowd behind him." He'd be inspired, she said, to see his dream fullfilled: all his disparate groups of friends becoming a united group. They were there to remember Glenn, and for the dedication of a new bench and tree that will serve as a memorial to a student remembered as a talented member of the college fencing team, …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Macklemore and Ray Lewis will headline spring concert open to all Lehigh Valley colleges.
"Thrift Shop," the hit single from rapper Macklemore and producer Ryan Lewis has been all over the place this spring. It's hit the top of the Billboard charts, shown up in a few movie trailers, and apparently even caused a bump in business at actual thrift shops. Next month, Lehigh Valley college students will get a chance to hear the duo live when they headline Lafayette College's spring concert. The show is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, May 11 at the college's Fisher Stadium. Tickets are free for Lafayette students, and $15 for students from Moravian, Muhlenberg, Cedar Crest, Lehigh and DeSales. Although it's an all-ages show, the concert is geared toward college students, Lafayette notes on its ticket website.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Former president draws 3,000 at Lafayette College for discussion of human rights initiatives.
President Jimmy Carter is proud of his country. He just wants it to do better. “I would like to see America become a nation that is champion of peace, champion of human rights," the 39th president said Monday at Lafayette College in Easton. "I’m not criticizing America, because I know America is the greatest country on earth." But the country needs to do more to promote peace, Carter said, and that includes talking with countries like North Korea, which Carter visited in 1994. "What the North Koreans want is a peace treaty with the United States," he said, describing it as a "paranoid" nation. "They're honestly convinced the US wants to attack them." Carter said the nation also needs to work on improving its human rights record, singling …
Monday, April 22, 2013
Former president due to speak at Easton college Monday afternoon at 4.
The sun is shining in Easton today, and that means former President Jimmy Carter's speech at Lafayette College will be held outdoors. The talk is scheduled for 4 p.m. on the campus quad. Tickets are not required. Carter's speech is Lafayette's first-ever Robert ’69 and Margaret Pastor Lecture in International Affairs. He is expected to talk about his work on behalf of human rights, democracy and peace at the Carter Center, which he founded in 1982. His visit caps a busy month at the school, following lectures by former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and primate expert Jane Goodall.
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Lafayette College student broadcast will air on PBS next month.
The scene was a classroom at Lafayette College's Pardee Hall, but Mark Crain sounded more like an editor than a professor. Deadline was approaching for their news show, and the students still hadn't found an expert to talk about "catfishing," a term for people who set up false identities on-line to trick people into romantic/emotional entanglements. The term comes from a documentary—which was later turned into an MTV series—which deals with the phenomenon. But so far, no one was willing to talk to the Lafayette Lens, the school's new student-run news broadcast. "They say it's too new," Karissa Ciliento, a junior from Mahway, NJ, told Crain. "It's a new phenonemon that they're all aware of, but they haven't studied it." Ciliento and her …
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Former President Jimmy Carter will speak about human rights Monday at Lafayette College.
Saturday, April 20
Former President Jimmy Carter is speaking at Lafayette College Monday, and how you get to see him will depend on the weather. If the skies stay clear, Carter will give his address at 4 p.m. on the campus quad. No tickets are required. But if the weather is bad, the talk will move into the Kamine Gymnasium, where tickets have already been snatched up. You'll still be able to see the speech, it will just be streamed to a feed you can watch in Colton Chapel. The National Weather Service forecast shows partly sunny skies Monday, with rainy weather moving in Monday night. Carter's speech is Lafayette's first ever Robert ’69 and Margaret Pastor Lecture in International Affairs. He is expected to talk about his work on behalf of human rights, …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Lafayette freshman Andrew Halloran recalls the scene after the deadly explosions at the Boston Marathon.
Andrew Halloran finished the Boston Marathon Monday in a little over three hours. His sister Sarah hadn't yet finished her race, so he waited a block from the finish line with some other families. And then came the explosions. “At first I thought it was thunder," said Halloran, a 19-year-old freshman studying civil engineering at Lafayette College. What came next was a blur of people on phones as Halloran scrambled to do what countless others were doing at that moment: find their loved ones in the wake of dual explosions that killed three people and injured up to 125 near the marathon's finish line. One of the victims killed has been idenitifed as an 8-year-old boy. The boy, Martin Richard of Dorchester, was reportedly at the race to watch…
Thursday, April 11, 2013
World famous primate expert and conservationist visits Lafayette College.
For more than half a century, Jane Goodall has lived with and studied chimpanzees. But what has that time taught her about humans? "We've been jolly arrogant," Goodall said Thursday afternoon, speaking to reporters at Lafayette College in Easton. "We're part of the animal kingdom. We're not separate from it." Goodall was at the school to deliver its Thomas Roy and Lura Forrest Jones Visiting Lecture for 2012-13. She said she hoped students would come away with the "recognition, the hope, that it's not too late to turn things around." She also shared what she's learned from animals, and "what we can continue to learn from there." Goodall, who runs the global non-profit that bears her name, said she continues to be surprised by chimps. For …
Tickets are sold out, but you can watch Jane Goodall's lecture at Colton Chapel.
Monday, April 8, 2013
Speaking at Lafayette College, former British Prime Minister deals with the Middle East, and the world economy.
During his tenure as Great Britain's prime minister, Tony Blair sent troops into wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Kosovo. But while his 10 years in office—1997 to 2007—were volatile ones, 2013 could prove to be "the toughest time to be a leader," Blair told students at Lafayette College Monday afternoon. Today's leaders need to adapt to a fast-changing world, Blair said, one where crises won't come sequentially. For example, British and American leaders are dealing with both continued unrest in the Middle East, as well as fallout from the 2008 financial meltdown, Blair said. “Your country and my country are tired of intervention," in the Middle East, Blair said, but added that some level of engagement is "absolutely fundamental." Since …