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Donald L. Miller, John Henry MacCracken Professor of History, is the focus of several newspaper articles around the country reporting on a three-part PBS documentary based on his book City of the Century: The Epic of Chicago and the Making of America. Miller is quoted throughout articles in:

  • yesterday’s Chicago-Tribune (available by registering on-line at, “How ‘City of the Century’ came to grow on lakefront”;
  • newspapers carrying “New PBS series documents flowering of Chicago,” a story written by F.N. D’Alessio of The Associated Press;
  • today’s Express-Times; and
  • yesterday’s Morning Call.

English major Lauren Sheldon ’04 and an alumna are quoted in the Express-Times piece. Miller’s book also is mentioned in “From farm to factory, an industrial city forged in fire,” a San Francisco Chronicle article about the PBS series published Saturday. A piece on the New York magazine web site mentions “Miller’s first-rate book” in its review of the PBS documentary. An article about Miller’s involvement in the series is available on the Lafayette web site. In addition, information about a web chat with Miller and scheduled media appearances is available in the Jan. 9 Media Coverage of Lafayette.

The Journal Inquirer of Manchester, Conn., ran “Winter break with a difference,” a feature article with accompanying photo about the study abroad course being taken by Marquis Scholar Greg Staszowski ’03, Modern Sub-Saharan Africa: Kenya and Tanzania, over the January interim session. The Charlotte Observer of Charlotte, N.C., reported on Marquis Scholar Laura Roberts ’05’s (Cornelius, Conn.) trip to Europe this month for the course The Open Wall and the New Europe: Berlin, Prague, and Munich. More than 20 newspaper articles have reported on specific Lafayette students studying abroad over the January interim session. A roundup of newspapers is available in the Jan. 3 Media Coverage of Lafayette.

An article in last Friday’s Express-Times discusses “Decoding the Icon,” an exhibition of art by Allentown, Pa., resident Rick Hildenbrandt, and students working in Lafayette’s Experimental Printmaking Institute. The show is displayed at the Williams Center for the Arts, where a related artist’s talk will take place 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, along with a reception 6-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31. The exhibit was reviewed in Thursday’s Morning Call.

Media Coverage of Lafayette: Jan. 9, 2003
Media Coverage of Lafayette: Jan. 6, 2003
Media Coverage of Lafayette: Jan. 3, 2003
Media Coverage of Lafayette: Jan. 2, 2003

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