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The following is a selection of recent media coverage of Lafayette:

National Media
The Washington Post printed the second of two articles about Wild Bill: The Legend and Life of William O. Douglas, a book by Bruce Allen Murphy, Fred Morgan Kirby Professor of Civil Rights, in today’s issue. The Feb. 1 Library Journal Reviews calls Wild Bill a “fascinating accounting of the multiple political and legal careers” pursued by the Supreme Court’s longest-serving justice. “Murphy’s careful research uncovers new dimensions of Douglas and his connected political and judicial activities.This judicial biography will be a welcome addition to most public and academic libraries.” An article about the book is available on Lafayette’s web site.

Local Coverage
“German studies receives boost,” read the headline in the Feb. 8 Express-Times of Easton, Pa., reporting on Lafayette’s dedication of the Max Kade Center for German Studies the prior afternoon. An article on the ceremony and new headquarters for German is available on Lafayette’s web site.

The Feb. 6 Express-Times cited Lafayette as one of only two Patriot League schools “to adhere to the league’s founding principle of need-based aid for student-athletesLafayette has been consistent and unrelenting in its refusal to bow to scholarship pressureSo two of the league’s best – if not the best – coaches, Colgate’s Emmett Davis and Lafayette’s O’Hanlon have their teams in the midst of the league race using players other schools didn’t deem worthy of scholarship offers.”

“Over the past eight years, an average of five Lafayette students have graduated with individualized, interdisciplinary majors,” observes a Feb. 13 feature article in Careers and Education, a special section of the Morning Call of Allentown, Pa. “About a third of them have been double majors, coupling their individualized major with another traditional major.” The feature describes the process of gaining approval for such an individualized major and the appeal of this option for students, among other issues.

Student Hometown Coverage
This week’s edition of The Free Press ran a full-length feature article with accompanying photo about the EXCEL Scholars research project conducted last semester by geology major Trisha Slemmer ’04 (Quakertown, Pa.) under the guidance of Guy Hovis, John Markle Professor of Geology. Slemmer attempted to synthesize a rare mineral from more common ones: “‘I enjoy the whole process of trying to synthesize something,’ Slemmer said. ‘And it’s excellent working with Professor Hovis. He’s very excited about his research and has a passion for trying new things while going that extra mile to make sure a student learns something even if it means staying after hours.” An article on the research project is available on Lafayette’s web site.

Senior civil engineering major Nathan Tregger (Niantic, Conn.) was cited in the Jan. 20 Day of New London, Conn., for being named one of the nation’s top undergraduate engineering students in the December issue of the national magazine CE News. An article about the honor is available on Lafayette’s web site.

The Jan. 16 Times Leader of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., noted that biochemistry major Stacy Wagner ’03 (Shavertown, Pa.) coauthored three articles that were published in leading scientific journals in less than two years: “Wagner, a Trustee Scholarship recipient, based her published work on research she completed as a participant in Lafayette’s distinctive EXCEL Scholars program, in which students collaborate closely with faculty while earning a stipend. Her latest article, ‘Thin Layer Chromatographic Analyses of Amino Acids and Carbohydrates in Adults of Echinostoma Caproni,’ deals with comparative parasitology and is a collaborative effort with several other individuals.” An article about the publications is available on Lafayette’s web site.

Junior Simmone Chaddan (Springfield, Mass.), a double major in English and government & law, was featured in a Jan. 6 article in the Union-News of Springfield, Mass., for volunteering as a tutor last summer for a high school student struggling with Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment tests. “‘I had a great education. I know how important equal opportunity is when it comes to education,’ says Chaddan, 20, a graduate of the MacDuffie School who is entering her junior year at Lafayette College in Pennsylvania. ‘It’s like I’m giving back what I’ve received.’Chaddan met Putnam High School student Daisy Gonzalez every weekday morning during the summer for three hours of English and math review.”

The Press-Journal (North Edition) of Englewood, N.J., published a Jan. 16 article about the alumni externships being undertaken by psychology major Matthew Hinzpeter ’03 (Englewood, N.J.) and Sarah Deitsch ’03 (Norwood, N.J.), a double major in art and American Studies, over the January interim session between semesters: “Mr. Hinzpeter will explore the field of music in his externship. He’ll be shadowing Jon Marcus, a 1970 Lafayette graduate who is executive director of the New York office of The Recording AcademyMs. Deitsch will delve into the field of financial public relations in the externship. She will shadow Allison Ziegler Fisher, a 1987 Lafayette graduate who is vice president of FRB/Weber Shandwick in New York City.”

An article on the externship of International Economics and Commerce major Kevin Colantropo ’04 (Wayland, Mass.) appeared in the Jan. 23 Wayland Town Crier of Wayland, Mass. “Colantropo will explore the field of financial consulting for his externship. He will shadow Ryan Beagin, a 1996 Lafayette graduate who is a financial consultant with Salomon Smith Barney in Boston. He’ll observe the process of helping clients identify problems and proposing solutions utilizing the financial services of Citigroup, including banking, lending, asset management and estate management.”

The Reston Connection reported Jan. 15 that psychology major Kathryn Lambert ’03 (Reston, Va.) would be shadowing Irving Brand ’64, vice president of staff labor relations at NBC: “She will observe Brand as he supervises litigation and negotiates labor contracts.”

Other recent articles about Lafayette externships include:

  • Erin Whittaker ’05 (Potomac, Md.), “shadowing a Lafayette graduate now working as lead lobbyist for Advance PCS, a company that manages pharmaceutical benefits,” Gazette of Potomac, Md. and Gazette (North Potomac) of Rockville, Md.;
  • English major Michele Nelson ’04 (Newtown, Conn.) and biology major Melissa Kirk ’05 (Easton, Conn.), medicine; psychology major Kimberly Pollard ’03, investigative law; and economics and business major John Zembron ’04 (Ridgefield, Conn.), insurance; the News-Times of Danbury, Conn.;
  • English major Meghan Fell ’03 (Rye, N.Y.), exploring the field of advertising and marketing, “learning about vendor selection, strategy decisions, and overall firm management,” Rye Chronicle of Rye, N.Y., and Mount Vernon Independent of Yonkers, N.Y.;
  • Wirt Walker ’03 (McClean, Va.), a double major in English and government and law, “shadowing a Washington lobbyist,” and biology major McKenzie Wells ’05 (Vienna, Va.), “shadowing a pediatrician,” Sun Gazette (McLean) of Fairfax, Va.;
  • Walker, Vienna and Oakton Connection and McLean Connection of McLean, Va.
  • The Yeadon Times of Yeadon, Pa., ran an article Jan. 2 on the study abroad courses that civil engineering major Michelle DiMeglio ’04 (Morton, Pa.) and psychology major Lisa Schneider ’03 (Sharon Hill, Pa.) would take over the January interim session. DiMeglio went to England and Ireland with 23 other Lafayette students for “The London Theater” while Schneider went to South America with 23 fellow students for “Exploring South America: Brazil, the River Plate, and the Andes.” “‘I decided to take the course because I like to travel and wanted to learn more about different cultures,’ says Schneider. ‘This course is giving me a chance to round out my education.’”

    The Rappahannock News of Washington, Va., reported Jan. 16 that Danielle Wyckoff ’06 (Reva, Va.) traveled to Europe with 33 other Lafayette students to sing in Hungary, Estonia, and Finland during the January interim session.

    The Sunday Record of Hackensack, N.J., stated Jan. 12 that history major Justin Pinck ’03 (Allendale, N.J.) would travel to Turkey and Sharon Bandstra ’06 (Midland Park, N.J.) and Christina Morley ’06 (Westwood, N.J.) would head for Europe for January interim session classes.

    An article about all of the interim session study abroad courses offered last month is available on Lafayette’s web site.

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

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