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The McKelvy House Scholars invite the campus community to join them Sunday in ushering in another school year of dinner discussions at McKelvy House, 200 High Street. The first week’s talk will explore issues related to oil.

Dinner will start at 6 p.m. Led by McKelvy Scholar Brendan Aidan O’Regan ’06 (Ringwood, N.J.), a double major in government & law and anthropology & sociology, the discussion will start at 6:30 p.m.

“We all know that the price of oil per barrel has been rising steadily, if not incredibly quickly over the last two years,” he says. “Some economists question when the price will affect our society, at what point the price will be too high to bear. In addition, there are questions of when oil will run out, when that supply will run dry. There are more questions about where we should head into the future in terms of energy sources.”

Links to news about oil and what the United States government plans to do, as well as further information about the McKelvy House Scholars program, are available on the group’s blog web site.

Since 1962, the McKelvy House Scholars program has brought together Lafayette students with a wide range of majors and interests to reside in a historic off-campus house and share in intellectual and social activities. Weekly Sunday and occasional Wednesday dinner discussions that engage the students in debate and exchange of ideas are the hallmark of the program. Most members also contribute to the annual McKelvy Papers, written on a topic of each person’s choice. McKelvy Scholars participate in activities together such as field trips to plays, concerts, and exhibits, and sponsor events for the campus as well.

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