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

International, National and Regional Media
Newhouse News Service, July 26
Donald L. Miller, John Henry MacCracken Professor of History, is quoted in the article “What Makes a World War.” The story delves into the issue of whether or not the current unrest in numerous parts of the world constitutes World War III. Miller says, “We live in a world of war, rather than a world war. But nothing’s connected. The world is so regionalized.”

Medical News Today (St. Leonards, England), July 16; EurekAlert (Washington, D.C.), Newstrack, Post Chronicle (N.J.), UPI, Washington Times Insider, July 13; Science Daily (Conn.), July 12
Research by Ann McGillicuddy-DeLisi, Metzgar Professor of Psychology, which is published in the July/August issue of Child Development, has been featured on numerous news sources. The study is one of the first ever on the phenomenon of “modern racism” in children. According to McGillicuddy-DeLisi, previous research has shown that “under some circumstances adults discriminate even when there is no racially based reason for their behavior.” She explains that this is not a traditional hostile racism but a subtle bias. Her research attempts to find at how young an age “modern racism” begins.

Life, July 12; Daily Mail (London, England), July 9
Lafayette is mentioned in the article “Attractive pupils perform better in exams, say scientists.” The story discusses research which shows attractive people do both better on exams and earn more in the workplace. A Lafayette study is also cited: “And researchers from Lafayette College, Pennsylvania, and the Minnesota University, discovered that there is a ‘wage penalty’ for obese women. They have lower family incomes than women who are within ‘recommended’ weight ranges.”

Pittsburg Tribune-Review (Pa.), Sunday Tribune Review (Pa.), June 25; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pa.), June 22
Donald L. Miller, John Henry MacCracken Professor of History, is mentioned in a number of newspapers for his election to the Board of Directors at St. Vincent College.

LehighValley Style, May/June
Robert Mattison, Marshall R. Metzgar Professor of Art, is featured in the article “The Curator: Why Warhol?” The story explores Mattison’s role as curator of the Andy Warhol exhibit at the Allentown Art Museum. He is quoted, “Warhol is one of the best known figures today in the art world. He defined the pop art era of the 1960s, which led to a much greater engagement between the art world and the public.”

Spotlight on Students in Their Hometown Newspapers
The Herald-Mail (Md.), July 25; Daily Mail (Md.), July 7
Michael McCormack ’07of Hagerstown, Pa. spent the summer researching a promising new cancer drug with Dr. Shyamal Majumdar, Kreider Professor of Biology. A 2003 graduate of St. James School, McCormack, is using lines of cells from mice to work with three different types of cancer – breast, cervical, and leukemia. McCormack is collaborating with Majumdar to see if the drug Raloxifene, now on the market to treat osteoporosis, can serve as an alternative to the cancer treatment drug Tamoxifen. McCormack has taken his MCATs and hopes to attend medical school after graduation from Lafayette.

Ridgewood News (N.J.), July 7
When Kiira Benzing ’07 was a student at Ridgewood High School, she did not play a sport but she still found out what it feels like to be part of a team. It all began with roles in a RHS production of the popular “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” Her experience has paid off as the young dancer, actress, and singer recently completed a semester at the O’Neill National Theater Institute in Waterford, Conn. and spent two weeks at St. Petersburg Academy of the Arts in St. Petersburg, Russia. Benzing considered attending a conservatory but instead sought out a small, liberal arts college that offered “more intimate” classroom settings of less than 20 students. She decided on Lafayette, where she was able to develop her own interdisciplinary major of French and theater. Lafayette had all she was looking for in a college. “I just fell in love with the campus,” she says. “It was wonderful.”

Greenwich Time (Conn.), July 26
Margaret Garcia ’07 (Stamford, Conn.), who is pursuing a B.S. civil engineering and A.B. international studies, is featured in the story “Water course: Student group’s engineering feat wins national kudos.” The article discusses Garcia’s role in Lafayette’s Engineers Without Borders team winning a $75,000 grant through the Environmental Protection Agency’s P3 competition. The funds will be used to continue the team’s work to create a sustainable water system for several villages in Honduras.

Brookline Tab (Mass.), June 29
Brookline resident Jenna Breslin ’06 earned an A.B. degree with honors in biology from Lafayette in May. She conducted honors thesis research on the behavior of cichlids, small colorful fish, in combative situations. She will pursue a degree in veterinary science at the University of Illinois.

Barnstable Patriot (Mass.), June 23
Marquis Scholar Jeffrey Silvan ’07 of West Barnstable, a mechanical engineering major, has just returned from a three-week humanities course in Italy. He is interning for the summer as a process efficiency engineer at Fragrance Manufacturing, Inc. of Allentown, Pa. Silvan made the dean’s list for the spring semester.

Granite State News (N.H.), June 22
The Hikers Club of Tuftonboro is happy to announce the scholarship winners for 2006. There are 12 scholarship recipients this year; being residents of Tuftonboro or children of Hikers members. The Hikers Club is a women’s group, which provides assistance for education as well as promoting service to the community and hospitality for its members. Caitlin Donnelly ’07 (Melvin Village, N.H.) is among the 12 recipients.

Hunterdon County Democrat (N.J.), June 15
Graduating from Lafayette with bachelor’s degrees are Allison Ligorano of Clinton, government & law and psychology magna cum laude with honors in psychology and membership in Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, and Pi Sigma Alpha; and Joshua Richter Porter of Pittstown, electrical and computer engineering summa cum laude, highest cumulative average, honors in electrical and computer engineering, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu, Benjamin F. Barge Mathematical Prize, Eugene P. Chase Phi Beta Kappa Prize, and Finley W. and Ethelwyne H. Smith Electronic Engineering Prize.

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