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The McKelvy House Scholars invite the campus to join them in a dinner discussion exploring the exchange of knowledge on Sunday, April 15.

The meal will begin at 6 p.m. at McKelvy House, 200 High Street. George Armah ’08 (Accra, Ghana), who is pursuing a B.S. mathematics and an A.B. with a major in computer science, and Haotian Wu ’07 (Jiangsu, China), who is pursuing B.S. degrees in mathematics and physics, will lead the discussion at 6:30 p.m.

Armah and Wu would like all those in attendance to give a brief description of a concept, idea, or interesting fact in their areas of academic specialization. Students are encouraged to double check their topics with those in the same major to avoid overlapping topics. Participants are not required to offer facts, but are highly encouraged to do so in order to facilitate discussion.

“The goal is to exchange knowledge and expose people to ideas which they wouldn’t otherwise come into contact with,” says Armah. “The challenge here is to present the essence of the idea in a way that is accessible to the rest of the audience.”

There will be a brief question and answer session after each person’s exposition. The rest of the discussion will focus on McKelvy as a program. Students will have the opportunity to voice their thoughts on the program and its presence on campus.

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 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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