Lafayette College’s faculty are distinguished scholars and educators. In this video series, our campus experts share their knowledge to help us make sense of our complicated world.


Prof. Nancy Waters sits in a Rockwell labWhy are people losing faith in science?

“Science, good science, doesn’t set out to prove anything— it disproves things.”

Nancy McCreary Waters, associate professor of biology



How can a political candidate “have it in the bag” according to the polls, and still lose an election?

Trent Gaugler sits in classroom with blackboard behind him

“We don’t communicate uncertainty nearly enough. Far too often we get headlines that say, ‘This is what’s going to happen,’ or a candidate will say, ‘My plan will create 4 million jobs.’ there is no way we can know things like that with so much precision.”

Trent Gaugler, associate professor of mathematics


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  1. Jeff Ruthizer '62 says:

    Great new addition. Somehow better publicize it to alumni by an email blast so they know this exists on the website, can find it and learn.Do more of this!!!

    1. Katrin Neitz says:

      Hi, Jeff, Thank you for the feedback! Yes, we plan to promote this feature in the May edition of Pard Pride, which is sent to our alumni community. You can subscribe here:

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