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October 10, 2010
Lafayette College announced Friday that it would develop a $10 million project for a new arts program at its campus in Easton, Pa. The Williams Arts Campus will involve converting two buildings to create teaching and performance space for theater, film, and media studies, officials said. The project is mainly being financed through a gift from the family of the late Morris R. Williams, a 1922 graduate of Lafayette. He and his wife, Josephine, lived in Easton and had two children, Charles K. Williams II and Joan Williams Rhame, a trustee emeritus at the college.
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January 17, 2013 | By Susan Snyder, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A former Middlebury College provost and Glenside native will become Lafayette College's first female president, officials announced Wednesday. Alison R. Byerly, a visiting scholar in literature at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology this year, will take over at the 2,400-student liberal arts college in Easton on July 1. She replaces Daniel H. Weiss, who served for eight years and will become president of Haverford College in July....
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July 29, 2001 | By Victoria Donohoe INQUIRER ART CRITIC
Once in a while we all get lucky and catch a cultural institution taking an enormous leap forward and landing right. It's a magical moment. One such occasion was the announcement made in April at the dedication of Lafayette College's first off-campus building by its president, Arthur Rothkopf. He declared that the existence of the college's new Williams Visual Arts Building in a rehabbed industrial/commercial structure "underscores Lafayette's commitment to the revitalization of Easton's downtown business core.
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December 11, 2013 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
As higher education comes under increased pressure to prove its worth, two local college presidents argue in a new book that the liberal arts play a vital role in educating the world's leaders and problem-solvers. While many colleges are aimed at preparing students for a profession or career, liberal arts colleges develop critical thinkers who are able to cross disciplines, said Daniel H. Weiss, president of Haverford College, one of the nation's most highly selective and expensive small liberal arts colleges.
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July 12, 2013 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
Daniel H. Weiss stepped into the presidency at Haverford College this month - a full 14 months after accepting the job. The Main Line liberal arts school agreed to wait longer than usual so Weiss could finish his eight-year tenure at Lafayette College in Easton, Pa., on good terms; Lafayette will name a theater after Weiss and his wife. "It's nice to go out in a way in which people are pleased with the work accomplished," said Weiss, an art-history scholar. In the Philadelphia region, several presidential departures in recent months, including those at Arcadia University and Bryn Mawr and Cabrini Colleges, have been much more abrupt and in some cases less collegial.
SPORTS
January 9, 2013
Conner Bor will have a new football team next season. He also will have a new position. Bor, a senior at Bishop Eustace, said Tuesday night that he has committed to Lafayette College on a football scholarship. Bor, a quarterback and defensive back in high school, was recruited to play outside linebacker for the Leopards of the Patriot League. "It's really exciting that they think I can play a position I didn't play in high school," Bor said. The 6-foot-2, 210-pound Bor, a second-team All-South Jersey defensive back, said he decided on Lafayette after narrowing his choices to the Leopards, Bucknell, Delaware, and Colgate.
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December 6, 2007 | By Keith Pompey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Father Judge senior Wayne Maminski gave an oral commitment Monday to play soccer at Lafayette College. Maminski chose the Leopards over New Hampshire. "I just wanted to get into the best academic school that I could get into," Maminski said of accepting the partial scholarship. "It came down to academics and location. So Lafayette was the best fit for me. " In Maminski, Lafayette will get one of the area's top student-athletes. The Inquirer's Southeastern Pennsylvania player-of-the-year candidate has a 4.0 grade-point average and is ranked eighth of 280 students in his senior class.
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September 20, 2007 | By Rick O'Brien INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Jim Mower, a wing guard for St. Joseph's Prep, has orally committed to play basketball at Lafayette College in Easton. The 6-foot-3, 180-pound senior also had scholarship offers from Colgate, Hartford, New Hampshire, Niagara and Quinnipiac. "Lafayette is a great school academically," Mower said. "I get along with the coaches really well. " Lafayette is coached by Fran O'Hanlon and plays in the Patriot League. Mower, a 17-year-old from Harleysville, averaged about 14 points per game last season.
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January 27, 2012
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December 11, 2013 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
As higher education comes under increased pressure to prove its worth, two local college presidents argue in a new book that the liberal arts play a vital role in educating the world's leaders and problem-solvers. While many colleges are aimed at preparing students for a profession or career, liberal arts colleges develop critical thinkers who are able to cross disciplines, said Daniel H. Weiss, president of Haverford College, one of the nation's most highly selective and expensive small liberal arts colleges.
SPORTS
October 14, 2013 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Columnist
Alec Golini has enjoyed great success in soccer, first as The Inquirer's South Jersey player of the year in his senior season at Rancocas Valley, and now at Lafayette College. Golini has saved his best work for off the field, helping others nowhere nearly as fortunate. A senior and one of the team captains at Lafayette, Golini is the founder and executive director of Athletes C.A.R.E., a nonprofit organization that stands for Creating Abundant Relief Effort. That's right: He founded an organization - no small feat considering all the paperwork, time, and perseverance needed.
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September 18, 2013 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
EASTON, Pa. Lafayette College received one of the largest gifts in its history Monday - $27.9 million to support science, technology, and innovation, including a new interdisciplinary science building. The gift from Kent Rockwell, a member of the board of trustees and a 1966 Lafayette graduate, comes less than three months after the college's first female president, Alison R. Byerly, took the helm. The gift was in the works before Byerly's arrival, a university spokeswoman said. Lafayette, a 2,400-student college, is known for its blend of liberal arts and engineering programs.
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August 13, 2013 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
Lafayette College was looking for a president. Shelly Weiss Storbeck, on the college's behalf, called Alison R. Byerly, a former provost at Middlebury College and visiting scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. "She knew I would be attracted to a school thinking ambitiously about its future," Byerly recalled. Storbeck followed up with a pdf and hard copy of a glossy publication about the liberal arts college in Easton, Pa., so full of information it resembled an annual report and designed specifically for presidential candidates.
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July 12, 2013 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
Daniel H. Weiss stepped into the presidency at Haverford College this month - a full 14 months after accepting the job. The Main Line liberal arts school agreed to wait longer than usual so Weiss could finish his eight-year tenure at Lafayette College in Easton, Pa., on good terms; Lafayette will name a theater after Weiss and his wife. "It's nice to go out in a way in which people are pleased with the work accomplished," said Weiss, an art-history scholar. In the Philadelphia region, several presidential departures in recent months, including those at Arcadia University and Bryn Mawr and Cabrini Colleges, have been much more abrupt and in some cases less collegial.
NEWS
January 18, 2013 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
A former Middlebury (Vt.) College provost and a Glenside native will become Lafayette College's first female president, officials announced Wednesday. Alison R. Byerly, a visiting scholar in literature at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology this year, will take over July 1 at the 2,400-student liberal arts and engineering college in Easton, Pa. She replaces Daniel H. Weiss, who served for eight years and will become president of Haverford College in July. An expert on the use of technology in higher education, Byerly, 51, served for 13 years in leadership positions at Middlebury, most recently as provost and executive vice president, a post she held from 2007 to 2012.
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January 17, 2013 | By Susan Snyder, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A former Middlebury College provost and Glenside native will become Lafayette College's first female president, officials announced Wednesday. Alison R. Byerly, a visiting scholar in literature at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology this year, will take over at the 2,400-student liberal arts college in Easton on July 1. She replaces Daniel H. Weiss, who served for eight years and will become president of Haverford College in July....
SPORTS
January 9, 2013 | By Phil Anastasia, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Conner Bor will have a new football team next season. He also will have a new position. Bor, a senior at Bishop Eustace, said Tuesday night that he has committed to attend Lafayette College on a football scholarship. Bor, a quarterback and defensive back in high school, was recruited to play outside linebacker for the Snow Leopards of the Patriot League. "It's really exciting that they think I can play a position I didn't play in high school," Bor said. The 6-foot-2, 210-pound Bor, a second-team All-South Jersey defensive back, said he decided on Lafayette after narrowing his choices to the Leopards, Bucknell, Delaware, and Colgate.
SPORTS
January 9, 2013
Conner Bor will have a new football team next season. He also will have a new position. Bor, a senior at Bishop Eustace, said Tuesday night that he has committed to Lafayette College on a football scholarship. Bor, a quarterback and defensive back in high school, was recruited to play outside linebacker for the Leopards of the Patriot League. "It's really exciting that they think I can play a position I didn't play in high school," Bor said. The 6-foot-2, 210-pound Bor, a second-team All-South Jersey defensive back, said he decided on Lafayette after narrowing his choices to the Leopards, Bucknell, Delaware, and Colgate.
NEWS
February 3, 2012
Antiques/ Art/Crafts Annual Quilt Competition Diverse designs & intricate detail are featured in this show in the Gazebo. Peddler's Village, Rtes. 202 & 263, Lahaska; 215-794-4000. 2/3. Mid-Winter Antiques Show Books, ceramics, furniture, jewelry, pottery, linens. Wheaton Arts & Cultural Center, 1501 Glasstown Rd., Millville; 856-825-6800. $5. 2/4. Miniature Charm Quilts "Charm quilts" are made of different pieces of fabric cut in the same shape. Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center, 105 Seminary St., Pennsburg; 215-679-3103.
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