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Lafayette College

Motto: Veritas liberabit
(Latin for "The truth shall make you free")[1]
Established: 1826
Type: Private
Endowment: $780 million[2]
President: Daniel Weiss
Faculty: 199 full-time members [2]
Undergraduates: 2,403 (52% male, 48% female) [2]
Location: Flag of the United States Easton, PA, USA
Campus: Suburban
110 acre (0.4 km²) main campus
and additional 230 acre athletic complex (0.9 km²)[3]
Student Life: 250 groups, clubs, & sports
Colors: Maroon and white
           
Mascot: Leopard
Website: www.lafayette.edu

Lafayette College is a private coeducational liberal arts and engineering college located in Easton, Pennsylvania, USA. The school, founded in 1826 by citizens of Easton, first began holding classes in 1832.[4] The founders voted to name the school after General Lafayette, then in a farewell tour of the country, as "a testimony of respect for [his] talents, virtues, and signal services...the great cause of freedom."[4] (initially Marquis de Lafayette until June 1790, when he abolished and permanently renounced both the nobility and aristocratic title[5]). Image File history File links Lafayette College Seal File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Latins and Latin (disambiguation). ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... For the film of this title, see Private School (film). ... A financial endowment is a transfer of money or property donated to an institution, with the stipulation that it be invested, and the principal remain intact. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... Daniel Weiss is the sixteenth president of Lafayette College. ... A faculty is a division within a university. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Northampton Countys location in Pennsylvania Eastons location in Northampton County Coordinates: , Country United States State County Northampton Government  - Mayor Sal Panto Area  - Total 4. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Illustration of the backyards of a surburban neighbourhood Suburbs are inhabited districts located either on the outer rim of a city or outside the official limits of a city (the term varies from country to country), or the outer elements of a conurbation. ... This article is about the unit of measurement. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... Maroon is a color related to dark red. ... This article is about the color. ... Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... For the film of this title, see Private School (film). ... Coeducation is the integrated education of males and females at the same school facilities. ... Liberal arts colleges in the United States are institutions of higher education in the United States which are primarily liberal arts colleges. ... Northampton Countys location in Pennsylvania Eastons location in Northampton County Coordinates: , Country United States State County Northampton Government  - Mayor Sal Panto Area  - Total 4. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Marie-Joseph-Paul-Roch-Yves-Gilbert du Motier, marquis de La Fayette (September 6, 1757–May 20, 1834), was a French aristocrat most famous for his participation in the American Revolutionary War and early French Revolution. ...


The student body, consisting entirely of undergraduates, come from 42 U.S. States and 72 countries.[6] In its 2008 edition, U.S. News & World Report ranked Lafayette 34th out of all liberal arts colleges in the nation,[7] while Barron's ranked it among the top 65 "Most Competitive" colleges and universities.[2] Lafayette's endowment is one of the 100 largest in the country, indicating significant wealth, especially for an entirely undergraduate institution.[8] Its 23 varsity sports teams participate in the Patriot League, with its football team claiming the league championship from 2004-2006 and wins over rival Lehigh University the past four years.[9] In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... U.S. News & World Report is a weekly newsmagazine. ... Barrons Educational Series, Inc. ... The Patriot League is a college athletic conference which operates in the northeastern United States. ...

Contents

History

A group of Easton citizens led by James Madison Porter met on December 27, 1824 at White's Tavern to explore the possibility of opening a nearby college.[1] The recent visit of the General Lafayette to New York prompted the founders to name the school after the French military officer.[4] The group also established the 35-member Board of Trustees, a system of governance that has remained at the College since its inception.[1] In need of an education plan, the meeting gave the responsibility to Porter, lawyer Jacob Wagener, and Yale educated lawyer Joel Jones.[1] The charter gained approval and on March 9, 1826, Pennsylvania Governor John Andrew Shulze's signature made the college official.[1] December 27 is the 361st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (362nd in leap years). ... 1824 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Marie-Joseph-Paul-Roch-Yves-Gilbert du Motier, marquis de La Fayette (September 6, 1757–May 20, 1834), was a French aristocrat most famous for his participation in the American Revolutionary War and early French Revolution. ... This article is about the state. ... In military organizations, a commissioned officer is a member of the service who derives authority directly from a sovereign power, and as such holds a commission from that power. ... YALE (Yet Another Learning Environment) is an environment for machine learning experiments and data mining. ... is the 68th day of the year (69th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The oldest surviving photograph, Nicéphore Niépce, circa 1826 1826 (MDCCCXXVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... This is a list of Governors of Pennsylvania. ... John Andrew Shulze John Andrew Shulze (July 19, 1774 - November 18, 1852) A Pennsylvania political leader and sixth Governor of Pennsylvania. ...

Bronze statue of the General Lafayette by Daniel Chester French in front of Colton Chapel.
Bronze statue of the General Lafayette by Daniel Chester French in front of Colton Chapel.

The school did not open until six years later when the Rev. George Junkin, a Presbyterian minister, took up the charter and moved the all-male Manual Labor Academy of New York from Germantown, NY to Easton.[4] Classes began on May 9, 1832, with the instruction of 43 students on the south bank of the Lehigh River in a rented farmhouse.[4] Students had to earn money to support the program by laboring in the fields and workshops.[4] Later that year, Lafayette purchased what is now known as "College Hill" - nine acres of elevated land across Bushkill Creek.[4] The College's first building was constructed two years later on the current site of South College.[4] Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2592x1944, 2128 KB) Summary A statue dedicated to General Lafayette in front of Colton Chapel at Lafayette College. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2592x1944, 2128 KB) Summary A statue dedicated to General Lafayette in front of Colton Chapel at Lafayette College. ... Rev. ... Presbyterianism is part of the Reformed churches family of denominations of Christian Protestantism based on the teachings of John Calvin which traces its institutional roots to the Scottish Reformation, especially as led by John Knox. ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Wycliffe Tyndale · Luther · Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Pope · Archbishop of Canterbury Patriarch of Constantinople Christianity Portal This box:      For other types of... is the 129th day of the year (130th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1832 (MDCCCXXXII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Friday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... The Lehigh River, a tributary of the Delaware River, is a 103 mile (166 km) long river located in eastern Pennsylvania, in the United States. ... This article is about the unit of measurement. ... Bushkill Creek is a tributary of the Delaware River in eastern Pennsylvania in the United States. ...


Lafayette became affiliated with the Presbyterian Church in 1854,[10] although recently the ending of this official relationship has been discussed.[11] In 1857, Francis March became the first professor of English at an American college when Lafayette became the first college to implement the program of study.[4] Presbyterianism is part of the Reformed churches family of denominations of Christian Protestantism based on the teachings of John Calvin which traces its institutional roots to the Scottish Reformation, especially as led by John Knox. ... Francis March (1825-1911) was a polymath, who lived in Pennsylvania, USA. He taught a wide range of subjects at Lafayette College, and published a once well-known thesaurus in 1902. ... English studies is an academic discipline that includes the study of literatures written in the English language (including literatures from the U.K., U.S., Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, the Philippines, India, South Africa, and the Middle East, among other areas), English linguistics (including English phonetics, phonology...


The Lafayette, Lafayette's weekly student newspaper, was founded in 1870 and is the oldest college newspaper in Pennsylvania.[12] It is available in both print and online form.


In 1970, the college increased total enrollment after changing from an all-male school to a coeducational institution.[1]


In 2007, the college commemorated the 250th birthday of the General Lafayette through a series of lectures and campus dedications.[13] Major festivities were held on September 6th 2007, Lafayette's birthday, and were kicked off the night before with a lecture by renowned historian David McCullough. David Gaub McCullough (mÉ™-kÅ­lÉ™) (born July 7, 1933) is an American historian and bestselling author. ...


Academics

Kirby Library, with its oak-paneled bookcases, cork floor, and elaborate carvings, is located in the Kirby Hall of Civil Rights.
Kirby Library, with its oak-paneled bookcases, cork floor, and elaborate carvings, is located in the Kirby Hall of Civil Rights.

Lafayette's student body consists of 2,381 undergraduate students hailing from 42 U.S. States and 72 countries. For the class of 2011, the acceptance rate was 35%, with 80% of those accepted ranking in the top 10% of their high school classes.[14] The middle 50% of accepted students have SAT scores ranging from 610-700 Critical Reading and 640-730 Math, and ACT scores ranging from 27-32.[14] The college has 199 full-time faculty members, giving it an 11:1 student to faculty ratio.[2] Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 1730 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 1730 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... For other uses, see SAT (disambiguation). ... The ACT® test is a standardized achievement examination for college admissions in the United States produced by ACT, Inc. ...


Lafayette students have been honored in recent years with national and international scholarships,[15] including the most Goldwater Scholarships obtained by a liberal arts college over the past six years.[16] For the class of 2011, Lafayette gave financial aid to 54% of the students, with the average package amounting to $31,042.[17] The college also offers two merit-based academic scholarships - the Marquis Scholarship, which provides $16,000 a year, and the Trustee Scholarship, which provides $8,000 a year.[18] Lafayette's endowment is more than $750 million, placing it in the top 2% of all colleges and universities in endowment per student (about $305,000 per student),[1] with total assets amounting to more than $1 billion. [2] Barry Goldwater Barry Morris Goldwater (January 1, 1909 – May 29, 1998) was a United States politician who was a founding figure in the modern American conservatism movement in the USA. Goldwater personified the shift in balance in American politics from the Northeast to the West. ... A financial endowment is a transfer of money or property donated to an institution, with the stipulation that it be invested, and the principal remain intact. ...

Lithograph of Lafayette College, circa 1875.
Lithograph of Lafayette College, circa 1875.

In its 2008 edition, U.S. News & World Report ranked Lafayette 34th out of all liberal arts colleges in the nation,[7] with its engineering program ranked 12th out of non-doctoral schools.[19] Barron's ranked it among the top 65 "Most Competitive" colleges and universities.[2] In Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine, a study of the best valued schools ranked Lafayette 14th among liberal arts colleges. [20] The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education has ranked Lafayette as fifth among the nation’s 50 leading liberal arts colleges and universities in the percentage of full-time African American faculty members, and twelfth for first year black enrollment. [21] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... U.S. News & World Report is a weekly newsmagazine. ... Barrons Educational Series, Inc. ... Kiplingers magazine cover Kiplingers Personal Finance is a magazine that has been continuously published, on a monthly basis, from 1947 to the present day. ...


The College offers 45 different Majors across four academic divisions: natural sciences, humanities, engineering, and social sciences. Most departments offer minors, and nine interdisciplinary minors are also available. A.B. requirements allow students to double major or create a coordinate major in two departments.[22] Students declare their major during the second semester of their sophomore year.


New to the College is a Policy Studies program, an interdisciplinary major that allows students to better understand the design, management, and evaluation of policies and institutions.[23] The Policy Studies Program sponsors student events such as the Election Night Broadcast, where students reported the events of the 2006 mid-term election to the College, and also brings guest speakers to campus. Also new to the College, starting in the fall semester of 2007, is a Chinese language program which will offer classes on Chinese language and culture. Lafayette's Strategic Planning Initiative is also considering the possibility of introducing additional non-European language programs over time, including Arabic, Hindi, and Swahili.


Participation in U.S. News Rankings

During the 2006-2007 academic year, President Dan Weiss agreed to boycott the controversial Peer Assessment in the U.S. News & World Report rankings, which accounts for 25% of a school's overall ranking.[24] Lafayette and eleven other colleges, working with Lloyd Thacker of the Education Conservancy, created a petition calling for a boycott of the reputational survey as well as a refusal to use the rankings to promote a college or to indicate its quality.[25] 63 college and university presidents have signed the letter. Predictably, Lafayette College's ranking fell from #30 in 2007 to #34 in 2008. U.S. News & World Report is a weekly newsmagazine. ...


Campus overview

The Quad, captured here on an overcast day, is at the center of Lafayette's 110 acre campus.
The Quad, captured here on an overcast day, is at the center of Lafayette's 110 acre campus.

Pardee Hall, the largest academic building on campus, was devastated by fire twice in the 1800s. One fire began when a science experiment was carelessly left in a drawer. The other fire was arson, deliberately set by a professor of moral philosophy, who reportedly enjoyed watching the building burn from across the Delaware River in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. Although Pardee Hall is truly oriented southward, with the gently sloping hill leading to its front entrance, the students refer to this as the "back" of Pardee because the other side (the true back) faces the Quad. During the winter, or after a drenching spring rain, sledding is popular on the hill "behind" Pardee Hall. The most popular sleds are stolen trays from the main dining halls on campus. Download high resolution version (2304x1536, 757 KB)Lafayette College, The Quad. ... Download high resolution version (2304x1536, 757 KB)Lafayette College, The Quad. ... // Invention of the Jacquard loom in 1801. ... For the Delaware River in Kansas, see Delaware River (Kansas). ... Map of Phillipsburg in Warren County Phillipsburg, known locally as Pburg, is a town in Warren County, New Jersey, in the United States. ...


Campus legend states that the fifth floor of Pardee Hall is haunted. Believers point to the fact that there is no visible staircase to the fifth floor, yet the windows to a fifth floor can be viewed from outside. The staircase does in fact exist, but behind a locked door on the fourth floor. Professors have gone on record saying that the area is used for storage, and that artifacts from the College's Special Collections are stored there.


Kirby Hall of Civil Rights, the interior of which is constructed of travertine marble, was rumored to have been the most expensive collegiate building, per square foot, built at its time. The building was designed by the same architectural firm that designed New York City's Grand Central Terminal. Travertine Travertine terraces at Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park A carving in travertine Travertine is a sedimentary rock. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... The main concourse Grand Central Terminal (GCT, often unofficially called Grand Central Station) is a terminal rail station at 15 Vanderbilt Avenue (42nd Street and Park Avenue) in Midtown Manhattan in New York City. ...

South College is Lafayette's largest residence hall, housing approximately 220 students in a coeducational setting.
South College is Lafayette's largest residence hall, housing approximately 220 students in a coeducational setting.

Farinon College Center, the student union, was architecturally inspired by the McKelvy House, a college-owned mansion just off campus. It is located in the original location of the Delta Upsilon fraternity, and the fireplace in the lobby is the original fireplace from the fraternity. While the top floor of Farinon is an "all-you-can-eat" style buffet paid for in blocks from a meal plan, the downstairs is a station-based food court in which students pay itemized fees for food. The dining area for the downstairs area also serves as the stage for comedy acts brought in by the Lafayette Activities Forum, the College's student-run activities committee. Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 1629 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 1629 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ...


Markle Hall, now the main administrative building, housing the Offices of Admissions and Financial Aid, originally was designated the Hall of Mining Engineering. An online historical survey of campus buildings is maintained by the College's Special Collections.[26]


Gilbert's Cafe, a coffeehouse located on the ground floor of Kirby House, was opened in 1999 to provide a late-night hangout for students. Its name was the subject of a contest, and the winning student selected one of General Lafayette's middle names: Gilbert. In the fall of 2006, a sinkhole was discovered underneath Kirby House, and the much-beloved coffeehouse had to be closed during the spring semester. However, it was reopened for the subsequent fall semester. Gilbert's Cafe is the site of many open mic nights where student bands can perform for their fellow classmates.


Skillman Library underwent an extensive renovation from 2003 to 2005, and the building has won several awards, including the 2006 national honor award for interior architecture from the American Institute of Architects.[27] The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is a professional organization for architects in the United States. ...


Also in the fall of 2006, Lafayette signed a deal with MTV to designate the campus as an MTVu campus. As a result, Lafayette hosted an MTVu concert in the spring of 2006, as opposed to the regular concert chosen by the student government. In the spring of 2007, Third Eye Blind was selected to perform in Kamine Gymnasium. This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ... CTN redirects here. ... Third Eye Blind (frequently abbreviated 3eb) is aalternative rock band formed in the early 1990s in San Francisco. ...


Athletics

Lafayette College's official athletic logo.

Lafayette offers students an array of athletic opportunities, which includes 23 Division I sports, 18 club sports, and over 30 intramural sports.[28] The football team has made three consecutive appearances in the NCAA Division I-AA football tournament. American football innovations at Lafayette include the first use of the huddle[29] and the invention of the head harness, precursor to the football helmet.[30] The men's basketball program also has a long history, peaking in the late nineties under the leadership of Fran O'Hanlon, who led the Leopards to back-to-back Patriot League championships and NCAA Tournament appearances in 1999 and 2000. These seasons were documented by John Feinstein in his book, The Last Amateurs. Lafayette College sporting events can be watched on the Lafayette Sports Network at various cable and satellite outlets, listed at GoLeopards.com. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... John Feinstein is an American sportswriter and commentator. ... The Last Amateurs is a book by John Feinstein. ...

  • Affiliation: NCAA Division I, Football: Football Championship Subdivision
  • Conference: Patriot League
  • Team name: Leopards
  • Team colors: Maroon and white
  • Arch rival: Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
  • Other rivals: Colgate, Princeton, Penn
  • Facilities: Fisher Field at Fisher Stadium (Football), Kirby Sports Center (Basketball), Metzgar Fields Athletic Complex
  • National Football Championships:
    • Football: 1896 (National Championship Foundation, Parke Davis)
    • Football: 1921 (Boand, Parke Davis)
    • Football: 1926 (Parke Davis)
  • Patriot League Championships:
    • Field Hockey: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1999, 2002; ECC Champions 1987, 1989
      • NCAA Tournament Berths: 1999, 2002
    • Baseball: 2007; ECC Champions 1990
    • Men's Soccer: 1994, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2003, 2005; ECC Champions 1984, 1986, 1987
      • NCAA Tournament Berths (non-play-in games): 1995, 1998, 2003, 2005
    • Football: 1992, 1994, 2004, 2005, 2006
      • NCAA Tournament Berths: 2004, 2005, 2006
    • Men's Basketball: 1999, 2000
    • Women's Lacrosse: 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002; ECC Champions 1988, 1989
      • NCAA Tournament Berths: 1988, 1989, 1991, 2002
  • National Championship:

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The Rivalry

Lafayette won the 142nd edition of "The Rivalry" against Lehigh University.
Lafayette won the 142nd edition of "The Rivalry" against Lehigh University.

Lafayette College's athletic program is notable for The Rivalry with nearby Lehigh University. Since 1884, the two football teams have met 143 times, making it the most played rivalry in the history of college football.[31] It is also the longest running rivalry in college football, with the teams playing at least once every year since 1897.[31] The Rivalry is considered one of the best in all of college athletics, and ESPNU recently ranked it #8 among the Top Ten College Football Rivalries.[32] The game is sold out long before gameday each year. Lehigh University and Lafayette College have one of the most passionate rivalries in college sports. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2592x1728, 571 KB) Lafayette College wins the Patriot League for the 3rd straight year after downing Lehigh University 49-27 at Fisher Stadium. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2592x1728, 571 KB) Lafayette College wins the Patriot League for the 3rd straight year after downing Lehigh University 49-27 at Fisher Stadium. ... Lehigh University and Lafayette College have one of the most passionate rivalries in college sports. ... Lehigh University is a private, co-educational university located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in the Lehigh Valley region of the United States. ...


Lafayette leads the all-time series 76-62-5. In the latest contest, Lafayette beat Lehigh on Saturday, November 17, 2007 by a score of 21-17 at Lehigh's Goodman Stadium, their fourth consecutive win over the Mountain Hawks and their 5th in 6 years. Quarterback Rob Curley '10 was awarded the MVP award.


Greek Life

Lafayette has six fraternities and six sororities, all but two of which are located on campus. Approximately one-third of students participate in Greek Life at Lafayette, making it a viable living option. Members of each house commit themselves to various philanthropic ventures throughout each academic year.


Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity was founded in 1925 at Lafayette College by Frank Reed Horton in Hogg Hall (formerly Brainerd Hall). Alpha Phi Omega (commonly known as APO, but also ΑΦΩ, A-Phi-O, and A-Phi-Q) is a co-ed service fraternity organized to provide community service, leadership development, [1] and social opportunities to college students. ... Frank Reed Horton, the founder of Alpha Phi Omega. ...


The Rho Chapter of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity is the oldest fraternity and the oldest student organization at Lafayette College, having been chartered on October 15, 1855. Among the distinguished members of this chapter are Peyton C. March, U.S. Army Chief of Staff during World War I, and William E. Simon, former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury. Delta Kappa Epsilon (ΔΚΕ; also pronounced D-K-E or Deke) was founded at Yale College in 1844 by 15 men of the sophomore class who, upon hearing that some but not all of them had been invited to join the two existing societies (Alpha Delta Phi and Psi Upsilon), instead... Peyton Conway March (December 27, 1864 - April 13, 1955) was an American soldier and Army Chief of Staff. ... William Edward Simon (November 27, 1927–June 3, 2000) became the 63rd Secretary of the Treasury on May 8, 1974, during the Nixon administration. ...


The Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house was in the Guinness Book of World Records for a number of years as the largest free standing structure to undergo transportation. The "Old Grey Barn", as it is often called, is now located along March Field. It underwent a major interior renovation during the 2006-2007 academic year. Phi Kappa Psi (ΦΚΨ, Phi Psi) is a U.S. national college fraternity. ... The Guinness Book of Records (or in recent editions Guinness World Records, and in previous US editions Guinness Book of World Records) is a book published annually, containing an internationally recognized collection of superlatives: both in terms of human achievement and the extrema of the natural world. ...


The student body has also recently displayed an interest in introducing a historically black Greek organization to campus. Students have met with President Dan Weiss regarding the matter, but a decision has yet to be reached.


WJRH 104.9FM

The official logo of Lafayette College's radio station, WJRH 104.9FM.

The campus radio station, WJRH 104.9FM, first established licensure with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in 1946, broadcasting under a Class D educational license on 90.5 FM. As FM frequencies grew in demand, the FCC mandated that stations operating in the frequency range currently provided to WJRH increase their power to serve larger audiences. Since WJRH was only to serve the Lafayette community, it was decided to give the frequency to another facility and relocate to its current home frequency, 104.9. WJRH alumni have become influential individuals in the broadcasting field, ranging from Engineering Directors for networks such as the American Broadcasting Company, to public broadcasting policy makers. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 768 pixel, file size: 150 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Lafayette College This is a logo of an organization, item, or event, and is protected by copyright and/or trademark. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 768 pixel, file size: 150 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Lafayette College This is a logo of an organization, item, or event, and is protected by copyright and/or trademark. ... FCC redirects here. ... The abbreviations FM, Fm, and fm may refer to: Electrical engineering Frequency modulation (FM) and its most common applications: FM broadcasting, used primarily to broadcast music and speech at VHF frequencies FM synthesis, a sound-generation technique popularized by early digital synthesizers Science Femtometre (fm), an SI measure of length... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American television network. ...


The station is regularly being upgraded with the latest broadcasting technology. Several additions have included the relaunch of WJRH Broadband (a live Windows Media Player stream available to Lafayette students) and WJRH PC (an online database of MP3 Podcasts of select shows as part of an overall website renovation). WJRH has been housed for over 30 years in its current location, Hogg Hall. The station's web site is: WJRH 104.9FM. Windows Media Player (WMP) is a digital media player and media library application developed by Microsoft that is used for playing audio, video and viewing images on personal computers running the Microsoft Windows operating system, as well as on Pocket PC and Windows Mobile-based devices. ... Podcasting is a way of publishing sound files to the Internet, allowing users to subscribe to a feed and receive new audio files automatically. ...


Alumni

Main article: List of Lafayette College people
William E. Simon, class of 1952, served as the United States Secretary of the Treasury from 1974-1977.
William E. Simon, class of 1952, served as the United States Secretary of the Treasury from 1974-1977.

Lafayette has produced many prominent businessmen, engineers, politicians, and other notable individuals including James McKeen Cattell, the first psychology professor, Vineyard Vines founder Ian Murray, and Secretary of the Treasury William E. Simon. David K. McDonogh, of the Class of 1844, is argued by the College to be the first "legalized" slave ever to receive a college degree. In addition, the founders of the 1960s pop group The Cyrkle, guitarists Don Danneman and Tom Dawes, were graduates of Lafayette. Dr. Leonard Jeffries, a professor at CCNY, was President of a traditionally Jewish Fraternity while he was a student at Lafayette College. The College has 27,500 alumni. This is a list of notable people affiliated with Lafayette College. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... This article is about the genre of popular music. ... The Cyrkle was a 1960s American rock and roll band. ...


References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Inauguration of Daniel Weiss. Lafayette College. Retrieved on 2007-04-01.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Lafayette at a Glance. Lafayette College. Retrieved on 2007-03-27.
  3. ^ Lafayette at a Glance. Lafayette College. Retrieved on 2007-07-07.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i History of Lafayette College. Lafayette College. Retrieved on 2007-01-22.
  5. ^ Niles' Weekly Register, BALTIMORE, June 26,1824; LAFAYETTE
    (before Lafayette’s arrival in NYC on August 15, 1824; In an 1818, book preface to "Olive Branch", Lafayette’s close friend and protégé, Mathew Carey wrote of Nile's, "the best periodical work ever published in America")
    "I have taken the liberty to strike out "the marquis" and say general LaFayette: seeing that he himself has disavowed the title, it is to be hoped the republicans of the United States will not offend him by heaping the senseless thing upon him"
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  7. ^ a b America's Best Colleges 2007. U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved on 2007-01-22.
  8. ^ The Chronicle - College and University Endowments. Chronicle of Higher Education. Retrieved on 2007-05-04.
  9. ^ Lafayette College Football. Lafayette College. Retrieved on 2007-01-22.
  10. ^ Mission Statement and Accreditation. Lafayette College.
  11. ^ Chaplain position to be eliminated upon Miller's retirement this spring. The Lafayette.
  12. ^ About The Lafayette. The Lafayette.
  13. ^ Marquis de Lafayette at 250. Lafayette College. Retrieved on 24 Sept 2007.
  14. ^ a b Requirements and Class Profile. Lafayette College. Retrieved on 2007-07-07.
  15. ^ Recent Lafayette Recipients of National and International Scholarships.... Lafayette College. Retrieved on 2007-01-23.
  16. ^ Jaryd Freedman ’08 Receives Goldwater Scholarship. Lafayette College. Retrieved on 2007-03-24.
  17. ^ College Costs and Financial Aid Awards. Lafayette College. Retrieved on 2007-01-23.
  18. ^ Scholarships. Lafayette College. Retrieved on 2007-01-23.
  19. ^ America's Best Colleges 2007. Kettering College. Retrieved on 2007-01-23.
  20. ^ 50 Best Value Liberal Arts Colleges. Kiplinger.com. Retrieved on 2007-05-18.
  21. ^ Ranking the Nation’s Leading Liberal Arts Colleges on Their Levels of Black Faculty. jbhe.com. Retrieved on 2008-01-24.
  22. ^ 46 Majors across 4 Divisions. Lafayette College. Retrieved on 2007-08-20.
  23. ^ Policy Studies. Lafayette College. Retrieved on 2007-08-20.
  24. ^ President Weiss Joins Initiative to Boycott Key Element of U.S. News Rankings Survey. Lafayette College. Retrieved on 2007-08-18.
  25. ^ Presidents' Letter. The Education Conservancy. Retrieved on 2007-08-18.
  26. ^ Lafayette College Special Collections. Lafayette College. Retrieved on 2007-07-23.
  27. ^ Library Enlightened. Architecture Week. Retrieved on 2007-09-24.
  28. ^ Recreation Services. Lafayette College. Retrieved on 2007-07-23.
  29. ^ Brady, Erik. Every year fields the game of the century. USA Today. Retrieved on 2007-03-22.
  30. ^ Riffenburgh, Beau. Evolution of the Football Helmet. Riddell. Retrieved on 2007-03-22.
  31. ^ a b Reed, Howard (2006-11-25). Lafayette-Lehigh above all others. Gwinnett Daily Post. Retrieved on 2007-04-02.
  32. ^ Lafayette-Lehigh Rivalry to be Featured by ESPN. Lafayette College (2006-10-11). Retrieved on 2007-04-02.

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