Volume 11, Issue 2
On Friday, Oct. 1, more than 160 alumni and their sons or daughters who are current students celebrated together at the annual Legacy Dinner held during Family Weekend. Lafayette College has a rich legacy tradition with some families having graduates over three or four generations. More than 340 families came to campus to experience life at Lafayette with their students during the weekend.
We also kicked off a year-long celebration of the 40th anniversary of coeducation at Lafayette with “Lafayette: Coed in 1970,” a talk given Friday, Oct. 1, by Elaine Stomber ’89, the College’s associate archivist, and Sarah Shuster ’12. Shuster worked with College Archives to develop a web site about the transition to coeducation. Beginning Oct. 15, the site will feature blogs focused on student life from 1972 up to the current time.
Homecoming, set for Oct. 16-17, will also feature 40th anniversary events including the talk, “Coeducation: The Elusive Goal of Educational Equality,” by Leslie Miller-Bernal, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college, Wells College, at 4:30 p.m., Friday, in Oechsle Auditorium. There will be a talk by a student group, “Hands On with Engineers Without Borders,” at 9:30 a.m. Saturday morning in Acopian Engineering Center before the annual tailgate begins at 11 a.m. Alumnae athletes will be recognized at half time of the game.
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