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Lake Forest Weekly News

February 25, 2015


Weekly News

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    Eighty students made connections with potential employers for jobs and internships during the Get Hired event on February 19.

  • Image preview Approximately 75 girls between 6- and 14-years-old participated with students in the annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day on campus on February 8.
  • Image preview Ivo Daalder, president of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and former U.S. Permanent Representative to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, will present a talk titled, “Towards a Post-9/11 Foreign Policy,” on campus on March 5. 
  • Image preview Students met Courtney Wright ’88 during the Alumni Entrepreneur Speaker Series on February 17.
  • Image preview Dozens of girls between the ages of 6 and 14 joined nearly 50 students for the College’s annual observance of National Girls and Women in Sports Day on February 22.
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    The College’s nationally recognized handball teams swept all three national handball titles—men’s, women’s and combined—at the United States Handball Association National Collegiate Championships in Portland, Oregon, over the weekend.

Faculty Notes

  • Image preview Urban archeologist and Assistant Professor of Anthropology Rebecca Graff will lead Lake Forest students on a Chicago Gold Coast excavation in collaboration with the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) this summer.
  • Image preview In the Winter 2015 issue of Context, the journal of the American Sociological Association, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Anthropology Todd Beer used Ferguson as an example of “teaching sociology as it happens.”

In the News

  • Image preview Geoffrey Baer of WTTW’s Chicago Tonight credited Lake Forest College as his main source for information on late 19th century African-American history in Lake Forest in the “Ask Geoffrey” segment that aired on February 18.
  • Image preview Alumna Whitney Hales ’11 won first place in The Economist’s MBA case study competition evaluating Zillow’s $3.5 billion acquisition of its rival real-estate website, Trulia.


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