Friday, December 28, 2012
Former British Prime Minister to give college's Lives of Liberty speech in spring 2013.
Tony Blair, former prime minister of Great Britain, will deliver Lafayette College’s Lives of Liberty Lecture in the spring of 2013. Blair, who served as Britian's leader from 1997 to 2007, is the second world figure to give the annual address. Vice President Joe Biden spoke at the school in May. Originally begun to celebrate the college's namesake, the Marquis de Lafayette, the lecture series "features accomplished individuals whose lives embody the ideals of the Marquis in the world today," the school said on its website. Details in the exact date/location of the lecture, as well as ticket information, have yet to be announced.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Vice President Joe Biden plans to attend the service. Specter, the former U.S. senator, died Sunday at 82.
A funeral for former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter (D-PA) will be held at noon Tuesday at Har Zion Temple in Lower Merion, Montgomery County. The service is open to the public; cameras and recording devices are prohibited. Specter will then be buried in Huntingdon Valley, Montgomery County. Among those expected to attend the funeral is Vice President Joe Biden, USA Today reported. Har Zion's address is 1500 Hagys Ford Road, Narberth, PA 19072; it is less than a mile from the Gladwyne exit (Exit 337) of Interstate 76. The temple's phone number is 610-667-5000, and general email inquiries are accepted at firstname.lastname@example.org. Specter, 82, died Sunday at his home in Philadelphia's East Falls neighborhood. Gov. Tom Corbett has ordered all flags in …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Vice President Joe Biden meets Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan in debate tonight. Patch asked voters 'How will Biden do?' when his wife came campaigning Monday in Wescosville.
The stakes are high tonight as Pennsylvania native Joe Biden meets Congressman Paul Ryan in their only debate. When Jill Biden made a campaign stop at the Pennsylvania State Education Association office in Wescosville Monday, Patch took the opportunity to ask Obama-Biden supporters how they think Joe Biden will do, given Obama's lackluster performance last week in the first presidential debate and Biden's propensity for gaffes. Here's what they had to say: * Muhlenberg College student Hannah Miller: “Both candidates have the potential to be offensive to somebody as well as to sway them. “Both are dynamic. It should be interesting.” * Linda Mancinelli of Allentown, whose daughter, Alissa Jebitsch, is a volunteer for the Obama campaign. …
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Dr. Jill Biden will stop at the Pennsylvania Education Association as part of a two-day, seven-city tour for the Obama campaign.
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, is coming Monday, Oct. 8, to Wescosville, as part of a two-day, seven-city canvass kickoff for the Obama-Biden campaign. Jill Biden will arrive at 5:15 p.m. at the Pennsylvania State Education Association, 4950 Medical Center Circle, Wescosville, for what is being called a Voter Registration and Canvass Thank-You Event. According to the Obama campaign, Jill Biden will encourage supporters and volunteers to remind Pennsylvanians to register to vote before the Oct. 9 deadline. She also will encourage volunteers to help organize their communities between now and Election Day and to thank them for canvassing. Biden's visit to Wescosville will be the last of four stops on Monday, following …
Friday, May 4, 2012
Four students from Easton's Paxinosa Elementary opened the vice president's speech this week.
For most kids, saying the Pledge of Allegiance is just a regular part of any school day. However, not every student says the pledge before an audience of hundreds and hundreds of people, one of them the Vice President of the United States. But the Paxinosa Elementary Students who found themselves doing that Wednesday night say it was no big deal. "We sing for chorus for the whole school, so it's not really that much more," said Easton third-grader Ariana Allen, one of four students who led the pledge prior to Vice President Joe Biden's speech at Lafayette College. Her classmate, Kaivon Fitzpatrick -- also of Easton -- had his own trick: "You just focus on your parents," he said -- he could see them from the stage -- and that made it easier…
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Vice President tells Lafayette students they'll see "extraordinary changes" in their lives.
Vice President Joe Biden's great-grandfather graduated from Lafayette College in 1875, and went on to witness unheard of innovations in communication and transportation. But young people attending the college today will see even greater technological leaps, the vice president told Lafayette students Wednesday night. "Since you've been born, the world has fundamentally changed," Biden told a capacity crowd at Lafayette's Kirby Sports Center. "It will change utterly again." And America will lead that change, the vice president said during his hourlong address in which he promoted President Barack Obama's education agenda, while making only oblique references to "our opponents." For example: "I wish our opponents would read and understand the…
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Vice President's schedule change means he'll speak at Lafayette a week later.
Vice-President Joe Biden is still scheduled to come to Lafayette College, just a week later than originally planned. The college says that a change to the vice-president's schedule means that he'll speak Wednesday May 2, not April 25. Biden's speech is slated for 7 p.m. at the college's Kirby Sports Center. Lafayette students -- and their parents -- as well as faculty, staff, retirees, alumni, and parents can order tickets online at www.goleopardstickets.com. Members of the public can begin ordering tickets starting on Saturday. For more information, visit the Lafayette website.
Monday, March 19, 2012
Biden will give a talk as part of the college's Lives of Liberty lecture series.
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will speak at Lafayette College next month. According to a news release from the school, Biden will give an address at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25, at the Kirby Sports Center. The event is free, but tickets will be required. The college will offer more information on tickets closer to the event. Biden's visit lands on the day after Pennsylvania's primary election. The vice president is the second major political figure to visit Lafayette in the last 12 months, following an address late last year by Mikhail Gorbachev. Biden war born in Scranton, and represented Delaware in the U.S. for 36 years before being elected vice president. "He continues to draw on his vast foreign policy experience, advising the …