The Forgotten History of Lafayette Square

His full name was Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de La Fayette, but he is known to history simply as Lafayette – a French aristocrat who was a military leader in the fight for liberty on two continents, and who was known not for embracing the elite but for supporting abolition and equality.

Aurelia Aubert, Ph.D. visiting assistant professor of history at Siena’s McCormick Center for the Study of the American Revolution, studies Lafayette from a historical perspective; her graduate school friend Lorna Bracewell, Ph.D. from a political one.

The Job of History, a Search for Truth

Jennifer Dorsey, Ph.D., professor of history and director of Siena’s McCormick Center for the Study of the American Revolution, was a panelist in a June 18 virtual town hall to discuss whether Philip Schuyler’s statue and similar monuments should be kept up to educate the public about history, moved to museum – or removed completely.

Seven misconceptions you may have about Siena College

No one there plays Fortnite! They don’t allow calculators! Their professors are from Mars!

Okay, so those are extreme (and completely false).

But when you haven't visited a college’s campus or spoken directly with a current student or alum, it's easy to have a few preconceived notions about that college—based on pretty much nothing at all.

While we don’t hear too many misconceptions about Siena, we do hear these below. Thought the same things? Read on for the reality behind each.

Juneteenth Reflection

A Juneteenth Reflection from Fr. Mark G. Reamer, '83 O.F.M., D.Min., guardian of the Friary.

Change to the Academic Calendar

With majority support from students and parents, faculty and staff, and with the unanimous approval of the Board of Trustees, Siena College has officially changed its dates of instruction for the fall 2020 semester.

The Bells of Remembrance

Siena Saints were called to act justly, love tenderly and walk humbly with God at a June 15 prayer service that served a dual purpose.
Mathematics, School of Science

Complex Math but One Simple Rule - Don't Get Bit

Public health policies have mixed results depending on the infectious disease. Face coverings, for example, have flattened the curve against COVID-19, but they will be of little use during a zombie outbreak.