Resident pianist

Photo courtesy of Lafayette welcomes celebrated composer and pianist Gabriela Lena Frank for a yearlong residency. Frank has been commissioned to compose works for The Lafayette Concert Choir and Chamber Singers, two vocal soloists, and various other musical endeavors across campus this year. Supported by the Mellon Grant, Lafayette has received the special opportunity […]

Origami extravaganza

Lafayette’s interdisciplinary emphasis has been seen ranging from national television broadcasts by film and government and law majors in Farinon to interim trips to sub-Saharan Africa, studying religion and language. On Monday, we saw another unexpected combination of fields: science, technology, engineering, math and art. Lafayette hosted the Origami Extravaganza Kickoff, an event created to […]

Evaluating Weiss’s legacy

As new president Alison Byerly prepares for her October 4 inauguration, the legacy of former president Daniel H. Weiss begins to take shape. Since arriving at Lafayette in 2005, Weiss, now president at Haverford College, established a concrete legacy on the Hill. Accomplishments included the elevation of Lafayette’s national recognition for academic excellence, evidenced by […]

Interviewing the interviewers

Photo by Ben Brown ‘14 | The Lafayette The Admissions Senior Interviewer program is currently in its third year, and going strongly. Dean MacDonald instituted the program during the 2011-12 academic year in order to expand Lafayette’s capacity to offer on campus interviews to prospective applicants, and so far the program has led to more […]

Editorial (9-13-2013)

To the Lafayette community, The announcement of new drinking policies for Lafayette student-athletes was met with umbrage by many, if not most, students on campus. We at The Lafayette would like to make our position on the matter clear. Student-athletes, as Athletic Director Bruce McCutcheon has freely admitted, are being held to a different standard […]