Against ASA: Byerly cements opposition to boycott of Israeli scholars

Controversy struck higher education on December 16 when the American Studies Association voted to boycott Israeli academic institutions. The move was made in an attempt to protest the country’s treatment of Palestinians, and subsequently provoked backlash from over 200 institutions across the country. While many of Lafayette’s members were oblivious to the announcement, some wondered […]

Mitterhoff Address: “Year of Action – By my hand”

Highlighted by initiatives to strengthen the middle class, President Obama’s State of the Union Tuesday was a light slap-in-the-face to Congress, whose stalemates have been hampering Obama’s legislative agenda on jobs, wages, and the economy overall. Obama says he plans to use executive actions and his authority over certain departments of government to put policies […]

Honoring civil rights leaders

Photo by Nicole Maselli ‘14 The Offices of Religious and Spiritual Life and Intercultural Development hosted the 2nd annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Lunch, in Hogg Hall Tuesday, where students, staff, faculty, and administration came together to talk about and listen to stories about civil rights leaders who made an impression on the speakers’ […]

Baumbach update

This past weekend, family members posted updates to freshman hit-and-run victim Aubrey Baumbach’s Facebook support page, “Aubrey’s Odyssey”. As she has spent the past few weeks at Massachusetts General Hospital, Emma Baumbach, a family member of Aubrey, believes she is “ready to start her intense rehabilitation phase without interruption” at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Charlestown, […]