Op-ed: Hiring a sustainability coordinator: the next step for progress on campus

By Alexa Gatti ‘16 Contributing Writer Change will happen. It is just in the process of being approved. That is what many campus environmental leaders and administration have grown accustomed to hearing. Professors, faculty, and members of environmental organizations attend the monthly Sustainability Committee meetings led by director of facilities planning and construction, Mary Wilford-Hunt. […]

Building in three dimensions

Students test out new technology By Sadie Lebow ‘17 and Mikai Johnson ‘19 Collaborative Writers As the college invests more into 3-D printers, Lafayette students are finding opportunities to conduct coursework, research and business. The Additive Manufacturing Program (AMI), which began in January 2015 as part of the interdisciplinary IDEAL center, explores metal and plastic […]

Sustainability initiatives stall

Students look to create environmental council By Melissa Last ‘17 and Ryan Powers ‘19 Collaborative Writers As a new sustainability coalition between student groups forms on campus this week, some students still lament that little progress has been made, especially regarding efforts to hire a sustainability coordinator. That’s a trend with the Sustainability Committee, a […]

That’s What She Read: Did You Ever Have a Family? by Bill Clegg

“Did You Ever Have a Family” is the story of June Reid, the sole survivor of a terrible tragedy: her boyfriend, her daughter and her daughter’s fiancée, who happened to be June’s ex-husband, all perish in a roaring fire the night before her daughter’s wedding. June’s entire family is gone in minutes, and her home […]

The search for “home”

Inaugural poet Richard Blanco speaks about coming to terms with his heritage Inaugural Poet Richard Blanco came to Lafayette College on Oct. 1 to speak about one seemingly simple—but complex—idea: home. Blanco, who became the youngest, first Latino, first immigrant and the first openly gay Inaugural Poet after being named the fifth Inaugural Poet in […]