Student rally sparks sustainable action

President Byerly announces plans to hire sustainability coordinator on campus Months of student action for sustainability initiatives on campus culminated in President Alison Byerly’s announcement last Friday that Lafayette plans to hire a sustainability coordinator. On the steps of Markle Hall, Byerly announced the college’s plans to create the position through a megaphone to a […]

The dog days are over

Bailey’s Health Center dog relieves students of stress There is a new staff member at Bailey Health Center and her popularity is rising—but there’s something about her you might not expect. She’s a seven-month old black lab named Raven and her job is to provide a morale boost for students who are sick or stressed […]

Reevaluating drinking culture on campus

Student Government holds open meeting to discuss alcohol policy Farinon Atrium became a discussion forum on Lafayette’s alcohol policies on Monday, when student government opened their general meeting to the campus community. According to Lafayette College Student Government President Aaron Little ‘16, the purpose of the meeting was to increase visibility and accessibility of the […]

Student government alters funding

Student clubs feel the effects of budget changes By Ilana Goldstein‘19 Contributing Writer A year into the new budget system, some student clubs are confused and some are unhappy with the process of securing club funds, particularly with a new food policy and unclear rubrics to allocate money. In the past, clubs were given a […]

Giving the Gift of Life

New campus organization works to provide bone marrow matches Michael Barton was diagnosed with Leukemia as a child but lived five years longer than projected because of transplants matched through the bone marrow donation registry Gift of Life. Now his sister, Alex Barton ‘18, is bringing a branch of Gift of Life to Lafayette. Gift […]

African-American art on display

Williams Center Gallery exhibits “In the Line of Duty” The Williams Center Gallery is hosting an exhibit featuring works done by African-Americans, including 19th century landscapes, paper drawings and modern sculptures. The exhibit, from the William C. Robinson Family Collection of African-American Art, reflects Robinson’s desire to support African-American artists in their endeavors, so their […]

The Cosby question

Lafayette has no plans to revoke honorary degree By Aidan Trevisan ‘19 Contributing Writer Over the past few weeks, colleges and universities across the country have been revoking their honorary degrees given to comedian Bill Cosby. Cosby was one of the most beloved men on television until about a year ago. His honors include receiving […]

Qawwali on Campus

Interfaith music group brings a new sound to Lafayette College The Austin, TX-based group Riyaaz Qawwali visited Lafayette and hosted a discussion Tuesday on the art form behind Qawwali music. The group represents a variety of nations and faith backgrounds from South Asia. Together, they play a traditional form of Islamic music known as Qawwali. […]

The next few steps

Looking toward the future of the Women and Gender Studies Program With Lafayette’s ongoing celebration of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program’s 30th year at the college, there are high expectations for the program’s future. While the program has improved since it began, there are still opportunities for growth. “When I arrived at the college […]

A proud lineage

Faculty lecture highlights a legendary Chinese instrument Associate Professor of Art Ingrid Furniss gave the fall semester’s Jones Faculty Lecture on Wednesday on the mysterious Ruan Xian lute, a “barbarian” instrument that became a marker of Chinese high society. The most commonly known lute in Chinese music is the pear-shaped Pipa, which traditionally was a […]