College’s new hire

Jennifer Dize becomes Director of Student Conduct Kathryn Kelly ‘19 Contributing Writer After a nationwide search and a three-month long process, Lafayette has hired Jennifer Dize as Director of Student Conduct. A self-described “sarcastic neat freak,” Dize has a “wealth of experience” in the field of student conduct, Dean of Students Paul McLoughlin II said. […]

Why tuition rises

Planning the upcoming budget, college grapples with costs to students A month after the College Board released nationwide data on tuition increases, Lafayette is preparing to go before the board of trustees with budget plan for the 2016-17 year. President Alison Byerly and the cabinet will submit their budget proposal this month to the board […]

Letter to the Editor

The headline in the performance review of Friday, Nov. 13should have amused me.  “Tone Deaf Masterpiece?”  As a teacher of both Shakespeare and theater reviewing, however, I was depressed by the tone-deaf review of Lafayette College Theater’s “The Merchant of Venice.” Sadly, Jay Bickford’s misreading of the production is quite common in the world of […]

World AIDS Day and me

By Mwangala Simataa ‘18 Contributing Writer Of all the advantages that come with living in the United States, not having to worry about getting infected with HIV enjoys a special place. Indeed, this point might seem trivial to many, but to me it deserves appreciation. That I did not hear anything on campus or on […]

Bringing up Bailey

Lafayette health center explains new initiatives Bailey Health Center has new initiatives for students including increased hours, online scheduling, new part-time staff members, and a therapy dog named Raven, whom The Lafayette reported on in October. The health center, which according to Director of Health Services Jeffrey Goldstein, gets around 7,000 visits each year, is […]

Experienced advice

Dr. Jerome Zeldis draws from his life to give career advice Jerome B. Zeldis,Chief Medical Officer of pharmaceutical giant Celgene and CEO of the offshoot company Celgene Global Health, opened the second President’s Entrepreneurship Lecture by talking about a now-defunct board game he used to always play as a child called “Careers.” The most important […]

Stop “he” or “she”

When the gender binary doesn’t fit Sam Nichols ‘16 spoke on Tuesday about non-binary genders and what she believes can be done to increase awareness and representation of non-binary persons. Nichols identifies as being outside of the binary male-female gender spectrum. Nichols began her presentation by refuting the definitions that four popular dictionaries—Merriam Webster,, […]