New steps for student support: Task force holds open meetings for campus input

At an open meeting held by the Student Support Task Force Monday, about 14 students made their voices heard about faculty and peer advising, Lafayette’s party culture, and more general ways that Lafayette can better support incoming students transitioning into college. The meeting was one of three being held this semester by Dean of Faculty […]

Swiping right on brown bags: Student government proposes meal swipes at lectures and club meetings

Lafayette College Student Government is in the process of creating a new LafSync form that will allow students to use meal swipes to get food at club meetings and brown bag lectures. Chair of Student Organizations Connor Burwell ‘19 has been very involved in creating the form. He said that he hopes the form will […]

The turning tide in Tehran

By Abdul Manan ’18 Tehran, a charming, urban epicenter of a city, is redirecting political tides inside Iran. The election of reformist candidates from Tehran to the Assembly of Experts, a major political institution in Iran, demonstrates the changing political climate. The revolution that ousted the Shah in 1979 was incomplete till embraced by the […]

New minor program connects college to other Lehigh Valley schools: Documentary storymaking to begin in the fall

By Jane Collins ’18 Documentary storymaking, a new minor three years in the making, will soon be offered to students at Lafayette, Muhlenberg College, and Lehigh University through the Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges (LVAIC). The LVAIC is a consortium of colleges in the Lehigh Valley that “allows current [Lafayette] students to cross register […]

Vocalist pays rare visit to Lafayette: World-famous musician Philippe Jaroussky comes to campus on Mother’s Day

This Mother’s Day, the Lafayette and Easton community members have the opportunity to share a special gift with their mothers. As the final performance of the Williams Center Performing Arts Series for the 2015-2016 season, French countertenor Philippe Jaroussky will be singing on Lafayette’s campus. The concert will feature Jaroussky’s rare vocal quality in musical […]

Roughing the competition: Rugby team takes home second at EPRU playoffs

Even short staffed, Lafayette’s women’s rugby team had successful showing at the Eastern Pennsylvania Rugby Union Sevens Championship at Franklin and Marshall College last Saturday. Because the team has 35 members this spring, Lafayette entered two teams into this past weekend’s tournament. However, only 14 players could attend, meaning those players had to play every […]

Pushing for the playoffs: Baseball team splits series with Bucknell

Along with the near 70-degree weather, two double header splits last weekend warmed the spirits of Lafayette’s baseball team as they vie for a position in the Patriot League playoffs. Despite a solid outing by starting pitcher junior David Bednar, defensive miscues on a couple Bucknell bunts swung game one of Saturday’s double-header in the […]