Amnesty seeking signatures: Lafayette chapter looks to gain support for Pennsylvania Fairness Act

The Lafayette chapter of Amnesty International is organizing a petition to be sent to President Alison Byerly in an effort to get Lafayette College to endorse the Pennsylvania Fairness Act. The legislation will outlaw discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender expression or identity, amending a bill from 1955 which made illegal discrimination based on […]

Williams Center announces 2016-2017 season: The new year’s highlights

On Thursday, Williams Center for the Arts announced its plans for the 2016-2017 season of performances. Here’s what’s coming up in the Williams Center for the Arts’ 34th season: Ambrose Akinmusire opens the 2016-2017 season with his jazz quartet (Sept. 16). Darbuka player Hossam Ramzy, considered the “oracle of world percussion” by Peter Gabriel, Robert Plant and Jimmy Page, […]

Visiting professors move on from Lafayette: Departing faculty reflect on time at college

Over the course of the academic year, students have to say goodbye to professors who move from the college. With the end of the spring semester approaching, the college community is once again bidding farewell to professors who won’t be returning in the fall. Visiting Professor of International Affairs Joel Shelton, who taught at Lafayette […]

Ending the year with a boom: Lafayette Percussion Ensemble hosts its year-end spring concert

The ambiance in Williams Center can get downright thunderous. This past Monday evening, the Williams Center for the Arts showcased a group of Lafayette student entertainers. Under the direction of Professor of Music J. Larry Stockton, the Lafayette College Percussion Ensemble performed their final concert. With the exception of a handful of seats, the house was […]

Summer reading book to encourage discussions about race on campus: “Between the World and Me” assigned reading for Lafayette community

On the bottom of the cover of “Between the World and Me” by Ta-Nehisi Coates, there’s a quote from author Toni Morrison. “This is required reading,” it says. For Lafayette students and community members this summer, this should be taken literally. And it’s not only for incoming first years. “[W]e’re thinking of this year’s reading […]

A window into creativity: New exhibition makes use of previously unused space

Over the course of this past semester, the Guard House on Sullivan Road, next to the Sullivan Parking Deck, has been transformed into an exhibit space for art. Cleverly named the “Garde House,” this space was just officially unveiled last weekend with a kick-off event. “It’s official opening as an art space was on April 30 from 3-5 p.m., it […]