Faculty motions to give Rojo tenure

Faculty voted overwhelmingly to urge the board of trustees to uphold the tenure review committee’s recommendation to grant professor Juan Rojo tenure in a special faculty meeting Tuesday, several sources confirmed. Sources confirmed that attendees were told they could face serious sanctions if they discuss the contents of the meeting, even with their spouses. The […]

‘Centerpiece of the world’: College to lease space in NYC

What began with a suggestion from arts professor Robert Mattison at a luncheon held by President Alison Byerly three years ago has resulted in what is to soon become the first Lafayette-exclusive space in New York City. Mattison was the catalyst for the New York Initiative, which is the catch-all title for Lafayette’s effort to […]

‘Sitting on the sidelines wasn’t an option’: Students take off semester to support Clinton

While Emily Keller-Coffey ’18 was on campus over the summer, she volunteered with a Hillary Clinton campaign phone bank. That was on a Wednesday. On Thursday, she applied for a job with the Hillary for America. “Then I started withdrawing from Lafayette on Friday,” she said. Keller-Coffey and Sara Hayet ’18 have both taken off their junior […]

Chasing a Dream: How David Bednar left college a year early to pursue a lifelong goal

Although he was slated to play in the prestigious Cape Cod Summer League in June, pitcher David Bednar’s plans changed before he even stepped foot on the mound. After finishing his junior year at Lafayette, Bednar traveled to Massachusetts to play baseball for the Falmouth Commodores of the Cape Cod Summer League. In his third […]

Confronting hate with comedy: W. Kamau Bell to speak at Colton Chapel on Tuesday

Sociopolitical comedian W. Kamau Bell will visit Lafayette’s campus next Tuesday. Ranging from his own podcasts, such as “Denzel Washington Is The Greatest Actor Of All Time Period” to several features on other television shows, including “Conan” and “The Rachel Maddow Show,” Bell has quite the resume. In an interview with the New York Times, […]

By the Numbers

5 – The number of games the women’s soccer team has gone undefeated, which is a record for the program. 6 – Goals on the season for senior Melissa Lynskey, tied for fifth in the nation. 10 – Tackles by sophomore Jerry Powe, which led the football team against Central Connecticut State. 0 – Number […]

As English learning students numbers rise, college hires support

As more international students enroll in Lafayette, the college inaugurated this semester the first full-time position to help students learning English as a second language. Tingting Kang will be Lafayette’s first Multi-Language Learner Support Specialist, a position created as a result of several years of faculty requests for such a job. “Students are struggling and […]