School changes pesticides: Chemicals switched to prevent colony collapse

At a recent meeting of the Lafayette sustainability committee, it was announced that the college has changed the pesticides used on campus. Peter Todaro ’17 has been fighting for this change for over a year. According to Todaro, the school had been using Imidalcloprid, which is part of the neonicotinoid chemical class. Neonicotinoids are nicotine based insecticides, which […]

Lafayette’s first sustainability director announced

How students and faculty created a position at the college After an engineering studies class, a letter to President Alison Byerly, a march from Farinon to Markle and, later, a search committee, Lafayette College has hired the first sustainability director in its history. The two-year student and faculty effort to fill the position culminated last […]

President’s third town hall: Discontent voiced and faculty diversity discussed

President Alison Byerly opened her third town hall meeting at Lafayette with comments on the memorial service for Sarah Bramley ’19, expansion plans, the capital campaign and the tenure process. Soon after the introduction, audience members voiced criticism. Comments at the town hall meeting ranged from concerns about lack of faculty diversity to questioning the cabinet’s voice in the president’s […]

Students plan more protests against racial discrimination

As families tailgated on the Markle Parking Deck Saturday for the Family Weekend football game, more than 50 students dressed in all black stood outside of Oechsle Hall, blasting music like James Brown’s “Say It Loud – I’m Black and I’m Proud” and Gil Scott-Heron’s “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised.” Charles Evans ’19, Khadijah Akeem ’19 and Jovante […]

Extreme études: Renowned pianist Louis Lortie comes to campus

Although classical music has dwindled in popularity, it has definitely not been forgotten as critically acclaimed French-Canadian pianist Louis Lortie brings back an exciting repertoire of Chopin’s Études to Williams Center for the Arts Saturday night. Lortie launched his career at just 13 years old with his debut in the Montreal Symphony. Only three years later, he […]

Lafayette celebrates 150 years of engineering: Looking back on the college’s most popular major

From its beginnings with basic classes in mining and a course in canning tomatoes, the Lafayette Engineering Program has come a long way since it was first introduced 150 years ago. According to the Lafayette Engineering Website, Lafayette was one of the first colleges in the nation to offer a civil engineering curriculum, which grew into […]

Giant Killers: Field Hockey takes down nationally ranked opponent and reigning league champ

It took 100 minutes and two overtimes, but the Lafayette women’s field hockey team (6-3) was able to knock off a top ten team in the nation. Last Friday the Leopards took on Boston University in their Patriot League opener. The Terriers, ranked ninth in the country, came into the game undefeated with a record […]

Celebrating the arts: Lafayette Arts Department to hold open house on Saturday

With the recent completion of the arts campus, it’s cause for celebration for the arts community at Lafayette College. And there will be one this Saturday, with the Lafayette Arts Department’s arts open house. “Think of this as a festival atmosphere with an arts focus,” Director of Marketing for Lafayette Arts Jennifer Philburn wrote in an […]

The search for self-acceptance: Sally Lou Loveman ‘84 talks about her passion and career

Sometimes potential can only be realized through passion. At least that’s what Sally Lou Loveman ’84 said on Monday when she kicked off the new Lafayette Women Rising lecture series, which focuses on women in the workplace and how to excel in any career field. Loveman’s lecture was entitled “Careers That Make Sense,” discussing how her career path […]

A pollmaster’s election take

In another election-year-themed talk, Director of the Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion Chris Borick offered to a packed house his insights on the election from the perspective of a public opinion researcher. Borick has conducted over 250 large-scale public opinion surveys over the past fifteen years, the results of which have been cited in Time […]

The magnificent failure: Hollywood cranks out yet another terrible remake

Why does Hollywood plague the innocent moviegoing public with endless remakes of beloved films? “The Magnificent Seven” would have been a decent movie as recently as three years ago.  But “Magnificent Seven” finds itself in the unenviable position of being a remake in an age starved of original content with  “Ghostbusters,” “Star Trek,” “Star Wars,” “Blair […]