Archives uncovered, Engineering Honors Society documents added to College Archives

The contents of a dusty old storage closet may not be as intimidating as they first seem. At least that’s what Michael Bennett ’17, president of Lafayette’s chapter of the national Engineering Honors Society, Tau Beta Pi (TBP), realized last spring when he uncovered boxes of documents including TBP archives dating back to 1921. According […]

Not your typical Christmas carols: Cadence, Mar-Keys sing their way into the holidays

The air is a bit colder, the days are shorter and cramming for finals is in full force – but among all those things, there is still some holiday cheer. Cadence rang in the holiday spirit by hosting its annual holiday concert on Monday in Farinon. The concert also featured a performance by the Mar-Keys and was overall a […]

’73 grad, professor says semester most politically active in nine years

Peter Newman ’73 spent his freshman year at Lafayette at a time when protests pervaded across campus in reaction to the Vietnam War. He said protests at the time halted activities across the college. Now a part-time instructor of English at Lafayette, Newman said this semester has been the most politically active he has seen in the nine years he’s been […]

Faculty committee set to review tenure process

Over the course of next semester, a faculty committee has been charged with reviewing the president’s involvement in the tenure process after national controversy over a tenure denial earlier this semester. The seven-member ad hoc group plans to look at four areas of the process: defining “compelling reasons,” the timeline of tenure cases in the case of […]

Capital campaign on target to potentially reach goal early

Two years ago, on a historic Laf-Lehigh rivalry weekend, Lafayette announced that the public portion of the capital campaign could reach $400 million by 2018. With $327 million already in the bucket, college officials said they are now performing above their target. The campaign, which has undergone six years of a private phase and two years of a […]

Percussion Ensemble captivates the crowd: Special guest, alum, audience join in performance

A single strong drumbeat broke the silence, gradually moving to fast paced beats that sounded almost insistent – like a call to listen. That’s how Fabian Rodgers ’17 opened Monday night’s Percussion Ensemble performance in the Williams Center for the Arts. Members of the ensemble were arranged in an arc, looking toward Rodgers who composed the piece. […]

Eclectic Excursions: Visit DaVinci Science Center in Allentown, with plans for expansion in Easton

From our perch on College Hill, we as a campus community can often feel isolated, a world unto itself. But there is a world outside campus. There are many opportunities for excursions off the hill, to get out into the Lehigh Valley and beyond, to experience all this region has to offer. Allentown’s DaVinci Science Center may […]