Meet the Staff: New football head coach John Garrett names his assistant coaches

Over winter break, John Garrett was named the new head coach of the Lafayette football team – and, with that, six new people joined the coaching staff. Garrett, who was most recently the offensive coordinator for the University of Richmond, has been coaching for over 25 years. Prior to his stint at Richmond, Garrett served as […]

At Lafayette, a wealth gap with a chance of mobility

Only 38 colleges in the country have more students from the top 1 percent than the bottom 60 percent. Lafayette ranks 11th in this group for the greatest income gap, according to recently released data. Millions of anonymous tax records collected by the Equality of Opportunity Project and published through the New York Times revealed for first time in […]

Byerly signs fourth letter on national issues

President Alison Byerly joined other college and university presidents last week when she signed her fourth letter supporting policies and values that could be threatened under the new Trump administration. It asks Pennsylvania U.S. senators to support a proposed act that would grant many undocumented immigrants the ability to work in the United States legally. The other three letters cover a range of topics, […]

Focus III: Exhibit examines portraiture in terms of subject

A photography exhibit on campus is bringing the Lafayette community a brief respite from selfies and Instagrams, and a return to more traditional portraiture. “Focus III: Photographer and Subjects” will be on display at the Williams Center for the Arts Grossman Gallery from Jan. 24 – Feb. 25. The exhibit was curated by Lafayette professors […]

The move downtown: Lafayette’s name on four floors in the Alpha Building

Lafayette departments have now taken over three floors – soon to be four – of the Alpha Building in downtown Easton. With admissions joining Information Technology Services, community engagement and communications downtown on Wednesday, Lafayette will shortly occupy floors three, four, five and six of the building. Vice President and Chief Information Officer John O’Keefe said that despite the […]

College responds to students’ list of concerns: No to ‘sanctuary campus’ label

After declining to designate Lafayette a sanctuary campus, President Alison Byerly has asked to once again meet with students who submitted a list of concerns to the administration asking to make the college more supportive to its minority and undocumented students. On Dec. 9, Byerly met with students who submitted a list of concerns to her about […]