Valerie Melson wins Pepper Prize

Pepper Prize winner Valerie Melson ’17 arrived at Lafayette optimistic about the sense of community she saw, and she leaves after working to make that community more welcoming to students of marginalized and diverse identities. A neuroscience major and Posse Scholar, Melson found her voice as president of the Association of Black Collegiates (ABC) and a coordinator […]

Expansion to improve market position with need-blindness

Roughly three years ago, the college put together a task force to grapple with the slow increase in enrollment they observed. Class sizes had been growing by about 10 people every year to deal with budgetary pressures. The committee of professors and administrators asked, should Lafayette stop the gradual creep? Should Lafayette decrease enrollment? Should Lafayette […]

Letter from the editor

Dear Lafayette community, It has been a busy year. Expansion plans, political protests and a hunger strike that made national news are just a few stories that we’ve covered this academic year. At times, it is exhausting. At others, it’s frustrating. But, always, it’s rewarding. National discussions around “the media” today tend to revolve around […]

Opening round exit: Women’s lacrosse wraps up season in tough fashion

Despite their record-breaking start, the women’s lacrosse team’s season ended in disappointment after an opening round loss to Boston University in the Patriot League Tournament. On Tuesday, the Leopards traveled to Boston to take on the Terriers in the first round of the conference tournament. Lafayette clinched the five seed after losing to Navy 24-10 at home on […]

‘Open for Debate’: Student broadcast focuses on new gene editing technology

Just before primetime on Tuesday, PBS Channel 39 aired the Policy Studies program’s newest broadcast: the first edition of “Open for Debate.” Students got the chance to guide viewers for a half-hour through the topic of gene-editing and its implications on medicine. The televised segment, titled “Editing Life,” takes a closer look at CRISPR-cas9, a new […]

Women’s Tennis cruises past Holy Cross, ousted by Army in Patriot League Tournament

Lafayette ended its season valiantly in the Patriot League Tournament, taking down Holy Cross with ease before surrendering to the top-seeded Army. The Leopards stormed into the tournament, taking all but one match from Holy Cross. Senior Tori Almeida and freshmen Grace Conrad and Meredith Block won their singles matches, and senior Rocine Mochella and […]