Expansion unfazed: the college explores options after rejection

On the heels of the Easton Planning Commission’s denial of its land development plan for the mixed-use building on McCartney St., Lafayette is exploring other ways to begin its inevitable expansion plan, Vice President of Finance and Administration Roger Demareski said. The college can appeal the decision of the commission to the Easton City Council. It went […]

A long way from home: Lafayette students’ families face effects of hurricanes

As millions of residents evacuated from Florida this past week, Andres Parada ‘20 anxiously waited for another update from his family who finally made their way from Boca Raton to Memphis to escape Hurricane Irma. “It’s been really stressful trying to stay in touch with them, just not knowing with certainty whether they’ll be safe or […]

Researching for the stars: $120,000 NSF grant to study dark matter

A $120,000 grant from the National Science Foundation has enabled theoretical physicist and physics professor Brooks Thomas to study alternative forms of dark matter particles. “It’s dark matter, it’s dark energy and other mysterious things we don’t know about yet,” Thomas said. According to NASA’s website, dark matter is most adequately defined by “what [it] is not than…what […]

PASA provides support and education for sexual assault survivors

Pards Against Sexual Assault (PASA) joins the campus community this year with plans to become an inclusive group in which students can learn about resources for sexual assault survivors and share their stories, founding member Nina Cotto ’19 said. “We want PASA to be something everyone in the community can be a part of because everyone in the community […]

Bringing back the data in sustainability efforts: college emissions down 14.3% since 2008

Since starting last November, Lafayette’s first ever Director of Sustainability Marie Fechik-Kirk has made headway in demonstrating the school’s progress in reducing greenhouse emission and increasing visibility of sustainability on campus. One of the first things Fechik-Kirk was tasked with was assessing the college’s progress toward its 2011 climate action plan aimed at reducing carbon […]

Grammy Award-winning jazz vocalist comes to the Williams Center

Grammy award winner Cécile McLorin Salvant will be visiting the Williams Arts Center on Friday to perform. A recipient of the 2016 Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Album, she is known for her unpredictable yet elegant style, Director of Performance Series at the Williams Center Hollis Ashby said. Salvant often takes unexpected turns in her music with a […]

By the numbers

30—Games in a row in which senior WR Matt Mrazek has caught a pass. 57.1—Sophomore Evan Vare’s share of the offense (4-7 shooting) in the men’s soccer team’s loss to Cornell. 0—Goals allowed by sophomore goalie Sarah Park in Field Hockey’s win over Fairfield. 21—Shots on goal by Brown to Lafayette’s eight in the women’s soccer […]

Back on track: Cross country adds two assistant coaches

Michele Curcio, the head coach of Lafayette’s cross country and track team, has added two coaches to her staff: Michael Scott and Michael DuPaul. Scott ran for the track and field program at Missouri as a sprinter, while DuPaul ran middle distance events at the University of Connecticut. Both coaches find that since they ran track […]

French instructor uses award-winning LaFolio to help students showcase their stories

French instructor and director of the Foreign Language and Literatures Resource Center Mary Toulouse wants students to express themselves beyond facts and figures, because, as she said, “Who wants to be known as a number?” She received an award just over a week ago from The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages for her […]