College reroutes and expands sidewalk to honor more donors

The sidewalk construction project going on behind Pardee Hall, with costs at $200,000, is meant to expand the Société d’Honneur Plaza and provide more space to recognize donors who have made significant gifts to the college, Vice President of Finance and Administration Roger Demareski said. The project is being funded by both the college and […]

The oldest rivalry in college football endures 133 years later

In 1884–the same year that Harry Truman was born, the cornerstone for the Statue of Liberty was laid and Mark Twain wrote the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn–Lafayette College and Lehigh University met for the first time to play football at the Easton Athletic Grounds, starting college football’s Most Played Rivalry. One hundred and thirty-three years […]

GOP proposed endowment tax may de-incentivize donors, hurt Lafayette’s annual fund

The United States House of Representatives has released the proposed “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” which would require private universities with assets of more than $100,000 per student to pay a 1.4 percent excise tax on their net investment income, Business Insider reported. Lafayette’s current endowment is $810 million, and enrollment is around 2500 students. This […]

As three universities suspend Greek life, frats make their way back on Lafayette campus

Texas State University suspended all fraternity and sorority activities Nov. 14, a day after the death of a Phi Kappa Psi pledge. All 55 fraternities and sororities at Florida State University were suspended this month following the death of a freshman pledge. Greek life at the University of Michigan was suspended less than a week later […]