Lafayette gifted $3 million endowment for interdisciplinary engineering chair

A $3 million gift to the college will go towards endowing a new faculty chair in the engineering department that focuses on interdisciplinary education, creating the Air Products-Ghasemi Professorship. The gift is a three-part donation from the Air Products Foundation who donated $1.5 million, CEO of Air Products Seifollah Ghasemi who donated $500,000 and an […]

Zeta Psi colony works towards reinstatement next November: New chapter aims to be more diverse

Chirag Nijjer ’20, the first president of Zeta Psi since its suspension, said the newfound group’s mission in bringing Zete back is to provide Lafayette with “a new way to look at Greek life.” This new perspective may include such things as purposely recruiting a diverse membership, in terms of socioeconomic status, background and interests, […]

Studies show increased desirability for humanities majors after graduation

As Lafayette announced a new endowed professorship this week aimed at combining engineering and the liberal arts, research has been showing growing appreciation and need for skills associated with a humanities-based education. Inside Higher Ed reported in 2015 that only 4.3 percent of graduates with bachelor’s degrees in the humanities were unemployed. Of the other 95.7 […]

Men’s lacrosse brings home first win of the season: Brothers Adam and Matt Close put up half of team’s goals

The Lafayette men’s lacrosse team earned their first win of the season last Saturday, beating NJIT 10-8, bringing their record to an even 1-1. The Leopards traveled to Madison, N.J. for the contest where brothers and teammates, senior Matt and sophomore Adam Close, stood out for their performances. The brothers scored 5 of the team’s […]

Black history at Lafayette is rich, but goals to achieve more diversity persevere

Lafayette is not known for its diversity, but sparingly, students of color are dipped in the college’s history. This does not mean, however, that Lafayette is a model of inclusiveness and diversity, according to some students of color on campus. While Lafayette’s record may be lacking students of color, black history is complex and engrained […]

By the Numbers

12 – saves by men’s lacrosse junior goalkeeper Jonathan Anastos 3 – number of Leopards who scored hat tricks at the women’s lacrosse season opener 5 –  times that women’s basketball freshman guard Natalie Kucowski has been named Patriot League Rookie of the Week. Kucowski broke the freshman record for rebounds in a season (261) […]

Off the hill: Belated date ideas: top restaurants and shops for a late Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day falling on a Wednesday this year, many students are waiting until the weekend to go out with their friends and significant others. The Lafayette staff has picked their top ten places to eat or to buy a gift for any belated date needs. Restaurants Two Rivers Brewery: Known for its burgers and […]

Not where, but when?: Netflix’s Dark is an exciting new take on the sci-fi thriller

Following the success of Stranger Things, Netflix seems to have taken an interest in the “missing children” genre with German sci-fi thriller “Dark.” Both shows revolve around a child who has disappeared from a sleepy town and heavily feature 80s nostalgia and hysterical parents. The similarities end there. Where “Stranger Things” has elements of humor […]