When creativity meets problem solving: Engineering professor discusses her love of literature

There is a way to keep the left brain and right brain happy, and mechanical engineering professor and author Jenn Stroud Rossmann is proof of that. Rossmann said she expresses the importance of maintaining both the creative and scientific part of students’ brains happy. Aside from co-authoring a mechanical engineering textbook, she wrote a novel, […]

By the numbers

10 — 3-point field goals by men’s basketball in victory over Army .451 — 3-point field goal percentage for women’s basketball freshman guard Drew Freeland 3 — goals by men’s lacrosse freshman attacker John Natoli in loss to North Carolina 10 — saves by men’s lacrosse junior goalkeeper Jonathan Anastos in loss to North Carolina […]

Living “in the shadows of 9/11”: speakers discuss experiences of young Muslims

After 9/11, Ping Chong knew he wanted to work with Muslims because, he said, “I know my history.” Beyond Sacred: Voices of Muslim Identity is an interview-based performance, coming to the Williams Center for the Arts at 8 p.m. tonight, where Muslim people sit in a circle and read scripts written by Muslim people. “Five […]

Women’s basketball hosts Play4Kay fundraiser, will continue raising money through February

The Lafayette women’s basketball team began their annual effort to raise money to fight breast cancer last Saturday in the Play4Kay event. Five Leopards were featured in a video during the game discussing how the disease has impacted their life. Freshman guard and forward Olivia Martino, whose cousin died of breast cancer, spoke in the […]

Students shave heads, raise money for childhood cancer research during basketball game

During halftime of the men’s basketball game, many Lafayette students, alumni and families from the Easton community gathered in the Kirby atrium for another important battle – to help defeat childhood cancer. This was Lafayette’s sixth annual Shave for the Brave fundraiser, which raised money for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, an organization which aims to raise money […]

Official investigation into McCrae Williams’ death closed, but college could pursue internal charges

The investigation into McCrae Williams’ death has ended as the findings of his toxicology report showed that there had been no alcohol in his system at the time of his death, which resulted from a head injury, according to Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim. This past Monday, Jan. 29, would have been Williams’ 20th birthday. […]

Sexual assaults and rape reported: total number reaches 6 for school year

Two sexual assaults and one rape were reported in the crime log last week and are currently listed as “active” investigations by Lafayette College Public Safety. Three sexual assaults were reported last semester, bringing this year’s total to 6 reported offenses. The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network reports that 23.1% of all undergraduate women and […]

Easton Mayor confirms support for expansion, next public hearing March 8

Earlier this month, Easton Mayor Sal Panto and City Council affirmed their support for the Lafayette expansion project, and Panto said he was working on writing ordinances to clarify some of the issues that the Easton Planning Commission identified with the McCartney dorm project. The college originally planned to open the new dorms for fall […]

“Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” makes a surprisingly good sequel

When the sequel of “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” was announced, I, like everyone groaned at the prospect. Well, I’m more than surprised to call “Jumanji” one of the best films of 2017. Starring Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan, Jack Black and Kevin Heart, “Jumanji” follows four problematic teens that meet in detention. They power up […]