Lafayette will not penalize applicants suspended for peaceful protests: on campus, discussions on gun control take place

Students across the nation have been taking part in protesting gun violence after the school shooting in Florida two weeks ago, and President Alison Byerly said Lafayette has joined other universities in not taking action against applicants who have been suspended for participating in protests. The superintendent of a Texas public school district threatened last […]

College keeps list of alumni asking questions about free speech climate: two from $1 million plus donor club express concerns

The college’s development office has been keeping a running list, with 112 names currently on it, of alumni who have either expressed concern about the free speech climate on campus or have asked questions about it, Vice President of Development and College Relations Kim Spang said. This record-keeping began in December 2016, with questions prompted […]

Sitting down with the new athletic director: Sherryta Freeman’s plan for a winning tradition for the Leopards

New athletic director Sherryta Freeman officially took on her role on Feb. 19, replacing Bruce McCutcheon who retired after serving for over 16 years as athletic director for Lafayette. “I want us to have a winning tradition,” Freeman said. “I want our student athletes to have successful experiences…I want our students to be strong students, […]

Criminal Justice Reform Week showcases “The If project”

As a part of the Criminal Justice Reform Week (CJRW), students from MOSAIC hosted a screening of the award-winning documentary “The If Project” this past Tuesday night. The documentary follows the stories of several women incarcerated at the Washington Corrections Center for Women. “The If Project,” revolves around one central question: “If there was something […]

While “Game Night” is a funny comedy, it falls short in some aspects

“Game Night” is well directed with some good laughs built into a solid script. The movie stars Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Kyle Chandler, and is co-directed by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein. Max and Annie, an extremely competitive couple, played by Bateman and McAdams respectively, have weekly game nights. This week, Max’s lavish brother […]

NIA: A Sisterhood hosts film screening of “Carmen Jones” : Movie showcases powerful performance by first African-American woman Oscar nominee

The women on Lafayette NIA: A Sisterhood held a screening of “Carmen Jones” in the Limburg Theatre as part of their “Black Women In Power” week.  The film, directed and produced by Otto Preminger, is the screen adaptation of the 1943 Broadway musical with the same name. The leading lady, Carmen Jones, was played by […]

Liam O’Donnell leaves Lafayette having worked toward making it a place “where students of all kinds could grow and thrive”

On his last day on campus, Liam O’Donnell was actively participating at the lunch panel for Criminal Justice Awareness Week, sitting amongst the students he has been interacting with as the Assistant Director of Intercultural Development for the last two years. O’Donnell’s last day at the college was Wednesday, Feb. 28, and his departure marks […]

Danish String Quartet shows Scandinavian heritage with incredible talent

For this group of talented musicians, being in the quartet is a fun and effortless activity. They showed that at the concert on Tuesday night at William Arts Center. According to violinist Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen, the group decides to “play music we really care about and [are] passionate about.” Apart from the classical western chamber […]