Vote on Cattell and McCartney buildings postponed two weeks: College, city and community continue to discuss concerns

In a meeting between the college, the city and neighbors from College Hill last Thursday, a collective decision was made to postpone the Easton City Council vote for the ordinance changes originally scheduled for this Wednesday for two more weeks, Vice President of Finance and Administration Roger Demareski said. The ordinance changes are necessary for […]

Nine students elected to student government positions: Four new positions under revised structure

The results are in: 910 students voted to select the following students to represent the campus for the 2018-19 academic year. These newly elected representatives will usher in the new structure of Lafayette College Student Government with their terms in office, with recently elected student government president Connor Burwell ’19 at the helm. Vice President/Director […]

Pulitzer Prize winner Ayad Akhtar discusses spirituality and Muslim identity

Known for addressing thought-provoking issues relevant to America today in his Pulitzer Prize-winning work “Disgraced,” playwright Ayad Akhtar talked to students about his Muslim identity and his journey of becoming a writer Wednesday night in Colton Chapel. Born into a Pakistani family and raised in Wisconsin, Akhtar had a unique cultural experience growing up. Even […]

Using humor as a medium to connect to fear: Ben Tumin speaks on the refugee crisis in America

A wave of conversation on the rise of Syrian refugees in the United States has entered the White House and classrooms across America. According to the Migration Policy Institute, “more than 18,000 Syrian refugees have been resettled in the United States since civil war broke out in Syria in 2011.” As conversations about the refugees […]