As Farage Fox debate nears, controversy remains: campus responds with alternative events, discussion

In their editorial published in last week’s issue of The Lafayette, student leaders of Hillel Society, Muslim Student Association (MSA), the Hispanic Society of Lafayette (HSL), Association of Black Collegians (ABC) and International Students Association (ISA) shared why they are against Lafayette sponsoring what they referred to as Nigel Farage’s “harmful speech.” Since then, there […]

Ambassador Bernicat ’75 speaks on experience at the college, service abroad: an interview with the commencement speaker

Marcia Bernicat ’75 has worked overseas for much of her adult life, as a member of the United States Foreign Service since the early 1980s and as an Ambassador to three countries over the course of her career: Senegal and Guinea-Bissau from 2008 to 2011 and Bangladesh since 2015. Before she embarked on her career, […]

District attorney to host summit addressing college drinking: recent events, including McCrae Williams’ death, prompt event

Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli is organizing a summit with the four higher education institutions in the county to address the issue of underage and dangerous drinking habits. In a report announcing the summit, Morganelli wrote that while happy and lifelong memories result from college years, “it is also a time of excessive drinking and dealing […]

By the numbers

3 — RBIs by sophomore infielder Mark Glover in baseball’s 9-1 win over St. Joseph’s 10 — saves by sophomore goalkeeper Wes Moshier in his first career win for men’s lacrosse 34 — NCAA ranking in the discus for senior Dave McGriff 2 — home runs by softball junior shortstop Brooke Wensel in six conference […]

Opinion: Regarding Nigel Farage, the Mill Series & funding sources: An open letter from alumni

To the Lafayette community, The recent efforts to promote viewpoint diversity on campus are laudable. However, the choice of speakers, most recently the invitation of Nigel Farage, is troubling. We, as alumni of color, immigrants, and allies, are concerned that these efforts, especially the Mill Series, are not “apolitical” or “nonpartisan” as they claim to […]

Opinion: Education demands exposure

The March 23 article in The Lafayette described how some students and faculty believe Nigel Farage should be prohibited from debating at Lafayette based on “his anti-immigrant, anti-Semitic and overall bigoted beliefs.” Farage is clearly not anti-Semitic. Last week, he blasted Jeremy Corbyn for failing to rid the Labor party of antisemitism and vowed to be […]

Changing the lives of inmates: prison art specialist speaks on the transformative impact of creativity

Phyllis Kornfeld began teaching art to prison inmates 35 years ago, when she began work at the Oklahoma State Prison. Whenever Kornfeld meets a new inmate, she said she always tells them: “We are going to access that part of you that has never been incarcerated, never been abused, and never been an abuser.” Kornfeld, a […]

Christo Javacheff speaks on his artistic process: “Each moment we see once in a lifetime, and it cannot be repeated”

World-renowned environmental artist Christon Javacheff, known professionally as simply Christo, renounced his Bulgarian citizenship and became “stateless” for seventeen years in the United States. Much of Javacheff’s work hovers on the fringe of illegality and he has spent much of his time bartering with local governments to allow him to proceed with his work.  His resistance […]