College moves to case-by-case review for student-athlete alcohol violations, aims for fairer consequences

A year after the death of former first-year lacrosse player McCrae Williams, the athletics department, headed by Athletic Director Sherryta Freeman, has made revisions to the alcohol policy for student-athletes and created a committee to reevaluate standing policies. Last September, Williams suffered a head injury in his room after a day of drinking. Williams’ friends thought he […]

Author, English professor, lifelong reader Jennifer Gilmore speaks on what inspires her

English professor Jennifer Gilmore presented a reading from her most recent novel “If Only” on Monday. Two narratives woven into one, the young adult novel is a story about adoption and imagining the different paths one’s life could take. “If Only” follows Bridget, a mother who is forced to give her daughter up for adoption. The […]

Artist Kelly Goff discusses resources, labor, density as sources of inspiration

Kelly Goff, a Curaçaoan-American artist, spoke to students about his artistic representation of the contrast between human industry and nature on Monday. Much of Goff’s work expands upon preexisting objects, which Goff has termed, “completing their demise.” His work not only highlights the human thumbprint on nature but also explores the effects that humans and […]

Increased student interest and passion drives expansion of Italian Studies program

Much like the Italian Renaissance itself, Lafayette’s Italian Studies program is experiencing a rebirth. The interdisciplinary program, which has existed at the college for more than six years, is being expanded by Professor Anthony Cummings, professor of music and the coordinator for Italian Studies. The Italian Studies minor, which currently consists of three core classes […]

Volleyball drops a pair of Patriot League matches: Team remains winless in conference play following four shutouts

Now in their second week of Patriot League play, the Lafayette volleyball team is still looking for its first conference win. In four conference matchups, the Leopards have yet to win a single set, dropping each game 3-0. Lafayette traveled to New York to play Colgate and Army on Friday, Sept. 28 and Saturday, Sept. […]

Reaccreditation self study concludes: campus reviews scheduled for November, April

As the college enters the final stages of its three-year self study, which was created for the reaccreditation process with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), it is touching base with all areas of campus to ensure the review is holistic and comprehensive. Classics professor Markus Dubischar, who is co-chair of the Steering […]

During winter months of gray skies, installations on arts trail will aim to bring color

In order to raise public awareness around the Karl Stirner Arts Trail, a committee, which works to bring artists’ creations to the trail, recently collaborated with artist Rachel Hayes to make fabric installations made out of cargo knitting and silk. The installations’ pieces run from the corner of Sullivan Rd. and Bushkill Drive to 13th St. […]