Sexual assaults and rape reported: with six reports in one month, a look at what it could mean and how survivors can report

Three sexual assaults and three rapes have been reported to the college since Sept. 16. Three of these alleged incidents were reported after Oct. 3. The most recent allegation of rape was received by public safety on Oct. 12. The location is listed as “on campus” and the date occurred is listed as “unknown.” Two […]

New seventh congressional district, containing Easton, a tight race: Pennsylvania could be key to control of Congress

Election day is Nov. 6 and the midterm elections this year have important implications and could result in the turnover of one of the two houses in Washington, D.C. The midterm voting results of recently-redistricted Pennsylvania could be key in deciding who gains control of the houses of Congress, according to an article in The Morning […]

Preview: Han Schuman reaches out to youth, hopes to impact lives through jazz

Han Schuman hopes to “foster a greater awareness, appreciation, and understanding of jazz music, particularly in young audiences.” Schuman is the founder, artistic director and current executive of JazzReach, a non-profit organization based in Brooklyn, founded in 1994. Schuman will be performing at the college tomorrow at 2 p.m. JazzReach seeks to bring jazz, “one of […]

Men’s soccer wins Lehigh rivalry game, drops non-conference bout with Rutgers

The Leopards men’s soccer team won their rival game over Lehigh 1-0 in front of a raucous crowd during homecoming weekend on Saturday, Oct. 13. Lafayette then suffered a loss on Tuesday against non-conference opponent, Rutgers. Lafayette, which gave some of its key players a break that game, lost 4-1. The victory over Lehigh marked the Leopard’s first […]

College earns spot on list of ‘Top 30 Most Beautiful Colleges in the Fall’

Lafayette was recently named to College Consensus’s list of the Top 30 Most Beautiful Colleges in the Fall. The article placed the college at number eight in the list of 30, noting the Lehigh Valley’s proximity to the Appalachian and Poconos Mountains, as well as the “gorgeous fall foliage” of the area. “Lafayette students, like […]

Dartmouth professor Robert Baum discusses Africa’s rich history ‘and religion outside of European influence’

“The mere fact that I am talking about African prophets challenges a lot of the standard knowledge about African religions,” said Dartmouth College Professor of Religion and African-American Studies Robert Baum  to start off his talk on Wednesday.  After receiving a degree in African History from Wesleyan University, Baum spent a year in a Jola […]

Football drops homecoming matchup against Georgetown, holds Hoyas scoreless in second half

The Leopard’s football team lost to Georgetown 13-6 in their homecoming game on Saturday, Oct. 13. It was a hard-fought contest with an onside kick recovered by Lafayette senior kicker, Jacob Bissell, and a Lafayette defense that let up no points in the second half. Offensively, Lafayette’s only points came off of a pair of […]

Jones Faculty Lecturer Nandini Sikand explores the “thuggee” throughout history, media

While the concept of the “thuggee” has a long, historical background, film and media studies professor Nandini Sikand said the effects of the media have repurposed the term as a name for young men of color. This past Tuesday night, students, staff and community members gathered to hear Sikand discuss the historical and current meaning […]

Updated climate action plan presented to Board of Trustees; Petition shows support for campus sustainability

Marie Fechik-Kirk, Director of Sustainability, presented the new climate action plan for reducing Lafayette’s carbon footprint to the board of trustees this past weekend. Before the presentation, representatives from environmental groups around campus were working on collecting signatures for a petition, now with over 1,000 names, supporting the new plan and establishing the community’s commitment […]