Though an expert in engineering, David Mante indulges in fiction

Civil and environmental engineering professor David Mante remembers breaking objects and fixing them at a young age, which is where his interest in engineering sparked. In fact, among his favorite books is “Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete (ACI 318-14).” However, Mante said his interests do not lie in engineering alone—he has always had an affinity […]

Greek Life Committee aims to understand community perceptions of chapters

In an effort to assess the opinions of both affiliated and unaffiliated students surrounding Greek life, the Greek life committee of student government conducted a survey this past month and plans on using the results to direct efforts next semester. Director of the Greek life committee Olivia Sharp ’20 said this survey is a beginning […]

Leopards lose to Army, pay homage to military with helmet decals in honor of Veterans Day

When Leopards football played Army the day before Veterans Day, the team got the chance to show solidarity with service members despite being opponents on the field. While they honored the military, wearing customized helmet designs featuring the faces of loved ones who have served, Lafayette came up short during gameplay losing 31-13 to the […]

Quidditch wins first major tournament in club history at Vassar

With a first place-finish this past Saturday at Vassar College, the Lafayette quidditch team won its first major tournament since the club formed. After dropping its first pool play matchup, the team dominated its other pool play matchup before winning all three of their playoff games, including the championship against Middlebury, where college quidditch originated. […]

Jazz Ensemble delivers stunning performance, soloists showcase their talents

The Jazz Ensemble has once again delivered a marvelous jazz concert, filled with skilled soloists, delightful improvisation and overall providing a wonderful viewing experience. The ensemble was led by music professor Walter Wilkins, who goes by Skip. The Ensemble’s alluring sound captivated the audience through nearly two hours of jazz in the form of nine pieces […]

Student Government passes resolution on religious inclusivity; Students leading effort hope to ensure “meaningful” religious practice

Tuesday night, Lafayette College Student Government unanimously passed a resolution in an effort to increase religious inclusivity, and urged the faculty to “amend the College Class Attendance Policy by adding religious practice to the list of regularly excusable reasons for Dean’s Excuses, to ensure that no student be prevented from carrying out the practices of […]

The college holds three of Howard Chandler Christy’s most iconic WWI prints

Howard Chandler Christy’s influential World War I posters were the focus of Lafayette’s Special Collections presentation following the recent 100th anniversary of Armistice Day. College Archivist Elaine Stomber discussed the importance and influence of Christy’s work. Christy, a well known illustrator at the time, helped to spearhead the first massive propaganda campaign of the 20th […]

Midterms yield increased representation in gender, race, sexuality, religion; Professor SoRelle discusses historic shifts

Last week’s 2018 midterm election marked a historic day for women, LGBTQ+ and for the country. A record number of women won seats in the House of Representatives and the number disproportionately favored the Democratic party. The first two Native American women and the first Muslim woman have been elected to congress. The first openly […]