After sustainability office’s first-ever director steps down, push for greener campus continues

Marie Fechik-Kirk, former Director of Sustainability, left her position at Lafayette College a few weeks ago, after arriving at Lafayette in November 2016. She said she worked to bring all facets of the college together, from the custodial staff to the board of trustees, to improve sustainability on campus as a whole. Nick DeSalvo, the Campus […]

Religiously following the data: Pew research director discusses spiritual practices of young people

Alan Cooperman, the Director of Religion Research at the Pew Research Center, spoke in Colton Chapel this past Wednesday on the role of religion in the U.S. and in the world. He spoke as part of the Lafayette Symposium, a viewpoint-diversity initiative driven by a committee, which recommends speakers to President Alison Byerly’s office. Cooperman […]

Poet, journalist, podcast host Al Letson urges audience to ‘do something extraordinary’

At his talk Tuesday afternoon, Al Letson opened up about his journey: from realizing his true passion to making a career out of it. He is a poet, playwright, journalist, podcast and radio host for Reveal: From the Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX. Letson won the Peabody Award in 2014 and three consecutive National Edward […]

Track and field records strong performances at ECAC championships: Harmon breaks her own school record

This past weekend, select members of the Lafayette track and field team competed at the ECAC/IC4A championship meet in Boston, Mass., and recorded multiple top finishes including a new school record in the mile run. In order to compete, athletes were required to reach a distinguished benchmark during the indoor season. According to senior Caroline […]

Men’s basketball ends season with loss in first round of Patriot League Tournament

The Lafayette men’s basketball team failed to cap off a comeback win as the seventh-seeded Leopards ended their season with a 79-74 loss to tenth-seeded Holy Cross on Tuesday. Last Saturday, the team honored co-captains Paulius Zalys and Auston Evans in a pregame ceremony on Senior Day before being defeated by first place Colgate 76-70.  Against […]

‘Activism Without Burning Out’ focuses on importance of mental health while fighting for change

Activism is centered on bringing about change for the greater good and fighting to end some injustice in society. Lofty goals are hard to reach and the road can be long to achieving these aims. This past Monday, the QuEST Office reminded Lafayette students to take care of themselves along the way. QuEST, an organization […]

Small trash bin fire in Watson Courts sparks response from Easton Fire Department, investigation ongoing

At about 9:46 p.m. Wednesday night, the Easton Fire Department responded to a scene at Watson Courts, where one sprinkler head had been set off by high heat conditions, according to Chief Mike Krill of the fire department. There was no “active fire upon arrival,” Krill added, but there were “light smoke conditions” in the […]