Maddie Smart tragically loses battle to cancer after fighting with ‘super-human strength’

Known for her “loving heart” and “goofy spirit,” Maddie Smart died surrounded by family on Tuesday, after a valiant battle with cancer. Maddie passed away just over a month after she began treatment at Maine Medical Center for her second bout of leukemia. A junior neuroscience major and resident of Maine, Maddie was a member of […]

Opinion: While Lafayette makes slow and steady accessibility progress, getting around campus with physical disability remains difficult

Ever imagined living on campus with a walking disability? I hadn’t. My first problem was my living situation. My old dorm room was up three flights of stairs and was near impossible for me to climb up to after my injury. The Office of Residence Life was accommodating and found me a new room over […]

Policy studies senior seminar project to air on PBS39

The spring 2019 senior policy studies seminar’s semester project will be featured on local television channel PBS39. The class, taught by professor and policy studies chair Mark Crain, will show a broadcast on the station. “The spring production, entitled ‘Trade vs College,’ is the eighth in our partnership between Policy Studies and PBS39. The goal […]

College considers leasing new dorms to avoid taking on more debt

The college is considering funding the new McCartney Street Dorms through a student housing development firm. If the Board of Trustees approves this model, known as a Public-Private-Partnership or P-three deal, students housed in the dorms would lease their dorms from the firm, not from the college. Vice President of Finance and Administration Roger Demareski said […]

In midst of statewide support for legalizing marijuana, unclear how Lafayette policies would react

According to the Pew Research Center, over six in 10 Americans currently support the legalization of marijuana, including 75% of millennials. Despite this budding support, colleges located in states that have legalized marijuana continue to have prohibitive policies on campus. In Pennsylvania, medical marijuana has been legal since 2016. A recent poll from Franklin & Marshall […]

Faculty committee considers new early retirement policy, salary increases

Due to low attendance and lack of suggestions from attending faculty members, the chair of the Faculty Compensation Committee (FCC), government and law professor Helena Silverstein, instead chose to focus on the research they have been doing on retirement policies during Tuesday’s open meeting. The meeting is typically held to gather feedback from faculty members […]

Track and field athletes compete at a pair of invitationals, two Leopards enter school record books

The track and field team travelled to two separate invitationals last weekend, with two Leopards entering the school record books, and several personal bests. Many team members competed in the Greyhound Invitational in Bethlehem, Pa., while a small contingent made the trip to Princeton, N.J.,  for the Larry Ellis Invitational. Both invitationals took place this […]

Look both ways, three times: students describe danger of crossing street on the hill

As Lafayette gains $1 million from a state grant to improve pedestrian safety on and around campus, some students say they have concerns about the safety of crossing multiple intersections on the hill. These students cite a lack of regard from speedy drivers for crossing pedestrians as one of the main issues that face those trying to […]

Shopping for a good cause: My Sister’s Closet in Bethlehem aims for environmental, social change

While the issue of clothing waste is daunting, local business My Sister’s Closet is not afraid of the challenge. “Nothing is going into a landfill from us,” said Michelle Orr, vice president of the company. The Office of Sustainability Studies, in partnership with Gateway Career Services, invited Orr to campus on Monday to speak on […]