Club crew wins four races at Kerr Cup Regatta, men’s and women’s varsity 4 boats both finish first

The Lafayette club crew team competed in the Kerr Cup Regatta in Philadelphia, Pa. last weekend, with both the men’s and women’s varsity 4-boats coming in first place in their respective races. The women’s novice 4 and the women’s varsity pair also emerged victorious in their races, capping off a day in which the women’s […]

The Marquis Players’ fundraising total reaches $6,636: proceeds to be donated

The Marquis Players have raised $6,636 for charity this year, which is the most they have in a decade, according to the student-led theatre organization’s leadership. This fundraising total was made possible through fundraising events and ticket sales to the group’s recent performances of “Heathers: the Musical,” according to Vice President Anna Levy ’19. The group’s fundraising […]

Freshman two-sport athlete, record holder Tim Payne looks to transfer from Lafayette

Lafayette’s athletic teams have had trouble finding success in recent years. Seventy-four percent of Lafayette students come from the top 20% of incomes in the U.S., according to the New York Times. These facts may seem unrelated, but they contributed to freshman two-sport athlete and school record holder Tim Payne’s decision to seek to transfer […]

College discusses raising minimum wage, says that it is possible to adjust budget for it

Student government president-elect Fraynette Familia ‘20 is pushing to bring minimum wage for students to $8, an effort that has been ongoing since last November. Student government’s Equity and Inclusion Committee, which will be under the leadership of Eduardo Rodriguez-Gomez ‘22 in the coming fall semester, has been spearheading the effort. President Alison Byerly said that the […]

‘Emboldened’ by efforts in society to silence him, Michael Mann calls for climate action among students

“What is the greatest threat the military now tells us we face in the years ahead?” asked Dr. Michael Mann, professor of atmospheric science at Penn State University and director of the Penn State Earth System Science Center last Tuesday. “It’s climate change.” Mann was invited to speak at the college as the Jones Lecturer. He […]

A spirit of inclusivity, mentorship, scholarship: community reflects on career of Professor Robert Weiner, who will retire at end of term

Among former students and mentees of Robert Weiner, certain themes stand out about the history professor and co-leader of Hillel: he is an inquisitive spirit who makes a constant effort to include and learn about those with whom he crosses paths. Weiner will retire at the end of this semester, he told The Lafayette two […]

Student government executive board election results

The election results for the student government executive board positions were announced Tuesday evening in an email. The Monday elections followed last week’s election of incoming student government president Fray Familia ‘20. Of the 11 remaining executive positions, the candidates for five positions ran unopposed. The number of participating voters varied between positions, but ranged […]

With trial date set for Moravian Title IX lawsuit, a look at Lafayette’s sexual misconduct procedures, policies

A Moravian student filed a federal civil lawsuit against her college and alleged rapist last August, and a trial date for the matter was set for Oct. 28 a couple weeks ago. The student alleges that the school violated Title IX by failing to adequately handle her report that a fellow student lured her into […]

From ACL tear to NCAA leadership forum: Sophie Carr talks her journey, supporting others with injuries

Sophomore field hockey forward Sophie Carr suffered a setback last spring when she tore her ACL. A year later, not only has she nearly fully recovered from the serious injury, but the NCAA has recognized her as a leader in collegiate athletics. Moreover, she is aiming to help others recovering from injuries at Lafayette with […]