President Byerly appoints three-person council to oversee diversity, equity, inclusion efforts

The college’s ongoing efforts to create a more inclusive campus community for students, faculty and staff will now be spearheaded by the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Council, a newly appointed team replacing the previous individually led Senior Diversity Officer position.  President Alison Byerly made the announcement of the new council in an email to […]

Sports psychologist Julie Amato brings mental health lens to Lafayette athletics

There has been a recent increase in mental health issues in college athletes according to the NCAA, and Dr. Julie Amato, CEO of the sports psychology practice “Elite Mindset,” is bringing her experience to the Lafayette athletics teams in an effort to address this trend. “Dr. Julie,” as she’s known around campus, began working with […]

Annual Security and Fire Safety report publishes statistics on major criminal offenses from the past three years

The annual Security and Fire Safety Report 2019-2020 was sent to the student body via email last Friday, reporting the crime statistics for the past three calendar years. The report included reports of rape, fondling, burglary, and liquor law violations in 2016,2017, and 2018. Lafayette is required to publish the annual report under the Clery […]

Former Lafayette professor Alix Ohlin reads from novel ‘Dual Citizens,’ discusses inspiration found in ‘intense friendships’

Growing up in Canada with an American mother, Alix Ohlin found herself traveling to the United States and living in both countries, where she belonged in “more than one place,” she said. Ohlin said that the idea of duality and dual citizens had a resonance that resulted in a story about two sisters, Robin and […]

College gathers feedback on scheduling: transportation, classroom usage among key issues

The Lafayette College course scheduling committee held three open meetings last week to present their findings of a survey conducted during the first few weeks of September. The survey gathered information on class schedules, co- and extra-curricular programming, current and future dining hall options, and foot and shuttle transportation to the arts campus down the […]

One month after completion, Lafayette celebrates grand opening of Rockwell

The Lafayette community welcomed keynote speaker and professor of informatics at the University of Pennsylvania, Graciela Gonzalez Hernandez, as part of a week long celebration of homecoming weekend and the Grand Opening of Rockwell Integrated Sciences Center. An expert on health informatics and natural language processing with a background in computer science, Gonzalez’s research lies […]

Students petition for return of college shuttle service: claim time, route difficulties with LANTA

For some students without cars on campus, life got a little harder this semester. Following the introduction of the LANTA bus program, which allows students to use their Lafayette ID to board LANTA buses and travel into the Lehigh Valley, the college decided to cut the weekend shuttle program. In response to this change, Lucia […]

Lafayette joins the fight against invasive spotted lanternfly species

Hordes of spotted lanternflies have been swarming across the eastern half of Pennsylvania, and Lafayette’s campus lies right in their path. The spotted lanternfly is an invasive planthopper species native to China, Bangladesh, and Vietnam. According to NPR, it likely made its way to Pennsylvania by hitching a trans-Pacific ride on a shipping container. The […]

Field hockey shuts out Holy Cross in Patriot League opener, loses non-conference tilt

The Lafayette field hockey team opened Patriot League play with an 8-0 home shutout win against Holy Cross on Saturday, before losing 4-1 at Cornell University in a non-conference game on Monday. The team’s overall record now sits at 3-5.  In the Patriot League opener on Saturday, the Leopards had seven different goal scorers in […]