Mental health issues on the rise among college students even as resources grow

Despite recent increases in the availability of mental health services across campuses nationwide, rates of depression, anxiety, and suicide are still on the rise, according to a study from the National Center for Biotechnology Information. As the prevalence of mental health issues increases and stigmas decrease, experts wonder if the recent changes will be sufficient […]

GoLeopards media department omits teams from Instagram post, receives backlash from athletes

Last Saturday, the GoLeopards Instagram account posted photos of football, both men’s and women’s soccer teams, and volleyball, with the caption “Allll the @patriotleague games today!!” The post drew backlash from members of the golf, cross country, and swim teams, all of which faced Patriot League opponents that day as well.  The Lafayette golf team […]

With expansion on track, faculty expansion committee gathers feedback from community

The ad hoc committee on expansion held two meetings over the last two weeks to gather feedback from faculty and administrators on their ongoing task of monitoring the college’s expansion initiative. The meeting served to engage the Lafayette community in an open forum, during which students, staff, and faculty could voice insights and opinions about […]

Equestrian team competes in two shows in two days, earns second and fourth place

Last weekend, the Lafayette equestrian team participated in two events, with Saturday’s hosted by Kutztown and Sunday’s hosted by Lehigh and DeSales. Their performance this weekend and at the previous two shows have landed the team in third place in the region, while last year at this time they were in seventh place. Junior captain […]

How to make an inclusive classroom: faculty workshop discusses ways to incorporate students in the teaching process

The class of 2023 is one of the most diverse incoming classes in Lafayette history. With increasing class sizes and increasing diversity, making classrooms inclusive for all students is a priority for professors at Lafayette. Dr. Angela Bell, assistant professor of psychology and the CITLS 2019-2020 Distinguished Teaching Faculty Fellow, addressed this concern and offered […]

The team that rows to the challenge: crew women’s 4+ earns 10th out of 36 at Head of the Charles

For the past few years, the Lafayette crew team has been sending their women’s 4+ boat to the Charles River in Boston, Mass. for the biggest two-day regatta in the world. Alongside much bigger schools and varsity powerhouse programs, Lafayette has established a name under coach Rick Kelliher.  This year, junior coxswain Molly LaPoint returned […]

‘The implications that science can have’: faculty panel explores relationship between queerness and STEM

The Office of Gender & Sexuality Programs ended their celebration of LGBTQ+ History Month with a faculty panel this past Wednesday that explored the deeper relationship STEM has with identity.  “Queer Inclusion & STEM: A Faculty Panel”, organized by Grayson Thompson, Associate Director of the Office of Gender & Sexuality, was led by Women’s, Gender […]