Lafayette wins appeal for phase two of construction: Timeline, enrollment still uncertain

The Easton city council approved phase two of the college’s expansion plan last Wednesday after initial hesitations from members of the planning commission earlier in the year. The project will involve the demolition of several houses on College Hill to make way for a 169-bed residence hall with a new health and wellness center.  Phase […]

AD Sherryta Freeman awarded Women Leaders’ Administrator of the Year

After only three years as athletic director, Sherryta Freeman has been named Division I FCS Nike Administrator of the year, an award presented by the organization Women Leaders in College Sports for exemplifying commitment to intercollegiate athletics and for serving as a role model in her leadership position.  “It’s an honor for Lafayette first and […]

Greek organizations move forward with new accreditation process to address growing concerns about inclusivity

Lafayette has finalized policy changes to the Greek organization accreditation process, mandating increased attendance at various workshops addressing concerns about inclusivity in fraternities and sororities.  Earlier this month, the Student Government Greek Life Committee submitted proposed changes to Vice President of Campus Life Annette Diorio. These changes instituted that at least 75 percent of the […]

Jean Corrie Poetry Prize winner reflects on meaninglessness and sacred human connection in poem ‘Psalm for Claire Fisher’

For Jean Corrie Poetry Prize winner Maya Nylund ’23, poetry hasn’t always been her preferred medium. Yet she finds that when compulsive feelings arise, she cannot ignore the organic words that simmer out of her. These compulsive moments, over which she said she has no control, are her “most painful and frustrating and important [ones],” […]

Emily Raboteau discusses the role of literary writers in the fight against climate change

For author Emily Raboteau, the climate crisis is urgent—and literary writers have a place in the fight against it. This past Tuesday, Raboteau spoke to participants over Zoom and read an excerpt from her work as part of the fourth event in the Closs Virtual Reading Series. Raboteau is an author and a professor of creative […]

Williams Center’s Virtual Performance Series kicks off with an examination of artists Klimt and Schiele, through film

Many people believe that art has the ability to transcend time and space to bring people together in impactful ways. In this time of separation, the college’s virtual Performance Series is working to achieve just that, even from a virtual setting. This past Sunday, the Williams Center for the Arts kicked off this semester’s virtual […]

A College Hill take on a 15th century play: Student-adapted production of ‘The Summoning of Everyman’ premieres next Thursday

A student-directed and adapted live production of “The Summoning of Everyman” will premiere next Thursday, marking the first time a student has directed a show for the college’s theater department in the last decade, as well as the first time the department has put on a virtual production. Director Sarah Frankel ’21 decided to modernize the […]

Tri Delta relinquishes chapter amidst calls for abolition of Greek life

Last week, the Tri Delta sorority announced on their Instagram page that they were relinquishing their chapter at Lafayette. The decision comes after a summer in which social media accounts highlighted racism and sexual assault on campus, along with the beginning of an “abolish Greek life” movement. The sorority was also facing pressure from their […]

Lafayette Votes coalition hosts discussion to inform students on voter mobilization in the general election

With the general election fast approaching, the Lafayette Votes initiative held a voter mobilization event on Wednesday which explained how to mobilize friends, why voter mobilization is crucial, and how mobilization has changed due to COVID- 19. Moderated by Fah Fair ’22 and led by Government and Law professor Andrew Clarke, Lafayette Votes is a […]

Student-athlete check-in: What life looks like on campus this semester

Despite the cancellation of the fall season for all Lafayette sports teams, student-athletes on and off-campus are still preparing for an eventual return to competition. Zoom meetings, fitness challenges, watching film and holding socially-distanced practices are just a few of the ways that athletes have stayed connected with their teams this fall. “One of the […]

‘It’s going to matter’: Professor Murphy emphasizes the importance of the Supreme Court in the 2020 election

With landmark Supreme Court cases scrawled on a whiteboard behind him, Bruce Murphy, professor of constitutional law at Lafayette, spoke from his home office over Zoom and emphasized to the audience of the importance of the Supreme Court in the United States and how it has changed over time. He opened the lecture with an […]

Professor Mary Armstrong speaks on the ‘persistence of bias’ in STEM

“What would it mean to say that many aspects of science, technology, and engineering are inherently biased?” Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) and English professor Mary Armstrong asked her audience over Zoom.  Armstrong addressed this open-ended question in her talk this past Tuesday, entitled, “Gendered by Design: The Secret Life of Things”. Armstrong began […]