Balancing the risks, professors discuss their decision to hold in-person class during a hybrid semester

As more than 2000 students have returned to campus life on College Hill, many of the courses for the spring semester at Lafayette remain online.  The decision to hold either in-person or virtual classes was made by individual faculty members in conversation with their departments, according to Provost John Meier.   “The goal in building the […]

Professor Cohen explores the history of the debate over pure versus adulterated food in his latest book

Most college students are familiar with food terms like “organic,” “GMO” and “[fill in the blank] free.” These terms are a part of an ever-evolving food lexicon, all of which are examined in the latest book written by Chair of the Engineering Studies department and associate professor Benjamin Cohen.  “Pure Adulteration: Cheating on Nature in […]

Dear Lafayette College Coalition narrows their goals and introduces Lafayette Mutual Aid, a BIPOC-student led initiative

“Transforming Lafayette and the community through political education, people power, coalition building and direct action.” This is the bold mission of the recently formed Dear Lafayette College Coalition, according to their website. In July 2020, Dear Lafayette emerged on campus in response to the Black Lives Matter movement, racial injustices experienced at Lafayette and a […]

Lafayette LEADERS is working to build inclusive and supportive community for STEM students of color

The Lafayette Leadership and Enrichment Academy for Diverse Emerging Researchers and Scientists, or LEADERS, is a growing student organization with the mission of bringing unity and support to under-represented students in the STEM field. “I want to show other people that I know what it feels like to be the only person of color in […]

Meet the Editors

What did you discover about yourself while being away from campus? Ben Fuller, Editor-in-Chief I discovered exactly how loud I could play music in my room before my parents started to complain (not nearly as loud as I would hope). I also discovered that the little noise canceling devices that therapists use outside their offices […]

‘We are all interconnected’: Lafayette Mutual Aid aims to support BIPOC students and community members

Lafayette Mutual Aid (LMA) is a student-led movement with two aims: to provide direct assistance to Black and Indigenous students and Lehigh Valley residents, and to shift the ideology of giving toward the direct and immediate assistance of fellow community members. Established by Savanna Toure ’21 and Natalie Beckford ’24 last fall, LMA is a […]