A plan months in the making: How the college is keeping athletes safe from illness and injury

As Lafayette’s athletes return to competition, the first and foremost priority of the Lafayette athletic department has been player safety. Months before the Leopards returned to play, the department was doing everything possible to ensure athletes could return to their sports without jeopardizing their health, Athletic Director Sherryta Freeman said.  Now that the 2021 spring […]

In the spirit of the Purim holiday, Hillel raises money for Third Street Alliance in Esther’s Helpers fundraiser

For Lafayette’s Hillel Society, Purim has been a holiday of giving for many years. And in a trying and turbulent year, their philanthropic efforts took on even greater importance. Hillel is currently holding its annual Esther’s Helpers fundraiser in honor of Purim, which began yesterday, Feb. 25 and ends this evening, on Feb. 26. They […]

Men’s and women’s cross country sweep first event of shortened season

Lafayette men’s and women’s cross country began their long-awaited seasons this past Saturday at Loyola Maryland, with both teams taking first place despite harsh wintry conditions. Next up for the men and women is the Patriot League Championship next week, slated for March 5 in Easton at Metzgar Fields. The men’s team beat American by […]

Senior guard E.J. Stephens hoping breakout season ends with postseason run, personal accolades

With an unprecedented regular season winding down for the Lafayette men’s basketball team, senior guard E.J. Stephens is looking to add some personal accolades in his final season.  The team has dealt with several postponements and cancellations due to COVID-19 outbreaks on other campuses in the Patriot League. In an effort to keep the teams […]

Artist Rebecca Kamen discusses awakening scientific discovery through art

To artist and professor Rebecca Kamen, artwork can be a visual representation of scientific research and an attempt to capture its inner beauty. This past Wednesday, Kamen shared her insights on how the arts and creativity in general can enhance innovation and our understanding of science. The talk was presented to a virtual audience consisting […]

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 […]