Public Safety officers reminded to wear masks, but questions remain

A week after students sounded the alarm over maskless Public Safety officers roaming the Lafayette campus, a clear disconnect remains between the expectations for officers and for the rest of the community. Director of Public Safety Jeff Troxell said he spoke with Chief of Police Jim Meyer about the issue of maskless officers and they […]

Public Safety did not contact Northampton DA for McCartney Street incidents: Easton police take over investigation

Northampton County District Attorney Terry Houck said that the college did not contact his office during their investigation of the Feb. 22 break-in on McCartney Street. The Easton Police Department is now leading the investigation of the break–in after a suspect in a similar March 5 robbery on the same block was apprehended.   “Easton police […]

Nearly one third of athletics teams experience postponements in the past three weeks

More than seven of Lafayette’s 23 varsity athletics teams have been forced to postpone their matchups over the past few weeks, including football, men’s and women’s tennis, baseball and softball, men’s lacrosse and volleyball. Lafayette student-athletes have been under pressure this season as COVID-19 outbreaks caused postponements and cancelations across multiple athletic teams. Teams playing […]

Alumnae and professor emerita discuss campus climate past and present for LGBTQ+ women

In one of the last events of the college’s celebration of 50 years of coeducation, panelists turned a focus on female students whose experience may have consisted of a “place without a space.” This past Monday, Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies and English Professor Mary Armstrong moderated a panel entitled “Out and Proud: Lesbian, Trans, and […]

Marquis Players holds first rivalry cabaret with Lehigh’s Mustard and Cheese Society

On Sunday, Lafayette’s Marquis players mingled with Lehigh University’s Mustard and Cheese society to share songs and monologues in a live-streamed YouTube performance. This was the first-ever cabaret between the two rival schools. The opening act featured a duet between the self-proclaimed “redhead and blonde with an inseparable bond:” Kate Bettez ’23 and Julianna Shmaruck […]

Sarah Blitz smiling outside. She is wearing a lab coat and a stethoscope.

Lafayette alumni from the class of 2020 reflect on entering the medical field during a pandemic

Morena Koorie ’20 processes COVID-19 tests at the Easton Campus of St. Luke’s Hospital, where she started working in January. And although she and many of her colleagues have been vaccinated, Koorie still comes in direct contact with COVID-19 samples, which means she has to be extra careful. “You go home and everything gets bleached […]