Student Government executive board elected: Hank Scheffler ’22 wins Director of Greek Life

After a week-long postponement due to a rules shakeup, the 2021 Student Government executive board election has concluded. Every candidate ran unopposed, except Lauren Ameruoso ‘22, the unaffiliated incumbent Director of Greek Life, who picked up a last-minute challenge from Hank Scheffler ’22, the president of the Delta Kappa Epsilon (DKE) fraternity. The latter emerged […]

Lafayette Mutual Aid and Panhellenic Council raise thousands of dollars for BIPOC individuals

In a joint effort to “dismantle systems of oppression” on campus, Lafayette Mutual Aid and the Panhellenic Council (Panhel) raised over $5,750 for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) last week. The fundraiser was an effort to raise awareness and support for both groups, and to provide resources for BIPOC people on College Hill […]

‘A very genuine sisterhood’: Lafayette’s first-ever multicultural sorority builds their presence on campus

Lafayette’s first multicultural sorority Mu Sigma Upsilon has welcomed its first class of founding sisters after years of planning and buildup.  This step has been long-anticipated on campus, particularly for President Emily Morocho Chauca ’22. She explained that she was first introduced to the idea of bringing a multicultural sorority to campus by a now-alum, […]

Michael Raynor ’84 earns dual nomination as ambassador to Senegal and Guinea-Bissau

Michael Raynor ‘84 was recently nominated by the Biden administration to serve as ambassador to both Senegal and The Republic of Guinea-Bissau. He is a career diplomat and has served as ambassador to Benin under the Obama administration and ambassador to Ethiopia under the Trump administration. “He’s done very well for career foreign service officers, […]

The uncertain future of enrollment: College growth plans on hold amid pandemic woes

The college’s ambitious plan to grow the student body population by 400 students is facing obstacles, including a drop in enrollment caused by the pandemic and the imminent exit of President Alison Byerly, one of the plan’s chief proponents. First adopted by the Board of Trustees in 2016, the “Affordability and Distinction through Growth” initiative […]

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‘Staying with the trouble’: Nature writer Robert Macfarlane discusses his nonfiction book ‘Underland’ in the 2020 Hatfield Lecture

Nature writer Robert Macfarlane has written an entire book on the underground—but even he is not afraid to admit that there is much he still doesn’t know about what he describes as “the Underland.” “We know so little of the worlds beneath our feet,” Macfarlane said during this year’s John L. Hatfield ‘67 Lecture. “If […]

‘Unfinished business’: Lafayette athletes take advantage of extra year of NCAA eligibility

The pandemic has brought some unique silver linings to student-athletes at Lafayette and around the country. In a rare move, the NCAA expanded eligibility to all fall and winter sports during the 2020-21 season. This follows a similar decision by the organization in March of last year as COVID-19 took hold. Student-athletes have traditionally been […]

Marquis Players navigate COVID-related obstacles, prepare for in-person show next week

Choreographing any show is tough. Doing so through a Zoom screen is even tougher. This has been the most recent challenge for Margot Galopin ’22 as she choreographs the Marquis Players’ upcoming in-person production of “The Wedding Singer.” Galopin isn’t the only one carrying out her duties over Zoom. Almost the entire production team for […]

Individual performances define final meet for track and field before Patriot League Championships

The final tune up before the Patriot League Championships went a lot like the rest of the regular season for the Lafayette track and field team: robust individual performances marred by a depleted pandemic roster.  The Leopards competed at the John & Carol Covert Classic in Bethlehem last Saturday, which consisted of seven teams including […]

Senior Audrey Sawers leads field hockey through unorthodox spring season

A condensed spring season with a shortened bench was not enough to stop senior field hockey player Audrey Sawers from making her mark on the Patriot League leaderboard. The North Vancouver, British Columbia native concluded her college career as a member of the conference All-League first team, and also led the regular season in goals while […]

Talk on sustainability literacy underscores need for more sustainability courses at Lafayette

Alongside their many recent efforts promoting sustainability on campus, the Office of Sustainability has aimed their sights on another area of improvement: sustainability education. This past Wednesday, faculty and students joined the Office of Sustainability in a virtual event where presenters shared research on how sustainability education can be integrated into curricular and co-curricular opportunities […]