In hot water

After two months, 512 March fixes water issues By Nirupa Basnet ‘17 and Hannah Doherty ‘19 Collaborative Writers 512 March St. is one of Lafayette’s most coveted apartment complexes for senior students. The building, housing roughly 30 students every year, has Wi-Fi, dishwashers and laundry machines–amenities that most off-campus housing lack. But up until this […]

Giving the Gift of Life

New campus organization works to provide bone marrow matches Michael Barton was diagnosed with Leukemia as a child but lived five years longer than projected because of transplants matched through the bone marrow donation registry Gift of Life. Now his sister, Alex Barton ‘18, is bringing a branch of Gift of Life to Lafayette. Gift […]

The nose knows Garlic Fest: Easton celebrates smelly October tradition this weekend

Get ready to “Eat, Drink & Stink!” this weekend at the annual Easton Garlic festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The Lehigh Valley’s stinkiest culinary event includes a variety of garlic-dish cooking demonstrations, friendly cooking competitions, tasting events, and various beer and wine tastings. Every October, Easton celebrates the odorous […]

Recycling made easy

Initiative moves from classroom to campus Students are seeing their work on environmental issues inside the classroom translate to outside the classroom. With inspiration from a college course, Lafayette has switched its method of recycling in order to be more efficient and environmentally friendly since the beginning of the semester. Called single stream recycling (SSR), […]

Faith in Facing Ferguson

Dr. Leah Gunning Francis addresses role of faith protest movements A civil rights activist gave a talk on Wednesday night about the power of religion in the current movement against racial injustice across the United States. Author of Ferguson and Faith: Sparking Leadership and Awakening Community, Dr. Leah Gunning Francis was the first speaker in […]

Armenian genocide remembered

Armenian church service held to commemorate 100th anniversary One hundred years ago 1,500,000 Armenians were killed in Ottoman Turkey. Despite consistent denial by the Turkish government about the reality of the genocide, the Lafayette community chose to recognize the atrocities and commemorate the milestone anniversary. Last Wednesday, the college held a Divine Liturgy of the […]

Divine discussion

Students consider introducing historically black sorority to campus Members of the Lafayette community convened Tuesday night to consider the possible addition of a Divine Nine sorority. Kaleidoscope, NIA and Lafayette’s PanHellenic Council representatives led the discussion to gauge the interest and need for introducing one of the historically black sorority on Lafayette’s Campus. Valerie Melson […]

Extinction in the curriculum

Elizabeth Kolbert answers questions about her book “The Sixth Extinction.” Photos by by Hana Isihara 17 ________________________ College focuses on the Sixth Extinction as part of yearlong theme In an attempt to convert the first-year reading experience into a yearlong discussion, art installations, performances, brown bags and speakers were woven throughout the 2014-2015 school year […]

College introduces Lafayette ConnectEd

Over interim Lafayette launched Lafayette ConnectED, a set of three, week-long, free online classes for alumni. Faculty members President Alison Byerly, Professor Chip Nataro and Professor Tim Laquintano partnered with students and instructional technologists to create an online platform for the alumni to connect and experience a Lafayette classroom through piloted seminars on various topics. […]

College takes protective measures against Ebola outbreak

Photo Courtesy of commons.wikimedia.org Health Services has proactive plan against Ebola With new concerns about the Ebola virus spreading, Bailey Health Center implemented measures to ensure the safety of students. The health center conducted preemptive measures for the college’s safety by contacting the student and staff returning from the regions affected by Ebola. They were […]