Three new faculty members speak on research in health and psychology

Twenty-one new faculty members, made up of both tenure-track and visiting professors, have joined the Lafayette community this academic year. Three of them spoke with The Lafayette about their own research projects and thoughts on the college so far. Abbey Mann, a psychology professor who specializes in health and gender and sexuality psychology, noted that […]

Faculty frustrated by lack of compensation from pandemic pay cuts

Due to the financial strain of the pandemic, faculty experienced a monetary loss to make up for some of the college’s lost funds. On May 28, 2020, the college announced a “progressive pay reduction” and a “suspension of the college’s contribution to the retirement plan” to faculty members in an email. In response, over 120 […]

After a delayed start, Student Government gears up for the academic year

With the semester four weeks underway, Lafayette Student Government and the new executive board have started meeting and planning for the upcoming academic year. Student Government has started much later than usual, noting both the need for a mental health break over the summer and the recent rise in COVID-19 as reasons for this delay. […]

Mixed reactions among students and faculty to updated COVID-19 protocols

After a spring semester marked by room capacity limits and dining hall restrictions, students have returned to campus with only one pandemic-related requirement: wearing masks inside academic buildings and public spaces. While the college’s vaccine mandate accelerated a return to normalcy—the majority of the classes are now in-person and all students have returned to campus—the […]

No resolution expected on impeachment: Zimmerman speaks out about the process

With the semester wrapping up, the impeachment process of current Student Government President Mary Zimmerman ’21 is expected to conclude without a final resolution. Members of the Student Government executive board attribute the inability to conclude the proceedings to timing issues, the unprecedented nature of the event as well as conflicting opinions from the student […]

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, […]

Executive board candidates emphasize need for transparency prior to election

There is little doubt about who will be on the Student Government Association (SGA) executive board next year, with all 11 candidates currently running unopposed. This mirrors the presidential elections last week as Flor De Maria Caceres Godoy ’22 won the presidency without opposition. The elections, originally slated for April 15 through April 17, have […]

Zimmerman impeachment process begins after four months in limbo

Student Government President Mary Zimmerman ’21 had a motion of impeachment brought against her last Thursday, following initial impeachment charges made in November. In a statement posted Wednesday evening, the Student Government Association (SGA) elaborated on the details of the proceedings but declined to explain the reason for the charges. According to the statement, the […]