Nine students elected to student government positions: Four new positions under revised structure

The results are in: 910 students voted to select the following students to represent the campus for the 2018-19 academic year. These newly elected representatives will usher in the new structure of Lafayette College Student Government with their terms in office, with recently elected student government president Connor Burwell ’19 at the helm. Vice President/Director […]

“More accessible, more energy, more passion”: Student government president-elect Connor Burwell’s goals for his term

Connor Burwell ’19 was elected president of Lafayette College Student Government for the 2018-2019 academic year last week, winning 46 percent of the vote of 1088 votes total. Burwell will focus his presidency on implementing the new structure of student government and addressing concerns of students expressed in a recent student government survey from last […]

Equity, Transformation, and Accountability Board continues to work on meeting list of concerns for marginalized students

The Equity, Transformation, and Accountability Board is looking to continue to make significant steps towards addressing the issues raised by marginalized students over a year ago. In the fall of 2016, minority and undocumented Lafayette students issued a list of concerns to the administration. As a result of that list, students and administrators decided to […]

Textbook prices impose challenges for students: College looking for alternatives to increase affordability

Grace Wilgucki ’19, a biology major, estimates that she spends an average of $800 a semester on textbooks alone. Prices like these are not uncommon, and the college has starting looking into increasing affordability and accessibility. Dean of Libraries Anne Houston and others in the administration recently decided to take on the issue of rising textbook […]

Lafayette gifted $3 million endowment for interdisciplinary engineering chair

A $3 million gift to the college will go towards endowing a new faculty chair in the engineering department that focuses on interdisciplinary education, creating the Air Products-Ghasemi Professorship. The gift is a three-part donation from the Air Products Foundation who donated $1.5 million, CEO of Air Products Seifollah Ghasemi who donated $500,000 and an […]

Director of Health Services expects flu “peak” in coming weeks: campus implements precautions

With nearly 48,000 reported cases of the flu in Pennsylvania this year, and 2,343 in Northampton County alone, Lafayette has been fighting to keep the epidemic from spreading across campus. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, nearly 15,000 people have been hospitalized with influenza since the start of the flu season. Over 50 […]