Search for Educational Equity Coordinator ensues, position will expand Title IX coordinator’s role

The search for the new Educational Equity Coordinator is currently underway, a new role that expands the role of former Title IX Coordinator Amy O’Neill to include other forms of discrimination. The Educational Equity Coordinator will work with Dean of Equity and Inclusion Chris Hunt to cover all cases of discrimination, including racism, that previously were […]

Bringing back the data in sustainability efforts: college emissions down 14.3% since 2008

Since starting last November, Lafayette’s first ever Director of Sustainability Marie Fechik-Kirk has made headway in demonstrating the school’s progress in reducing greenhouse emission and increasing visibility of sustainability on campus. One of the first things Fechik-Kirk was tasked with was assessing the college’s progress toward its 2011 climate action plan aimed at reducing carbon […]

College receives grant to focus on history and culture of the Lehigh Valley

The college was awarded a $950,000 grant by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in June, intended to fulfill several goals established by the Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges and other organizations including the Easton Area Public Library and the Karl Stirner Arts Trail. The grant will go toward community-based learning and engagement for the faculty, funding for […]

Forensics Society helps pioneer new national competition

Several Lafayette students, many first-years, earned top spots in the first annual 26-team National Speech Championship last week. The students were members of the Forensics Society, the speech and debate team at Lafayette. The students on the team compete with other colleges by giving speeches, sometimes planned, sometimes impromptu. At the competition, each participating school was only allowed to […]

Anti-war political activist from Vietnam era to visit college

Next week, political activist and author Frank Bardacke will visit Lafayette to deliver lectures and sit in on classes. During the 1960s and 70s, Bardacke was heavily vocal in his opposition to the Vietnam war and became a well-known activist. Next Wednesday, Bardacke will give his first talk entitled “Reflections on Social Justice: Political Moments, 1960-2017.” […]

Mass immigration panel sparks wide debate

The panel discussion “Is Mass Imigration Bad for Europe?” was meant to frame questions from a conservative viewpoint about the effect of Middle East migrants into Europe. Controversy surrounding the topic brought into question not only its content but the title of the discussion itself. This was the second talk in the John Stuart Mill Series. Around 25 […]

Vote on Lafayette’s zoning changes postponed to April

Lafayette plans to expand the school and increase class sizes, but the residents of College Hill are more concerned about what might get destroyed in the process, according to Paul Felder, The Village on College Hill’s liaison to the college. Last Wednesday, Feb. 1, the Easton Planning Commission decided along with the college to postpone a […]