Athletic review timeline extended

Six months into the athletics review, the college said the results of the department-wide survey was postponed. The department began a review of athletic competitiveness last November. The goal of the review was to reassess the allocation of funding in comparison with other similar programs. The college hired a consultant, Andrew Fellingsham from Intercollegiate Athletic Consulting, to assist in […]

Survey: Students find lack of student government impact

Only one in four students believe student government is effective. Less than half believe student government impacts their experience at Lafayette in any way. But for Chair of Representation for Lafayette College Student Government Chirag Nijjer ’20, the most startling revelation from the survey was that only about one in five students responded to it. “As chair of […]

Lafayette brings on new dean of libraries

From working in the Tulane University library during Hurricane Katrina to her current position as director of teaching, learning and research at the Smith College Libraries in Massachusetts, Anne Houston boasts a 20-year career of librarian experience.  In July, she will begin her next chapter as Lafayette’s new dean of libraries. Despite being months away from her […]

College responds to students’ list of concerns: No to ‘sanctuary campus’ label

After declining to designate Lafayette a sanctuary campus, President Alison Byerly has asked to once again meet with students who submitted a list of concerns to the administration asking to make the college more supportive to its minority and undocumented students. On Dec. 9, Byerly met with students who submitted a list of concerns to her about […]

Student-led group sends list of concerns for marginalized students to Byerly

In the last three months, a collaborative effort between groups, organizations and individuals has created a list of concerns to improve conditions on campus for marginalized groups. On Friday, this compilation will be submitted to President Alison Byerly and released to the public.  Fayola Fair ’19, who played an integral role in leading the group, classified […]

Student demand for counseling on the rise

The number of students seeking assistance from school counselors has spiked this past year both at Lafayette and at colleges across the nation. In the past three months alone, nearly 50 percent more Lafayette students sought out counseling or consultation than over the same time period last year. Director of Counseling Services Dr. Karen Forbes noted that the increase […]

Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children club gets its start at college, student group brings worldwide organization on campus

The Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children works with volunteers all over the developing world, and now they have more on Lafayette’s campus. Through a trip to Costa Rica, Kendall Kerr ’17 discovered the efforts of the FIMRC to improve the health of families throughout the developing world. Kerr returned home wanting to do her part. “After […]

College brings on new VP: Mark Eyerly has long history in marketing and communications

Three weeks ago, Mark Eyerly returned to familiar and friendly ground. The new vice president for marketing and communications arrived at the college with a long resume in tow. Originally a journalist, Eyerly worked as a staff writer at the Lancaster New Era newspaper, before spending a quarter century working in communications for Cornell, Drexel, Temple and […]