With residents and the college making claims about student parking, students respond

When the college’s preliminary plans for the expansion project were approved by the Easton Planning Commission last Wednesday, much of the discussion surrounded concerns from residents and commissioners about whether students would comply with the new parking regulations. However, there was no actual student voice present to offer insight on the issue. In accordance with […]

In aftermath of disasters in Indonesia, Ian Morse ’17 reports on the ground from devastated areas

When a 7.5 magnitude earthquake hit the island of Sulawesi, Ian Morse ’17 was en route to the Central Sulawesi province of Indonesia, he said in a video chat interview with The Lafayette. He got off the ferry in Sulawesi only to find that the earthquake had knocked out phone services across the province—he would wait another […]

A leader in building peace: Former Liberian president, Nobel Laureate Ellen Johnson Sirleaf speaks at the college

Despite being exiled from her home country in 1985, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf returned to Liberia 12 years later with the mindset that her people wanted and deserved better and that she could make a difference in their fight for peace.  Sirleaf, the former president of Liberia and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, spoke at Lafayette this […]

Hill’s Kitchen owner maintains dedication to community, emphasizes freshness and accessibility

Hill’s Kitchen, which sits at the corner of Cattell and W Monroe Streets, may have replaced College Hill’s local diner, but the food and style of Tracy’s lives on through long-time chef and Hill’s Kitchen’s new owner, Stephanie Merlo. Back in April 2018 Merlo made the decision to buy the restaurant from Tracy and convert […]

Lafayette reaffirms commitment to Affirmative Action after federal policy reversal

As Lafayette’s most diverse class formed over the summer, the Trump administration reversed President Barack Obama’s policy on affirmative action in colleges and universities. Affirmative action policies, according to the Nation Conference of State Legislatures, are those in which an institution or organization actively engages in efforts to improve opportunities for historically excluded groups. Consequently, […]

From sidewalks to logins to ADA accessibility, students return to changes on campus

Upon returning to campus, students were met with several changes including landscaping and renovations, new safety precautions, a new login system for Lafayette accounts, and other changes in policies and protocols.  Hogg Hall and its surrounding area experienced one of the biggest renovations of this summer. The stone on the outside of the building was […]

The oldest rivalry in college football endures 133 years later

In 1884–the same year that Harry Truman was born, the cornerstone for the Statue of Liberty was laid and Mark Twain wrote the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn–Lafayette College and Lehigh University met for the first time to play football at the Easton Athletic Grounds, starting college football’s Most Played Rivalry. One hundred and thirty-three years […]

Educational Equity Coordinator hired, will handle discrimination cases beyond Title IX

Lafayette’s first Educational Equity Coordinator Jessica Brown will bring a unique perspective to her role when she arrives on Nov. 20. She has worked extensively in law and public service dealing with discrimination cases and helping “underrepresented individuals gain access to the legal system,” but has never worked at a college before, she wrote in […]

‘A textbook example of ethnic cleansing’: Lecturer looks to raise awareness of Rohingya crisis among students

Muhlenberg College political science professor and Bangladesh native Mohsin Hashim came to the college to bring an expert perspective to the problems and circumstances of the Rohingya crisis, an ongoing military breakdown of the Rakhine state in the Southeast Asian country of Myanmar. More than 500,000 Rohingya people have fled persecution and destruction in what the United Nations described […]